Business Controller, Environmental/Food

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Date: Nov 27, 2023

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Job Title: Business Controller, Environmental/Food

Reports to CFO/VP of Finance

Department: Corporate

Location: Corporate Office (Minnesota Court)

Basic Purpose: What is the overall function of the job?

This role will be responsible for leading the division’s budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis in Environmental and Food LOBs.

The main responsibility is to provide partner with cross-functional senior management to drive business performance and



Key Accountability/Responsibilities: What specifically is this job expected to accomplish?

Financial Planning and Analysis:

· Manage the division's financial planning and budgeting processes, annual operating plans, and forecasts.

· Conduct variance analysis to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, and provide insights and recommendations to optimize

performance and achieve financial targets.

· Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment between financial goals and operational strategies.


Financial Reporting and Control:

· Prepare accurate and timely management reports, highlighting key company KPIs, trends, and areas for improvement.

· Maintain and follow all internal controls, ensuring compliance with accounting policies.

· Conduct periodic financial reviews to identify areas of risk and implement corrective actions as necessary.


Business Partnership and Decision Support:

· Act as a trusted advisor to the division's leadership team, providing financial insights, analysis, and recommendations to drive

business growth and profitability.

· Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to evaluate investment opportunities, new business initiatives, and

strategic projects, providing financial modeling and cost-benefit analysis.


Process Improvement and Efficiency:

· Identify opportunities to streamline financial processes and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations

within the division.

· Drive continuous improvement initiatives, leveraging technology and automation tools to enhance financial reporting,

analysis, and forecasting capabilities.

· Develop and implement standardized financial policies, procedures, and guidelines across the division.


Team Leadership and Development:

· Lead a team of finance professionals, providing guidance, mentoring, and performance feedback.

· Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning within the team.

· Identify training and development needs and provide opportunities for professional growth and skill enhancement.



Skills and Knowledge: What skills and knowledge are used to carry out job responsibilities and solve problems?


· Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting, CPA designated; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

· Proven experience as a Financial Controller (+5 years), Divisional Controller, or similar role in a large organization.

· Strong financial acumen with a deep understanding of financial planning, analysis, reporting, and control.

· Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide meaningful insights and


· Advanced knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and compliance standards.

· Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-

financial stakeholders.

· Strong leadership and team management abilities, with a focus on driving results and developing talent.

· Proficient in financial software and ERP systems; experience with data visualization tools is a plus.

· High level of integrity, ethical conduct, and commitment to accuracy and attention to detail.


Work Relationships

Internal: Operations, Sales, Corporate, Human Resources

External: Customers, Vendors.

Working Conditions: physical work environment, physical effort, visual and listening attention, and travel

· Office environmental, light physical effort

· Sitting for extended periods of time

· Strong attention to detail as it relates to written task/work

· Computer based work that stresses moderate visual attention.

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