Assistant Controller

Finance · Vancouver, British Columbia
Department Finance
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

At Canada Drives, we believe the experience of buying a vehicle should be easy and satisfying.  Since 2010, we have used technology to simplify the process of finding the right vehicle for any Canadian of all financial circumstances. Through our online application process, today we connect nearly half a million Canadians per year with dealerships across Canada.


For our next decade, we are excited to continue offering 100% online vehicle purchasing with a wide selection, great deals, and speedy at-home delivery.  Our vision is that buying and financing a vehicle should be fair, fast, simple and seamless for all Canadians.


We are currently seeking an Assistant Controller based in Western Canada to lead our Accounts Payable and Accruals, and Inventory Processes remotely during this exciting period of the company’s business. The Assistant Controller will report to the Director of Financial Reporting and manage a team of approximately seven team members.


Job Description:

  • Supervision of all aspects of Accounts Payable and Accruals, and Inventory cycles
  • Lead the team to efficiently handle all accounting/finance matters
  • Review and approve payments, reconciliations, and journal entries
  • Analyzing and reporting cost variances
  • Problem-solve your way through dynamic tasks
  • Resolve complex issues with one-off transactions
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Ability to work with and support others in the finance team
  • Establish and maintain internal controls
  • Implement system and process improvements where needed
  • Serving as liaison to external auditors
  • Other duties as required



  • University undergraduate degree in business or accounting
  • Designated CPA in good standing with 5 years post-qualification experience
  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience
  • Experience coaching, mentoring, and managing a diverse and remote team
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with Netsuite is considered an asset


What you will bring to the role:

  • Strong leadership and collaborative skills
  • Demonstrated ability to respond and effectively prioritize multiple priorities and requests
  • Strong critical thinking skills to identify issues, seek information, and problem solve
  • Positive attitude with a readiness to learn and a passion for process improvement
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and have the perseverance to thrive in a dynamic work environment
  • Self-motivated and able to pre-emptively anticipate questions from stakeholders


In addition to a competitive salary, we provide: 

  • Extended dental and medical benefits
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Excellent on-the-job training and development
  • Inclusive, fun, and vibrant work environment


Work Environment:

  • Hybrid - this position is remote with the opportunity to be in-office at our downtown Vancouver location if desired


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  • Location
    Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience