Interview with a Chief Accounting Officer [PODCAST] with Greg Leiter, Chief Accounting Officer at Cott Corporation

greg leiter
 Dave Enick LinkedIn

Greg Leiter

Greg Leiter, CPA, serves as the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Director at Cott Beverages Limited. Mr. Leiter has been Senior Vice President of Cott Corporation since April 2008. Mr. Leiter has been Assistant Secretary of Cott Corporation since December 5, 2007 and serves as its Chief Accounting Officer. He served as Controller of Cott Corporation since December 5, 2007.

Mr. Leiter served as Vice President at Cott Corporation from November 5, 2007 to February 7, 2008 and has served as its Principal Accounting Officer since February 2010. He joined Cott Corporation from the international software firm SAP America, where he served as its Practice Manager of Governance, Risk & Compliance since October 2006. In this role, Mr. Leiter developed the Governance, Risk & Compliance practice for SAP Consulting by serving as the central resource for information on SAP software solutions.

From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Leiter held two positions with Graham Packaging Company. Since 2006, Mr. Leiter served as Vice President – Global Business Process of Graham Packaging, where he created a project management office focused on business process improvement. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Leiter served as Graham Packaging’s Director of Internal Audit. In 2002, Mr. Leiter was with Global Business Process Solutions, a business process outsourcing start-up company, and from 1998 to 2002 he was employed by IDEXX Laboratories and served as its Director of Internal Audit. He serves as a Director of Cott Nelson (Holdings) Limited. Mr. Leiter has been a Director of Cott Beverages Limited since August 1, 2009. Mr. Leiter is a Certified Public Accountant.

Tell us about one experience in your current position that just blew you away and that you were really excited about.

What was your biggest, or one of your biggest, failure(s) in getting to where you are today?

What is a great resource you used along the way that helped you to get where you are today?

What is your advice for someone starting out in his or her career?

What is your advice for someone who has been working in the industry and wants to make a change or take his or her career to the next level?

What’s a great book that you’ve read?

And lastly, tell us a quote that you love and how it’s helped you reach your goals.


Email me at