Corporate Controller

Posted Date: Mar 02, 2018
Expiry Date: May 01, 2018
Location: SW ON office role
Tags: Manufacturing, Pollination, Bachner, Finance, Biological Control, CGA, CMA, CA, CPA, Ontario, Horticulture, Accounting

AgStep Inc.


Corporate Controller

Location: SW Ontario office role


Our client, based in Europe, is a global leader in the production and sales of pollinators and beneficial insects and mites used for horticultural pollination and biological crop protection programs.


Our client has a strong company culture. The successful candidate will identify with who they are:

  • We are passionate about contributing to sustainable agriculture
  • We satisfy, service and delight our customers
  • We support team member happiness and excellence
  • We believe in the power of collaboration
  • We continuously strive to improve everything we do



They seek a dynamic individual capable of filling the role of Corporate Controller and a key member of the management team. The company is planning for significant growth, so this individual should possess competencies to successfully meet the following responsibilities:


  • Accounting for the Canadian company and US subsidiary
  • Month-end and year-end closing with reporting to a European parent including the required supporting reconciliations and documentation
  • Familiarity with US GAAP, Canadian GAAP and IFRS reporting standards (group headquarter located in Europe, publicly traded)
  • Compliance with Federal, Provincial and US State tax authorities regarding income tax, payroll, VAT and other taxes
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Familiarity with Sage Accounting software with eventual migration to Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP
  • Support management in making decisions by developing meaningful internal reporting packages including product costing and contribution margins by product line
  • Formalizing the budget process including reporting and explaining variance against budget


Education and Experience:


  • Accounting bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as Accountant/Controller
  • A junior applicant with the right skills will be considered



Requirements Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


The successful candidate will join a fast-growing North American business that is part of a global leading group in the pollination and bio-protection industries. The fast pace growth implies a very rapid evolution in processes and policies. The Controller will take a leading role in that transformation.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Team player
  • Able to link the numbers to the realities of the business in order to drive improvements and growth
  • Able to work with different cultures



Languages: English, French or Spanish an asset


If you have the skills to meet this challenging, immediately available position with a company already leading in their sector and positioned for further growth, please apply now and contact Mike Bachner, Managing Partner and Recruiting Manager- Eastern Canada, at AgStep Agriculture Recruiting via the email above or 519-284-2793 (toll free 1-866-519-2793). All correspondence is confidential. Applicants must be fully entitled to work in Canada to be considered.


AgStep Agriculture Recruiting

Canada’s Premier Agrifood Industry Recruitment Firm

Toll Free Confidential Phone: 1-866-519-2793

Applicants must be fully entitled to work in Canada to be considered.

Eastern Canadian Office: 12 Margaret Court, P.O. Box 1031, St. Marys, ON, N4X 1B7


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