Job Title: Assistant Controller
Reports to: Controller
Company: Taggart Construction Limited and Taggart Aggregates
Location: 3187 Albion Road South, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 8Y3
Date Prepared: January 2021
Taggart Construction Limited
For more than 70 years, Taggart Construction Limited has specialized in heavy civil construction, residential and commercial site servicing, sewers and watermain installation, site grading, and road construction for communities across Eastern Ontario. We are an industry leader in municipal and public infrastructure projects and provide a wide range of excavation services. We value integrity, quality and community.
The Assistant Controller will be responsible for supporting the Controller in the day-to-day and month/year-end accounting activities, as well as in various improvement initiatives, and financial projects within Taggart Construction and Taggart Aggregates. The Assistant Controller will act as a key resource to the various positions on the team, learning and supporting the accounts payable function, equipment accounting, project costing, and monthly financial statement preparation. The performance of duties requires an ability to manage priorities, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet filing deadlines.
Support the Controller in managing the day-to-day accounting activities of the business. This includes reviewing work prepared by staff, such as month end recovery, vendor account reconciliations, and assisting with resolution of day-to-day issues faced by the staff, escalating to the Controller or others as appropriate.
Day-to-day management of direct reports, including ensuring monthly duties of team members are performed as expected, reviewing as required to ensure timely, complete and accurate reporting in accordance with policies and deadlines, and providing feedback and coaching to team members as necessary.
Identify and bring forward ideas for possible improvements in day to day accounting functions, assisting with implementation where approved by management.
Preparation and analysis of financial reports, including cash flow forecasts, monthly, and annual reporting with minimal input from Controller.
Assist the Controller with the review or preparation and submission of required filings, including HST, subcontractor reporting, and various statements and reports as required.
Provide support and participate in regular cross-training in order to provide coverage for other positions within the finance team as needed.
Create bank transfers and online payments for approval.
Preparation of annual T5018 subcontractor reporting.
Act as back-up when needed for Controller and other managers within the finance team.
Support, participate in and review preparation of year end audit files and working papers, liaising with the finance team and other stakeholders to ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner.
Participate in workforce planning and recruitment activities in conjunction with an internal Human Resources team, in team resource management and in the team performance review process.
Assist the Controller with preparing annual budgets, and cash flow forecasts for presentation to senior management.
All other duties as required.
Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience, experience in the construction industry and working with projects would be considered an asset.
Prior experience with management of direct reports is required.
CPA designation, or designation in process is required.
Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word), and in various financial software. Prior experience in an ERP system is required.
Proven ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple tasks, ensuring deadlines are met.
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
Strong ability to analyze and problem solve.
Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and a desire to challenge and improve current practices.
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
Experience in a multi-company environment is required
Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.
Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
This role may require overtime at certain times of the year.
All candidates are asked to apply via the following link: taggartgroup.bamboohr.com/jobs. Any questions regarding the position can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information on our company, please visit: http://www.taggartgroup.ca.
The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.
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