Controller FULL-TIME
LOCATION: Windsor Plant 1, Windsor, ON, CA
DATE POSTED: February 19, 2019
DIVISION: Plasman Group

Don't get stuck in neutral, rev up your career with Plasman Group. Do you have what it takes to impact major global auto manufacturers? Plasman Group is composed of 4000+ team members, and we operate 20 highly automated manufacturing sites and dedicated engineering and sales locations globally. When you join Plasman Group, you'll be joining some of the industry's best and brightest. Every day, our team pushes the envelope, developing new techniques and perfecting existing ones. We know it's our employees who drive the company's success and we value their input and personal growth. Our customers rely on us to deliver, and that's a challenge we rise to every day. The evidence is present on our streets, parked in garages and driving through neighborhoods across the globe. Are you ready to steer your next career move? When you join the Plasman Group team, your personal touch extends around the globe, into everything we do. We are currently seeking a Controller to join our Corporate Finance Team.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, Operational Finance, the Controller is responsible for overseeing all financial and accounting activities of the Finance Department at A.P. Plasman sites:

  • Direct and monitor the performance of all accounting functions including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and maintenance of the General Ledger
  • Prepare month-end and year-end financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Present and make recommendations to senior management
  • Review the processing of payroll and all related activities
  • Direct weekly/monthly reconciliation of the bank accounts where applicable.
  • Participate in annual budget review meetings
  • Prepare the year end audit file, liaising with external auditors
  • Manage commercial issues with appropriate personnel.
  • Direct customer pricing changes and retro billings and ensure that the pricing database is correct and up to date.
  • Full plant Income Statement and Balance Sheet responsibility
  • Support of local plant management inclusive of communication and reporting/analysis of operational metrics. This would include providing financial statements, review of weekly operational metrics and variance analysis.
  • Participate in the review of plant income statement forecasting by account and communication of recommendations to senior management.
  • Effectively mentor and manage direct report(s)
  • Review and approve G/L coding on purchase requisitions where applicable.
  • Coordinate implementation and maintenance of MRP system.
  • Make recommendations regarding accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Prepare capital purchase approvals request along with supporting documentation.
  • Verify savings on cost reduction projects.
  • Ensure that sufficient resources are available for the Finance Department including training, safety requirements, personnel, work instructions, procedures, and related tools.


  • Must possess a post-secondary degree in business or accounting, or possess equivalent experience.
  • Accounting designation (C.A., C.P.A., C.M.A., C.G.A.) preferred


  • Must have at least 10 years’ experience (with 5 of these years in a Manufacturing environment) in accounting with 2 years in a Supervisory capacity
  • Strong knowledge of standard costing principles
  • Possess sound financial and business insights
  • Experience working with ERP systems

Other Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of standard costing principles
  • Possess sound financial and business insights
  • Experience working with ERP systems