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Burlington, Ontario

Accounting & Finance




Financial Controller, Burlington, ON

Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with a growing heavy civil construction company based in Burlington, Ontario to hire a Financial Controller. This is a permanent fulltime role where the Controller will be responsible for all accounting-related activities including cash flow, operating budgets, financial reporting, payroll, and compliance.

  • Ensure compliance with financial law and regulations
  • Establish and maintain financial policies, procedures, reporting systems and controls
  • Review financial reports for discrepancies
  • Management of all financial department staff including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, temporary employees as well as auditors
  • Implement financial strategies and systems to ensure the prevention of errors in calculations and data collection
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders and services such as, banks, auditing services, accountants and other agencies as needed
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual budgets and establishing schedules for collecting and analyzing financial data while providing recommendations as necessary
  • Optimize return on financial assets
  • Review and examine all financial plans and budgets to identify improvement with efficiencies as well as opportunities for reducing cost
  • Review and prepare bank reconciliations
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions for improvement as well as updates for accounting systems, invoicing and payroll
  • Responsible for tracking transactions and managing cash flow
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reporting packages, identifying results, trends, forecasts and variances.
  • Work closely with management to share reports and analysis findings
  • Provide support to project cost control as required
  • Manage and promote a positive employee life cycle for a team of accounting and finance personnel
  • Recruit and mentor associates with varied skill levels
  • Follow up performances, tracking and establishing corrective measures as necessary

  • Previous experience within heavy civil, manufacturing, construction or unionized environment would be preferred.
  • 5 plus years of progressive accounting experience and CPA designated is mandatory
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with EVM reporting and JONAS software preferred

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