Calgary, AB, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Montreal, Quebec, CA Edmonton, AB, CA Ottawa, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Date:  Sep 12, 2021


Reporting to the Director, Financial Reporting, Planning & Analysis, the Controller is responsible for the supervision of the monthly close process, preparation of quarterly tax projections and annual tax return preparation and assist with treasury administration. The Corporate Controller will also be part of a team that creates and implements policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.


Key Responsibilities:
•    Lead monthly accounting close process (and meet scheduled deadlines) including analytical review of the monthly operating results to ensure accurate accounting records are maintained.
•    Supervision of month end and year end working paper files, reconciliation and journal entries.
•    Implementation, documentation and maintenance of adequate and effective processes to improve the close and reporting cycles ensuring timely and accurate reporting.
•    Preparation of monthly financial statements and related footnotes, borrowing base and covenant calculations, monthly reports.
•    Project manage the year end audit process: 
o    Preparation of annual audited financial statements.
o    Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit.
•    Maintenance of GL and Chart of accounts.
•    Responsible for ensuring timely and compliant tax filings (local, provincial and federal): 
o    Preparation of all tax returns (corporate and partnership).
o    Preparation of appropriate partnership tax information.
•    Work with the Directors of Finance and Operations to develop, document and maintain accounting policies and procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls.  Develop and enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.  Responsible for the rollout of new processes and procedures to the accounting team.
•    Assist with the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances.
•    Coach, mentor, and develop members of the Controllership Team.


What are we looking for?
The Corporate Controller should display a high degree of responsibility, initiative, and business acumen.  The ideal candidate must be a good team player with excellent analytical capabilities. The candidate likes to work in a challenging and changing environment and is a creative problem-solver with solid financial knowledge. 

Job Requirements: 
•    Undergraduate business degree with a focus in Accounting/Finance and possessing a CPA designation.


•    Experience in progressive accounting roles with controllership or director level experience.
•    Experience in a law firm or professional services firm (an asset).
•    Experience with accounting systems, specifically with Elite and Chrome River (asset)
•    Strong leadership and organizational skills.
•    Self-Starter with strong technical accounting and analytical skills, naturally curious and seeking continuous improvement.
•    Ability to manage various deadlines simultaneously, interface with different levels of management and to thrive in a fast-paced environment, dealing with ambiguity and change.
•    Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.


*We thank all applicants who apply, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



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