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Manufacturing Controller - Red Deer, AB

Location: Red Deer, AB, Canada
Date Posted: Apr 1, 2024

Description

This position will be responsible for directing the job costing, supply chain and inventory activities for the division and is a key business partner of Manufacturing management. The role is responsible for the division’s monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting; managing, liaises with accounting team in Brownsburg Indiana for recording and reporting of Fixed Assets; and the inventory process for the plant. The position reports into the VP of Manufacturing with a functional reporting line to the VP of Strategic Planning. The Controller manages and develops a team of two employees.

  • Responsible for the preparation of budgets for Manufacturing, Engineering & SCM.
  • Oversees all financial related activities for Red Deer Manufacturing, Engineering & SCM teams:
    • Managerial Accounting 
    • Financial Planning and review
    • Product Costing
    • CAPEX Management
    • Managing the budget cycle and the actual performance against plan 
  • Oversees product costing, provides reports of actual performance vs standard cost 
  • Reviews manufacturing conversion and materials variances to plan. Works with a cross functional team on negative variances corrective actions and countermeasures. 
  • Prepares general accruals for offsite inventory and inventory obsolescence provision
  • Review and approve Journal Entries prepared by staff for job costing
  • Review and evaluate monthly financial reports, P&Ls, including monthly commentary, providing insights on variances and trends to finance and operations management.
  • Manage month-end for the Manufacturing division and coordinate with North American Controller on reporting and period close activities.
  • Identify and report on key performance metrics relevant to managing the business.
  • Manage Manufacturing costs by work centers, provides reports to managers to help them monitor their own areas’ financial performance. 
  • Oversee job costing team including review of WIP and finished goods. Ensure all costs are properly transacted in each area.
  • Partners with SCM to manage inventory turns according to plan. Is proactive to recognize, accrue and manage obsolete or impaired inventory. Drives actions to establish the processes to minimize risk
  • Partners with SCM to establish a robust weekly inventory cycle counts based on ABC parts classification.  
  • Monthly labour allocation adjustment between manufacturing, Service and Inventory operations.
  • Work jointly with related functions such as engineering, supply chain, on operating effectiveness improvement projects.
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts monthly regarding transfer pricing and payments for units.
  • Support an effective internal control framework
  • Perform ad hoc reporting when needed for business, audit, corporate, and other goals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Finance 
  • CPA desirable but not required.”
  • 5-8 years of experience, including 3+ years of management experience.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of manufacturing accounting and financial management.
  • Previous experience working in public accounting or for publicly traded companies is considered an asset.
  • Experience on product costing, managing manufacturing and capitalized variances 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are vital to the role.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Excel.
  • Good problem-solving skills and the ability to make the necessary resolutions to drive results.
  • Knowledge of ERP computer systems is an asset.
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, presentation, problem solving, and organizational skills are essential.
  • Ability to adapt to and learn new software.
  • Able to work efficiently as a part of a team as well as freely.
  • High level of critical and logical thinking and/or reasoning to identify underlying items, reasons, or facts.
  • Able to work well in a fast-paced environment to meet set deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures.
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work.

Ability to travel as required.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with education or work experience.

Will be required to successfully complete pre-employment screening, which may include criminal background check, credit check, driver’s abstract review and drug and alcohol test.  

Badger Daylighting, and its parent company Badger Infrastructure Solutions Ltd. (TSX:BDGI), is North America’s largest provider of non-destructive excavating services. We work for contractors and facility owners in a broad range of infrastructure industries, including energy generation, electricity and natural gas transmission networks, roads and highways, telecommunications, water and sewage treatment and general municipal infrastructure. 

Our key technology is the Badger HydrovacTM, which is used primarily for safe excavation around critical infrastructure and in congested underground conditions. The Badger Hydrovac uses a pressurized water stream to liquefy the soil cover, which is then removed with a powerful vacuum system and deposited into a storage tank. Badger manufactures and designs our truck-mounted hydrovac units, giving us the opportunity to incorporate feedback from our hydrovac operators into existing and future design and manufacturing processes.

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