Site Controller

INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. It comprises 34 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its network spans 181sites in 22 countries throughout the world.

INEOS is characterized by the following strengths:

High-quality and low-cost production facilities

Well-invested plants

Large plants that benefit from economies of scale

Favourable locations

Experienced management

Leading market positions

Operating diversity - products, customers, geographic regions, applications and end-use markets.

We believe INEOS is a refreshing place to work and we are prepared to embrace new approaches to business. Safety is our first priority. We are highly focused on growth and EBITDA, and see the “customer as king”

We currently have the following opportunity:


Site Controller

Job Purpose:


Overall accountability for financial reporting, budgeting, and margin calculation, procurement, information technology and warehouse activities.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

The roles and responsibilities of the Joffre Site Controller are as follows:


As Controller responsibilities include:

Overseeing the accounting functions at the site to ensure accurate financial results

Execution of the financial elements of the NOVA agreements

Formulation and establishment of accounting policies, procedures and systems to ensure timely and accurate reporting

Ensuring reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles/ IFRS standards

Provide financial analysis as needed, in particular for capital investments, coding decision, and contract compliance

Coordinating the provision of information to external and internal auditors

Championing internal controls and financial assurance

Filing of regulatory reports for external agencies (Statistics Canada)

Support Lacombe County, Alberta, and federal tax filings

As SAP Business Leader for the site:

Coordinate and Support SAP solutions and upgrades

Ensure SAP meets business needs of the site

Authorize users access and define user roles and authorizations

As Finance Manager

Review economics and provide oversight on the financial justification of growth and profit improvement capital projects

Manage and coordinate site fixed and variable budgeting process

Ensure month end close obligations are completed accurately and on time

Represents site within financial community

Initiate and lead the optimization of accounting systems and work processes

Monitor and analyze monthly operating results (fixed, variable, and capital) against site budget

Budget, forecast and analyze fixed operating costs for the Administration, Finance, IT, NOVA, and Procurement cost centers 

An ambassador for change at the site:

Creating a site culture based on challenging discretionary spend

Lead best practice sharing among the sites

Drive the implementation of fixed cost savings and benchmarking opportunities

Site lead for NOVA contract interpretation and compliance, including:

Review associated procedures and costs

Coordination of Audits

Active member of NOVA/INEOS Governance Board

Preparation and communication of Margin Distribution forecast

As a member of the site Plant Leadership Team (PLT):

Meet to discuss site fixed costs, approvals, lesson’s learned, regulatory compliance, R+ opportunities and new business

As requested, lead investigations relating to Joffre LAO Plant “non-perfect days

As requested, conduct safety site orientations on all new employees to the site (Contractor or INEOS)

Ensure direct reports meet the objectives established in site’s Performance Contract

Be the Public Information Coordinator for site’s EOC

Active member of Canadian Pension Plan Committee (CBAC)

Manage Procurement team, ensuring Procurement and Warehouse activities are adding value to the site.  Value is measured by minimizing fully loaded costs for delivery of goods and services, providing just in time inventory, managing relationships with key vendors, facilitating/assisting in contract negotiations, and managing vendor selection process.  Also provide back up for Procurement Manager in his absence with regard to having contracts reviewed by a lawyer.

Managing the IT Coordinator ensuring continuity, security, and performance of the IT services for the Joffre LAO Plant.  IT services include desktop support, server maintenance, voice & data network services, application support services, projects, and IT security

Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures

Act as a role model within my team(s) for knowledge sharing, mentoring individuals, and coaching for high performance

Manage GHG environmental performance credits (EPC’s) as needed.  Buy and sell as needed.

Act as an Officer (Secretary) of INEOS Canada Company and INEOS Canada Investment Company

Skills & Knowledge Required:

What is required of the job holder to do the job to a fully acceptable level of performance:


Self-motivated, well organized, able to work independently, and ability to drive projects to completion

Strong interpersonal skills that leads to effective teamwork and engagement of others

Ability to interface with and coordinate activities between various internal departments  

The position also requires meticulous attention to detail and the ability to deal with constantly changing requirements and priorities

Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with all levels of Executive/Senior staff and clients including NOVA

Fluent in the use of SAP – be seen as a SAP site expert and a central resource. 

Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills

Ability to engage and motivate direct reports to achieve remarkable performance

Demonstrated ability to influence all levels of management within INEOS to achieve buy-in on a procedure, process, purchase or agreement

Motivation for and ability identify and act upon ways to improve work processes, and reduce costs


Line Management Responsibility:


Reports to the CFO, INEOS Oligomers Global business and to the Site Manager, Joffre LAO Plant

Member of Plant Leadership Team

Interacts with all levels within INEOS Oligomers, peers within financial community, and NOVA Chemicals

Leads a team of seven, including two degreed professionals, one financial analyst (diploma), one accounting technician (AP), two buyers and one warehouseman.


Required Skills, Certification, Physical and Cognitive Requirements and Key Competencies of Candidates.


Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company.  Preference would be given to candidates with an accounting designation (CPA, CMA, CGA)


Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and perform tasks requiring repetitive use of hands.  The employee must walk, stand and travel by car, airplane or other means.  

The must be able to work in a variety of environments that include both fieldwork and deskwork.  Minimum requirements include:


Maintaining constant awareness of personal safety and the safety of all other personnel.  This includes knowledge of unit operation, procedures, and rules.

Being able to work in a safety sensitive environment that includes large rotating equipment and hazardous chemicals. 

Must be able to withstand both winter and summer temperatures while wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment.


In addition, must be comfortable working in a loud environment that could include exposure to fumes / odors or vibration from surrounding equipment.


Being able to climb and descend stairs up to a total structure height of 80 feet.

Being able to pick up a 50 lb object such as a fire extinguisher or a large book/binder.

Being able to work at a desk and operate routine items such as a computer and calculator.



Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.   Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make discriminations in sound.


Work Environment: 

This job is performed mainly in a temperature controlled office environment. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement.


Cognitive Demands:

Strong capability of conscious mental effort or concentration required. Complexity of tasks is high due to uncertainty and unpredictability, in the plant setting, and in a plant outage. Considerable attention required, possibly for extended periods of time.


Level of Responsibility:

High level:  responsible for self and the work of other individuals or work groups.  Must be able to work in a team environment.


Decision making:

Large requirement of this job.  Making decisions on their own and as part of a group or team. Decisions can have a large impact on the safety of the plant personnel.


Stress Load:

Can be moderate to high.


Requirement for Communication:

High level of communication required.


Decision making:

Large requirement of this job.  Making decisions on their own and as part of a group or team. Decisions can have a large impact on the safety of the plant personnel.

Stress Load:

Can be moderate to high.

Requirement for Communication:

High level of communication required.



Our competitive benefit program includes:

Company paid pension plan

Company matched savings plan

Medical and dental benefits

Company paid life insurance

Company paid STD and LTD insurance

Company paid AD&D insurance

Physical fitness subsidy

Must be able to work in Canada on an indefinite basis. Thank you for your interest in our organization. We will only be contacting candidates selected for interviews.