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Controller (start-up)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 05-01-2019
Are you a hands-on Controller? Do you enjoy being able to lay the foundation to help a company grow? Are you able to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment where you will help design and carry-out the finance function, while also being a direct support to the CEO? Our start-up client could use your knowledge and experience as their Controller.

Given the start-up phase of the company, they need someone to immediately come in and ensure stability in the accounting/finance function. You will work directly with the CEO to ensure the accounting is done accurately and effectively; manage the outsourced bookkeeping services; handle the banking requirements; deliver high quality reporting - both financial and managerial; handle all aspects of accounts payable and vendor management; assume responsibility for cash management and treasury; manage the accounts receivable and collections process; handle inventory and develop pricing and costing models; and ensure that the company stays on track from a financial perspective.
The CEO is looking for a true finance partner that will assume the day-to-day finance functions, be a business partner and help the company grow and scale. This person understands the pressures - both operationally and financially of being in a start-up; is self-motivated; able to deliver results while multi-tasking; willing to roll-up their sleeves; and produces high quality work with-in strict deadlines. This person should have experience and is willing to work directly with auditors, outside legal, accounting, tax and banking partners, while also supporting outside investors. The right candidate must be prepared to help in other areas of the business and have a do-whatever-it-takes attitude.

The key requirements are:  
  • Designated CPA (CA preferred)
  • Hands-on accounting and/or controllership experience
  • In-depth understanding of financial and management reporting
  • Cash flow forecasting and bank reporting
  • Strong Excel skills and previous modeling experience is an asset
  • Proficiency with accounting software and/or ERP solutions – previous implementation experience is highly preferred
  • Wholesale, distribution or retail experience and knowledge is an asset
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