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Manager Finance - 15-month contract Job

Who are we?

An innovation leader in energy management solutions, Distech Controls provides unique building management technologies and services that optimize energy efficiency and comfort in buildings, while reducing operating costs.  We deliver Innovative Solutions for Greener Buildings™ through our passion for innovation, quality, customer satisfaction, and sustainability. The company serves multiple market segments through its worldwide business divisions, service offices and a superior network of Authorized Partners. Distech Controls, Inc. is a subsidiary of Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. For more information visit www.distech-controls.com


What role will you play?

We are currently looking for a Finance Manager, attached to the Vice President of Finance of the Distech Group, for a temporary 15-month contract (replacement maternity leave).

Within the framework of the global corporate project, he/she actively contributes to its development and to the optimization of the economic performance and efficiency of the company.

In a global way, the candidate must be a driving force in the optimization of costs, tools and processes.

The ideal candidate will have excellent analytical skills, technical skills and a good ability to identify the main financial issues.  

What will you do in this position?

Participate in activities related to period-end closing and production of monthly financial statements for 3 entities of the Distech group.

  • Analyze monthly results and write an analysis of sales and results for Management and the Group, in collaboration with the VP Finance.
  • Preparation of the Distech Group's annual budget in conjunction with the VP Finance.
  • To quantify the financial impact of the various proposals of the Management Committee to assist in decision-making.
  • Prepares month-end reports and participates in the explanation of budget variances and variances in the results of the various departments.
  • Maintain, review, and assist in the reconciliation of general ledger accounts, manual journal entries.
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Improve current processes to meet the company's growth.
  • Answers to the group's questions regarding Distech's financial statements
  • Participate in various annual projects (information system updates)
  • Organization and animation of a team of 2 people
What candidate profile are we looking for ?

Essential :

  • Holder of a Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CPA)
  • Five (5) years of relevant experience, including at least two (2) years in an audit firm.
  • Bilingualism (French and English), both written and oral
  • Dynamic, positive attitude
  • Team player, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical spirit and objectivity
Req ID:  1879
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