Plant Controller



  • Accounting & Finance
  • Job Code: 9A988179913
  • Posted: November 07, 2018
The Job has been filled
David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client, a passionate leader in food ingredient production, to recruit a Plant Controller. 

The ideal candidate will be a natural born leader, committed to excellence, will work closely with the General Manager, and will be responsible for internal and external financial reporting and planning as well as financial analysis aimed at reducing costs and increasing plant profitability.

The Role:
  • Contribute to the overall business strategy of the operation.
  • Actively participate in the strategic, operational, and tactical activities.
  • Conduct financial analyses and participate in management decisions to achieve business objectives and capitalize on opportunities.
  • Responsible for the integrity of the plant’s internal and external financial statements, forecasts and budgets while completing month-end, quarter-end, year-end,  and all other financial and management reporting requirements.
  • Manage key interactions with external advisors with respect to accurate and timely financial reporting and disclosures to stakeholders and financial institutions.
  • Develop and lead a highly engaged finance team to ensure that accurate and timely financial information is available and maintained for stakeholders.
  • Create full financial transparency for all stakeholders and recommend appropriate courses of action when results differ from the plan.
  • Lead, manage and execute the financial planning and budgeting processes of the plant.
  • Proactively identify, develop and implement finance policies and procedures to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, accuracy and consistency.
  • Establish controls to ensure compliance to accounting and financial policies and make recommendations to the stakeholders with respect to improving financial and operational controls and compliance.
  • Understand, develop, implement and monitor functional reporting mechanisms that reflect the business, operations, key drivers, and success factors.
  • Interpret financial performance metrics throughout all key areas of plant’s operations.
  • Challenge management and staff to drive operational efficiencies and accurate forecasting.
  • Focus on cost control and reduction initiatives and ensure that unfavorable variances are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Develop, review and maintain relevant reporting mechanisms regarding operational and financial results and trends and work with leadership to provide interpretations of same. 
  • Act as company-wide subject matter expert on all plant related financial inquiries and analytics.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Accounting designation required (CA, CGA, CMA, or CPA). MBA is an asset
  • 5+ years of working experience in Manufacturing or Food Processing or Plant Operations
  • Strong manufacturing costing experience
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and other accounting platforms
  • Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and an ability to deliver results
  • A high-level thinker, creative problem solver, with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Motivated, self-driven team player

If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to Angela Degelman, Managing Consultant, Aplin Accounting & Finance. Visit our website at to view our job opportunities, career tips and tools. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Angela Degelman

Accounting & Finance


Managing Consultant

  • 306.665.1386

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