Business Controller

January 13 2022
Industries Marketing, Advertising, PR and related
Categories Accounting, Finance, Corporate finance, Treasury, Management accounting, Financial Analysis
Montreal, QC

Re:Sources Canada is a division/Shared Service Center (SSC) within the Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in the world. We live by excellence through partnership and promote the growth and profitability of Publicis Groupe by unleashing the creativity of our employees and agencies whom we support through efficient service and innovative solutions delivered with integrity.

Reporting to the Financial Director, the main responsibilities are:

  • Ensure the accuracy, timing, and integrity of financial reporting results including oversight of full accounting cycle on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Responsible for budget preparation, forecasts, and variance analysis with Actuals
  • Ensures compliance with internal and external control rules, in accordance with established standards
  • Provide support to internal clients and responds to their requests
  • Prepare local and or international inter-company reconciliations and cross charges
  • Preparation and processing accruals, including occasional multi-currency processing
  • Apprehend tax implication in coordination with Tax function
  • Ability to manage budget at a detailed level and report the high level picture to finance director
  • Generate monthly and quarterly financial reports as required
  • Responsible for Actual closing, coordinate the preparation of financial statements with the accounting team, review general ledger account reconciliation, prepare variance analysis with budget/forecasts
  • Develop internal procedures to incur cost and ensure compliance with Groupe rules
  • Collaborate with operating teams and senior management on operational reporting metrics
  • Use of Concepts and known principles to manage ad hoc situations and topics
  • Generate various ad hoc reports and work on other projects as needed

Qualifications and requirements:

  • CPA Designation – Essential
  • Bachelor's degree in Administration-Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in a similar function
  • Perfect command of French and English (written and oral)
  • Solid knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Office Excel and Power Point
  • Able to work independently as well as with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Keenness to learn and self-motivated
  • Strong analytical skills and have an eye for details
  • Ability to meet tight time schedules and establish priorities
  • Knowledge of SAP and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) tools

At Re: Sources, the Business services controller works within the Finance team and reports to the Finance Director. He/She must be a business partner who works within our organization, has frequent contact with the various internal departments. He/She is in constant contact with our customers, to whom he must be attentive to issues, sometimes very diverse.

He/She has the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), with the ability to communicate confidently with senior management
  • High ethical standards and integrity; able to be a champion of the company's value system.
  • Persistent and diligent in following up on issues until closing
  • Good communicator with the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships, comfortable in multicultural environments.
  • Strong people management skills and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Practical mindset, strong operational skills, proactive and non-reactive
  • Demonstrate through action the Re:Sources values of borderless mindset, high energy, respect, fearlessness and openness

At Re: Sources, the Business services controller works within the Finance team and reports to the Finance Director. He/She must be a business partner who works within our organization, has frequent contact with the various internal departments. He/She is in constant contact with our customers, to whom he must be attentive to issues, sometimes very diverse.

He/She has the following attributes:

  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral), with the ability to communicate confidently with senior management
  • High ethical standards and integrity; able to be a champion of the company's value system.
  • Persistent and diligent in following up on issues until closing
  • Good communicator with the ability to establish and maintain professional relationships, comfortable in multicultural environments.
  • Strong people management skills and comfortable with ambiguity
  • Practical mindset, strong operational skills, proactive and non-reactive
  • Demonstrate through action the Re:Sources values of borderless mindset, high energy, respect, fearlessness and openness

Major Qualities:

Rigor, method, great sense of organization, has an absolute desire to meet deadlines. Autonomous, must always be on the lookout for new information in order to update his/her knowledge regularly. Endowed with great thinking skills, his/her listening skills and resistance to work under pressure are major assets for the daily exercise of this position.

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