We are looking for a strong, motivated and dynamic forward thinking Controller for a growing Vancouver Island based Construction company.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the full accounting cycle for general operations for multiple companies
  • Oversee the full accounting cycle for multiple construction projects
  • Process and enter accounting transactions including: holdback payable/receivable; capital; accruals; prep-paid accounts; expense capitalization; month-end entries; all year-end entries including over/under billings
  • Manage and reconcile inter-company accounts for multiple companies
  • Manage human resource function in conjunction with general manager including: benefits; bonuses; raises; workers compensation etc.
  • Process payroll for 50+ hourly employees, calculation of Statutory holidays, wage subsidy filings, solid understanding of labour legislation, filing of source deductions
  • Manage fleet insurance for 100+ units and general liability policy
  • Bank reconciliations, cash receipts, and general daily accounting activities
  • Filing of source deductions, GST, PST for multiple companies
  • Preparation of year-end working papers and leading external review engagement for multiple companies
  • Review and management of project costing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, overdue accounts, credit applications, credit card reconciliations
  • Oversee and co-ordinate a department of three to four creating a positive team environment
  • Delivery of weekly and monthly financial reporting to senior management
  • Ad-hoc reporting and other duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • University degree in accounting, preferred
  • Professional CPA designation, preferred
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of leading the full-cycle accounting operations for multiple companies
  • Experience managing direct reports
  • Solid understanding of GAAP
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, meeting multiple deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Positive professional attitude with the ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to perform complex calculations and analysis
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly motivated and proactive

The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications, including resume in word format along with a cover letter outlining reasons for interest in the position and desired compensation should be submitted electronically, in confidence directly to: lisa@searchwest.ca.

Only those candidates currently eligible to work in Canada will be considered.