Financial Controller

23 Rothwell Ave, Amherstview, ON K7N 1T8, Canada

Employer: Confidential ABOUT THE CONFIDENTIAL EMPLOYER A mid-size company in the automotive industry is seeking a Controller for their Kingston, Ontario location. ABOUT THE CONTROLLER Reporting to and working closely with the General Manager, the Controller is responsible for managing the overall financial position of the organization and providing leadership and strategic direction for the organization’s short- and long-term objectives. This role is responsible for proactively managing reporting and forecasting and the overall direction of the accounting and financial analysis of the operations. As part of the leadership team, the Controller will guide the organization in achieving business objectives and interpret and recommend improvements to influence operational decision-making so that management can lead an efficient and effective organization.

The Controller develops the financial well-being of the organization by providing financial projections and accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. KEY LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTABILITIES Strategic Financial Planning Develop financial strategies to guide the organization into achieving business objectives Lead the finance and accounting functions including annual budgeting, forecasting, business planning, reporting, capital planning, audits and cost control Translate the strategic and business plans for financial planning and accounting into operational plans Provide the General Manager with historical, current, and future projected information and analysis about organizational performance Provide advice and guidance to the General Manager about areas of concern and opportunities for improvement Develop, direct, and provide financial analysis of operations by evaluating trends, studying revenue opportunities, establishing critical measurements, accumulating resources, and resolving problems Develop financial performance for annual budgeting, forecasting, business planning, project reporting, audits, and cost control Recommend new practices and/or innovative opportunities in alignment with summary budgeting and financial reporting Using a risk management framework, identify all risks to the organization, and develop and implement plans to mitigate these risks Manage the overall financial position of the company through the assessment and evaluation of long-term operational goals, budgets, and forecasts Oversee the year-end audit process including the review and/or preparation of working papers, schedules, analysis and other required documentation Identify within a risk management framework, all risks to the organization, and develop and implement plans to mitigate these risks Operational Performance Management Provide management oversight of the day-to-day operational accounting and finances of the company Maintain effective and efficient accounting systems, processes, and practices based on recognized accounting principles, policies, procedures Provide financial benchmarking and operational guidance on organizational management and cost containment to operate a highly productive and high-quality operation Assist team managers with their performance of services within the organization through the effective establishment, communication, and measurement of performance expectations Ensure compliance with financial policies, procedures, standards and guidelines Establish monthly reporting, annual forecasting/budgeting, project reporting, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for General Manager’s review Develop and approve financial policies and procedures and ensure data and information are brought forward to inform the development of financial, procurement, security, and risk management policies Communicate, engage, and interact with internal and external stakeholders and maintain relationships with auditors and financial institutions EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS A post-secondary degree in finance or business with Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, complemented by 5 to 10 years working in a senior role leading the finance function is desired. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Entrepreneurial and strategic business sense, progressive and forward thinker who excels in a fast-paced environment A forward thinker with entrepreneurial and strategic business sense Ability to plan, organize and lead the implementation of plans and processes Must also demonstrate the following skills through past relevant leadership and management experience: strategic financial stewardship of company resources; exceptional financial planning, analysis, and reporting; organization, time management, and problem-solving; operational performance measurements and improvement Strong interpersonal skills and the proven ability to provide leadership to a team and to work in a team environment Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills



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