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Controller

About Upfeat

Upfeat is on a mission to be the leader in providing customers with the best deals when they are shopping online. By bringing together the right technical expertise and business acumen, we are in 5 global markets and we have teamed up with 20 partner sites. We are proud to have 40 million unique users, and we’re just getting started!

We have built an open, collaborative remote-first environment and we love to learn and experiment with new ideas and technologies. We are proud to appear for a second consecutive year in the Globe and Mail Report on Business of Canada's Top Growing Companies. In addition to being ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program, and recognized on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™.

Role Description

We are looking for an experienced Controller who thrives on questioning traditional approaches, uncovering novel solutions to challenges, possess a growth mindset and can perform effectively in a fast-paced setting. The successful candidate will maintain and produce management reporting, payroll reports, internal controls and generally upscale and improve accounting processes and procedures. If you’re highly adaptable and can manage deliverables independently, and you’ve got a track record for producing high-quality outputs efficiently then this is the role for you!

Responsibilities

  • Full-cycle month-end accounting including review of journal entries, bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, P&Ls and reporting.

  • Review the work of the bookkeepers and accountants to ensure monthly close is accurate.

  • Uphold and implement a well-documented system of accounting best practices, policies and procedures that comply with procedures that comply with provincial and federal corporate tax requirements.

  • Assist with regular audits, including customer, government and year-end financial assessments.

  • Ensure prompt payment of accounts payable and the efficient consistent collection of receivable.

  • Execute the precise and appropriate processing of Payroll for nearly 80 employees.

  • Establish a system of controls for accounting transactions and provide support for new systems or implementations as required.

  • Deliver financial statements promptly and prepare and present financial reports to key stakeholders.

  • Ability to leverage Canadian Government grants and utilize it back into the business.

  • Establish procedures to maintain compliance with all banking covenants.

  • Analyze deviations from the budget and communicate notable concerns to management.

  • Implement a system for generating management cost reports.

  • Strong sense of ownership, the inclination for action, urgency and drive.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in business, commerce or a related field is required.

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred.

  • 5+ years experience in a management accounting role.

  • Experienced in identifying and implementing accounting improvements.

  • Considerable knowledge of laws, ordinances, and regulations pertaining to best accounting practices

  • Proven results in tax compliance, budgeting, forecasting, operational planning, performance management, and quarterly reporting.

  • Experience in treasury specifically; balance sheet strategy, capital management, funds transfer, pricing, cash flow forecasting, and working capital management.

  • Adept at analysis and data-driven thinking, you can rely on quantitative and qualitative data and feedback to make well informed decisions, recognize patterns and formulate action plans.

  • Possess self-awareness and you recognize when to seek assistance or raise concerns, and you are the type of individual who can learn from errors and quickly change and adapt.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, solve ambiguous problems and think in an innovative manner.

  • Previous experience in a technology or startup company during a period of innovation and rapid expansion.

  • Driven to progress in your career; a life long learner who seeks out continuous learning opportunities.

  • Background in Canadian Tax and international tax experience is preferred.

Notice for Job Applicants

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at our company. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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