Corporate Controller

Date Posted: November 25, 2022
Closing Date: December 23, 2022
Reports To: SVP, Finance & CFO
Location: Vancouver

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Position Summary

We are Methanex: the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and South America, with our corporate head office located in Vancouver, BC.

What’s In It For You

  • A competitive total rewards package that includes a generous compensation program, employer contributions to pension plan, Employee Share Purchase Plan, extended benefits coverage, and a flexible vacation and paid-time-off program
  • Open and collaborative culture with direct line of communication to Executive Leadership team

Position Summary

This position is responsible for ensuring the effective management of all corporate and operational external and internal financial reporting. Ensures compliance with all external financial reporting requirements and adherence to all financial policies and procedures. This role is the lead communicator for the Company to the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee of the Board on all accounting and financial disclosure items.

Under the direction of the CFO and in collaboration with other finance leaders develops long-term strategic plans for the Global Finance team to add value (including strategic workforce planning, organizational structure, finance operations, financial systems (Oracle and other), shared services, process improvement projects, etc.).

Develops performance objectives and delivers performance evaluations for direct reports. Takes a leadership role by providing effective coaching, counseling and guidance to the Corporate Controllers Group, ensuring a positive and professional work experience for all employees. Recruits and develops future finance leaders for the organization.

Position Responsibilities

Leadership over all Company Internal and External Financial Reporting & Disclosure

  • Oversight over Financial Reporting include communication to the Audit, Finance & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors
  • This position recommends decisions on behalf of management around financial reporting in many areas (specified in next column)
  • These decisions are shared with CFO role prior to recommendation to Audit Committee or Board of Directors
  • Sets the tone at the top for commitment to financial integrity.
  • Key member of the Company’s Disclosure Committee ensuring compliance with all external financial reporting (e.g., annual audits, quarterly reviews, consolidation, Quarterly MD&A, Annual Reports, financial statements,) as well as ensuring ongoing operating effectiveness of controls over financial reporting globally.
  • Provides leadership and oversight to major changes to all global financial reporting as well as implementations to financial systems and major changes in internal controls over financial reporting that may have material impact to global financial reporting.
  • Through the Controller’s team, responsible for preparing the consolidated financial statements, MD&A, etc. This includes the global tax provision and addressing all accounting judgments.
  • Review and approve major contracts under the contract administration policy for financial reporting outcomes.
  • Provides direction and leadership in the annual budget reporting process including oversight of the global budget model. Ensures the global budget includes all key strategic planning information and alignment of all budgeted financial results, departmental/functional cost budgets and capital planning.
  • Provides oversight in relation to global accounting ERP system.

Contribute to Strategic Global Finance Leadership

  • Under the direction of the CFO and in collaboration with other finance leaders, develops long-term strategic plans for the global finance team to add value (including strategic workforce planning, organizational structure, finance operations, financial systems, shared services, process improvement projects, etc.)
  • Lead strategic changes in finance systems (Oracle) to add value, optimize and align processes, systems and outputs.

Contribute to overall management and administration of Corporate Finance Department

  • Serve as a global Finance leader in all areas of financial reporting and controls for the Company - external and internal financial reporting, global budgeting and cost reporting, adherence with global accounting policies and controls over financial reporting.
  • Contribute to and implement corporate and departmental strategies.
  • Participate actively at the Global Finance Team and positively contribute to the achievement of its mandate.
  • Prepare and manage both operating and capital budgets for Controller’s Department expenditures.
  • Develop and cultivate strong working relationships with the Executive Leadership Team, Audit Committee, Board of Directors, auditors and all appropriate functions.
  • Maintain system processes and documents in accordance with applicable legislation and company guidelines.

Lead and mobilize talent

  • Develop the capacity of the Controller’s Department staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees for leadership, managerial and technical progressions.
  • Align Controller’s Department staff to achieve departmental results by communicating expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising performance; coaching, counselling and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies, procedures and performance standards.


Position Qualifications

Education and/or Professional Designation

  • Post-Secondary education in business and/or finance, or a suitable combination of education and experience.
  • Professional Designation required: Canadian Chartered Accountant (CPA) certification.

Experience and Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Minimum 10 years of accounting or finance experience with minimum 3-5 years of senior leadership role.
  • Petrochemical or other commodity industry experience an asset.
  • Excellent understanding of Accounting Principles and Practices.
  • Excellent understanding of IFRS.
  • Computer literacy in MS Office.
  • Demonstrates a strong drive for results and excellent decision quality.
  • Strong strategic planning skills and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High levels of integrity in handling confidential information.

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Applications close December 23, 2022 PST

While the above accountabilities provide a general description of expectations in role, these duties may be modified or expanded as business needs change. Additionally, certain portions of those duties may be reviewed and adjusted based on individual candidate experience and qualifications.

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