Jul 29, 2013 | Careers

Are you looking for a career opportunity where you can provide leadership to a team as well as impact the success and achievement of a company’s financial goals?  If so, this Controller position with a 100% Canadian owned and operated company could be the opportunity for you.

Reporting to the VP, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, the Controller will help build internal processes and manage the daily finance responsibilities of this fast growing organization.  With offices across Canada, our client is a well established company that is offering an exceptional opportunity for challenge and professional growth.

The Role:

æ  Assist CFO in developing, establishing, implementing and monitoring accounting systems, policies and procedures.

æ  Lead and oversee accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll processing.

æ  Responsible for all month-end accounting.

æ  Prepare internal reports – monthly, quarterly, annual and audit documents including working paper files.

æ  Prepare all regulatory submissions as required by OSFI for review and filing by the CFO.

æ  Prepare budgets and analyze for actual variances, key ratios and trends in financial results.

æ  Manage and develop the finance and accounting teams by recruiting, selecting, orienting and training the team.

æ  Provide decision making support to the CFO and Senior Leadership Team that includes financial analysis, interpretation, and recommendations.

æ  Prepares ad hoc financial reports as required by senior management.

æ  Implement, develop, and maintain accounting processes to ensure safeguarding of assets.


You and Your Experience:

æ  You have completed post-secondary education and have a professional accounting designation (preferred CA, CMA).

æ  You have a minimum of 5 years experience in the insurance or financial service industry.

æ  You have a minimum of 5 years experience in a senior accounting role.

æ  You have hands on working experience with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards)

æ  You are a strategic thinker and you have strong leadership experience.

æ  You are business minded and results-driven, with the ability to prioritize;

æ  You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

æ  You have a positive, can-do attitude;

æ  You have high level analytical, financial reporting and accounting skills.

æ  You are a hands-on, hard working, detailed oriented manager who can consistently meet deadlines.


Benefits of working at this organization:

æ  Competitive salary.

æ  Benefits package.

æ  Educational reimbursement plan.

æ  Pension plan.


About the company:

For over 90 years, Wynward Insurance Group has operated on the principles of stable pricing and sound underwriting.   Wynward Insurance Group is proud to be a 100% Canadian owned Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

Their Head Office is located in Winnipeg MB, with additional offices in Halifax NS, Regina SK, and London ON.  Wynward Insurance conducts business all across Canada, in all 10 provinces and 3 territories.


How to Apply:

Please apply online at or by emailing your resume in confidence to Linda Chammartin at [email protected].

Feel free to get in touch with Linda if you have any questions at (204) 940-3979.

WORD formatted resume preferred.


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