About the Role
About the Position
Reporting operationally to the Operations Controller of America’s with directional reporting to the Plant Finance Business Partner (Valleyfield) The Plant Finance Controller will ensure that robust internal controls are in place, utilizing GAAP & policies, perform assigned accounting & reporting activities, oversee capital projects, fixed assets activities, completing monthly account reconciliations, monitor/validation physical inventory balances working closely with the plant leadership team.
Travel Required: No
Remote: No, needs to report to a specific location
No visa sponsorships supported
Reports to: Finance Business Partner
Salary: $89,900.00 - $114,900.00
Location: Valleyfield, Quebec, J6S 5G6, Canada
About the company
Tire manufacturing company, 100 years in the market, 72k employees
Bachelor Degree in accounting, business administration or finance
A minimum of 5 years of accounting, auditing, and controlling experience in a manufacturing environment. Cost accounting experience.
Prior / Current Accounting Manager experience or Lead Accounting. This is more of a Lead Accountant or Accounting Manager vs. a true Controller.
Nice to have:
CPA and SAP experience
There are no direct reports however someone with prior supervisory experience is nice to see.
Ensure robust internal control structure is in place in accordance with SOX, GAAP and company policies. Ensure that any identified control and internal gaps are remediated on a timely basis. Audit the process controls on a regular basis while teaching the management and plant team the importance of adherence of internal controls and corrective solutions.
Responsible for supporting production cost information related to material cost information, purchase price variance, inventory variances, material manufacturing variances.
Assist, manage/oversee audit activities with internal and external Auditors.
Responsible for accounting for all fixed assets activities in plant including reviewing capital requests, timely capitalization of projects, monitoring CWIP monthly, monitoring machinery and equipment for potential idle assets, completing periodic physical asset count, all in accordance with policies.
Assist in monthly/quarterly financial reporting, special analyses related to month end close, annual financial statement close procedures, account reconciliations, any judgmental reserve requirements.
Have the ability to implement process change that aligns with business and individual objectives while being a team player working with both corporate requirements and plant operating requirements to produce a win-win atmosphere.
Participate in continuous improvement initiatives related to finance processes and systems.
Willing to get involved in the manufacturing process to relate to and understand the impact to the financial control procedures.
Assist/lead any special projects/assignments as applicable to the position.
Thorough understanding of GAAP, accounting for complex transactions & internal controls in compliance to SOX
A minimum of 5 years of accounting, auditing, and controlling experience in a manufacturing environment.
Cost accounting experience.
Consulting skill, ability to draw on ideas of key team members and convert them into meaningful strategies and plans.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer systems such as: Microsoft Office Products, Hyperion Essbase, SAP
Must be Bilingual French/English both Verbal & Written
CPA/CGA designation is desired.
MBA or advanced degree is desirable
Ability to analyze and grasp a situation quickly from different perspectives and create well-reasoned solutions.
Interpersonal skills that establish and maintain excellent relationships and credibility quickly. Create a team collaborative atmosphere while achieving key objectives.
If in a supervisory position, develops associates through coaching and feedback on results. Shares personal knowledge and experience. Acts decisively on performance problems.
Demonstrates ethical and moral behavior, unquestionable integrity and character.
Ability to support accounting/finance decisions with logical evidence and persuasively present position.
Ability to focus on objectives and goals rather than obstacles and barriers.
Flexible, able to work extended hours as required.
Minimal travel required.
Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
Are you bi-lingual French Canadian / English
Are you willing to converse in English