Controller - Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON M4R1A1 | Direct Hire

Job ID: 54391 Industry: Accounting

Controller – Toronto, ON

Salary: Up to $85,000 + Generous Bonus + Benefits

We have a client who is seeking to hire their next Controller. They are in the private institutional sector, with multiple offices across the Greater Toronto Area. The role requires senior finance and management experience along with a full CPA designation. You will be tasked with managing accounting and finance staff directly, along with maintaining operational excellence for the whole department.


  • Reporting to the VP, your primary role will be to direct all financial and accounting responsibilities within this organization
  • Oversee month-end, AR, AP, balance sheets, reconciliation and daily accounting production
  • Lead forecasting analysis, cost calculation along with performance management
  • Develop annual budgeting planning process, providing expectations on profitability and comparing budgeted/actual spending
  • Consolidate financial statements, weekly and monthly financial results, variance reports and other statements across different divisions – providing necessary instruction on error correction, journal entry updates and complex changes or transactions
  • Manage fixed assets reporting including setting up assets classes, depreciation run, reconciliation to general ledger, and adherence to the depreciation policy
  • Provide direct leadership, supervision, training, coaching, discipline, mentorship and support of all finance staff
  • Conduct performance reviews and create departmental/individual goals and objectives
  • Regularly interact with senior management and other key stakeholders, providing a summary report on a quarterly basis
  • Liaise with auditors and outside consultants, banks, brokers, vendors and other institutions including but not limited to the CRA (ensuring that all provincial and federal documentation and filings are valid and correct)
  • Assist external auditor and tax consultants with corporate filings
  • Direct internal control policies, setting up or improving standard operating procedures while adhering to compliance; risk mitigation and analysis
  • Special project management, such as accounting system enhancements and changes


  • Minimum of 5 years of hands on experience in this field
  • MUST have CPA designation
  • Understanding and practical experience with Canadian accounting systems and finance regulations across different provinces
  • People management experience
  • Highly analytical, process driven and results oriented
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating confidence in working within all levels of internal and external contacts
  • Strong attention to detail, prioritization and ability to work in fast-paced deadline driven environment while handling multiple priorities
  • Comfortable working with a small team

Job Offer:

  • Base salary range of $75,000 – 85,000 (commensurate upon experience)
  • Generous performance incentive plan (bonus in excess of 25%)
  • Full benefits
  • Direct interaction with executive board
  • Ability to take on additional projects while contributing to this organization’s growth


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