Location Ottawa

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Posted January 13, 2023

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Controller

Location Ottawa

Field Accounting

Category Full-time Permanent

Posted January 13, 2023

Our client, a well-established fuel supplier, is looking for a Controller with excellent business acumen to be part of their executive management team.  This is an excellent opportunity to work within a local company that truly values the contributions of its staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accounting Functions

  • Drummond Fuels (Ottawa) Ltd., George W. Drummond Ltd., and the financial reporting for two real estate companies
  • Generating monthly/annual financial statements and ad hoc financial analysis to support the business decisions of the company to include ongoing variance analysis (prior year vs. current year and budget vs. actual)
  • Managing the credit relationship and monthly collections of key accounts (In-house Fuel Cards)
  • Collection calls, payment terms, placing accounts on-hold
  • Working with third party collection firms
  • Developing annual operational budgets in consultation with the President
  • Managing the cash flow and forecasting functions
  • Assessing and documenting internal controls
  • Preparing monthly and year end working papers/account analysis (including the management of quarterly/annual inventory counts)
  • Managing the relationship with the external auditors, bankers, lawyers and insurance providers
  • Maintaining policy and procedure documentation for financial and accounting processes
  • Coordinating all governmental audits and compliance requirements such as licenses
  • Developing tools, reports and systems to provide critical financial and operational information to the President and make actionable recommendations on both strategy and operations
  • Supporting new systems or project selections and their implementation from a strategic finance & internal control perspective
  • Managing all changes/improvements in the financial programs of the companies
  • Oversight of all finance/accounting

Operational Functions

  • Meets regularly with Managers to offer additional insight
  • Analyzes product pricing, costing and margins
  • Seek outs, negotiates, and manages strategic partnerships that can offer additional revenue opportunities at each Gas Bar location
  • Manages legal; relationship with Strategic Partners (Tim Horton’s, Shoppers Drug Mart, LCBO,OLGC etc.) and Lessees
  • Assists in recruiting all Lessee and Store Managers
  • Develops and implements Management performance bonus systems for Store Managers
  • Negotiates and drafts contracts with third-party Lessees (Store operator/Managers) including provisions for additional rent
  • Calculates and reviews bonuses for store Managers and additional rent for Lessees
  • Works with community groups, civic officials, lawyers and other professionals on rezoning and/or site plan approvals for new store development.

Human Resources Functions

  • Managing group insurance & benefit plans
  • Support for Hiring, training, mentoring
  • Coordinating annual employee reviews
  • Creating, maintaining and administering all human resource policies, procedures and programs

Qualifications

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA CA, CPA CMA or CPA CGA) would be considered an asset.
  • 3-5 years of financial control and management reporting experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage time effectively, and prioritize responsibilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and resume to [email protected] with subject line “Controller.

Welch LLP is recruiting on behalf of our client.

Our welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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