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Location: Markham, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 10-25-2018
Would colleagues describe you as a “stickler” for accuracy and timeliness?  Do you enjoy working cross-functionally with a strong operations team and have a real impact on a business?
Our client is the Canadian division of a global automotive electronics manufacturer.  They are working with the top global automotive companies to improve vehicle safety and make autonomous driving a reality.  They have asked us to find their next Plant Controller for the Canadian operation.  Key responsibilities will be:
  • Day-to-day management and mentoring of the finance team team of 7 people.
  • Executing the month-end closing process including the production of financial statements, management reporting and key performance metrics by product and customer.
  • Producing the quarterly sales, Capex/Opex and working capital forecasts and reviewing it with operational and financial management.
  • Estimating the quarterly tax provisions and working with the external advisors for annual tax calculations and filing of the CRA returns.
  • Work as a Business Partner with Leaders across the organization to consolidate and leverage information.
This plant produces 90% of the company’s North American volume and the Plant Controller’s role is high profile, working closely with the Plant Manager and the Operations Manager.
We are interested in hearing from people with the following experience and attributes for this role.
  • Designated CPA with approximately 10+ years working experience post-designation.  An MBA would be a plus.
  • Experience managing and mentoring an engaged team of accounting and finance professionals.
  • Experience with US GAAP reporting and SOX is required
  • Strong Excel and enterprise-level ERP experience – experience with Hyperion HFM is highly desired.
  • Recent manufacturing experience.
  • Experience in corporate tax accounting a definite asset.
  • Above average communications and interpersonal skills as the Controller will be in front of the business daily.
The position reports to the North American Finance Director.  Limited travel is required.  The company is in Markham, ON.
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