Financial Controller – Montreal, QC  

Job Description

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Financial Controller will plan, manage, develop, and evaluate the operation of the accounting department and its systems in compliance with GAAP while working to bring efficiency and improvement to the current processes, controls, and policies. The Financial Controller will work closely with the Director of Finance on budgets, forecasts, and financial reporting.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Managing all accounting operational activities and functions.
  • Coordinating and preparing monthly financial statements with relevant budget variances;
  • Coordinating year-end activities with the external auditors;
  • Providing management with critical information for optimal decision-making;
  • Improving financial reporting to better capture and track KPI’s as well as developing and implementing Business Intelligence concepts within the business;
  • Managing the budget process with the Director of Finance;
  • Assessing current accounting operations, offering recommendations for improvement, and implementing new processes;
  • Evaluating accounting and internal control systems;
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of accounting’s ERP software and identifying further automation areas;
  • Developing and monitoring business performance metrics;
  • Coaching, engaging, and developing the accounting team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 3-5 years in a similar role and managing/mobilizing a team;
  • Recognized bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce or Accounting coupled with a Professional Accounting designation (CPA) ;
  • Excellent communicator in French and English;
  • Knowledge of an ERP system, preferably NetSuite (Oracle);
  • Experience in budgetary planning (budget management and financial analysis);
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment while adhering to set deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail, with solid analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Flexibility to develop new procedures to accommodate business changes;
  • Solid working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite;