Industrial Services - VP, Controller & Financial Reporting

About the Company

Our client is a leading North American provider of diversified environmental solutions offering services in solid waste management, liquid waste management and infrastructure implementation.  Publicly traded, the company’s corporate head office is based in the Greater Toronto Area.

With significant growth plans our client is rapidly expanding its footprint across North America and now seeks to bring on a VP Controller & Financial Reporting.  


Scope of Position

Reporting to the SVP Finance, the VP, Controller & Financial Reporting will oversee all aspects of Financial Reporting including annual and interim reporting. 

With a focus on department wide process and procedure improvements, the VP, Controller & Financial Reporting will lead and support key initiatives and improvement in reporting and communications to internal and external stakeholders.

The successful candidate will contribute to the growth and profitability of the business through special projects and initiatives which will include supporting the M&A due diligence and acquisition integration initiatives. 


Functional Tasks

  • Develop reporting strategies and overall development of the department commensurate with the company’s growth and evolving complexity.
  • Execute on strategic reporting initiatives as needed including end to end production of financial reports, ensuring that all reporting activities are completed in a systematic and timely fashion, meeting pre-defined internal and external deadlines.
  • Support regulatory and audit requests, including process walkthroughs, data collection, report explanations and detailed analysis.
  • Ensure work papers, procedures and other relevant materials supporting report production are well documented and complete (e.g. analysis, reconciliation results, approach changes review and sign off).
  • Continually review and assess reporting exposures and recommend/develop reporting management strategies including the development of financial reporting management policies and guidelines; monitoring and reporting of financial risk exposures; managing appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Develop / enhance policies & procedures, analytics, monitoring, and reporting capabilities.
  • Research, interpret and recommend relevant accounting policies on a consolidated basis to senior management;
  • Oversee and lead divisional Controllers to manage the quarterly process including consolidation and working with the external auditors;
  • Lead and oversee the preparation of the monthly consolidated financial package in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Ensure internal and external stakeholders receive relevant, timely, and accurate financial information and all compliance requirements are met on a timely basis.
  • Provide interpretation and insight on the business’ operating results and recommend improvements as appropriate.
  • Work in cooperation with business managers to develop and maintain relevant KPIs and metrics and ensure that the processes that are in place provide timely and accurate information.
  • Lead the development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancements of internal financial accounting policies, procedures, processes, and systems.
  • Oversee accounting and tax functions, ensuring the accurate and timely dissemination of financial information on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Competency Profile

The following competencies listed below define the role of VP, Controller & Financial Reporting.

Role Expertise

Demonstrates critical technical or professional knowledge/skills related to the role. Has thorough knowledge of relevant products, services and methods. Expands technical knowledge/skills and keeps up-to-date in own area of expertise.

Planning & Objective

Setting Systematic in approach to work. Produces action plans in which objectives are defined and steps for achieving them are clearly specified. Plans by breaking down large task into subtasks. Develops plans that anticipate obstacles. Is realistic about time-scales and builds in appropriate checkpoints, milestones and controls in order to ensure that desired results are realized.

Commercial Acumen

Applies appropriate commercial and financial principles. Understands situations in terms of costs, profits, added-value and return on investment. Appreciates the commercial impact of own work on the organization's total expenses and revenues.

People Management

Establishes and communicates clear priorities and sense of direction. Clarifies roles and responsibilities. Adapts management style to achieve optimum results.

Developing & Coaching

Others Accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees. Challenges others to improve their abilities and actively supports their development. Continually provides timely and constructive feedback, coaching and challenging learning opportunities. Adjusts coaching style based on each employee's ability and motivation level.

Adaptability

Quickly adapts to new situations and approaches. Open to change and readily adopts newmethods in the face of shifting priorities and ambiguity. Can alter own perspective and behaviour in order to adjust to changing demands and plans.

Team Skills

Helps to create a sense of team spirit and harmonious relations through cooperation and support. Balances personal goals with those of the team. Fosters collaboration among team members.


Preferred Experience / Education

The following indicates specific industry, academic and functional experience/qualifications that are important to the successful achievement of the identified responsibilities and performance deliverables.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the finance department of a fast-paced, M&A driven, large multi-entity corporation.
  • Post-secondary degree or relevant combination of education and experience, ideally a CA designation.
  • Thorough knowledge of regulatory filing requirements of dual listed companies, US GAAP and IFRS concepts along with ‘best practices’ for public companies.
  • Ability to use technical skills and sound judgment to make regular financial, personnel and policy judgments.
  • An analytical, detail oriented, team player that adapts well to change, brings a proactive ‘own it, solve it’ mindset with an ability to navigate complex financial scenarios. 

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Competitive base salary, variable and stock plan

If interested, please contact

Sal Rocco

StoneWood Group, Toronto  

Bus: 416-365-9494 Ext. 233

srocco@stonewoodgroup.com

Natalia Scodino

StoneWood Group, Toronto

Bus: 416-365-9494 Ext. 221

nscodino@stonewoodgroup.com              

Marwan Elghamry

StoneWood Group, Toronto

Bus: 416-365-9494 Ext. 229

melghamry@stonewoodgroup.com