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Controller
Growing Together
Since 1959

Controller

JOB SUMMARY

The Controller is responsible for managing the overall financial operations of the firm, providing timely and accurate information, including financial reports, budgeting, forecasting and analysis.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Prepares accurate monthly financial statements for Westbrook Trailers including all supporting reconciliations and schedules;
• Supports the annual financial planning process and development of departmental budgets;
• Prepares monthly variance analysis, providing commentary on exceptions and following up on required actions to address them;
• Oversees Accounts Payable, ensuring documentation is appropriately matched, coded and approved prior to payment;
• Coordinates weekly payment run (cheques, EFTs, wire transfers, direct bill payments), ensuring payments are made in a timely and accurate manner;
• Oversees Accounts Receivable, ensuring billing accuracy and monitoring collections;
• Manages, directs and coaches the Accounting Associate;
• Oversees cycle counts and year end inventory counts;
• Develops cost accounting system and standards for materials, labour, overhead, machine rates, etc.;
• Analyzes production costs and efficiencies, recommending changes as necessary;
• Performing capital life cycle cost-benefit analysis, including replacement capital;
• Prepares forecasts and projections (P&L, cashflow, scenario planning) as required;
• Liaises with external auditors to provide information required for year end audit and follow up on required actions;
• Prepares ad hoc reports/analyses as required;
• Recommends and implements financial controls, policies and procedures to support company business objectives, in line with Westbrook Group expectations;
• Leads/contributes to special projects as required;
• Participates in meetings and other activities related to role;
• Works in compliance with company policies and procedures and Occupational Health & Safety Act;
• Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

• 5+ years of hands-on general accounting experience with some previous supervisory experience;
• Post secondary degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline;
• Completion of/actively working towards CPA designation;

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

• Exceptional analytical/problem solving skills and business acumen;
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks with an appropriate sense of urgency;
• Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively and cooperatively with team members, other departments and external stakeholders;
• Sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information;
• Strong MS Office skills with advanced proficiency in Excel.

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