Salary $70-$95k

The role of the Assistant Controller is to assist the Controller in coordinating and overseeing all daily accounting and treasury processes, as well as monthly financial reporting processes, to ensure they are carried out efficiently, effectively, and within established timelines. The Assistant Controller will report to the Controller with a functional reporting to both the Plant Manager and the Business Unit’s President.

Roles and Responsibilities

Financial Leadership

Build trusted relationships across all levels within the organization;
continuously improve the financial reporting system and work towards optimizing all financial reporting processes and systems;
implement and monitor financial and operational KPIs;
assist the Controller in all processes and outputs linked to monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (incorporating actuals, budgets, forecasts, cash flows and balance sheet reconciliations);
assist the Controller in preparing and presenting the Business Unit’s actual performance reviews and analysis of potential variance in results including working capital and free cash flow;
compute variances and identify reasons for the difference between actual, forecast and budgeted figures and escalate issues as appropriate;
review and update the costing model

Financial Planning

Assist the Controller in preparing the Business Unit’s budget, forecasts and management reporting;
assist the Controller in ensuring budgeting is realistic but challenging while consistent with macro/microeconomic business conditions;
assist the Controller in preparing best-in-class forecasts and leveraging other sources of data to produce insight and informing management information; assist the Controller in operational improvement programs in partnership with key operation managers;
assist the Controller in flagging risks associated with cash collection as they arise and try to find solutions to mitigate them;
identify and implement opportunities to streamline the financial reporting package or add reports that will help the Executive Team achieve the Company’s financial goals more effectively;
control and maintain/update the Business Unit’s cash forecasts, ensuring cash resources are optimized and Business Unit’s liquidity is maintained at all times

Operations and Controls

Add value from a commercial and strategic perspective by proactively identifying and making recommendations on business risks and opportunities;

assist the Controller in building business cases and models to support investment decisions (from CAPEX OPEX and cashflow impact perspective);
use monthly financial output to identify risks and opportunities in how the facility is being run. Use this insight to help the Executive Team address risks and opportunities to drive growth;
monitor raw material, work-in-process and finished goods inventory levels;
complete special projects on an ad-hoc basis, as assigned
ensure continuous controlling process enhancements are introduced


Professional accounting designation (CPA). An alternative combination of education and experience may be considered for the right candidate.

Minimum 5 years financial management or Controllership experience.
People leadership and management experience an asset.
Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to deal effectively with multiple priorities simultaneously and be able to set priorities to meet deadlines.

Please submit resume to chris@halliwellconsulting.com