Finance Controller
Mead Johnson Nutrition - Ottawa, ON

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EXPECTED AREAS OF COMPETENCE

 Utilizes knowledge of local, national and US laws (especially contract and tax law), as well as accounting standards/practices and corporate regulations, to monitor and ensure compliance and manage the company's exposure in these areas.
 Balances compliance (ie: internal controls, asset protection) with flexibility to maintain the integrity of the company's financial position, while achieving business results and optimizing capital investment, expenditures, and costs.
 Builds relationships across the business - especially with headquarters tax and accounting departments. Uses relationships to develop organizational capability in compliance with applicable policies and procedures designed to protect MJN assets.
 Generates confidence among his/her colleagues and is viewed as an expert in the functional area. Is readily sought for advice and guidance
 Ensures that all accounting transactions of the company are accurately registered so that financial records truly reflect the financial position and results of the company.
 Displays candor with all audiences, particularly with internal and external auditors in serving as their primary contact.
 Translates strategy into operational goals and objectives, identifies necessary resources (people & capital) on high priority opportunities and follows through to ensure achievement of superior execution of plans.
 Coordinates accounting reporting processes in order to meet MJN headquarters expectations and timelines.
 Proactively advocates changes to financial and non-financial processes to drive productivity, while gaining team acceptance toward that end.
 Communicates effectively as a spokesperson for the Finance Department in a variety of settings, using clear and articulate presentations, effective explanations and/or thorough data.
 Demonstrates self-confidence, decisiveness, and risk-taking, but is not impulsive and has the presence to manage through a crisis.
 Contributes to the creation of a team-based, collaborative environment, promoting candor and receptivity, clarity of purpose and goals, and high commitment to achieving business goals.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED

 Expertise in financial management, financial accounting, reporting, credit, purchasing and taxation.
 Knowledge of both Canadian and U.S. GAAP (General Accepted Accounting Principles).
 Understanding the complexities of the consumer/healthcare industry and possible implications from a strategic financial perspective.
 Knowledge of cost accounting management, distribution, information technology and materials management.
 Understanding of operational business strategies and issues.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED

 10 years of experience in public accounting and a multi-national corporation.
 Experience of applying U.S. GAAP to business scenario.
 Leadership of a multi-functional finance team.
 Knowledge of Canadian taxation environment.
 Responsible for achieving results in a matrix organization.
 Understanding of organizational dynamics of a global corporation, operating culture, effective work styles and achieving results in a changing environment.
 Preferred experiences in working for a U.S. based multi-national organization.

EDUCATION REQUIRED

 Must possess a University Degree AND Chartered Accountant Designation or CPA Designation (US)

DEADLINE- Resumes should be received on or before October 17, 2012.

SEND TO Mead Johnson Nutrition
Human Resources
Stephanie Cluff
900 – 535 Legget Drive
Kanata, ON
K2K 3B8
Fax (613) 595-4765


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Mead Johnson Nutrition helps babies grow up healthy. The company specializes in developing and manufacturing nutritional products for...