Plant Controller


About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a Plant Controller for our client to join their leading and growing team in Sarnia! This is an exciting permanent opportunity to utilize your financial knowledge and experience to direct all activities related to accounting processes, annual planning, periodic spare parts reviews, fixed assets, maintenance activities, and budgeted or unplanned turnarounds.


  • Acts as a key financial reporting resource to Corporate and local management
  • Leads and supervises professional accounting and clerical staff
  • Accounts for, manages, and reports on the local capital and maintenance spending process
  • Performs/Reviews monthly inventory costing process
  • Reconciles/reviews inventory through the local production reporting systems
  • Manages local plant Accounts Payable function and analyzes monthly aging reports
  • Makes recommendations and suggestions on best methods and strategies to streamline accounting and plant processes (and implements)
  • Reviews monthly journal entries and month end analyses
  • Prepares various exhibits and commentary required for reports issued to management, outside Directors and government agencies
  • Provides financial forecasting, budgeting and analyzing variations from company budgets
  • Reviews written procedures on job responsibilities
  • Coordinate and prepare tax analysis and filings as determined by Corporate Tax and local taxing authorities.
  • Assists with internal and external audits as needed
  • Prepares all other analyses as required

    Matrix Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, and process oversight for plant accounting
  • Provide assistance to Financial Planning & Analysis through the annual plan and forecasting periods.
  • Advises stakeholders on the accounting implications of strategic decisions and highlight any potential risks to internal controls and compliance.
  • Provides direction to individuals regarding their role and responsibilities to help meet the overall Company objectives, along with the role the department has in fulfilling plant goals
  • Empower and promotes the proper level of responsibility and authority for others to learn, grow into new responsibilities and make the proper decisions to obtain the overall department objectives
  • Demonstrates the highest level of integrity and trust in all aspects of the job by working continually towards self-development, staying abreast of all current information and technology, and be knowledgeable with FASB & AICPA governing bodies affecting functional areas to increase innovation and ensure compliance Promotes the corporate controller’s group by developing strong relationships between department members and other departments through a high degree of communication across management
  • Promotes the matrix organizational structure with direct reports and encourages cross involvement between people and groups




  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance related
  • 10+ years supervisory experience in manufacturing accounting, CPA/MBA and public accounting experience preferred
  • Experience at manufacturing plants with a high level of complexity including a high volume of capital projects, multiple products with an intricate manufacturing process and supporting multiple departments within a plant
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed; high level of self-motivation with the ability to understand and follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to function effectively while meeting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and administrative skills
  • Must be proficient in PC use within a Windows environment, with an intermediate knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with SAP accounting systems desired



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Your consultant, Gultchan Chevket is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

Account manager

Gultchan Chevket
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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