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Corporate controller


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted June 4, 2019.

Description WHO WE ARE | THE COMPANY Fednav, headquartered in Montreal, is the largest ocean-going shipowning and chartering group in Canada engaged in ocean transportation of mainly bulk cargoes on a worldwide basis.

With 75 years of experience and expertise, we are a driven, innovative, and respected organization committed to our employees and customers.

Honesty, integrity, and a respect toward community and environment define our values. Reporting to the VP Finance, the Controller is responsible to oversee all accounting functions.

Primary responsibilities include supervision of the monthly and year-end close and reporting processes, supervising billings to clients for services provided, collection of accounts receivable, and monthly reporting to departments and management.

The Controller will be leading the creation and implementation of policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures with the purpose of making the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING | THE ROLE Key projects: in the first 6-12 months, the ideal candidate will be responsible for leading an accounting transformation, multiple process improvement initiatives and making a new ERP search and selection leading to a near future implementation.

Other responsibilities will be to: Accounting : Oversee the preparation of work papers supporting the monthly close process and month-end balances; Overview and provide financial reporting and management reports (monthly) including analytical review of the monthly and year-to-date operating results; Review and approve all the accounting position memos under IFRS& Accounting Standard for Private Entities; Continue the implementation of a process centered around planning, estimating, budgeting, and managing corporate costs, and improve related corporate policy ; Prepare the year-end reviewed financial statements and accompanying notes for auditors; Lead the annual year-end audit process with the external auditors; Assess current accounting operations, offer recommendations for improvement and implement new processes; Develop and monitor business performance metrics; Monitor and support strategic initiatives; Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective internal controls; Implement, document and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles in order to ensure timely and accurate reporting; Ensure compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

Financial Planning & Budgeting: Review annual and quarterly forecasts ; Assist the Treasurer and Corporate Finance Director in: performing cash projections to effectively manage cash balances and maximize the return on any excess preparing monthly reforecast incorporating historical results and future assumptions; Maintain records for retirement accounts and deal with actuaries while overseeing the return on the asset portfolio; Provide financial analysis tools to evaluate company ventures or special projects, programs, capital expenditures, etc.

when necessary.

People Leadership Lead and support a team ; Hire, develop and retain a team of high performers; Provide coaching, mentoring and ongoing learning and development opportunities; Manage performance, provide recognition and encourage open communications.

WHAT YOU BRING | THE PERSON The ideal candidate has: A bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or a related field; A CPA designation; A minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar role; Experience managing accountants as well as accounting and finance processes; Experience in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment or a Big Four audit firm; Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Entities (ASPE), IFRS is an asset; Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to articulate recommendations in a concise and timely manner; Financial acumen, hands-on approach and strategic thinking; Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills; Strong technical skills, particularly financial reporting; Ability to present to a senior executive team; Ability to prioritize quickly among numerous pressing tasks, and deliver results; Experience with ERP software (Oracle, an asset); Strong English and French written and verbal skills.

Fednav offers a competitive total compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.