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Heavy Industrial/Marine Engineering - Industrial/Heavy Equipment
Victoria - BC
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Our client is looking for a Controller to join their team.  The Controller will report to the CFO and GM.  Located in Victoria this is a 100% in-office position.  Supporting operations and overseeing an accounting team.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a heavy industrial environment.  Responsible for all areas of finance, job costing, insurance and contract management while ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures and assist with achieving strategic objectives.

We are looking for someone who has supervised accounting teams and is willing to roll up sleeves and help as needed.  This suits a person who has worked in a business with revenues from 10-40 million.



  • Work with operations management and senior management to generate annual and multiyear operating and capital budgets.  Perform analysis of forecasts to ensure budgets are representative of forecasted actual results
  • Work with operations and senior management to develop key performance indicators for each business.

     Financial Accounting

  • Generate monthly internal financial statements and job reports for operating companies
  • Ensure effective cash management including providing regular updates for inclusion in corporate cash management forecasts
  • Responsible for ensuring timely and accurate invoicing, collections, accounts payable, accounting for capital assets, account reconciliations and other financial management functions for assigned operating companies
  • Expert-level knowledge of AP, AR, General Ledger, Capital Assets, GST, PST, and payroll to provide direction to operations management and finance and administration staff
  • Complete year-end working papers for assigned companies
  • Prepare loan and lease schedules, tax filings, and working papers for annual audits

     Job Costing

  • Leading monthly project cost control and department cost control meetings with budget holders
  • Generate job/divisional profit margin reports utilizing standard costing methodologies
  • Perform analysis of margin reports.  Analyze costs, productivity, and revenue data and prepare reports for management
  • Provide direction to staff to ensure accurate cost allocations to jobs, reconciliation of job cost reporting to the financial system
  • Expert level knowledge of job costing systems to ensure operations management is provided with the required tools to manage projects

     Financial Analysis

  • Generate written and quantitative reports in support of financial statements
  • Generate regular management reports including variance analysis
  • Assist operations management with the development of business cases and preparation of tender submissions
  • Assist in financial analysis of regular and ad hoc management reports

     Leadership and Performance Management

  • Work with General Managers to develop or modify strategic plans, analyze business opportunities, identify and mitigate risks, assist in the execution of tactical and strategic priorities
  • Supervise Finance and Administration staff including managing performance, setting priorities, assigning tasks, clearly defining roles and responsibilities, training and development, and corrective actions where required


  • Provide quality and timely services and advice to the executive and senior management team
  • Provide leadership to identify and implement innovative solutions, through the use of technology, to improve productivity, accuracy, and better decision-making for finance and operations
  • Develop processes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the financial management department
  • Assist the CFO with the preparation of reports for the Executive team or Board of Directors
  • Assist the CFO with projects as and when required


  • CPA Accounting designation
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in a controller role
  • Advanced level in MS Excel; proficient in MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated accounting software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of job costing principles
  • Supervisory experience at a manager level
  • Must be able to take on difficult tasks with limited direction
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, work ethic, and attention to detail
  • Prefer expert-level knowledge of job costing modules within an ERP system(s)
  • Prefer knowledge and experience working in a private or public corporation
  • Experience with Explorer Contract Manager / Eclipse Software an asset

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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