Financial controller, Manufacturing Operations




Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Canada


Position summary

Financial controller, Manufacturing Operations

Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.

ABB Installation Products Division (formerly Thomas&Betts),is the number one manufacturer of electrification products in North America with a 125-year history of providing innovation and customer- focused solutions for connecting and protecting electrical systems, as well as a unique differentiated medium voltage offering. Our products are used all around you, every day – orbiting the earth, working on Mars, on the fastest trains we ride, in the fastest cars of the world, crossing oceans, in factories producing your food, in the tallest buildings of the world, in the most modern hotels and in the walls of your home. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 38 premium brand names, our Division offerings are found wherever electricity is used. As a financial controller, you will be a key member of the finance team in the Electrical Installation Products business line at the St-Jean plant in Iberville, Québec, as well as supporting the operations of the Edmonton plant. Under the responsibility of the operations controller, you will provide essential support to the company, ensuring the accurate monitoring and processing of all transactions.

Your responsibilities

  • Supervise a team of financial analysts in the achievement of the objectives set.
  • Serve as a key partner for the manager of the Electrical Installation Product business line by determining the business strategy in line with the broader strategies of the division and product group.
  • Translate the business strategy into plans and set measurable objectives, assess the financial implications of various strategic decisions, identify the risks, and recommend actions.
  • Supervise the planning and forecasting process of the activities of the Electrical Installation Products sector and support the national directives.
  • Establish cost structures, optimize productivity and capital efficiency while closely monitoring cash flows and taking the appropriate measures to improve net working capital.
  • Make sure that the operational activities are consistent with the company's internal controls. Ensure compliance with internal directives/procedures and external regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct financial analyses, produce reports for the business managers, and make suggestions to improve performance, if necessary.
  • Put in place and oversee the processes and tools necessary to obtain transparent and reliable financial and business data, ensuring high quality information in accordance with the standards defined and the financial closing schedules.
  • Get involved in the development and implementation of new financial systems to increase the company's financial and operational performance.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with the local/country/division/regional controllers concerned, the Accounting Centre, and the other internal clients in order to identify and discuss issues, suggestions for improving operations, quality of work, and efficiency
  • Live ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business.
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in an accounting position in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with computerized accounting systems and financial reporting software.
  • CPA certification in Québec.
  • Collaborative leadership, team spirit, and positive team management.
  • A strong collaborative, solutions-oriented approach, and solid written and verbal communication skills.


  • Retirement plan
  • Healthcare plan
  • Accident insurance
  • Wellbeing program

More about us

We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website For the 8th year in a row, ABB Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s top employers by Forbes Magazine. Also named as Canada's Top 100 Employers, Montreal's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People, Canada’s Greenest Employers and in 2021 Best Candidate Experience Award (CandE Award), ABB's culture and commitment are to provide a caring workplace where everyone collaborates, feels valued, respected, included and supported. Also committed to ensuring that all policies and practices respect the Employment Equity Program, we aim for our workforce to be truly representative of the four designated groups; women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to the applicant with disabilities and encourage applicants to self-identify in the application process. ABB's Military Reservist Policy offers Canada's Reserve Force members the flexibility to undergo military training and activities while maintaining job security, seniority, pay, benefits, and privileges as ABB employees, including up to 15 paid working days per year for training, as well as extended leave for operations both in Canada and abroad, ensuring seamless career integration with our nation's defense forces. #LI-hybrid

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