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Controller - 18883

Edmonton, AB

Posted: 05/15/2024 Category: Accounting/Finance Job Number: 18883 Pay Rate: $100,000 - $115,000

Job Description

Our client, a leading logistics company operating in Northern regions, is in search of an experienced Controller to join their team. In this role, you'll serve as the backbone of both operational and technical support, overseeing the finance unit and acting as the organization's financial ambassador. Reporting directly to the President, you'll play a pivotal part in driving continued growth by providing exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders. Your strategic insight will be instrumental in budget management, conducting cost-benefit analyses, forecasting needs, and identifying new business opportunities. Be a part of supporting indigenous communities and contributing to the success of a diverse range of operations, from diamond and gold mines to fuel services and airport operations.
This role will be based in Edmonton with travel to their location in Yellowknife.

  • Partner with senior management to develop and implement long-term financial strategies.
  • Oversee all aspects of the accounting function, including budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, and internal controls.
  • Manage and mentor the finance team, ensuring their professional development and growth.
  • Analyze financial data and provide insights to support informed decision-making.
  • Manage risk and ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee external audits and ensure smooth communication with auditors.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including banks and investors.
The successful candidate will have:
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role, preferably within the logistics industry.
  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field (CPA designation a plus).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in financial modeling and accounting software.
  • A commitment to continuous learning and professional development.
Compensation and benefits:
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Be part of a growing company with a strong social purpose.

Only candidates already eligible to work in Canada will be reviewed. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Meet Your Recruiter


Lindie De Gouveia
Senior Recruitment Consultant
Accounting & Finance

With 8 years of experience in agency recruiting and 15 years working in corporate roles, Lindie has sat on both sides of the table, giving her a deep understanding of the needs and challenges of her clients. Drawing on her expertise as a Branch Manager in a nationally recognized recruitment agency, combined with hands-on experience in finance and risk management, she specializes in the placement of accounting and finance professionals in Alberta.

Having managed staff of her own, Lindie has a demonstrated ability to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams—and now helps her clients do the same. She is highly detail-oriented, which shines through in her incisive questions to clients and the precision of her interviewing and job matching skills. She appreciates the dynamic nature of recruitment, including adapting to her clients’ evolving needs and the ever-changing job market.

Lindie made the move to Canada from South Africa in 2023. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Business Management and Industrial Psychology, further enriching her ability to understand the human dynamics involved in recruitment, including personality ‘fit’ in the workplace. Outside of work, she keeps active with her teenager, balancing school, sports and outdoor activities.

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