Lead Cost Controller

Posting Date: 08 August 2020

Location: Victoria, CA, V8Z 0B9

Company: Babcock

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Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock is best known for our work in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet. We are now expanding our Canadian business into the Aviation sector by providing Aerial Emergency Services to the Province of Manitoba.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis.  Collectively at Babcock, our employees exude the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


In this role, you will:


  • Provide guidance, oversight and overall accountability of data management and reporting in Operations Finance and Cost Control
  • Manage and develop the Operations Finance and Cost Control processes and documentation
  • Ensure production of accurate project, programme and operational reporting in the required format and in accordance with required deadlines
  • Develop and manage the financial position reporting against ongoing contracts as well as associated risk
  • Provide accurate and effective management information to support KPI reporting for operational, programme and project managers
  • Lead the Operations Finance and Cost Control delivery team
  • Liaise with Babcock Finance to ensure all corporate financial reporting needs are supported and met by operations
  • Support Babcock Canada in providing timely information to meet regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies from a financial perspective
  • Prepare contract review reports and attend meetings as required
  • Produce ad-hoc forecasts and revised budgets as requested
  • Liaise with operational management to provide accounting support, cost control, systems development and procedural control as required
  • Attend customer and supplier meetings as required
  • Perform other duties as necessary


As our ideal candidate,


  • You hold a post-secondary degree or diploma in a Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline
  • You have a CPA designation or equivalent
  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior accounting or financial role
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience leading a team of skilled employees
  • You have a strong understanding of cost control and project management processes
  • You have intermediate to advanced Excel skills, good knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems (experience utilizing IFS is an asset)
  • You are able to plan, prioritise and deliver to firm deadlines
  • You are able to create and maintain strong relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • You have exceptional attention to detail
  • You are eligible for Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearances


Applicants, please apply online through our LinkedIn posting or through our website at http://www.babcockcanada.com/.

Given our commitment to employee development across the board, employees enjoy a long and satisfying career at Babcock in an environment that values their contributions, rewards them properly, and is committed to their safety and wellbeing.  Employee benefits may include but are not limited to:


  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Company sponsored continuing education
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Reimbursement of annual professional membership dues
  • Health and Wellness Program
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation that increases with years of service


Babcock is committed to promoting employee equity and building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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