Management controller or finance director

Permanent job offered at East of Montreal

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  • Role as #2 of the finance organization - manufacturing in acquisition mode
  • Full accounting cycle (hands-on) including team supervision
  • Post acquisition integrations, systems and procedures integration
  • Continuous improvement and implementation of best business practices
  • Business partner for business units in different regions



We are looking for a Controller or Director of Finance, depending on experience level, within a financially strong, entrepreneurial small business that is in transformation and acquisition mode. You will be working for a boss with an open door approach who loves to have a peripheral view of finance and operations and who holds the role of #1 Finance. This person works in a team environment and develops team members by providing continuous feedback and transferring as much of their skills as possible to help them grow. Due to its strong growth, the organization is reviewing its processes and structure of the finance department and needs to hire more resources.


The #2 Finance will have a management scope of 3 people in financial and operational accounting and will be responsible for financial statements, analysis of divisional results, internal controls and audit file. In his/her first 2 years, the Controller will be responsible for integrating new acquisitions, putting them on the same system, ensuring that processes and controls are effective. The successful candidate will act as a business partner to operations and senior management by discussing budgeting and then understanding and explaining variances, as well as benchmarking between divisions. 


Your challenge will be to create your position in this reorganization of the finance function and to put in place the foundations on processes, systems and also to transfer your knowledge to your team in order to be able to support the growth by acquisitions of the company. 


We are looking for a CPA who wants to contribute to the growth and profitability of an SME and who thinks in continuous improvement mode. This position provides visibility as you will be in contact with the different divisions and thus you will get a peripheral view of what is going on while having to understand the granularity of what your team is doing in order to improve their repetitive non-value added tasks towards automations and more work that will have an impact on the organization. 


Great opportunity to advance within an entrepreneurial company that has been helped by the pandemic, is financially strong, is in acquisition mode and needs you to take it to the next level. 


Bilingual manager who enjoys walking the floor to understand the manufacturing operations of the divisions who has worked in a similar financial statement management and management accounting role with 8+ years of relevant experience and ideally possessing a CPA designation. The Controller must understand the strategy and, at the same time, be able to take the lead in structuring the department and acquired divisions, putting processes, controls and systems in place and acting as the financial business partner of the operations in management accounting and the use of IT tools and key performance indicators (KPI).


The ideal candidate will have at least one post-acquisition integration.


He/she will have an intrapreneurial approach, possess good leadership skills and will be able to transfer his/her skills to his/her team. He/she will also be good at communicating with multidisciplinary stakeholders. Knowledge of inventories, systems, intercos and continuous improvement will be an important asset for this role.

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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