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Job ID CONTR028263 Date posted 02/29/2024 Location Mississauga , Ontario Position Type Full Time

Position Overview

Reporting to the VP Finance, the Controller is responsible for all aspects of Encore Canada’s accounting operations and internal reporting functions, including direct oversight of general accounting, fixed asset processing and inventory control, and venue contract accounting. This position will also lead continuous improvement of monthly financial statement closing processes and internal controls.

Key Job Responsibilities

Organizational Leadership

· Build and maintain an experienced, goal-oriented and efficient accounting team.

· Establish and ensure adherence to appropriate internal controls, accounting policies and business practices.

· Take a lead role in representing the accounting function with the IT team including the evaluation and testing of new financial systems, implementation and compliance with internal controls, and enhancements to existing systems and processes.

Operational Management

· Establish and maintain a team structure that results in effective performance of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting and reporting duties in compliance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

· Review journal entries, account reconciliations, company financial records and other documents to ensure compliance to US GAAP and Company policies.

· Work closely with the VP of Finance, and US Domestic Controller to identify and ensure compliance with new accouting guidance (US GAAP).

· Manage the accuracy and productivity of the day to day operations of the accounting team to maintain the general ledgers and perform the monthly close and reporting process.

· Oversee management of the Accounts Receivable, Billing and Credit and Collections teams.

· Support internal and external audit process and quarterly financial statement review processes.

· Develop and maintain effective internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and company policies and interface with internal audit on controls related work.

People Management

· Hire, develop, lead and motivate a qualified team of staff professionals necessary to support the growth of the business and meet the needs of internal and external customers.

· Promote and drive professional development and training efforts to help improve overall business acumen, technical knowledge of GAAP, and service skills of the team.

· Manage ongoing human resource related issues including selection, performance management, salary administration, training and development and strategic human resources planning.

Process and Project Management

· Continually evaluate the processes for general accounting, monthly close and consolidation, and venue contract administration

· Identify and implement process and system enhancements to improve team efficiency and scalability. Ensure a timely and accurate monthly financial close.

· Projects may include implementation and documentation of new accounting processes and controls, upgrades of financial systems, financial training of field staff, and merger and acquisition integrations from both the finance and accounting perspective as well as an overall business perspective.

Job Qualifications

· CPA required

· Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required, MBA preferred

· 10+ years of accounting experience with at least 5 years of managerial accounting experience

· Experience as the controller, assistant controller, or other senior level accounting executive

· Experience managing financial systems implementations and upgrades

· Experience with redesigning and improving processes, procedures, and controls

· Strong US GAAP knowledge required;

· Oracle or other large ERP system accounting expertise

· Ability to act independently while communicating key issues to the senior financial management team and other vested parties

· Ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast paced and evolving environment

· Management experience of a large group and hands on experience with G/L, A/P, A/R, billing, credit and collections and fixed assets

· Strong hands-on and reconciliation skills. Highly organized and detail oriented

· Industry experience a plus; hospitality or service-based organizations

· Effective written and verbal communication skills

· Proficient in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

Competencies

· Drive Quality Results

· Organizational Savvy

· Communicates Effectively

· Growth Mindset

· Financial Acumen

· Develops Talent

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