Manager Finance & Controlling (m/f/d)

Vancouver (Canada)

Full time

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CORE Energy Recovery Solutions is a leading manufacturer that specializes in the design and production of components for ventilation and hydrogen fuel cell systems. A part of the Zehnder Group (SIX: ZEHN), CORE works with the world’s largest manufacturers to create solutions that reduce CO2 emissions in the transportation sector and built environment. CORE values trust, respect, curiosity and openness.

Manager Finance & Controlling (m/f/d)


To work as a business partner to the CEO in this time of high growth and to collaborate with the Global Head of Finance & Controlling (located in the Netherlands) to harmonize and optimize local systems and processes. Utilizing your business acumen and financial capabilities, you will manage the local Finance/Accounting Team, and support company strategy, objectives and execution plan. You will lead the financial systems and budget for the company in partnership with the Global Head of Finance & Controlling and ensure all local regulations and best practices are being met by the Finance/Accounting team.


  • Lead Internal Team: Support and manage the members of the Financial Team to ensure regulatory and reporting compliance. Work with the team to develop system best practices that support the team to make the necessary contributions locally and to the global organisation.
  • Oversee Financial Reporting and Analysis: Use the ERP to ensure appropriate monthly, quarterly and annual reporting to the global Finance team. Maintain and oversee local statutory reporting in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Create Local Planning and Budgeting Cycle/Process: Lead the business planning and budgeting process, focusing on production variance and performance analysis. Create a financial model for the company’s business and products. Create a set of dashboard metrics on which to accurately judge the company’s performance.
  • Create and Monitor Internal Controls: Build and manage the process to examine internal controls, systems and reporting processes to ensure compliance with governing regulatory bodies and financial standards. Build internal systems capability, to support local financial control systems.
  • Manage the cash flow: Ensure the company has sufficient operational cash and is compliant with existing financial arrangements


  • Prepare financial reports and analyses required by management and parent company, including Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet Statements, Cash Flow statement and monthly management report to highlight the actual and projected sales, margins and financial key performance indicators.
  • Manage the computation and payment for employees and the compilation of payroll information and maintenance of payroll records for the group.
  • Prepare monthly production costing and COGS reports (actual and standard); works closely with manufacturing department to identify anomalies in materials and labour usage figures.
  • Review GL including: Inter-company transactions and eliminations, subledger reconciliations, bank reconciliations, recurring entries, foreign exchange revaluations, investment income reconciliations, etc.
  • Apply accounting principles to transactions and implements revisions in accounting procedures to ensure conformance with applicable statutes, laws, General Accepted Accounting Principles, and internal control safeguards.
  • Oversee application and administration of grants and other programs such as SRED.
  • Assist with the testing and piloting of new ERP system (Experience with MS Dynamics 365 is an asset). Once the initial ERP implementation is completed, maintain access controls, chart of accounts and configuration of the system and lead the pursuit of additional functionality that will be part of ongoing ERP system optimization as well as leading or co-leading additional implementation phases


  • Bachelor’s degree and advanced degree, such as MBA, would be beneficial.
  • Accounting designation CPA (CA, CMA, CGA) preferred, coupled with 5-7 years in senior financial and accounting roles with increasing responsibility.


  • Experience working with international business entities and publicly listed companies
  • Aligned to the Core/Zehnder culture & values: hard-working, collaborative, resourceful, passionate and fully invested in the team, company and achievement of amazing results.
  • A leader with a drive for results, compassionate builder of teams & open communicator
  • Demonstrates a positive, respectful, and service-oriented approach to interactions with others and enjoys working as part of a team.
  • Exemplary communication and presentation skills which translate to excellent relationships with stakeholders, banks and financial external contacts, associated corporate entities.
  • Analytical, strategic thinker with broad business acumen in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize work and manage competing priorities.
  • Creative, with the ability to take initiative in suggesting improvements and innovations.
  • Ability to work independently, without supervision; willingness to take ownership of a project with a demonstrated ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Advance knowledge of computerized accounting systems (ERP)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint) and Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP Platform or an equivalent ERP Platform.

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Let us know how our personnel officers Maren Schmidt and Constanze Schobert can reach you best. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Does the position appeal to you?

    Then become part of our CORE team and contribute to our international success. We look forward to receiving your detailed application documents. Please also include your desired salary and starting date. Send your complete application by e-mail to our personnel officer Clarensia Lilinah.