Assistant Controller

This is an exciting opportunity to expand your skills as you manage full cycle accounting, reporting, credit and collections, A/P functions, general ledger, treasury and financial analysis.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


<p>Array is a leading global provider of end-to-end retail merchandising services.</p> <p>For over 35 years, we have been delivering innovation in point-of-purchase displays, self-service systems, retail fixtures and environments.</p> <p>Our clients benefit from our unparalleled range of in-house design, development and project management services; global manufacturing capabilities; comprehensive logistics and installation; complete follow-up services and our promise of continuous innovation.</p> <p>We have a robust, global operating footprint, serving customers across North America, Asia, Latin America and Europe.</p> <p>Using our unique knowledge of the retail industry and its customers, we play a critical role in developing and enhancing the in-store experience for the world&rsquo;s premier retailers and consumer product manufacturers.</p>

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Mid Level

Overview: <p>Array is transforming. Every day we become a stronger global company. With over 2300 employees and exponential growth, we are redesigning how we better serve customers and scale our business. We are building on strength acquiring new businesses and talent to increase our capacity and capability to innovate and accelerate rapid growth.</p> <p>A leader in the retail display and in-store merchandising services industry, we work with top brands like Est&eacute;e Lauder, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, and L&rsquo;Or&eacute;al to name just a few. Experts in our field with over 35 years of experience, we are transforming our business process leveraging our in-depth industry knowledge and design innovation.</p> <p>As we expand around the world, we are looking for critical thinkers who are data-driven and have a strong voice to help us steer towards the future and carry out our vision. Joining us now is a chance to lead our transformation, to make a mark and chart our future and your own career.</p> <p><strong>Who we need</strong></p> <p>As we continue to grow, we need to bring on board a new Assistant Controller as part of our Finance organization, comprised of three financial business units (Canada, the US, and Europe). Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Assistant Controller is a hands-on leader with a team of nine direct-reports. This is an exciting opportunity to expand your skills as you manage full cycle accounting, reporting, credit and collections, A/P functions, general ledger, treasury and financial analysis. We need someone who is energetic, collaborative and innovative; someone who has strong organization and multitasking skills, pays attention to detail and can influence and motivate a team.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li><em>Ownership, influence, and impact.&nbsp;</em>This is a chance to autonomously make decisions, create strategies and processes, and execute those plans. This is an exciting opportunity to stay on-pace with acquisitions, growth, and a global transformation.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What our new Assistant Controller will focus on:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The overall financial close process. You will support key financial processes including purchase-to-payables, order-to-collections, banking, and payroll. You will oversee the day to day banking requirements and ensure we are compliant with the credit agreement. You will: <ul> <li>Review and execute the hedging strategy.</li> <li>Manage insurance and renewals.</li> <li>Ensure tax compliance with Local and US regulations.</li> <li>Coordinate the External Audit requirements and implement any recommendations.&nbsp; &nbsp;</li> <li>Respond to ad-hoc queries and requests for financial support for projects and special initiatives.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Work in partnership with senior management and General Manager(s). You will: <ul> <li>Facilitate discussions, interpret results and provide guidance as a value-add business partner to business units and the senior leadership team.</li> <li>Identify risks and opportunities to develop key business performance metrics.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Reporting and processes. You will: <ul> <li>Design, implement and test internal controls governing financial reporting.</li> <li>Manage credit collection process, ensuring KPIs are met.</li> <li>Manage payables process, ensuring vendors are paid on time with team support.</li> <li>Design and implement financial reporting systems, procedures and policies.</li> <li>Lead a cross functional team. You will: <ul> <li>Provide leadership and mentoring as you help the team to achieve their KPIs.</li> <li>Build an effective team by aligning the goals of the company with their individual development goals.</li> <li>Provide the support and tools to retain and grow your team.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>So, how do we know you are the new Assistant Controller? You have:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education and experience. You have a professional accounting designation CPA or CA combined with 5-7 years of accounting and management experience in the manufacturing industry; a solid understanding of Canadian GAAP and U.S. GAAP; and, familiarity with Bill 198 or Sarbanes Oxley internal controls environments. Experience within the &lsquo;Big Four&rsquo; would be preferable.</li> <li>The technical skills. You are an Excel Superuser and have hands-on experience with an ERP system; ideally migrating from manual to automation in ERP.</li> <li>The leadership. You have the ability to mentor and lead a team of 9 including 3 direct reports. You can organize and assign workload appropriately and contribute to a flexible, solutions focused working culture that fosters personal development. You are a persuasive negotiator, a solver of problems, and a conflict management expert.</li> <li>The exceptional communication. You are well spoken and can build internal and external relationships across any level of an organization. You can compose clear, concise business emails and documents with ease.</li> </ul> <p><strong>The Array Way</strong></p> <p>Whether you are working in the engineering department in Long Island, the design studio in Toronto or around the world on the manufacturing floor, Array is a place that invests in our people and recognizes their success. We believe in open, honest communication and the input of all of our employees.</p> <p>At Array, we foster a culture of mutual respect, innovation, collaboration, and pride. From encouraging calculated risks that lead to innovation to providing access to education, on-site learning, and the best technology and materials, we promise to provide a safe, creative, ethical and nurturing environment to build a dynamic career.</p> <p><strong>Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment</strong></p> <p>Array is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors. Disability-related accommodations during the application process are available upon request.</p>