Corporate Assistant-Controller

Permanent job offered at Downtown Montreal

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  • Support the Corporate Controller and VP Finance in ad hoc initiatives
  • Supervision of the accounting closing process
  • Improvements to financial processes and controls
  • Participation in the annual insurance renewal process


Do you want to work in a fast-growing, financially strong company? Do you want to take on challenges that will allow you to feel accomplished and contribute to the success of a resourceful company? Our client, an international SME operating in the trendy high-tech sector, is looking for an Corporate Assistant-Controller to join its dynamic team. You will report to a corporate controller that Cielo knows very well having placed her within the company and that we appreciate. She is friendly, participative and results oriented. You will have the chance to work in a company where there is a great atmosphere and team spirit among the employees. They are brilliant and happy in their positions. Given our many successful mandates with this client, Cielo has a remarkable reputation for its expertise. Within the company, there are many benefits offered that you could benefit from. The position is partially offered remotely. 



As an Corporate Assistant-Controller, you will be responsible for overseeing the monthly, quarterly and annual accounting closing process, which will include: ensuring the accuracy of financial statements and compliance with company policies and accounting standards, coordinating the overall month-end process, directing and reviewing the monthly consolidation of financial reports, and analyzing the financial statements of the various group entities. 


You will also identify and implement improvements to increase the efficiency of the process. In addition, you will participate in the company's financial accounting function by analyzing and documenting complex accounting treatments such as revenue recognition for unusual situations, purchase price allocations, non-recurring transactions, etc. 


In addition, you will identify and analyze differences in accounting treatment between subsidiaries, between applicable Group accounting standards and ensure that differences are accurately accounted for.


Also, you will participate in the continuous improvement of financial processes and controls, manage cash flow, prepare the annual financial audit and act as a point of contact for the North American audit teams. 


You will also be responsible for participating in the annual corporate insurance renewal process and coordinating certain corporate programs such as royalties and volume discounts. 


Finally, you will support the Corporate Controller and the VP Finance in ad hoc initiatives.


Perfectly bilingual CPA with a minimum of 5 years experience in a firm, including month-end experience (global month-end supervision) as well as multi-site / multi-currency. The candidate should have an advanced level of Excel. We are looking for an intrapreneurial candidate who will be able to support the rapid growth of the company through his ability to work in a team, his resourcefulness and his rigor. The profile sought is bright, committed to his work, autonomous and able to communicate effectively with the various business units.

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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