• Our client, in the automotive industry is seeking to hire a FINANCIAL CONTROLLER
  • Location:  Chatham-Kent area
  • Salary:  $95,000-$130,000/annum
  • Hours:  8:00 am  – 4:30 pm
  • Benefits start on first day (Health, dental, vision, LTD, Life Insurance, EAP)
  • RRSP contribution and matching after completion of probationary period
  • This high profile leadership role provides an excellent opportunity to build and develop a finance/accounting function and new leadership team from the ground up and be a key business partner in the successful launch of a critical new program.
  • Required Qualifications:
    • College diploma or University Accounting degree (CPA designation preferred)
    • A minimum of 5 years of hands-on leadership experience in a manufacturing environment with complete responsibility over a full function accounting and finance department; automotive experience is preferred
    • Manage a team of at least three direct reports with proven leadership and problem-solving skills
    • Displays Leadership within a financially driven organization
    • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and time management skills with the ability to multi-task
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, working knowledge of Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Critical Success Factors:
    • Demonstrates focus and drive to achieve targets, budgets and results through development and maintenance of operational and financial KPI’s/Dashboards.
    • Desire to become a business partner to the General Manager by thoroughly understanding the business, providing accurate and timely information to the management team, taking the initiative to identify and implement costs saving projects that will assist in improving the overall profitability of the plant.
    • Desire and ability to learn about the business and understand the production process by attending and participating in daily production meetings and regularly walking through the production floor to develop the necessary link between the production processes and the financial statements.
    • Ability to identify potential risk areas and establish prudent financial stewardship and safeguarding of assets.
    • Oversee the education and development of departmental staff while fostering an environment based on teamwork and  accountability.
    • Educate and train departmental managers of the financial impact of their decisions and foster a culture of financial  accountability.
    • Clearly communicate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial results including explanation of variances of actual compared to forecast/budget.
    • Proven self-starter, who requires limited supervision and direction, yet achieves tasks, overcomes problems and provides effective direction and development for staff.
    • Embraces the challenge of problem solving and identifying and implementing well thought through practical solutions.
  • Job Description –Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the entire accounting function at the facility, including cash and bank, accounts receivable, inventory, capital assets, accounts payable, inter-company transactions and other related accruals.
    • Take a leadership role in the entire preparation of the annual budget for the plant including involving various departmental managers in the development of manpower and controllable spending budgets to encourage accountability and ownership of plant/department performance vs. budget.• Manage the annual external audit for the plant by completing the year-end audit kit with all the required supporting reconciliations and documentation, ensuring that no audit adjustments are identified during the audit.
    • Mentor the accounting team ensuring continuous development of staff.
    • Other ad-hoc duties as required.
    Working Conditions
  • • Office environment and plant floor.
    Effort/Physical Demands
    • Desk work.
    • Constant communication with employees, peers, management, suppliers and customers.
    • Overtime as required.
    • Ability to travel outside of Canada as necessary
  • Health and Safety Responsibilities
    • Must work in accordance with Health and Safety regulations, Company rules, plant rules, and policies and procedures.
  • • Must use or wear equipment, protective devices or certain clothing as required by the situation or environment.
    Back-up Duties:
    • Perform other duties as required

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