The People Placement Group has an immediate opening for a Controller. The Controller is responsible for managing the local Finance team as well as leading day-to-day accounting activities pertaining to all aspects of A/P, A/R, Payroll, Fixed Asset, Cash Flow, Corporate Banking, Month/Year End procedures for our Alberta groups.
This position will report to the Director of Finance and will be based in our Edmonton Office.
Responsible for monitoring the group's financial performance and formulating strategies to aid with future growth.
Responsible for month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close.
Presenting financial results every month to the Director of Finance and the local management team.
Oversee the operations of the accounting department to ensure the achievement of the department's goals and objectives and monitoring of internal controls.
Preparing GST, IFTA, WCB, T4 Returns
Managing General Ledger and Intercompany account reconciliations
Completing regular month-end and year-end entries and system updates (closing entries, accruals, financial entries, allocations)
Preparing year-end files
Prepare or coordinate the preparation of financial statements, summaries, and other cost-benefit analyses and financial management reports.
Coordinate the financial planning and budget process and analyze and correct estimates
Monitor and account for inventories and operating stocks within company policies and develop standards
Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate department staff
Establish and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures
Represent the company externally to government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public
Manage the audit review process when needed
Education and Experience
Completion of a University program in Business Administration or related discipline
CPA (or CMA or CA) designation
5 years of experience in managing office operations and administration for small to mid-sized service organizations
Experience and knowledge of full-cycle accounting, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, various government fillings, and month/year-end reconciliations is necessary.
Required Skills & Knowledge
Extensive office management experience with the ability to set clear goals and priorities with team members and deliver results on time and on budget.
Knowledge of local Canadian taxation laws ASPE, and IFRS Standards
Expert Understanding of financial statements and budgeting
Proven skills in managing transactions in many different currencies
Expert knowledge and experience of office IT procedures, word processing and spreadsheet applications, including accounting software, email, and web
Professional demeanor and proven customer service qualities
Detail-oriented with expert organizational skills
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with strong presentation skills
Excellent problem-solving abilities, critical thinking capacity and a desire to continuously learn
Must process high degree of initiative and be adept to deal with a constantly changing business environment
Solution focused with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external relationships
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