Associate Financial Controller

<p>Our client is looking for a process-driven Associate Financial Controller to i<span style="font-weight: 400;">ntroduce and implement leading-edge processes and analytics. It's a chance to support a national organization through a period of rapid transformation and change.&nbsp;</span></p>

Toronto, ON


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Overview: <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Our client in North York is seeking an Associate Financial Controller. This is an exciting opportunity to introduce governance and stewardship as you work closely with the Finance team that is reshaping the organization for success. This is a career building move for someone who wants to be a catalyst for change as our client undergoes an exciting period of transformation.</p> <p><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p>You are an accounting professional with five years of progressive experience working for a larger company with multiple locations across the country. You may be a Financial Manager who wants to take a step up or you may be looking for an opportunity to introduce and implement leading-edge processes and analytics. Ideally, you have been a critical player in a system implementation with an ability to identify gaps and how to solve them. You have exposure to working through a period of rapid growth and change, and you want to take on those challenges again. You are passionate about growing your career and you want broader responsibility with greater visual impact across the organization. While you are a process-driven person, you also possess great people skills and enjoy sharing best practices with internal teams.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>As the new Associate Financial Controller, you will:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lead financial process improvement activities. You will monitor and analyze financial processes to understand gaps. You will lead the development of more efficient procedures, best practices, and a more timely closing process while maintaining a high level of accuracy. You will drive the education and training of key financial concepts with the senior leadership team and across the company.</li> <li>Lead quarterly financial reviews. You will prepare, review and present internal and external financial statements for the senior leadership team, providing guidance and support in the interpretation of financial results.</li> <li>Prepare budgets. You will work with the Finance Business Partners to support forecasting and budgeting for business units.</li> <li>Manage the year-end financial audit process. You will lead the development of annual internal audits and supporting related activities. You will ensure compliance with local reporting requirements.</li> <li>Support ad hoc special projects as required. You will lead income tax return preparation. You will provide proactive solutions to issues.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>The successful new Associate Financial Controller will have:</strong></p> <ul> <li>The education. A degree in Finance or Accounting and CMA or CPA accreditation.</li> <li>The experience. You have 6-8 years experience working in accounting and finance and making day-to-day decisions. You have extensive process design, project management and change management experience gained through driving change within an organization, specifically as part of new system implementation. You have excellent knowledge of GAAP (ASPE). Exposure to tax regulations and payroll management would be a benefit.</li> <li>The technical skills. You have comfort with an ERP system, ideally Navision as well as MS Office.</li> <li>The business acumen. You are business savvy and have the ability to see the big picture regarding the company&rsquo;s overall business requirements. You can establish priorities and work towards achieving goals with minimal oversight. You are analytical&nbsp;and you have well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.</li> <li>The leadership. You understand team dynamics; you can successfully engage individuals and guide team discussions. You can collaborate with peers and associates in other departments.</li> <li>The communication skills. You can build relationships and establish a level of trust and credibility internally and externally. You have outstanding written and verbal skills.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Apply now</strong></p> <p>If you would like to learn more or apply for this role, please submit your resume and qualifications here.</p> <p>Our client is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. They are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.</p>