Corporate Controller

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on September 8, 2023

Senior leadership role, leading an accounting team of up to 10 people. Well-established and reputable Vancouver-based company with impressive leadership. Fast-paced, high change, and entrepreneurial work environment, with a friendly and down-to-earth corporate culture. Flexible hybrid work schedule of 0 to 4 days/week working from the office, depending on the week.

Who- the Company:
Our client is a successful and reputable mid-size privately-held Canadian organization that was founded over 20 years ago. They have been recognized in the past for being a top employer. In addition to their business achievements, the organization promotes a culture of collaboration and employees are encouraged to contribute positively to the communities they live and work in through volunteering and philanthropy. Very values-based organization that treats their employees well.

What- the Role:
Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Corporate Controller for this great organization. The new Controller will lead a team ~10 people (Asst Controller, Senior Accountants, etc, mix of direct and indirect reports) and will report directly to the top finance leader. The areas of responsibility are diverse and include internal and external financial reporting for a group of companies, leading accounting, the year-end audit, cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial system optimization, identifying and implementing process improvements, and ad hoc projects. This is a “working manager” role where the technical full-cycle corporate accounting & working capital management skills are crucial but just as important are the soft skills and leadership abilities.  SWIM will provide interested and qualified candidates with a detailed job description.

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking a designated accountant with at least 15 years progressive and relevant accounting work experience. Strong candidates will have experience training, coaching, mentoring, and leading a team of at least 5 direct reports, including hiring and performance management. Qualified candidates will be business savvy and able to see the big picture while still managing the details. Experience with a growing mid-size private organization is preferred, as is hands-on experience using an ERP and reporting in complex organizations.   Great role for folks who thrive in a fast-paced, high-change, and entrepreneurial work environment!

Downtown Vancouver. Hybrid work schedule. More presence required in the HQ in the first months while establishing relationships and getting to know the company. Longer term, the Controller can choose to work from home 2, 3, 4 days a week, or possibly even an entire week working from home, depending on what is going on at the office. There are frequent on-site team collaboration days.

How Much:
Generous base salary commensurate with experience. The total compensation includes a competitive RRSP contribution, a performance-based bonus, PD support, health & dental benefits, and some great industry-based perks.

When & How to Apply:
This search is moving very quickly. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our internal systems). SWIM is presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested in this great accounting leadership opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out soon. Thank you!