Manager/Sr. Manager – Finance Transformation

Manager/Sr. Manager – Finance Transformation

AEC Europe GmbH | St. Catharines, ON, CA

Posted 20 days ago

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AEC is a global mobility solutions provider committed to finding better ways. The group of companies is active in the areas of international vehicle distribution, global fleet services, parts and accessories, homologation, retail, and logistics services, and is an official distributor of Stellantis' Dodge and RAM brands in Europe. For our office in St. Catharines, Ontario we are looking for Manager/Senior Manager – Finance Transformation to join our international team.

Reporting to Director, Finance & Accounting, the Manager/Sr. Manager Finance Transformation is responsible for leading a team of analysts and working collaboratively with cross-functional teams, IT and external consultants on strategic initiatives to transform the Order-to-Cash (i.e., order entry, customer credit, invoicing, accounts receivable, collections), Procure-to-Pay (procurement, invoicing, accounts payable, payment), record-to-report (i.e., fixed assets, inventory, payroll, financial close, consolidation, financial reporting) processes. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator with extensive background in the design, planning, building, and optimizing of data and information systems to improve the Finance operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Conduct walkthroughs, control testing and interviewing to understand existing processes and determine areas for process improvement within Finance.
Drive improvements to existing workflows resulting in improved accuracy, efficiencies and/or cost savings.
Evaluate the existing month end, quarter end and year end processes and implement improvements that result in faster publication of the financial statements.
Work as part of a global cross-functional team to design, configure and implement process improvements and systems within the functional areas listed above.
Oversee and provide guidance for the ongoing day-to-day activities and longer-term strategic direction of the department including automation and process streamlining initiatives.
Complete post implementation process reviews to ensure successful delivery has been achieved.
Develop collaborative relationships acting as a well-respected, trusted partner cross functionality with key stakeholders.
Other related duties as required or assigned.


Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
7+ years working in a finance environment (CPA designation is a plus)
Must have hands on controls implementation experience
Proven track record in process improvement within a Finance Department
Proven management experience with an emphasis on collaboration and team/individual development
Experience implementing cloud-based ERP tool for Finance Operations (e.g., SAP, Dynamics, Oracle)
Completed at least 2~3 full life cycles of end-2-end ERP implementation in FI/FICO area.
Experience in FI/FICO process mapping & optimization
Experience in multi-country tax regulations
Knowledge in various Chart of Accounts: Canada, Germany, Belgium, Italy, etc
Knowledge of technical architecture & measure in a FI/FICO related ERP implementation
Ability to communicate and present complex topics in a clear and concise manner
Strong negotiation skills to gain buy-in among peers, cross-functional and executive team members
Ability to prioritize and plan work activities efficiently to meet deadlines
Have a curious mindset with a desire to continue learning with an interest in upskilling for a digital world and with an openness to learning new tools and adapting new ways of working and technology trends.
Our Corporate Values

Adaptability: we love change
Reliability: we say what we do and do what we say
Professionalism: we have what it takes
Leadership: we all take ownership
Growth: we are committed to continuous improvement...
Kindness: we put people first


The opportunity to shape and grow an industry-leading automotive distributor
A flexible, collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced work environment with an award- winning employer
Many opportunities for personal and professional development
Opportunities to participate in exciting brand and company events that give back to the community
And much, much more

AEC is a global mobility solutions provider committed to finding better ways. The group of companies is active in the areas of international vehicle distribution, global fleet services, parts and accessories, homologation, retail and logistics services, and is an official distributor of Stellantis’ Dodge and RAM brands in Europe. AEC was founded in St. Catharines, Canada, in 1996 and has since expanded to a team of 200+ international experts in seven locations and a network of 550+ dealers and partners worldwide. With 25+ years of experience in the automotive industry, its own R&D facility, and a state-of-the-art Vehicle Processing Center, AEC provides partners with customized solutions tailored to their exact needs as they enter new markets and grow their brands. In 2022, AEC was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte. Find out more at