Controller (VP's right-hand man)

Permanent job offered at South Shore

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Market + benefits


  • Hands on position as the VP's right-hand man - supporting the VP in strategic matters, fundraising, etc.
  • Operational accounting - Excel, complex invoicing, collections, etc.
  • Process automation
  • Financial accounting - financial statements in collaboration with the VP
  • Management accounting & auditing


An SME in the service industry is looking for a Controller to join its team and participate in its major projects. You will report to a much-appreciated Vice-President, whom Cielo has placed at the heart of the organization. Recognizing the value of hard work, he's an excellent manager, a team-builder and very flexible. You'll have the chance to join a growing organization and contribute to major projects in an exciting industry through your hands-on position. The position is offered in hybrid mode. 



As Controller, your challenge will be to bring back accounting, currently outsourced internally. You'll have hands-on tasks, but will also be heavily involved in strategic files.


You'll ensure that all financial transactions are recorded and reported accurately and on time, for both operations and fixed assets.


You will produce invoices and forward them to customers, maintain a watch on customer collections and identify solutions to limit bad debts.


In addition, you will be responsible for monthly, quarterly and annual closing processes, participating in the annual financial statement audit process, preparing and analyzing financial statements and reports with explanations of variances, and participating in the preparation of compliance documents for creditors.


You will draft and ensure compliance with accounting policies and procedures, participate in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts, as well as the assembly of 5-year pro forma financial models including an income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.


In addition, you will prepare and file tax returns, participate in the management of the organization's cash flow and treasury functions, produce payroll and record accounting entries.


You will provide advice and support to the organization's non-accounting staff and keep abreast of changes in accounting rules and regulations.


This is a great opportunity to contribute directly to the company's growth and to build a long-term relationship with it.


Bilingual candidate (CPA is an asset) that is hands on with experience in engineering, real estate or construction. We are looking for someone who will want to grow with the structure and support the VP on more strategic portions. The candidate will have a good long-term vision, a very good command of Excel and experience in payroll management. He/she will have a good sense of innovation, strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as experience with accounting software.

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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