Job summary

Career Level:
Management (Managerial)
CPA or equivalent designation
Job type:
Full time
Negotiable with excellent benefits, RRSP and perks

Controller - retail industry preferred (North Vancouver)

About this job

This is a local success story! Our client is a local retailer who has weather all the ups and downs for decades and is considered to be the industry leader with exceptional business insight and visions.  They are in need of a Controller with solid high volume retail accounting and operation exp to take on this position. Suitable candidate will be a designated CPA with 5+ years experience, exposure to multi-million dollar retail sales, high volume accounting exp.

You MUST be a hands-on Controller to get all the financials out to upper management and outside parties. You will also  have the people skills to bridge the operation and all parties to get work done. Candidates with fast-moving products retail industry experience will have an advantage.  

Duties will involve but not limited to:    

-supervise the Accounting team (AR, AP and Payroll administrators)

-Reviewing and reconciling daily sales, payouts, cash and credit transactions

-Validating daily cash and credit transactions are deposited to the bank account

-Cash management by tracking daily inflows and outflows

-Preparing monthly bank reconciliation

-Monitoring of inventory related accounts

-Preparing and filing of GST returns

-Reviewing payroll, benefits and source deductions

-Manage tax compliance

-Reconciliation of partner’s capital and loan accounts

-Review and preparation of monthly and annual financial statements with supporting working papers

-Liaise with external accountants

-Manage and liaise commercial banking and vendor relationships

Operations team (GM) and Partners

-Preparing and circulating that daily sales volume and product mix

-Preparing a dashboard illustrating (1) daily working capital position (2) actual vs budget vs forecast for sales, inventory and labor on a daily, monthly and annual basis

-Preparing and forecasting a rolling 2 years cashflow projection

-Preparing an annual business plan that is well supported by all cross functional teams

-Preparing monthly operating statement by store locations

-Maintaining and forecasting a 12 months actual vs budget operating statements for both locations

-Working and supporting GM on decision making, product pricing, promotions, gross margin and business matrix analysis 

-Data analysis on product mix Implementation of policies, procedures and cost controls Develop and document business process and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

-Leading retail strategies, gaining buy in at all levels and across all functions within the business      

Co offers a competitive salary and excellent perks: including RRSP, full benefits and discounts on products.  

Job keywords/tags:  Retail Accounting , hands-on controllership exp , excellent people skills
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