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Dansons Inc.

Financial Controller



Company Information

Dansons is a family owned and operated business conveniently located in West Edmonton. We strive to provide our global customers with world class, competitive, innovative products while delivering superior results to all stakeholders and never compromising our integrity.

Our company is a leading supplier of wood pellet barbeques and pellets. We also offer a full product line of grills and smokers.


Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the contract controller position is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of adequate systems of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.


  • Responsible for full-cycle accounting while ensuring accurate, timely, and relevant financial information is available to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manage the month-end processes and the preparation of monthly financial statements.

  • Prepare weekly asset-based lending reports and other required bank reporting.

  • Manage cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports.

  • Supervise and mentor accounting department staff.

  • Plan and schedule the accounting team workload and deadlines.

  • Create reports to identify results, trends, and financial forecasts.

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed, and reported.

  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit and other financial audits.

  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants.

  • Comply with local, provincial/state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings.

  • Report to the CFO with timely and accurate financial information.

  • Undertake ad-hoc financial projects at request of CFO or other members of the Executive Management team.

  • Support business leaders with information to make mission critical business decisions.

  • In partnership with the CFO, oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary and related corporations.

Your Abilities

  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills.

  • Analytical thinker.

  • Ability to meet deadlines without compromising accuracy, quality, or attention to detail.

  • Takes initiative to suggest ideas for process or internal control improvements.

  • Ability to provide effective team leadership and to undertake training and supervising of staff.

  • Customer-focused attitude with ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Excellent verbal and written English skills.

  • Positive attitude, willing to learn and accept new responsibilities, easily adapts to changes, collaborative team-player
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strongly motivated with excellent time management and organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Flexible to changes in daily tasks when time sensitive requests arise
  • High energy and upbeat personality


  • Degree educated in Finance / Accounting / Commerce

  • CPA Designated or actively enrolled in the CPA Professional Education Program.

  • Thorough knowledge of Canadian GAAP, tax laws, and reporting requirements.

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

  • MS Great Plains Dynamics and ADP experience is an asset.

  • At least 5 years’ work experience in both practice and industry.  

  • Minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience.

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered.

If you have the required qualifications and would like to become a member of our team, please submit your resume and covering letter online or to jobs@dansons.com.

Contact Information

Dansons Inc.
Wholesale trade
Rob Howatt
Chief Financial Officer
Posting Date: 06-Apr-2017Wholesale tradeAccounting and Finance Contract (includes summer), Full-Time 8 months Open 1 ASAP
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