Factory Controller

Factory Controller

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Basic Function: Act as a business partner to a business manager to develop a business model and optimize financial performance within the Power Grid Transformers factory. Support effective business decisions by monitoring, analyzing, and interpreting financial data in order to evaluate various business alternatives and recommend the most appropriate business solutions. Drive definition and implementation of standards and business specific guidelines in financial control processes.

Typical duties/responsibilities for Finance may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Strategy: Contribute to the definition of the strategy for the business unit. Serves as the key partner for the Factory General Manager for areas of responsibility and developing a business model, aligning wider strategy, implementing, and marketing adjustments in implementation as needed. Maintains constant contact with relevant other managers and Controllers regarding financial, market and customer situation, and outlook.

• Business Planning & Forecasting: Translates strategy into business plans and establishes measurable targets. Oversees the business planning and forecasting processes for the area of responsibility and serves as the interface to HQ / Country / Global / Business Unit / Division. Evaluates financial implications of various strategic decisions, builds scenarios, and recommend actions.

• Business Performance: Monitors progress achieved and provides insight and analysis to support operational decision-making. Identifies issues, and advises management on action plans and operational strategies to resolve. Drives appropriate cost structure, productivity optimization, and capital efficiency. Manages and closely monitors the cash flow and takes action to improve Net Working Capital.

• Risk Management: Assesses business risk exposure and defines risk mitigation strategies to reduce impact on business performance. Ensures risk management processes are consistently implemented in own area of responsibility. Identifies and communicates commercial and financial risks and opportunities from business propositions.
• Optimization: Leads cross-functional initiatives that support strategic goals. Drives definition and implementation of global standards and business specific guidelines to ensure continuous improvement in the financial control process within own area of responsibility.

• Communication and Knowledge Sharing: Leads, provides guidance and facilitates best practice sharing between Local Business Controllers within own area of responsibility to ensure alignment and consistency of controlling practices. Ensures timely and efficient communication with relevant Local/Country/Division/Region Controllers, Finance Group functions and other internal customers to identify and discuss issues for improvement of operations, work quality and efficiency for area of responsibility.

• Internal Controls and Compliance: Ensures transparency in financial reporting and disclosures. Defines and implements internal controls regarding financial and non-financial operations. Ensures compliance with corporate and country standards, regulations, and guidelines. Supports internal and external audits. Signs off Assurance letter for the area of responsibility.

• Financial reporting: Establishes and oversees processes and tools necessary to obtain transparent and reliable financial data and business information. Ensures high quality of financial data and business information in line with defined standards and financial closing schedules.

• People Leadership & Development: Ensures (with HR Manager support) that the area of responsibility is organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct/indirect subordinates within HR policies.

Complexity of Tasks: Overall management of financial operations entails challenging tasks including providing sound business advice on major projects, implementing cost initiatives while maintaining quality, improving customer satisfaction and resolving problems involving highly controversial financial issues. Strong interpersonal skills required to successfully implement policies and negotiate on matters that may substantially impact profits, and current and future business of the factory plant.


Basic Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree in finance or related field.
• 5 years of progressive experience working in a manufacturing environment.
• Supervisory or management experience required.
• Bilingual English and French, spoken and written.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Post graduate degree, CA or equivalent preferred.
• Or alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated accomplishments.

The successful candidate will can lead and influence diverse, cross-functional teams, and interact effectively with all levels of the business. Strong organizational and time management skills needed with the ability to manage multiple, critical projects simultaneously in a face paced environment.

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.

ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.

The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Québec, QC, Quebec, Canada
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