Divisional Controller (#1 Finance of the Business Unit)

Permanent job offered at Montreal

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Market + benefits


  • Financial right hand of the CEO, business partner position
  • Costing, FP&A and profitability analysis
  • Strategies to increase profitability
  • Team management in the management of the accounting cycle
  • E/F, management reporting, cash flow, R&D, consolidation, tax impacts...
  • Improvement of processes, procedures, controls...


Are you looking for a strategic position in a division of a financially strong American public multinational? We have an opportunity for you to work as a #1 Finance in a decentralized, dynamic business unit that is responsive to the market, competitors and market analysis. You will report directly to a strong and intelligent Finance Director of the business segment. You'll work closely with the VP & GM, who has a very human side that favors life balance and creates a great atmosphere. Cielo has a great reputation within the company for having placed several talents in the past 10 years. The company intends to grow and create value for shareholders. You will have the opportunity to use your strategic skills in a small to medium sized company environment while enjoying the benefits of a large company. The position is offered in a telecommuting mode.




As a Divisional Controller, you will collaborate with the management team to encourage the implementation of initiatives and increase the profitability of the company. You will be challenged to increase profitability without increasing CAPEX, inventory and optimizing working capital.


You will provide financial and strategic support to division and business line leaders, as well as finance managers and be responsible for identifying opportunities.


In addition, you will ensure continuous improvement of processes and tools, lead the ongoing transformation of the finance and accounting departments, and lead month-end and year-end processes. 


You will also be responsible for guiding financial decisions, supporting monthly and annual planning activities and preparing key performance indicators and analyzing causes in order to implement solutions.


In addition, you will monitor balance sheet accounts, provide month-end results through management reporting and present monthly financial data to senior management.


You will also monitor weekly cash flows, liaise with the treasury department and respond to ad hoc financial requests, including external audit requests.


Finally, you will manage the financial staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, coaching and training employees.


Nice strategic position (operational business strategy) where you will have a direct impact on margin and strategic profit growth. Business partner opportunity that will allow you to be in contact with high level partners and develop a great network of contacts.


Bilingual candidate (asset if CPA), with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, including a few years in the manufacturing field, in costing and in accounting and management analysis. The #1 finance of this division must have the ability to influence and a strategic component because he will be the right hand of the general manager in all that implies a financial decision and the strategy of profitability among others.


The candidate must ideally master the full accounting cycle, financial statements, consolidation, FP&A, treasury, transfer pricing, annual audit, tax processes, R&D, internal controls, management reporting and special analyses. It is understandable that this position involves a wide variety of tasks, so versatility is a must.


We are looking for a business partner who understands the manufacturing context and who has a mentor approach to transmit his knowledge to his team. This person will have an excellent ability to communicate effectively and with credibility in both official languages. The ability to adapt quickly to frequent changes due to the company's dynamism and the ability to jump from one file to another quickly are required.

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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