Financial Controller
CSL Group
Ancaster, ON, CA
5d ago

Reports To : Chief Financial Officer

Reports To : Summary

The Controller is responsible for managing the overall financial operations of CSL Group Ltd., and provides accurate information to Senior Management, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting and preparing financial reports.

The Controller is responsible for directing and managing the company's accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures as well as the preparation of financial statements and reporting to Senior Management and externally.

The Controller also maintains the company's accounting systems and implements changes as required.

Core Competencies

  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Communication
  • Decision Making and Judgement
  • Development and Continual Learning
  • Enforcing Laws, Rules and Regulations
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Providing Consultation
  • Quality Orientation
  • Research and Analysis
  • Job Duties

  • Manage the accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting
  • Set the priorities within the accounting group
  • Coordinate the year-end audit and preparation of audited financial statements
  • Coordinate all other customer and government audits
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly financial statements that all reporting requirements are met
  • Prepare external reporting to financial institutions, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met
  • Responsible for all other financial reporting to various companies and agencies (TPC, Insurance, Stats Can, etc.)
  • Oversee preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting and operating results for each department present to Senior Management
  • Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal regulatory and company policies and procedures
  • Responsible for budgeting and forecasting
  • Work with Operations and Senior Management to define, measure, analyze, improve and control current processes which impact customer quality and influence internal operating efficiency
  • Provide strategic analysis as required to drive improved decision making
  • Work with external auditors, audit committee and CPA Board of Directors
  • Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of financial information
  • Provide advice and guidance on all accounting matters including financial systems, record keeping, analysis, and reporting
  • Support new systems or project selections and implementation from a strategic finance and internal control perspective
  • Ensure rapid and consistent collection of receivables by refining and implementing control mechanisms
  • With input from the COO, responsible for the formulation of accounting policies, procedures and controls
  • Manage research and development program for CCRA and accounting requirements
  • Work with sales team on product pricing, costing and margins
  • Implementation and management of internal controls with respect to financial policies, processes and procedures
  • Promote and maintain positive corporate relations with the financial community
  • Hiring, training, mentoring and supervising staff
  • Other related duties as required or assigned
  • Requirements

  • BAcc or B.Acc. (Bachelor of Accounting), with advanced degree or professional accounting designation (such as CA, CPA, CGA, CMA, CMT) preferred
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience required
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting and financial management
  • Thorough knowledge of all legislative requirements regarding financial records, pension, profit sharing, and the like is essential
  • Proficient communication, interpersonal and organizational skills are vital to the role
  • Experience overseeing audits performed by external audit firms
  • Financial analysis, budgeting and some strategic planning experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices and applications
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and analysis techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Suite and QuickBooks
  • Excellent project management skills and the ability to motivate teams to produce quality work within tight timeframes
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make the necessary decisions to move forward the work at hand
  • Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, problem solving, and organizational skills are essential
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software
  • Ability to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as independently
  • High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and / or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) computer systems is an asset
  • Management and or supervisory experience
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Working Conditions

  • Travel may be required
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals
  • Overtime as required
  • Lifting or moving up to 10lbs may be required
  • CSLL

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