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Cummins Inc. Controller - Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies in Mississauga, Ontario

Controller - Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies


Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment.

Our New Power Business Unit designs, manufactures, sells and supports electrified power systems ranging from fully electric to hybrid along with innovative components and subsystems, including battery, fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is an exciting opportunity in Mississauga, Ontario to work for our New Power Business Unit as the Global Financial Controller of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technologies.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Competence and comfortability to actively engage with and present views, business updates and data to senior management including C-suite leadership.

  • Ability to think across potential investments to assist Senior Leadership team with decisions on technologies to develop based upon markets, specific customer needs and application/salability/profitability of the technology.

  • Experience with and ability to become an integral voice in key components of customer, joint venture and supplier terms and agreements.

  • Aptitude to financially model and develop modeling capabilities within finance teams for key financial investment decisions.

  • Costing and margin analysis for decision making on various customers brought to the pipeline with understanding of non-financial risks and benefits.

  • High acuity with coaching and developing teams in multiple locations.

  • Comfort with working in an ambiguous environment and requests for expedient replies and turnaround.

Your impact will happen in these and other ways:

  • Responsible for all accounting, budgeting, financial reporting, financial analysis, controls, and costs for a large or complex entity/organization.

  • Works with the Business Unit/Line of Business/Functional Controller to apply consistent accounting practices at the entity level.

  • Participates in the leadership team for the operation.

  • Directs all accounting practices for the entity; directs the monthly and quarterly financial reporting process, including general ledger and subsidiary financial ledgers.

  • Participates in the business as a member of the leadership team.

  • Ensures processes are efficient and that the product/operation maintains cost effectiveness.

  • Partners with business leaders to provide input into development of business strategies.

  • Conducts the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and forecast processes.

  • Leads communications on financial results across all functions within the operation.

  • Maintains a strong control environment across the key business cycles, including account reconciliations and system implementations.

  • Works with the business unit/line of business/functional controller to apply consistent accounting practices; implements recommended changes to accounting practices.

  • Coordinates financial modeling of quotation packages.

  • Develops and presents reports and analyses to the Business Leader.

  • Leads efforts to comply with any governmental or regulatory organization financial requirements.

  • Provides appropriate resources for internal and external financial and process audits.

  • Provides business support in terms of accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory control, shipping/receiving and payroll.

  • Forecasts logistics costs and inventory; provides leadership to business to meet logistics and working capital targets.

  • Leads financial analysis on capital projects and overall capital management process at the entity level.

  • Coaches and mentors all entity finance staff; assigns work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; assesses performance and provides feedback to direct reports.



Financial Regulations Acumen - Evaluates applicable regulations for the financial area of focus, such as tax, banking, pension, local accounting to ensure underlying transactions are recorded in compliance with applicable regulations; explains key requirements and purpose of regulations and implications to the business to inform and educate relevant stakeholders.

Business Partnering - Collaborates with stakeholders and develops partnerships to drive performance that aligns to organizational goals and strategies; influences the organization by demonstrating knowledge of the business to provide guidance to support the decision making process and guiding the business towards positive results and organizational alignment; evaluates business environment using measures to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunities.

Financial Planning and Forecasting - Utilizes financial forecast data to provide forward looking projections to facilitate decision making; partners with stakeholders to analyze trends and validate assumptions to provide a forecast that aligns to the organization's goals and strategies.

Financial Analysis - Interprets financial data by analyzing trends, variances, opportunities and risks to provide insight to stakeholders regarding financial impact to drive business improvement; evaluates financial results against targets to communicate conclusions to all stakeholders; ensures integrity of financial data by investigating variances and determining corrective actions to resolve identified issues.

Ensures accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

Develops talent - Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.

Business insight - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals.

Communicates effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Directs work - Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Plans and aligns - Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Drives results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

Situational adaptability - Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.


  • Minimum 15 years of experience in a financial operations function with minimum five years in a leadership position.

  • Exposure and understanding of manufacturing operations from a financial perspective.

  • Knowledge of US GAAP.

  • Experience with presenting financial information to senior leadership and/or Boards.

Required Education, Licenses or Certifications

College, university, or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Chartered Accountant or similar certification required. Graduate degree highly preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Base salary rate commensurate with experience. Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.


At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law.

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Primary Location Canada-Ontario-Mississauga-Canada, ON, Mississauga, Hydrogenics Admiral

Job Type Experienced - Exempt / Office

Recruitment Job Type Exempt - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 6, 2020, 10:12:46 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000004E