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Assistant Controller, Corporate (1 Year Contract)

Volker Stevin Canada22.09.17

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Volker Stevin Canada is seeking the ideal candidate, located in Calgary, for the following position of:

Assistant Controller, Corporate (1 Year Contract)


(JOB ID: 9105417)


 Supporting Volker Stevin Canada and its diverse group of companies, the Assistant Controller will support the Corporate Controller in supervising the accounting and finance department, and coordinating financial reporting and accounting activities/processes for all companies.


The Assistant Controller will have in-depth knowledge of financial policies, processes and controls, and perform management reporting/analysis within the ERP and other financial systems. The Assistant Controller is responsible for ensuring timely and accurate information, and providing data analysis to support in strategic decision making. The Assistant Controller will identify strengths and opportunities for improvement within business processes and the Company’s control framework in order to minimize risk and increase the quality of financial information. In addition, the Assistant Controller will demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with internal stakeholders in a matrix environment.


The Ideal Candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Support the Corporate Controller with daily supervision of accounting and finance functions for the Calgary office, and ensure consistency between all Volker companies in North America
  • Provide timely and accurate financial reporting requirements per the parent company and other internal/external parties (including IFRS/ASPE compliance)
  • Supervise the month end and quarterly financial close process and timelines for all companies
  • Provide ongoing support for operating companies and related divisional controllers and their teams
  • Preparation of annual budgets and regular forecasts for the parent company and assist with consolidating results and monitoring actual results against budgets/forecasts for all companies
  • Assist with performing cash forecasting, working capital and DSO analysis to effectively manage cash needs
  • Assist with quarterly, interim and year end audit working paper preparation/requirements
  • Develop, document and maintain accounting policy and procedures and control process documentation.
  • Ensure that Company policies and procedures are adhered to on a timely basis
  • Continually optimize procedures and processes to achieve greater efficiencies, and accuracy in the level and timeliness of reporting, as well as drive full utilization of ERP capabilities
  • Provide regular coaching and mentoring for a team of accounting and finance professionals
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and staff to create, model and lead within a results-driven, team oriented environment
  • Lead strategic, implementation, and technical accounting support for special projects as needed by the Corporate Controller, Divisional Controllers, and/or CFO
  • Support the Corporate Controller with managing general accounting/corporate functions, consolidations, intercompany, investment accounting, payroll, treasury, insurance, risk management, taxable benefits reporting, overhead allocations, administration of company credit cards, analysis of corporate spend, variance analysis, etc
  • Maintain a high level of organization on all aspects of the ERP and financial systems, and data management, and assist in managing change around new processes to ensure they are working as anticipated and report/correct any deviations
  • Practice diplomacy, discretion and the utmost confidentiality on all issues and perform accountabilities with a focus on ethical decision making and discretion


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant post-secondary business degree
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA or equivalent) required, with at least 2 years post designation experience
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge and application in IFRS and Canadian ASPE frameworks
  • 5+ years of relevant financial reporting and/or public accounting experience, including solid experience with accounting, tax and audit
  • 3+ years of experience in a senior accounting role managing teams with various skill sets
  • Advanced management accounting skills, including experience with construction projects, an asset
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate, mentor and develop a large team in a high growth company
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced Excel skills, including but not limited to Pivot tables and V-Lookup
  • Experience with SQL, an asset
  • Experience with ViewPoint ERP or other relevant ERP system, an asset


How to Apply:

Please submit applications/resumes to Volker Stevin Canada, quoting Competition #9105417 - Assistant Controller:


Online: www.volkerstevin.ca

By email: careers@volkerstevin.ca 

By fax: 403-320-4930


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected will be contacted for an interview