Financial Controller

Summary:

With headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, and Team Members around the globe, our client is a health-tech company that leverages advancements in science and technology to build breakthrough companies that transform human wellness, leveraging advancements in science and technology to build breakthrough companies that transform human wellness. Portfolio business units include: a B2B wholesale distribution business facilitating recreational cannabis sales to Canadian provincial government control boards and a BHO extraction facility producing high margin cannabis 2.0 products.  

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Requirements:

  • Reporting to the Head of Finance, and as an integral member of the Finance Team, the Controller will help provide in depth financial analysis to all business units.
  • Our ideal candidate comes with a CPA/CMA profile and a sound understanding of costing & analysis, OpEx & CapEx budgeting, and revenue allocation by business unit. If you have experience solving complex business problems and holding business leaders accountable to budgets and forecasts through open, honest, and direct dialogue, then this is the right opportunity for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and supervision to the finance team in the preparation of monthly journal entries, accruals, GL closing, balance sheet reconciliations and other month/quarter/year activities
  • Prepare monthly financial reports along with a narrative for management ensuring the integrity of the financial statements. You will lead the monthly analysis of actuals vs. budget and prior years
  • Prepare detailed profit and loss statement analysis with focus on gross profit, provide recommendations for productivity, profit improvement and cost containment activities
  • Oversee the cash management functions and ensure inter-company accounts are reconciled
  • Oversee the monthly/annual tax filing requirements and monthly remittances to the government in multiple jurisdictions
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget and monthly/quarterly forecasts across all functions and provide ongoing assessments of financial performance against these plans
  • Ensure the reliability and effectiveness of internal controls over financial processes
  • Coach and provide timely feedback to direct reports to aid in their success
  • Create full financial transparency to all stakeholders and recommend appropriate courses of action when results differ from plan.
  • Understand the business, operations, key drivers, and success factors.
  • Challenge mgt. and staff to drive operational efficiencies and accurate forecasting.
  • Focus on cost controlling & reduction initiatives and ensure that unfavourable variances are addressed in a timely manner.
  • Prepare/review quarterly external financial statements and MD&A;
  • Review and present weekly KPI metrics to Sr. Management;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages
  • Lead and coordinate annual external audits, CRA audits and other regulatory requests

Qualifications:

  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation required
  • A minimum of 3 years of broad and progressively responsible experience as a Controller, 5 plus years working as a Senior Analyst
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Quickbooks
  • Experience in the Cannabis industry considered an asset
  • M&A experience and startup business experience considered an asset
  • Experience with forecasting and budgeting process
  • Strong business acumen
  • Outstanding communication and strong work ethic and professional integrity
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, confidence and executive presence to hold business leaders accountable to budgets and forecasts
  • A detailed orientation with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills, and ability to clearly present quantitative and qualitative information to all levels of management
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to collaborate with multiple divisions in the company
  • Proven experience collaborating with sales and supply chain teams

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