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This is a Full-time position in Montréal, QC posted July 28, 2018.

ChallengeU is looking for a controller who will work closely with the company’s CFO and CEO to consider the strategic and financial development of the company.

His mission is to monitor the profitability and solvency of the company, anticipate its development strategy and the necessary financing and investments. The controller also represents the company in banking negotiations or with the administrations.

What you will be doing:

  • Cash flow management;
  • Support and advise the CFO and CEO on general issues and risks such as finance, budget, treasury and special projects;
  • Maintain the relationship with investors, financial institutions and the Executive Committee, including oral and written presentation of financial information;
  • Participate in the research and implementation of funding projects and financial assistance;
  • Prepare grant applications;
  • Develop, implement and monitor business processes and various internal management and control policies of the company;
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and explain budget variances;
  • Produce the various internal and external financial reports;
  • Develop the end of year reporting;
  • Develop annual financial budgets;
  • Determine product costs and assess the contribution margin of the products;
  • Determine the profitability of the various departments or entities, identify trends, identify performance to be improved and participate in recovery solutions;
  • Coordinate the production of various tax reports as related to payroll, including RSD and multimedia, and establish the tax strategy in collaboration with external consultants;
  • Develop decision support tools and financial simulation systems and performance indicators to measure the performance of different services and products;
  • Participate in special projects;
  • Management of his team.

We’re looking for people who:

  • Share our passion for all things accounting and social;
  • Thrive in an agile, lean and fast-paced environment;
  • Clearly see things from the perspective of our customers;
  • Are curious, experiment and never stop learning;
  • Embrace diversity and new ideas.

What you need:

  • Professional designation of CPA or MBA;
  • 3-5 years experience in accounting / finance in the area of startup / technology preference;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles Québec / Canada / USA;
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting principles and practices;
  • Excellent command of Excel;
  • Experience with Quickbook;
  • Bilingual, both oral and written (French and English);
  • Ability to work on schedule and adapt quickly to change;
  • Comfortable in an open office environment;
  • Ability to travel to the USA;
  • Strong communication skills, tact and organization;
  • Proactive and strategic thinking with superior problem solving skills and conflict resolution;
  • Autonomous and rigorous;
  • Strong negotiating skills and tenacity to solve problems and conflicts;
  • Irreproachable integrity and ability to ensure the utmost confidentiality;
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills.

What we have to offer:

  • An environment where you’re encouraged to share and act on your ideas
  • Flexible work hours in the Montreal, Mile-End district,
  • A welcoming, luminous and stimulating workplace with a casual dress code
  • A fun, dynamic team that works hard and plays every day; great ideas can come as easily during an impromptu ping pong game, happy hour or social team outing
  • Health insurance
  • Full-time permanent position, 40h/week
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Competitive salary based on experience


Skills Required

  • Education level: University
  • Work experience (years): 3-5 years


Salary: N/D

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