Unit / Sales Controller


Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibers. The Company employs┬ 11,000 employees, who work in┬ more than┬ 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products┬  that customers have come to rely on.



The Containerboard Packaging Group, a division of Cascades, is the largest containerboard producer in Canada, and is also a top converter of corrugated products in the country. The Group manufactures a wide range of products made from recycled fibres for its North┬ American customers in the food, beverage and consumer products sectors, among many others. The Division, which employs close to 3,400┬ people, owns six┬ containerboard mills and nineteen┬ corrugated products plants in Canada and the United States.

Your challenge!

Our manufacturing plant in Newtown, CT hopes to find a qualified and cost-conscious professional to fill the open position of Unit/Sales Controller.


If you're a hard worker with excellent leadership┬ skills and superior time management skills, we want to talk to you. We offer a competitive salary, a high-energy work environment and excellent benefits.

Job Responsibilities

  • Compilation and analysis of sales and production statistics and information

  • Oversees General, Cost and Inventory Accounting

  • Responsible for financial┬ planning, analysis┬ and control

  • Generates, maintains and analyzes performance and sales data

Business Objectives Alignment

Serve as a financial specialist and contribute to the unit's business development, while ensuring coordination in keeping with the Group's strategic plan

Operational Excellence

Determine and interpret the relationship between financial results and operational performance to identify improvement opportunities

Analyze operational and financial performance indicators to contribute to the unit's decisions

Maximize use of the unit's working capital

Help the unit's management team implement and monitor business processes (including the budget process, analyses, and communication of internal and external financial information)

Implement financial, sales, administrative and accounting management best practices that apply to the unit

Plan and lead the reengineering of the Group's business processes in the unit

Human Resources

Help develop the skills of the employees and succession teams reporting to him/her

Manage and engage employees based on Cascades' values and business strategy

Health & Safety

Develop and maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all of his/hers unit's employees

Promote sound occupational health and safety management

Corporate Responsibility and Governance

Maintain an effective control structure to minimize business risks related to operations and fraud

Foster and promote Cascades' ethical behaviors, culture and values

Guarantee the financial information produced is reliable and complete

Client Focused and Innovation

Participate in developing financial systems

Identify opportunities to reduce unit costs


  • Strong organizational and leadership skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving ability

  • Able to prioritize demands to maximize customer satisfaction

  • Able to multi task in an environment constantly changing priorities

  • Team Player

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Core competencies defined for this job


Continuous improvement

Impact and influence

Planning and organizing


Values and ethics


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance

Desired experience

  • 5-10┬ years experience in the corrugated industry┬ preferred

Technical competencies

  • Experience┬ in SAP a plus

Additional information

Position is based in Newtown,┬ CT with some travelling to other divisions in the northeast of USA


Cascades believes in the success of an inclusive organization that values diversity within its team. All qualified candidates will be considered for this position in a fair manner.

Use of the masculine in our communications refers equally to both men and women.

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