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Job: Controller

Active since 19-04-2018 Job category Financial and economic / busine...
Location Guelph Level Manager
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary -
Our client, a small but growing company committed to becoming Canada’s most knowledgeable and trusted provider of personal protection equipment, is seeking an experienced Controller to join its team of dedicated professionals in Guelph, Ontario. This is a new position for the company, so the ideal candidate will be someone who thrives on challenges such as building robust accounting and reporting practices, who has a love for operations including managing internal controls, and who lives and breathes strategic planning. This position will be responsible for helping the company build and manage its financial and operational framework to enable and support continued company growth.

Our client has worked hard to create a company culture that is open and comfortable and that promotes curiosity and growth. From the CEO to the front line, their people are ambitious, committed to success, respectful and not afraid of hands-on work. It’s expected that the successful candidate would not only fit in well with their culture but would also challenge the status quo, exhibit a high degree of integrity, and bring a wealth of ideas and practices that would strengthen both their team and company.

Reporting directly to the CEO and acting as the second-in-command, this position demands the following:

• Manage the accounting operations, including the review of journal entries, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and statutory reporting
• Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal regulatory and company policies and procedures
• Implement and manage internal controls with respect to financial policies, processes and procedures
• Prepare, analyze and present monthly, quarterly and annual operating results for each department
• Provide advice and guidance on all accounting matters, including financial systems, record-keeping, analysis and reporting
• Co-ordinate the year-end audit and preparation of audited financial statements
• Co-ordinate all other customer and government audits
• Prepare monthly financial statements and external reporting to financial institutions, ensuring that all reporting requirements are met
• Maintain fixed-asset subledger
• Establish budgets, assist in budgeting process, forecasting and generation of performance reports against budgets
• Monitor performance against company KPIs
• Work directly with operations to define, measure, analyze, improve and control current processes that affect customer quality and influence internal operating efficiency
• Rapidly establish, co-ordinate and integrate the operational elements of new business
• Provide strategic analysis as required to drive improved decision-making
• Support new systems or project selections and implementation from a strategic finance and internal control perspective
• Collaborate with the CEO and Management Team to ensure that the business and operations of the company are aligned with the company’s mandate and strategy
• Provide leadership and direct focus to create a disciplined and engaged operational culture and drive continual improvement of the operational management system
• Assist in high-level HR activities such as reviewing and generating employment agreements and termination letters, conducting training and performance reviews, and mentoring and supervising staff
• Assist the CEO as required
• Other related duties as required or assigned

Skills and Experience Required:
• Accounting designation CPA (CA, CMA or CGA)
• A minimum of five years of experience in a related position
• A minimum of five years of experience in people management
• High-level HR activity management
• Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills (vital to the role)
• Superior time management, attention to detail and prioritization skills
• Exceptional problem-solving, analytical and decision-making abilities
• Ability to work efficiently as part of a team as well as independently
• Ability to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
• Deep experience with financial analysis, budgeting and strategic planning
• High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons or facts
• Familiarity with building and implementing financial and operational processes and systems
• Must have initiative, follow-up and execution skills
• Proficient skills in MS Office: Microsoft Word, Advanced Excel and data query
• Experience in the wholesale industry would be an asset

This role will have some travel within North America (10 per cent or less).

Please apply here or to with a covering letter noting your overall fit for this role and your salary expectations, as well as a detailed resume demonstrating fit.  We will forward screened resumes directly to our client to review.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Please inform us if you need accommodations if selected to participate in our recruitment process. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for more information or for interviews will be contacted.


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Financial and economic / business administration / Financial Management
Industry / Industries Retail / Wholesale
Region Canada
Keywords controller, financial, accounting, finance

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Name Christie Ferguson