Assistant Controller

Permanent job offered at Montreal

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More than 80,000


  • Migration to controller after 1-2 years
  • Multi-tasking position, multiple projects
  • Month ends, annual audit, journal entries
  • Support the controller and supervise the accounting
  • Participate in various projects in collaboration with the Director of Finance



For a beautiful, dynamic and growing SME in the service industry with many reputable clients and ongoing and upcoming projects, you will work as an Assistant Controller. You will report to a Controller who is very strong at the operational level and is open-minded. He is open to the ideas of others and is the opposite of a micro-manager. You will have the opportunity to work in a great company in acquisition mode, with entrepreneurial and passionate people, with great values. You will have a lot of visibility in this position and will work with a variety of large clients. You will benefit from a flexible remote work policy.



As an Assistant Controller, you will oversee the day-to-day accounting and support the Controller in his activities. You will monitor project margins with the Business Operating Managers. You will also review the variance between actual and budgeted cost of a project and actively participate in the monthly review of work-in-progress project valuation. In addition, you will participate in the month-end process by reviewing general ledger accounts, preparing month-end journal entries as well as month-end analyses. You will also be responsible for assisting with the monthly production and receivables report, preparing weekly and monthly reports and follow-ups as well as being responsible for various portfolio companies (full cycle accounting and statement). Finally, you will support various projects in conjunction with the Finance and Operations Manager and perform other duties.


Within a year or two of starting your position, you will be asked to become a controller so this is the perfect opportunity to do so. You will have the chance to build a great network of contacts.


Fully bilingual CPA with at least 2 years of experience, including experience in cost analysis, who will want to progress to a Controller position. We are looking for a passionate, dynamic, proactive and organized person who knows how to manage their time well and respect deadlines. Good knowledge of Excel, a strong sense of initiative and excellent analytical skills. Knowledge of SAP by Design and SAGE 50 are assets.

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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