Pollard Banknote

Pollard Banknote

Winnipeg, Manitoba Job Opportunities

Established in 1907, Pollard Banknote is one of the world’s leading full-service lottery suppliers and is a major supplier to North America’s charitable gaming industry. Listed on the TSE, the firm currently provides instant lottery tickets and related programming, design, and marketing support services to more than 50 lotteries worldwide, including some of the largest and most respected lotteries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.


SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Pollard Banknote Limited is seeking an outgoing professional to join our growing Finance department! This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to a well-established, reputable, leading company in the Lottery Industry.

The Senior Financial Analyst will work with various facets of the organization to assist the Controller and other Financial Managers in tasks and projects. This role requires an adaptable team player who thrives in environments requiring the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects. We are looking for an experienced professional with an accounting designation (CPA or legacy equivalent) who has work experience in the manufacturing industry and a demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage the research and development cost tracking process, liaising with manufacturing and other departments to develop management reporting and the annual tax claim
  • Prepare monthly consolidations for financial statements
  • Ensure timely tracking and analyzing of our innovation sales
  • Prepare reports for our licensed property portfolio
  • Maintain, analyze and improve our base financial information in our current ERP system
  • Assist with accounting for new lines of business
  • Assist in the preparation of overhead budgets for the Company
  • Assist Controller in tax and audits as necessary
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or legacy equivalent)
  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting/finance. Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Excel and database software
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, collaborating with others to drive projects to completion
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of initiative and proven ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Adaptable to respond to changing priorities and requirements

Pollard Banknote offers a challenging, team-oriented environment, competitive compensation, profit sharing program, company pension and opportunities for professional development. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining fit and salary expectations along with a résumé by October 1, 2017 to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


COST ACCOUNTANT

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Pollard Banknote Limited is seeking a highly driven ambitious professional to join our growing Finance department! This is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a well-established, reputable, leading company in the Lottery Industry.

The Cost Accountant’s focus is to analyze and monitor our Ypsilanti Michigan plant performance as it relates to product costing, cost savings, and inventory and production management. This role requires a motivated hands-on individual with a demonstrated understanding of manufacturing processes and offers fast-paced, challenging work with growth potential.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work closely with manufacturing to deliver management reports to improve decision-making including product cost reports, monthly and year-to-date summary cost reporting
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of direct materials and labor costs for each product produced
  • Analyze variances between actual and standard costs by product to understand why variances exist and identify process improvements
  • Calculate, analyze and report monthly key metrics performance plant measurements to managers
  • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis and standard setting
  • Reconcile period-end inventory balances and the preparing of financial reports and analysis on direct materials
  • Assist manufacturing with ad hoc analysis and projects as needed
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance
  • A professional accounting designation CPA (CGA, CA or CMA) or actively working towards CPA completion
  • 2-5 years’ experience in accounting/finance. Experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships to support off-site plant
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong initiative and proven ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Intermediate or advanced proficiency in Excel and database software

Pollard Banknote offers a challenging, team-oriented environment, competitive compensation, profit sharing program, company pension and opportunities for professional development. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter outlining fit and salary expectations along with a résumé by October 1, 2017 to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


Internal Auditor

THE OPPORTUNITY:

We’re looking for a self-motivated hands-on Internal Auditor to develop strategic internal audit plans for our Pollard Banknote group of companies. This is the perfect opportunity for a creative critical thinker who is passionate about making recommendations for optimal improvements!

Based in Winnipeg, you will report directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and work closely with the Executive Vice President of Finance to implement a systematic risk based approach for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of our risk management and internal controls. You will direct the application of internal audit resources providing independent assurance and consulting services and become a key driver in the evaluation of internal control certifications required under current and future securities regulations.

As an experienced Internal Auditor, you will provide real life business focused solutions to the operation. This role requires a demonstrated understanding of financial accounting and operating controls in a manufacturing organization.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a firm on the leading edge of worldwide gaming development and to make a significant impact on the future of Pollard Banknote. This role is also available to professionals interested in a possible flex/time or part-time position to allow for work-life balance while maintaining a dynamic and exciting professional career.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-secondary degree in commerce or related field complemented by a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) with a minimum of two years of post-qualifying experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Recent experience in an internal or external audit environment
  • Experience in developing risk-based internal audit plans including an ability to identify priority focused audit risks and exposures
  • Exposure to and an understanding of ICFR responsibilities including recent amendments to related professional standards
  • Thorough knowledge of audit procedures including planning, techniques, test and sampling methods with commitment to perform and complete detailed audit testing and programs
  • Keen attention to detail and demonstrated capability to multi-task and effectively manage in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional people skills, comfortable operating within all levels of the organization
  • Superior technical skills related to internal control principles and financial accounting
  • Strong aptitude for analytical analysis and an intellectual curiosity
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, specifically related to completion and presentation of findings and report writing
  • Proficiency in Excel, database software and other IT processes
  • Ability to maintain current knowledge related to accounting, audit and securities legislation and new auditing techniques and practices
  • CFE, CISA or CIA designation, or working toward a designation preferred
Pollard Banknote Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Extensive benefits program
  • Profit sharing
  • Pension plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Flexible hours
  • Recognition Program
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Free parking
  • On site fitness facility & food services
  • Social Activities & Organized Company Events
  • Team-oriented Environment

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume by October 1, 2017 to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


TERM - CREATIVE ARTIST

The Opportunity:

We are looking for a Creative Artist with strong illustration skills to join our Game Management and Design team on a 17 month term. This is a great opportunity to work in a creative role within a high volume, quick turnaround production environment. This position will be responsible for producing eye-catching lottery ticket designs as well as a wide array of related promotional material for our clients worldwide.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Creation of lottery ticket and related marketing material designs that meet customer requirements and technical printing specifications
  • To provide design support and ideas for new products and concepts in support of the marketing department for customer presentations
  • Ensure all work is completed accurately to meet quality standards and deadlines
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-Secondary education; degree, diploma or certificate in Graphic Arts Design or comparable experience
  • 2-5 years design experience
  • Strong illustration skills encompassing many different styles
  • Sound knowledge of pre-press operations and modern printing technology and processes
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite 6 or higher (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign)
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh computers
  • An inventive imagination and expert attention to detail is required
  • Ability to create original and marketable designs as well as edit customer art to meet Pollard Banknote printing specifications
  • A team player with excellent communication skills to clearly present and interpret information and artwork design ideas in consultations with others
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative and can work successfully without direct supervision
  • Experience/knowledge with flexographic printing is an asset

Pollard Banknote offers a challenging, team-oriented environment, competitive compensation, profit sharing program, company pension and opportunities for professional development.

Interested candidates are asked to submit an art portfolio with an emphasis on illustrative work, resume and cover letter outlining fit and salary expectations to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


Programmer Analyst

Department Overview:

Working in a highly-secure environment, our Game Development department is fast-paced, team-oriented and offers valuable mentoring opportunities with the brightest leaders in the business. Work with a variety of clients on a wide range of diverse short-term projects, building your skill set through algorithm development, random number generator, statistical data analysis, internal auditing and game generation.

The Opportunity:

Our Internal Audit & Software Acceptance Department is currently seeking a Programmer Analyst. This full time position is responsible for auditing the programs created by the Game Generation Department to ensure the data that is generated for lottery tickets meets all customer specifications, game restrictions and prize structures.

The Internal Audit Programmer Analyst will…
  • Develop and test game applications/scripts to audit lottery ticket games that meet customer and game specification requirements and delivery deadlines
  • Ensure integrity and security of all information and processes by producing work with a high level of accuracy and quality
  • Audit and analyze game data ensuring all requirements are met through testing, reviewing and verification
  • Read and interpret customer specifications and audit data according to specs
  • Verify data requirements are unambiguous, logical and without playability concerns
  • Create standard audit documentation
  • Review peer created audit documentation and audited data files
  • Maintain base code to comply with changes
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in application development preferably within Unix environments
  • Experience with C++ and Unix shell scripting
  • Strong mathematical and statistics background
  • Understanding of object-oriented programming and design
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interpret and write technical documentation
  • Ability to perform work with high levels of concentration and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a project team and independently
  • Ability to use logical and analytical approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated organizational and priority management skills
  • Experience in software development amongst a deadline-oriented manufacturing environment would be considered an asset
Pollard Banknote Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Extensive benefits program
  • Profit sharing
  • Pension plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Flexible hours
  • Recognition Program
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Free parking
  • On site fitness facility & food services
  • Social Activities & Organized Company Events
  • Team-oriented Environment

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, indicating salary expectations and posting number W61-17, along with a resume to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


Programmer Analyst

Pollard Banknote’s IT Department is expanding and we’re looking for a Programmer Analyst to join our Game Development group.

Department Overview:

Working in a highly-secure environment, our Game Development department is fast-paced, team-oriented and offers valuable mentoring opportunities with the brightest leaders in the business. Work with a variety of clients on a wide range of diverse short-term projects and build your skill set through algorithm development, random number generators, statistical data analysis, internal auditing and game generation.

The Opportunity:

This role offers a unique technical opportunity to work within a talented software project team. As a member of our Game Generation Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for creating software programs to generate random data for scratch tickets and for the development of complex applications for the production of high security lottery products.

The Game Generation Programmer Analyst will…
  • Develop and test game applications/scripts to program lottery ticket games that meet customer and game specification requirements and delivery deadlines
  • Analyze data generated by software to ensure accurate randomization of data to meet all security requirements
  • Ensure all new software development has its own architecture while fitting into the departments overall software architecture
  • Ensure programs and Game Gen support applications remain in an operational state; maintain base codes and process bug fixes
  • Create technical game documentation
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in application development preferably within Unix environments
  • Working knowledge of C and C++
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both with a project team and independently
  • Ability to use logic and an analytical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to perform work with high levels of concentration and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational and priority management skills
  • Ability to interpret and write technical documentation
  • A strong background in mathematics and statistics is preferred
  • Experience in software development amongst a deadline-oriented manufacturing environment would be considered an asset
  • Experience with object oriented programming, rational database design and programming in an agile environment would be an asset
Pollard Banknote Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Extensive benefits program
  • Profit sharing
  • Pension plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Flexible hours
  • Recognition Program
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Free parking
  • On site fitness facility & food services
  • Social Activities & Organized Company Events
  • Team-oriented Environment

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.


APPLICATIONS ARCHITECT

THE OPPORTUNITY:

We are looking for an innovative technology driven Applications Architect to join our growing Digital Solutions team!

This is the perfect opportunity for a Team Lead, Senior Programmer, Senior Application Developer or an experienced Game Developer to professionally grow their career.

Combining strong business acumen and project management expertise, you will deliver overall product analysis for our new and existing digital products including feature/capability analysis, functional and non-functional requirement analysis, market analysis and analysis of tools/frameworks. While working closely with the Digital Solutions team you will support the product development lifecycle to ensure that the application’s architecture is aligned with our goals, objectives and strategic initiatives.

As Applications Architect, you will provide solution architectural expertise to develop and maintain a digital technology product roadmap to manage the introduction of new features and capabilities, conduct strategic research and development, and assist in the translation of business strategy and requirements into specific solutions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Design major aspects of the architecture of an application, including business intelligence, data analytics, user interface, middleware and content management
  • Collaborate with the Director of Digital Solutions to conduct research and development for new opportunities, features, emerging technologies and products that will increase cost effectiveness and system flexibility
  • Document and analyze existing digital application architecture and technology portfolio; make recommendations for improvements and/or alternatives
  • Identify, assess and solve complex business problems in the digital space, where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders as required to ensure application architecture is aligned with business requirements
  • Facilitate client’s product visions by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products
  • Assist in continuous improvement, business development and standardization initiatives
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Post-secondary education in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 5 years’ experience managing diverse technology projects
  • 2 years’ experience in application/software design and development
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with Web technologies and frameworks like Laravel, Bootstrap, Node.js and Responsive Design
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in designing, developing and consuming SOAP and REST Web Services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong presentation skills
TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:
  • Knowledge of leadership practices and principles
  • Knowledge of development on mobile platforms and best practices
  • Proven experience with object oriented analysis, design, and programming, unified modeling language, model driven architecture, design patterns, service oriented architecture, and business plan modeling
  • Experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of Apple App Store and Google Play Store guidelines
  • Web Programming skills: Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP, HTML5, CSS, AJAX and JavaScript
  • Progressive technical knowledge and knowledge of best practices in Information Technology service delivery such as SDLC, PMBOK, and Agile Development
Pollard Banknote Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Extensive benefits program
  • Profit sharing
  • Pension plan
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Flexible hours
  • Recognition Program
  • Corporate Discounts
  • Free parking
  • On site fitness facility & food services
  • Social Activities & Organized Company Events
  • Team-oriented Environment

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter including salary expectations and resume to:

Pollard Banknote
140 Otter Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 0M8
www.pollardbanknote.com

E-mail: humanresources@pollardbanknote.com

We thank all that apply, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory response from a Criminal Record Search.