Sudbury, ON

Financial Controller

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BESTECH is a trusted team of engineering and project delivery professionals. Recognized as a leader in innovation and as a Top Employer based in northern Ontario, we are committed to sustainable growth through client service excellence and market diversification.

The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the finance group, with emphasis on general accounting processes, and providing budget support through the implementation of financial controls and the coordination of internal/external reporting systems. The role is also responsible for managing activities and processes to ensure compliance with all legal, statutory, and company guidelines.

Primary Duties

  • Maintain a safe operating environment.
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and managing the overall financial reporting efforts of the organization.
  • Set direction and expectations within the Accounting division; mentor, coach, train, evaluate and lead team members to accomplish the goals and objectives of the business.
  • Participate in the development of short & long-term financial policies, objectives and plans.
  • Participate in strategic planning and offer strategic advice to maximize profitability.
  • Participate in divisional strategy and planning sessions.
  • Responsible for implementing and managing appropriate financial management processes.
  • Audit procedures and processes to maintain corporate compliance.
  • Ensure correct and accurate accounting classification of all expenditures and documents.
  • Coordinate the budgeting process and manage and control expenses within budget.
  • Review and analyze operating results in relation to cost, budgets and operating policies with specific attention to variances.
  • Maintain a regular review of income and expenditure to ensure cash flow is adequate to meet future business needs.
  • Direct and review the analysis and interpretation of statistical and accounting information for use in management decision making and to meet the finance and administration requirements.
  • Ensure the Company is meeting the financial reporting requirements consistently, accurately and on-time.
  • Ensure all statutory and Company reporting deadlines are met and that reports are both consistent and accurate.
  • Prepare financial forecasts to reflect current projections to plan.
  • Manage the preparation of required financial reports.
  • Coordination of audits, financial reviews and preparation of year-end files.
  • Responsible for completing some administrative tasks, particularly where sensitive information is involved.
  • Prepare corporate presentations as required.
  • Responsible for maintaining professional credentials and for ongoing personal development.
  • Actively support company sponsored community initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Requirements & Experience

  • University Degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Professional accreditation from CICA (CPA, CMA, CGA) is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of Canadian accounting legislation and guidelines.
  • Minimum (7) years of direct accounting experience; preferably in project-based entities.
  • Experience with ERP systems, such as MS Dynamics AX is preferred.
  • Experience in organizations operating in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with a “hands on” approach to managing the accounting function.
  • Strong research and planning skills required to provide support and guidance to the management team.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making and time management skills.
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