Job Title:

Financial Controller


MNP Executive Search & Professional Recruitment


Winnipeg, MB

Closing Date:

May 15, 2020

On behalf of our client, RJ Millwork Co. Ltd., we are searching for a Financial Controller to join their team located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Established in 1980, RJ Millwork is a second generation, family owned company that designs, engineers, manufactures and installs architectural millwork.

Reporting to the President, the Financial Controller will play an integral strategic role within the organization and is responsible for leading the financial planning function. This position is accountable for performance and continuous improvement of the financial planning processes and efficiencies, budgeting and financial reporting. As a crucial member of the leadership team, the Financial Controller will provide strategic advice and management of the company’s financial resources.

This is an ideal opportunity for a financial professional who wants to be part of a team and contribute to the growth of the company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participate in developing the strategic plan to advance the company objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth of the organization
  • Work with each of the operational and support areas to understand the goals and objectives, key drivers of success, processes and reporting
  • Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s strategic plans
  • Lead the finance and accounting functions including annual budgeting, forecasting, business planning, reporting, capital planning, audits and cost control
  • Translate the strategic and business plans for financial planning and accounting into operational plans
  • Monitor financial performance against budgets and explore, analyze and report variances for discussion and decision-making
  • Identify risks to the company and develop and implement internal controls to mitigate these risks
  • Maintain effective and efficient accounting systems, processes and practices based on recognized accounting principles, policies, procedures and guidelines while ensuring compliance
  • Oversee the year end audit process including the review and/or preparation of working papers, schedules, analysis and other required documentation
  • Act as a resource and provide assistance to the leadership team with respect to financial information, issues and reports
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and lead the development of a positive and constructive culture through the facilitation of teamwork
  • Assess and evaluate financial performance of the company regarding long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts
  • Provide advice and guidance to the leadership team about areas of concern and opportunities for improvement
  • Manage the overall financial position of the company

Skills and Qualifications

  • CPA professional designation is preferable
  • A post-secondary degree in a related field (business administration or commerce)
  • Must possess minimum 5 years in a senior management level financial position
  • Entrepreneurial and strategic business sense, progressive and forward thinker who excels in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in operational performance measurements and improvements would be an asset


If you are a results oriented individual and would like to be part of a team-oriented organization, please submit your resume in confidence to or call Kamalita Ketler at 204.336.6107.

Posted 2020-04-01

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