Corporate Controller

Northern Industrial Carriers Ltd. is a national transportation company founded in 1955. We provide transportation services throughout Canada, hauling general freight on flat deck and specialized trailers. Northern Industrial Carriers ltd. has built its reputation on providing innovative and reliable solutions to your transportation requirements. Within the group of companies

We are looking for an accounting professional with experience in the transportation industry for a permanent full time Controller position. The ideal candidate for this position will have a positive attitude, strong attention to detail and exceptional problem-solving abilities. This position will be based out of our office in Edmonton.

The successful applicant will be expected to oversee and manage day to day accounting duties for a number of transportation and land companies with a team of up to 6 people. Experience and knowledge of full-cycle accounting, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, Gov’t filings (WCB, IFTA, GST, T2 tax returns) and month/year end reconciliations is necessary. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem-solving abilities, critical thinking capacity and a desire to continuously learn. We are hoping for a long-term fit – this role is suited for a person that can easily adapt to rapid changes and is looking to quickly progress in their career.

This is an opportunity for an independent, self-motivated professional that can keep a high performance team motivated.



The successful candidate is accountable for but not limited to:

  • Overseeing duties for a team of up to 6 people
  • Leading day-to-day accounting activities as pertaining to all aspects of A/P, A/R, Payroll, Fixed Asset, Cash Flow, Corporate Banking, Month/Year End procedures
  • Preparing GST, IFTA, WCB, T4 returns
  • Managing General Ledger and Intercompany account reconciliations
  • Completing regular month end and year entries and system updates (closing entries, accruals, financial entries, allocations)
  • Preparing year end files
  • Preparing Corporate tax returns
  • Computer/Phone systems management
  • Coordinating duties and managing other members of the operations and accounting teams as needed


  • Post-secondary education in accounting or related field
  • Completion of a Canadian accounting designation (equivalencies will be considered)
  • 10+ years experience of full cycle accounting required
  • Candidates with prior transportation industry experience will be given preference
  • Prior experience with IFRS requirements would be an asset
  • Proficiency/experience with using and managing IT software is an asset (Truckmate, Sage)
  • Must possess excellent  Microsoft Excel skills
  • Prior supervisory experience is an asset
  • Strong time management, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with multiple deadlines and priorities

Work Conditions

  • 40+ hours per week
  • Extra time will be required

Benefits and Additional Details

  • Competitive starting salary and vacation days
  • Extended health and dental benefits following completion of probationary period