Controller – Americas

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The Role & Key Responsibilities
Skills Required
What you will get in return
Additional information

Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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Skills Required

  • A University degree in Accountancy or equivalent/Final stages of ACCA qualification
  • An ability to work to and meet agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Competence in Excel, general IT and accounting packages
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Experience in audit would be ideal, but not necessary
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The Americas Finance team is expanding. A new Financial Reporting and Control Team is being established in Mississauga and will have oversight and responsibility for the maintenance of Apex’s accounting records, financial reporting and treasury functions at a local office and group level. We are looking for an experienced Controller to help lead and manage the Americas Finance team. The Controller will be responsible for managing a number of entities and staff within the Americas region and will report to the Head of Finance – Americas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review month end financial accounts for entities in the Americas region
  • Ensure all month end procedures are being followed and financial accounts are complete, accurate and within group timelines
  • Analyze monthly revenues to ensure they are complete and accurate
  • Review payroll costs to ensure they are complete and accurate
  • Ensure departmental procedures are produced and regularly maintained
  • Ensure that all reporting deadlines are met
  • Analyze and present monthly financial results to group finance
  • Prepare and co-ordinate the drafting and completion of the annual report and accounts for entities in the region
  • Control the timely and accurate input of static data
  • Manage the annual budget process
  • Liaise closely with the Head of Finance – Americas and Local Managing Directors
  • Liaise with business lines and support departments to ascertain their requirements
  • Assist in developing, standardizing and implementing appropriate internal controls
  • Manage and co-ordinate the year-end audit and tax returns process
  • Liaise and assist external auditors during their regular periodic reviews
  • Liaise with tax consultant to ensure that all tax reporting deadlines are met
  • Stay current and abreast of relevant IFRS developments that impact the firm
  • Manage ad hoc requests as necessary

Management:

  • Team Management including objective setting, review and ongoing personal development
  • Provide coaching, mentorship and training

Other Activities:

  • Active involvement in financial implication of new business including review of acquisition targets and other external M&A activity / due diligence in the region
  • Continual involvement in the Financial elements of new projects

Personal Qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills: Presentation skills at a senior level, excellent report writing
  • Proactive – uses initiative to make and recommend improvements
  • Focused on delivering targets
  • An enabler with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Coaching skills – ability to develop a strong team
  • Commercial approach – able to give an alternative perspective
  • Strong planning and organization skills
  • Analytical thinking – able to provide relevant and succinct analysis
  • Strong adaptability skills. Should be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands, and deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events while delivering to monthly deadlines
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field
  • Accounting designation (CA/CPA or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of related work experience in financial services and/or public accounting with several years in a management role
  • Strong proven previous experience of leading and managing staff and working in an international environment
  • Proficient with Excel, accounting systems and general IT
  • Experience with implementing new systems
  • Fully conversant in IFRS and US GAAP
  • Experience with US tax is an asset
  • Strong technical finance skills with ability to understand complex financial statements
  • Ability to work flexibly and adapt to the different time zones of the office locations
  • Self-motivated with a can do attitude
  • Ability to work on own initiative, managing own time and workload
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English with the ability to communicate effectively amongst all levels of the organization
  • Reliable, committed, supportive and acts in a professional manner
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst delivering to a high standard
  • A genuinely unique opportunity to be part of an expanding large global financial services business
  • Take part in growing and developing a strong and dynamic finance team
  • Experience with implementing new systems
  • Training and development opportunities

All applications will be strictly confidential.  Interested candidates should apply to the following: 

Regional Human Resources Manager

[email protected]

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"Working here I have the space to be creative, take ownership and develop continuously. It’s a great company with a purpose, which in turn enables its people to identify with the core values and mission."

Diane Mero, Office Manager, Dubai

What we look for

We look to recruit bright, articulate and numerate employees who are not afraid of a challenge and are prepared to work hard and love what they do. Every employee plays a part in making our business what it is today and the more we grow, the more important that becomes.

 

Whatever your career path, ambition or skillset you will be joining an entrepreneurial environment and become part of a globally connected team. We don’t just want you to succeed, we want you to flourish.

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