Financial Controller


Not just anyone has a knack for working with numbers. It takes a certain kind of genius to understand them and make projections based on them — the very same kind we’re looking to add to our family here at Strathmore.

We want a Controller whose impeccable financial sensibilities will complement our team. Someone who can analyze and manage risk. Someone who can see beyond the numbers and make well-reasoned recommendations on how the company should spend its money.

We’re not necessarily looking for the next John Nash (though, we’ve seen A Beautiful Mind and if you’re as brilliant with numbers as he was, it certainly couldn’t hurt…). We are, however, looking for someone who’s fully capable and will mesh well with the many colourful, skilled characters who work here.

Responsibilities and Duties

I’m in! What do you need me to do?

  • Conduct the month-end close and prepare monthly financial statements in accordance with GAAP.
  • Oversee our landscape software system to ensure its data is consistent with our accounting system’s data
  • Design, implement and support procedures that will assure compliance with company policies and a good internal control system.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual forecasting, and oversee the preparation of departmental operating budgets.
  • Perform financial analysis on budget vs. actual financial results.
  • Identify projected problem areas or opportunities for cost savings and other improvements.
  • Prepare cash forecast and manage cash accounts, debt and working capital lines of credit.
  • Manage accounts payable and receivable.
  • Make lease vs. buy decisions for equipment.
  • Perform buy new vs. repair analyses for equipment.
  • Work with our operating team to maximize the use of equipment.
  • Ensure accurate and timely job costing for all projects and divisions.
  • Provide information and counsel to the President/CEO to drive enhanced business results.

Qualifications and Skills

Sounds exciting! What skills do I need to have?

  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, cash flows and financial reporting
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to management long-term projects
  • Planning, organizing and negotiating skills
  • Strategic business acumen
  • Ability to lead a team and foster a respectful workplace
  • Verbal and written communication skills.

Great! What about education or prior experience?

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in finance, business administration, accounting or equivalent
  • CPA license preferred (active or inactive)
  • 3–5 years prior experience as a Controller in a job cost accounting environment
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