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CONTROLLER

Our Client, Morbern, is looking for a Controller to join their team.

Under the Vice President of Finance & Administration, the Controller manages the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounting, as well as building and developing a strong team comprised of 1 assistant controller, 4 in accounts payable, and 1 analyst.

  • Undergraduate business degree.
  • CPA Accounting designation.
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience at a manager level and within a manufacturing environment.

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Industry
Manufacturing
Legal structure
Private
Activity sector
Manufacturing & Operations
Location
Ottawa / Gatineau
Supervisory experience
Yes

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About Morbern

Morbern is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of decorative vinyl upholstery for the contract, health care, hospitality, automotive, trucking, transportation, and marine markets. The vertically integrated, ISO-certified company creates innovative vinyl that meets the challenges of the design and engineering communities, balancing performance, durability, and style.

Established in 1965, Morbern has more than 50 years of expertise in coated fabrics. Headquartered in Cornwall, Ontario, with business units in the US, Europe, and Asia.

Morbern has been named by Deloitte Canada’s Best Managed Companies twice in the last 3 years.

 

Culture, Mission, and Values

At Morbern, the main objective is to empower the team members. We strongly believe in continuous learning, improvement, and growth as individuals and as a company. Our goal is to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. To achieve this, we understand that we need to first create a diverse and empowered workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate. At Morbern, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on their merit, competence, and qualifications, as we believe this is crucial to our culture.

 

Brief Description

Under the Vice President of Finance & Administration, the Controller manages the accuracy and productivity of day-to-day activities of accounting, as well as building and developing a strong team comprised of 1 assistant controller, 4 in accounts payable, and 1 analyst.

This position is responsible for safeguarding assets and ensuring the accurate and timely recording of all transactions through the implementation of controls and checks across all departments.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall direction of the Accounting Department including accounts payable, and GL team through month-end and year-end close processes, as well as ensuring proper internal controls.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and training to the accounting team.
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Develop, improve, and issue timely monthly financial records.
  • Perform ad hoc P&L variance analysis, as required.
  • Advise the management team on strategies to decrease or handle expenses.
  • Complete budget schedules. This involves active participation in the functional departments’ process including exploring and analyzing proposed strategies and initiatives with the department’s management.
  • Supervise the inventory and ensure appropriate inventory auditing
  • Interface with outside audit firms and government audits.
  • Comply with federal, provincial, and local legal requirements and tax filings and keep current with changes; enforce adherence to requirements; file financial reports; and advise management on needed actions.
  • Interface with import and export customs brokers.
  • Special projects as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

Training

  • Undergraduate business degree.
  • CPA Accounting designation.

Professional Experience

  • 3 to 5 years of related experience at a manager level and within a manufacturing environment.
  • ERP implementation and/ or to AS400 or similar system (an asset)

Abilities

  • Business-oriented, entrepreneurial
  • Proactive in recommending appropriate actions
  • Rigor and ownership
  • Be alert and work toward continuously improving the processes and procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, and a good listener.
  • Detail-oriented, hands-on with the ability to see the big picture.
  • Good judgment and decision-making skills.

 

Why Join Morbern Inc.

  • Work/life balance
  • Flexibility and collaboration at all levels
  • Summer schedule
  • Pleasant working environment
  • Excellent benefits

 

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