Assistant Controller (position creation)

Permanent job offered at Downtown Montreal

Reference number



Market + benefits


  • Team management
  • Private financial statements (IFRS) and budgets
  • Process review - automation - rapid growth management
  • Projects: Post acquisition integrations / system implementation


Our client, a profitable, fast-growing SME via acquisitions in the distribution and sale of pharmaceutical products, is looking for an Assistant Controller to manage the growth of the organization. You will be reporting to a controller that Cielo knows very well having placed her and who reports to the CFO that we have placed in the past as well. The CFO is very friendly, always keeps her door open, and is a strong advocate of autonomy. The controller is very strong in continuous improvement, system implementation and building a foundation to manage growth. The company offers a pleasant work environment and many benefits. The position is currently offered in hybrid mode. Your challenge: to participate in the structuring of the company by implementing processes, building an efficient team and participating in the implementation of a new ERP accounting system.



As an Assistant Controller, you will produce the group's financial statements as well as the reports required by banking institutions and investors. You will implement and maintain effective internal controls and develop processes to increase efficiency. The company is growing through acquisitions, so you will be involved in post-acquisition integrations. Also, you will participate in the production of budgets and forecasts, as well as the variance analysis process. You will oversee the day-to-day activities of the operational accounting (internal and 3PL) and potentially other staff, given the rapid growth of the company. Moreover, you will be responsible for coordinating balance sheet reviews, annual audit with a large accounting firm and government audits. In addition, you will oversee the preparation of partner reports such as additional transfers or volume based discounts and profit sharing agreements. You will work as a business partner with other teams to facilitate work and better understand the business model. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in system implementation. Finally, you will perform all other related tasks in partnership with the CFO and the Controller.



This is a great opportunity to work in project mode in a dynamic and pleasant environment and to evolve at the same speed as the company.


Bilingual candidate, with a minimum of 5 years experience in a similar position, with an excellent knwoledge of Excel and an excellent understanding of the complete accounting and financial cycle of a company. This person must have strong team management skills and also have experience in process review and continuous improvement. Experience in ERP system implementation is also desired. We are looking for an autonomous and resourceful candidate who will be able to structure an organization to support rapid growth and who has a facility with IT. The candidate must be rigorous, dynamic and have a sense of responsibility. They will bring solutions with a positive attitude and be in continuous improvement mode. A CPA designation is a definite 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.

Formulaire de candidature

How to use your CV to get an interview?

Guide to illustrate how to effectively present key competencies and professional achievements in a CV.

What position to choose?

Decision helper guide for the candidate.

You miss 100% of shots you do not take

You don’t find an opportunity to your size? Tell us more about your goals, your passions and your dreams. We can help you reach new heights.