Segment Controller Job Details | ATS Automation

ATS Automation

On, CA

Job Description


At ATS, a $2.6B publicly-traded global enterprise with a proud 40-year history, we are helping advance the future with our factory-wide automation solutions. Within the Product and Food Technology segment, what we do matters – it matters to our employees, customers, and our shareholders. We focus on food processing machinery and equipment industry, along with expanding our portfolio of automation enabling equipment, such as our SuperTrak Conveyance system. Our customers are leaders in their industries and rely on us to deliver what we promise, on time and on budget. Together with our product range, our financial strength of $500M and global footprint of over 1200 employees worldwide, we provide the best automation solutions to our customers where and when they need it.

The Controller for Products & Food Technology will be a key member of the finance leadership team. This leadership position will have ownership over the accounting for the Products & Food Technology segment which includes 7+ divisions in North America & Europe. This position will have direct accountability in ensuring the financials are following IFRS, Sarbanes Oxley, and internal controls.


  • Ensure all divisions in the segment are in compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Direct the monthly close process across 7+ divisions globally, driving improvements to ensure a close process in 5 days or less each month
  • Development and refinement of segment accounting policies to ensure all divisions are in compliance, to include potential acquisitions in the future
  • Actively assess and monitor the control environment and where required, implement appropriate internal controls
  • Perform a detailed balance sheet review for each division on an annual basis
  • Oversee the effective management of internal and external auditors
  • Be the subject matter expert for divisions on statutory requirements
  • Manage the structure of Chart of Accounts across all entities
  • Drive system implementations, enhancements and controllership projects, including account reconciliation, operational reporting, MJE, etc.
  • Partner with Corporate Shared Services to identify synergy opportunities
  • Oversees leasing process, including review of T&Cs and appropriate accounting
  • Partner with the segment leadership in identification of opportunities & risks to effectively monitor on a proactive basis
  • Partner with division finance and leadership teams to assess and drive to the best outcome of any judgmental accounting topics (legal, bad debt, warranty, project reserves)
  • Engage with businesses operationally to review standard cost & rate annually
  • Lead the review of any technical accounting questions for the divisions and work with Corporate for approval
  • Participate in M&A due diligence activities, reviewing target company financials, accounting practices, and all materials in conjunction with the Corporate Development team
  • Plan and coordinate financial integration activities for acquisitions
  • Ensure all business activities are performed with the highest ethical standards and in compliance with the ATS Code of Business Conduct
Additional Information



  • A diploma or degree specializing in accounting, finance or equivalent
  • A professional financial designation as a CA or CPA is required


  • Minimum of 8 years’ of experience in accounting/controllership roles of increasing responsibilities, preferably in manufacturing, financial and cost accounting environment
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and commit to accuracy and attention to detail required
  • Deep experience and knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley 404 and Internal Controls is preferred. Experience implementing these controls a plus
  • Previous work experience in a Big 4 is preferred
  • Experience in mergers and acquisition preferred
  • Hands on experience with ERPs (SAP, JDE) preferred

The successful candidate exhibits:

  • Excellent communication and strong analytical skills
  • Strong organization skills and work ethic
  • Willingness to work in a fast moving, complex international environment
  • Self-starter and proactive approach
  • Resiliency in complex and changing environments
  • Passion about process implementation and is eager to deliver tangible improvements measured through KPIs


Join the Winning Team at ATS Automation, a great place to automate your future!

Take your place among the best in the business, and grow your career with the Products and Food Technology Segment at ATS Automation. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality.

We attract some of the most talented and motivated individuals from a range of fields, with our global offering and growth opportunities as we expand on a global scale.