Director of Accounting & Finance

Overland Container Transportation Services (“OCTS”) is one of the largest container drayage providers in Alberta and is proud to be the ‘last mile’ for some of the world’s most prominent steamship lines and freight companies.

Headquartered in Acheson, Alberta with an additional location in Calgary, OCTS operates in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories. OCTS has approximately 75 employees and 97 lease operator drivers committed to providing world-class service to help customers achieve logistical goals.

The Director of Accounting & Finance is a key leadership position with OCTS and is responsible for developing, implementing, and standardizing finance, accounting, and IT processes that drive timely and accurate business information and insights, ensuring that OCTS’s presence and performance continues to lead the specialty transportation and logistics industry in Alberta.

Reporting to the Vice President of Finance, the Director of Accounting & Finance will provide the President, the Board and members of the leadership team with sound financial advice and counsel to ensure the achievement of strategic, operational and financial objectives.

This position is considered of critical importance by OCTS and its Partners, Tricor Pacific Capital, in respect of governance and control, as well as strategic leadership. Over time, the responsibilities of this position are expected to become more wide-ranging and even higher impact as OCTS continues to grow and expand its service offering.

The ideal candidate will bring 5+ years related financial accounting experience, in a Controller role or equivalent; experience within the transportation industry and public accounting firm is ideal. This individual with have strong accounting and financial background with capabilities in financial reporting, data analysis and forecasting and cost accounting, in addition to experience preparing regular and timely reporting on KPIs in support of tactical and strategic decision making.

She/he will be financially minded with a strong numerical aptitude with the ability to distill insights from a complex data set and develop strategies and action plans to address areas for improvement and opportunities for growth. The ideal candidate will champion digital technologies and bring strong financial modelling skills; experience with Netsuite is an asset. CPA designation is required.