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Assistant Controller (Reporting)

Vaughan, ON

Posted: 04/22/2024 Employment Type: Full-Time Specialization: Accounting/Finance/Tax Job Number: 30691

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with extensive experience in audit firms and an in-depth understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The Assistant Controller plays a critical role in ensuring the accuracy and compliance of financial reporting, including management accounts, financial statements, and notes disclosures. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical mindset, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Preparation and Review of Monthly Management Accounts and Financial Reporting Packages:

    • Prepare and review monthly management accounts in compliance with both IFRS and US GAAP.
    • Include insightful commentary to explain variances and trends.
  2. Month-End Closing Activities:

    • Oversee the month-end closing process, reviewing submissions from operating companies and divisions to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  3. Financial Statements and Notes Disclosures:

    • Assist in the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS and US GAAP, including the development of comprehensive notes disclosures.
  4. Communication and Collaboration:

    • Maintain open communication with business unit leaders and key partners, addressing accounting and financial close issues and deliverables.
  5. Accounting Policy Implementation:

    • Lead the implementation of accounting policy changes in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and other reporting systems, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
  6. Accounting Policy Expertise and Training:

    • Provide accounting policy expertise and training to various stakeholders across different departments, including Finance, IT, Procurement, and Operations.
  7. Technical Accounting Memos:

    • Research and prepare technical accounting memos to address complex accounting issues and provide guidance to the organization.
  8. Internal and External Audits:

    • Prepare for and respond to both internal and external audit requests, ensuring all financial records and reports are well-documented and in compliance with auditing standards.
  9. SOX Controls:

    • Perform and evidence Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls as required, ensuring the integrity of financial reporting and adherence to internal controls.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is required.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in auditing firms, with a strong understanding of IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Proficiency in financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and accounting policy implementation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills for collaboration with various stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls and internal audit processes is a plus.
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