Controller (rapid progression to #1 Finance)

Permanent job offered at North Shore

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80,000 or more


  • Progression to Finance Director after 6 to 12 months
  • Reporting, Canadian and US consolidation
  • Forecast presentations to the President and the COO
  • Support the Director of Finance for special projects
  • Supervision of payroll


Do you want a position that will propel you to a Director of Finance position quickly? We have the opportunity for you! A very profitable SME in the innovative construction industry (Technological and high-end) is looking for a Controller to join their team. You will report to a manager that Cielo knows well and appreciates, having placed her in the past, who is kind and gentle, who offers a lot of support to her teams and who has a great sense of responsibility. She and the president are fantastic mentors. The company has several large projects in the works, including large projects outside of Canada. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a hands-on position in a motivating work environment. You will have a lot of visibility as you will be in contact with all departments but mainly with the project managers and purchasing. The position is partially offered remotely.



As a Controller, you will oversee the accounting operations and, in particular, the control systems, transaction processing operations, and policies and procedures. You will be responsible for maintaining and enforcing a documented system of accounting policies and procedures and will manage the external auditor in the preparation of year-end work packages. You will also issue complete and timely financial statements, analyze them and report variances to management, provide and improve the financial dashboard, analyze project margin and present financial statements to external stakeholders. In addition, you will be responsible for producing a weekly cash flow statement, ensuring that required payments are made in a timely manner and that customer billing is completed in a timely manner. You will also oversee payroll and all related tasks and comply with local, state and federal government reporting and tax filing. Lastly, you will assist and support the Finance Director with special projects.


This is a great opportunity with a lot of exposure as you will be interacting with many people from different departments. Ideal position for a SME #2 of finance who wants to become #1 of  finance quickly.  


Bilingual CPA with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, with an advanced level of Excel who has the ambition to become #1 in Finance in the short term. We are looking for a candidate who has strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to allocate time well to meet deadlines. This individual will need to have good judgment, be detail oriented and be able to thrive in a fast paced work environment. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who would like to grow within the company with the goal of becoming the #1 of Finance. Experience in the construction industry or project management (WIP) is an asset. 

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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