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    11 months ago

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Horizon Recruitment Inc. is conducting a search for a Controller for a large Vancouver based real-estate developer. The Controller will lead and manage all accounting functions within Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting, and Construction Accounting, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial information. The Controller will also provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure the accounting and operations managers can lead their teams and improve performance across the organization.


  • Monitor the financial performance of multiple business units with support from the Vice President of Finance
  • Provide insightful reporting, analysis and insight to the VP Finance, SVP Construction and other internal stakeholders to explain financial variances, and inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and regulations, and all internal policies, procedures, and controls
  • Oversee month-end process and schedule to comply with internal and corporate deadlines, including the development of month-end working papers and reconciliations
  • Responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to further the accuracy of financial data and efficiency of processes
  • Review and approve monthly financials and associated working papers and schedules to ensure data accurately reflects construction activities; including project revenue and costs, overhead allocations, and balance sheet accounts
  • Oversee accounts receivable and payable schedules to ensure cash is managed effectively
  • Approve and release bank payments, including vendor payments, payroll and statutory payments (GST, income tax, payroll tax etc)
  • Oversee information provided for year-end audits and tax submissions
  • Collaborate with FP&A team to ensure annual budgets and 1-5 year P&L and cash-flow forecasts are in line with business plans and activities
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Accounting team to foster best practice across divisions
  • Lead, mentor, and manage accounting team by providing timely support, feedback and guidance to provide accurate and quality service for all internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate, build, and maintain strong working relationships between the accounting team and all internal and external stakeholders
  • Empower accounting teams to work collectively towards improving the accuracy and efficiency of the Finance department


  • A professional accounting designation and qualifications (CPA, MBA) along with at least 3-4 years of post designation experience
  • Strong business process and business strategy experience
  • Experience in the construction industry considered an asset
  • Leadership mentality with the ability to work collaboratively with executive leaders across business units
  • An open and articulate communicator with strong analysis, presentation and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, and applies a creative approach to problem solving

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain Management