At SMS Equipment, our Assistant Controller is a key member of the Finance team that is responsible for the accuracy of the Company’s financial records, ensuring compliance with appropriate accounting standards, and execution of key projects. This position provides leadership, motivation and direction for accounting staff while also working with operations. We are looking for a candidate who will bring their experience and drive for continuous process improvements to our corporate team.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Financial Reporting. Responsible for the timely, accurate and complete preparation of the Company’s financial reporting on a standalone and consolidated basis. Coordinates and develops ongoing reporting development and enhancements. Evaluates compliance with internal controls. Advises on procedural gaps and makes recommendations to remediate.
Analyze operational performance to plan and interprets major variances from budget. Creates ad-hoc reports and other tools for decision support, analyzing performance opportunities and trends related to customers, pricing, margin, etc. Shares findings in meaningful manner with stakeholders.
Audit management. Manages all financial and compliance audits and is the main point of contact. Directs accounting team to prepare PBCs and ensure information for audit is prepared timely, accurately, and completely. Coordinates the planning of the yearly audit with external auditors and internal resources.
Taxation. Supports the corporate taxation process with planning, installments, and preparation of the Corporate tax returns. Investigates treatment of indirect taxes and provides guidance.
Leadership. Provides day-to-day leadership including advice, guidance, and coordination to accounting staff. Identifies and provides developmental opportunities with support of Corporate Controller to the accounting team. Maintains a positive, respectful, and professional environment for all department members.
The Assistant Controller must have obtained a university degree in finance or accounting, or similar post-secondary education, have a professional accounting designation and a minimum of 6 years proven progressive accounting experience. Additional qualifications include:
Extensive knowledge in accounting principles and practices including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and/or Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
Strategic thinking with strong business and financial acumen.
Demonstrated experience in preparing financial statements for management such as period-end reporting, financial highlights and preparation of management discussion and analysis.
Effectively working independently, taking initiative, setting priorities, and seeing projects through to completion
Collaborative team player who can cultivate strong relationships and influence others, including senior leaders
Ability to work in a demanding environment with strict deadlines and tight schedules.
Ability to effectively manage both entry level and designated professional
Experience with an ERP system
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Experienced in managing a financial audit.
At SMS Equipment, safety is our number one priority. Our successful candidate is intrinsically motivated and committed to making safe choices, when completing all tasks.
Applications will be received until a suitable candidate has been found.
SMS Equipment offers rewarding careers in the heavy equipment industry across Canada. As the largest Komatsu dealer in North America, SMS Equipment gives you the opportunity to represent world-class quality in our product offerings and customer service. A few of the many benefits of working with SMS Equipment include competitive wages, comprehensive group benefits plan, and RRSP matching.
If you would like an opportunity to work for a company who offers growth, positive working environment and long term employment, please apply to our website https://www.smsequipment.com/en-ca/careers/.