Are you an experienced Controller/ Senior Accountant looking for a great new opportunity? If you have held similar such positions and are looking to use your knowledge and skills to really make your mark in a company, then this is the perfect role for you!
The company –
Our client is a fantastic private educational Institute based in Lake Country and are continuing their growth and success. With locations in both British Columbia and Alberta, they continue to offer their top quality training to many in Canada and help people develop their skills and careers.
The position –
You could be reporting directly to the President and will play an integral role within the organization.
Like most controller roles you’re responsible for a broad range of duties including overseeing all accounting activities, preparing accurate and timely financial statements, management reports on a monthly and quarterly basis and coordinating audits.
As an experienced Controller/Finance Manager it goes without saying that you are knowledgeable in the usual areas of responsibility such as Preparing and/or reviewing all month end reconciliations, Daily bank and cash flow reporting, Manage payroll, including all remittances & year-end reporting and oversee the management of the benefits program.
Other duties include ensuring all government reporting deadlines are met including remittances for income tax, payroll, GST, PST, WorkSafe BC, etc. Project costing and departmental costing requests, assisting with the operational and capital budgets and the ability to support special projects when required could also under your remit.
Skills and Experience –
This position will put your 10+ years of experience at a Controller/Senior Accountant level Bachelors Degree in Accounting (or similar) and a financial designation (CPA or CGA) to good use. Other specific knowledge for this position include a solid understanding of Sage accounting software is preferred and knowledge of Microsoft Office is required. A solid experience with other financial software packages such as Quickbooks, SAP or Oracle will be considered.
What will really set you apart as the perfect candidate for this role will be if you have experience of working with a regulated industry (Educational Institute).
Personal traits –
So what kind of person will be right for this role? Well the usual answer of someone who has great communication skills, is professional and a high level of integrity are a given, as well as someone who is IT savvy and a strong team player (approachable, supports other members of the team, happy to train new staff).
What we are looking for in the perfect candidate is the drive and passion to take ownership of the position and its responsibilities and the desire to make this position their own in this company.
Salary & Benefits –
This position is offering a very competitive salary (depending on experience) and great benefits, making this an attractive compensation package for this great role.
So if you fit this role and are keen to engage with us and move things forward then send your resume and cover letter to Platinum Recruiting with the subject Title “Controller – Lake Country”.