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OPERATIONAL FINANCE CONTROLLER, EAST

 

Reporting to the Director, Operational Finance, the Operational Finance Controller, East will be based in Markham, Ontario and will oversee, manage, and provide leadership for the cost/manufacturing accounting functions at Aurora’s production facilities across Eastern Canada. The Controller will work closely with Senior Management, Production Managers, and the Operational Finance Director to articulate accounting policies, procedures, and controls, provide consistency of standards, and to provide business insight across the Canadian operations. The Controller will be required to regularly interface with managers, contractors, and production team members, and oversee facility Site Accountants and Excise Stamp Coordinators to maintain accurate, up to date information on manufacturing costs, continuous improvement, and business analysis. There is some flexibility in work location between the Toronto and Montreal regions based on the preference of the selected candidate.

 

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Partner with the facility General Managers, providing financial insight and analysis to support business decisions related to cost management, internal controls including SOX requirements, efficiency improvements and effective use of ERP systems
  • Lead the facility Site Accountants and foster a culture of continuous improvement in inventory and regulatory reporting, cost analysis, and management of the control environment
  • Lead the facility Excise Stamp Coordinator to ensure effective internal control of excise duty stamps and accuracy of excise duty reporting
  • Develop standard product costs and ensure effective and timely analysis of variances against standards
  • Work closely with the Procurement team to achieve the vision of low cost, high quality production
  • Collaborate with Financial Planning & Analysis in developing forecasts and budgets
  • Work with Operations to define, measure, analyze, improve, and control current processes which impact stakeholder reporting quality and influence internal operating efficiency
  • Oversee control processes and testing, including ensuring the completion and accuracy of inventory counts and working with the Risk and Internal Audit teams to develop and maintain strong control environments
  • Supporting new systems and projects implementations from a strategic, finance, and internal control perspective, including the launch of ERP systems
  • Other duties and initiatives as required

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Ability to think strategically, problem solve, and make quick decisions
  • Experience in using technology, including ERP systems
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, particularly Excel
  • Time management and follow-up skills; highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to communicate, influence, and work effectively with a wide range of cross functional staff, including Production, Quality Control, and Procurement
  • Effective team player and leader; approachable and supportive
  • Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations
  • Strong written, verbal, and communication skills 
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Ability to travel in Eastern Canada regularly as well as throughout Canada occasionally

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

  • 8+ years’ experience in finance/accounting in a high volume, rapidly growing environment, preferably in manufacturing, agriculture, or related industry
  • 5+ years’ experience in a senior finance/accounting role (managing a department, managing budgets, developing internal controls, et cetera)
  • 3+ years’ experience with standard costs in a cost accounting/management accounting role
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Accounting CPA designation required

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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