Manager, Finance Canada

Business Unit:  Otto Bock Healthcare Canada Ltd.

Burlington, CA, L7L 5N5

Contract Type:  regular
Scope of employment:  full-time
Contact Person:  Lorraine Miller
Contact Information: 
Job ID:  6987

Summary Statement

For more than a century Ottobock has pursued the mission of helping people living with limb loss or mobility challenges regain or maintain their freedom of movement. We do this through the development of leading prosthetic, orthotic and wheelchair innovation and an unwavering commitment to delivering superior patient care experiences. As a growing healthcare company, we continue to invest in both our people and new service offerings. With more than 8,000 employees worldwide and 1,100 across North America, we are dedicated to advancing the O&P industry and improving the lives of the people served by it.


We are currently looking for Manager of Finance to join our Finance team in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.  This is a full-time permanent position. (hybrid work schedule)

The Manager of Finance shall hold the responsibility for managing the overall financial operations of Ottobock HealthCare Canada.  The position is accountable for divisional financial reporting, budgeting, costing, tax, audit, building financial models and trend analysis, and preparation of financial reports.  Participate in creating and implementing policies and procedures relating to business processes and internal controls, and leading the local accounting team.   Identify areas of opportunity where costs may be reduced, effectiveness and efficiency of resource utilization may be improved, and provide insight and recommendations.   Adhere to appropriate accounting principles.   Provide appropriate reporting, analysis, and feedback.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the Accounting operations including the review of journal entries, payroll, Accounts Payable/Receivables.
  • Work with Operations to define, measure, analyze, improve and control current processes.  Manage research and development program for CCRA and accounting requirements.
  • Assist with analysis and review of the organization’s financial performance by collecting, analyzing, reporting, and interpreting operational, financial and statistical data.
  • Manage and coordinate month-end, quarterly and year-end reporting.
  • Manage and coordinate with department leads forecasting for future quarterly as required.
  • Prepare adjusting, closing entries, and submit monthly and ad hoc reporting.  Maintain standardized controls and reporting that adhere to Canada and GAAP, IFRS, etc. as appropriate.
  • Prepare annual budgeting process for Canadian entity with active collaboration with department leads.
  • Assists in developing goals, objectives, and appropriate metrics which support the overall Company strategy.
  • Coordination of year-end tax and audit work as assigned.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of standard manufacturing costs, variance analysis, analyzing trends and providing recommendations to leadership.
  • Supervise accounting staff as assigned.  Involvement in staffing process, including recruiting, interviewing, and selection of candidates.  Provide appropriate feedback to subordinates and administer disciplinary action if necessary.
  • Provide support to relevant groups in finding solutions to technical questions and issues. 
  • Proactively identify potential hurdles and apply problem solving and decision-making skills to find acceptable resolutions.
  • Active member of the Canadian Leadership Team.


  • University degree in Business/Accounting with advanced degree or professional designation (such as: CA, CPA, CMA, CMT) or Master’s degree preferred
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of Corporate Accounting and Financial Management.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferable; strong understanding of Cost Accounting; significant experience in Corporate Accounting; understanding of financial policies and practices and Canadian GAAP; and IFRS a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant Federal, Provincial and local requirements regarding financial records, pension, profit sharing and the like is essential.
  • Financial Analysis, budgeting, strategic planning and forecasting.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel expert.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, SAP or other ERP system.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; ability to interface effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Good project management and/or supervisory skills.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, presentation, problem solving, and organizational skills are essential.


Company sponsored extended benefits offered and company matching pension plan


Ottobock will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older) disability and genetic information.


Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in the areas of Prosthetics, NeuroMobility, Patient Care, Exoskeletons developed by 'SUITX by Ottobock' and Business Solutions ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With over 9,000 employees in almost 60 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!