West Fraser Electro Mechanical Ltd - Prince George, BC (30+ days ago)

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West Fraser Electro/Mechanical (WFEM) is seeking a talented and entrepreneurial leader to join our senior management team as Controller.

WFEM is based out of a 29,000-square foot production facility located in Prince George BC. The Company is a premium rebuilder and manufacturer of electric motors and related components servicing mining, pulp & paper, forestry, municipal, and transportation industries.

The Controller will lead the finance, accounting and administration functions, which includes HR and IT responsibilities. In addition, they will have some day to day operational duties. Reporting directly to the WFEM’s General Manager, this is a hands-on position.

Position Overview

Leadership Role:

  • Providing both strategic and tactical analysis and projection in conjunction with senior management
  • Participation in the Company’s annual planning and budgeting process specifically responsible for preparation of the Company’s budgeted financial results
  • Leading a small accounting team


Accounting Responsibilities

  • Overseeing all day-to-day accounting tasks for the company, including but not limited to:
  • Ensuring the timely and accurate administration of the Company’s payroll
  • Managing accounts receivable and accounts payable functions
  • Managing the Company’s cash position * Completing month end close process and preparing supporting working papers and account reconciliations
  • Ensuring the completion of the year end close process, including coordination with the Company’s auditors
  • Preparation of complete, accurate and timely monthly financial statement package including all back up information thereto as well as analysis of information for operating management
  • Developing and preparing ad hoc financial and operational reports and analysis
  • Assisting with the management of the tax function including filing GST returns, and coordination with external advisers for Canadian corporate tax filing requirements
  • Developing and improving internal controls and accounting processes
  • Monitoring compliance with bank covenants
  • Maintaining the companies accounting software application, Motorbase
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of Capital spending and ROI analysis

Human Resources and IT Responsibilities

  • Performing various Human Resource duties as needed including managing the Company’s employee benefits plan
  • Liaison with companies third party IT provider to ensure that all computer administrative functions, including hardware selection, meet the companies needs

Operational, Administrative and Other Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all administration activities including insurance, copiers, phones and credit cards
  • Maintaining records with third party compliance agencies
  • Ensure all trade registrations are maintained and updated
  • Performing other duties as necessary

Qualifications and Experience:

University degree – preferably in a finance related discipline

  • Professional accounting designation CPA-CA/CMA/CGA
  • Thorough knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Minimum three years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment is an asset

Key Attributes

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, stayed organized and consistently meets deadlines
  • Attention to detail with ability to “roll-up” the sleeves, while not losing sight of big picture
  • Strong inter-personal and communication skills
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for improving business processes
  • Ability to present (both verbally and in writing) financial information in an easy to understand fashion
  • Team player with an ability to maintain a positive work environment
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Total Years of Related Work Experience: 7+

Required Languages: English – Excellent

To Apply Individuals meeting the criteria above are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter. Only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Accounting: 7 years (Required)
  • controller: 7 years (Required)