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Davies Park (Calgary)

Controller/VP Finance @ Variperm



Company Information


For over 47 years, Variperm, as a private organization,  has provided quality sand control products and services to customers in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin and beyond.  Based in Calgary, Alberta, Variperm designs and manufactures an extensive range of custom sand control filtration screens for SAGD oil sands, conventional oil & gas, water well, and industrial and environmental applications.  In addition to engineering and manufacturing new screen technologies, Variperm offers quality sand control products and services, cased-hole fishing services, and an array of completion and work over tools.

Job Description


Now is the time to join Variperm! The organization remains very profitable, is well capitalized, and is setting its course for future growth and expansion.  The Controller/VP Finance will contribute as a key member of the leadership team, and will have responsibilities to report on the financial health of the organization to management and to the Board of Directors. Leading a small group of 4 professionals, this role is both strategic and tactical. In a small entrepreneurial company all are expected to pitch-in and help when needed. As such, you will work closely with the accounting/finance team in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment. The Controller/VP Finance will utilize their proven expertise in systems, accounting, forecasting, tax planning, financial/management reporting, banking relationships, financing, and A&D, to assist the organization to reach it’s financial and strategic goals.


  • Participate with the leadership team to develop ongoing strategic and tactical growth strategies.
  • Report monthly financial results to management, shareholders, and the Board.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing and future banking and finance partners. Lead the development of all available financing strategies. Ensure all banking covenants are met. Negotiate and monitor credit facilities.
  • Act as key point of contact with the external auditors in the preparations of annual financial reports.
    • Support the Board, leadership team and external advisors by providing financial due diligence for potential acquisitions or corporate restructuring.
    • Work with IT to ensure all accounting systems are upgraded and performing effectively, inserting the proper controls and procedures necessary to provide timely and accurate reporting.
    • Provide expertise in effective tax planning and compliance. Act as key point of contact for all communication with the CRA.
    • Work closely with the operations lead to prepare monthly and annual budgets and forecasts.
    • Provide timely reporting to management and the Board including actual-to-budget results, appropriate explanations, and variance analysis.
    • Provide expertise in cash flow management. Provide treasury advice when appropriate.
    • Oversee the preparation and accuracy of consolidated financial statements and notes.



    • 8+ years experience in Controller, VP Finance or similar role.
    • Undergraduate or graduate business degree. CPA/CFA designation or similar with a very strong financial acumen.
    • Financial modeling and Microsoft Excel expertise required.
    • Energy services in a manufacturing environment would be preferred.
    • M&A experience highly valued.
    • Demonstrated experience leading, managing and mentoring an accounting/finance team.
    • Proficient in ERP systems including Great Plans, Micro-Soft Dynamics, etc.


      Leadership Skills – Ability to create and sustain shared commitment to key accounting and financial issues pertinent to the company. Will be a strong team player with the ability to work comfortably with operations and support staff. Sets clear personal standards for quality of work, avoiding inefficiency wherever possible. Ability to apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks.

      Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Has an open, honest and consistent approach to working with others. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both informally and formally as well as in writing. Is an active listener and has excellent presentation skills. Seeks out and values others' input and expertise when appropriate. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.

      Personal Management Skills – Possesses self-confidence and interpersonal flexibility, perseverance and most of all, integrity. Maintains a high personal moral standard of conduct and develops credibility through example and performance. Ability to build, train, coach and lead an effective team.

      Multi-task Oriented – Ability to change gears quickly. Manage heavy workloads and tight deadlines, analyze and assess and make appropriate recommendations both internally and externally.

      Committed to Personal Excellence –Continuously seeks to stay current and be at the leading edge in their field. Understands organizational challenges and is a “progressive idea person” committed to excellence and innovation in the workplace. Self-motivated and encourages others to achieve personal excellence.


      A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary and excellent benefits.  Further details will be discussed in a personal interview.




      Allan Nelson    or   Heather Fookes

      Davies Park

      530, 1000 – 7 Avenue SW

      Calgary, AB  T2P 5L5

      Phone:  (403) 263-0600   Email:  calgary@daviespark.com

      Additional information can be found at: www.daviespark.com


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Davies Park (Calgary)
Heather Fookes
Posting Date: 02-May-2017Oil & Gas/Mining – ServicesAccounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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