Controller, Short Term Contract Required

We are looking for an experienced financial controller for a part time, short term contract position (3-6 months), to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, maintains budgets and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Responsibilities will also include financial risk management; administering short-term or long-term financial control analysis, operations and reporting systems assessing the financial performance of the company as well as possible risks and investments.

 

You are a reliable professional with broad knowledge to all accounting, financial and business principles. A strategic thinker and effective leader who can make the most profitable decisions.

 

SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risks
  2. Retain constant awareness of the company’s financial position and act to prevent problems
  3. Set up and oversee the company’s finance system
  4. Set targets for and supervise all accounting personnel (external management accountants, auditors etc.)
  5. Oversee all audit and internal control operations
  6. Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  7. Conduct analysis to make forecasts and report to owners
  8. Ensure adherence to financial laws and guidelines
  9. Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL and Counsel, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  10. Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  11. Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements
  12. Coordinate the preparation of regulatory reporting
  13. Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  14. Drive month-end and year-end close process
  15. Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  16. Manage and comply with local, provincial, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  17. Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  18. Offer recommendations for improvements and increased efficiencies based upon analytics with a sound business case
  19. Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  20. Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  21. Continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  22. Analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  23. Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Proven experience as Controller or Director of Finance or similar role

In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws, auditing practices, codes and regulations and best practices

Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting

Proficient in the use of MS Office and financial management software

An analytical mind with a strategic ability

Excellent organizational and leadership skills

Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

Advanced degree in Accounting or Finance

CPA or CMA preferred

A minimum of 10+ years’ experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, taxation and providing financial advice



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