This role is responsible for the management of the company’s accounting practices, policies, processes, controls and financial systems on a global basis. Ensuring efficiency and effectiveness of accounting functions, timeliness and accuracy of the general ledger and accounting records, safeguarding the company assets and compliance with internal controls. This role is interdependent with Business Unit Financial Leads, Production, Sales and Marketing, Engineering and Corporate.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1.Manage the preparation of timely, accurate general ledgers and sign-off on their accuracy and completeness each month-end together with complete first-level working paper preparation and review.
2.Variance analysis of results relative to budgets and forecasts, as necessary, to support the sign-off on general ledger each month-end.
3.Liaise with the Business Unit on a regular basis to ensure that system, policy and process development fully supports the needs of the Business Units.
4.Maintenance of financial and accounting policies.
5.Supervision and development of accounting staff.
6.Maintain effectiveness of Enterprise Resource Planning (“ERP”) System and associated financials across all departments of the company, including the development and documentation of appropriate internal controls and accounting processes.
7.Development and maintenance of processes for asset management, stewardship, and control.
8.Quarter-end and year-end audit working paper preparation and contact,
9.Provide support for the preparation of consolidated financial statements, as necessary,
10.Support the CEO/CFO Certification Process by developing and maintaining
a.knowledge of the appropriate regulatory requirements
b.documentation of disclosure processes and controls; and
c.evaluation processes to conclude on the effectiveness of such processes and controls.
11.Other related duties as assigned by Management and/or Executive Teams.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA or advanced degree desirable.
Ability to handle high level of confidentiality regarding company financial information.
Excellent planning, time management, communication, decision-making and organizational skills.
Excellent knowledge of accounting practices and principles.
Expert with financial software, knowledge of Syteline ERP system a plus
Knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and US/Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
Minimum 3 years acting as a controller; 6 – 8 years accounting experience.