Assistant Controller - VCA Canada Animal Hospitals
VCA Canada
Calgary, AB
10h ago

Job Description :

Reporting to the Controller, this full-time position will be viewed as a leader in the Finance team, focusing on the preparation of the financial reporting package, hospital trend analysis, preparation, and maintenance of complex accounting models, and assisting with annual budgets.

This role involves working closely with other department leaders, the business development team, and the US parent company finance team.


The responsibilities of the Assistant Controller will include :

Prepare and review full period-end close and financial analysis reporting for management reporting

Prepare and review period-end account reconciliations & GL variance analysis

Maintain and enhance operational trend analysis & KPI metrics

Management of organizational accounting policies, procedures, and strategies

Oversee and maintain the internal control framework

Identify and implement process enhancements for finance and operational reporting processes

Maintain and review payroll uploads from Workday to ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll transactions

Assist the Controller in overseeing the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives

Assisting with budgets and forecasting

Assist with the valuation and integration of newly acquired companies

Provide continuous coaching and mentoring for the finance team

Lead and participate in ad-hoc projects as required


Accounting designation (CPA) and 5+ years of accounting and financial reporting experience

Strong knowledge of accounting standards and exposure to US GAAP

Experience and proficiency with using the Microsoft Office Suite, and Power BI

Demonstrated experience with building complex models

Able to tell a story with numbers / models for an audience with limited finance experience help them understand

Previous experience with ORACLE would be an asset


Analytical at a detail and aggregate level

Ability to create, grow and maintain relationships with internal departments and operational leaders

Prior responsibility for full-cycle accounting, including reporting, trend analysis, and budgeting

Willingness to be hands-on in all aspects of accounting

Highly organized with excellent time-management and prioritization skills, able to handle peak workloads effectively

VCA Canada Offers

Comprehensive compensation package

Employer Match 5% RRSP Program Saving for your future just got easier with VCA Canada!

Continuing education allowances

An amazing team; our finance people like to work hard and have fun!

Generous personal pet care discounts

Professional dues

A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!!

Hybrid role (3 days in the office)

Friendly puppies on site!


VCA Canada is the leading Canadian provider of veterinary services through a network of over 140 hospitals across five provinces.

  • We continue to expand at a steady pace through acquisitions and organic growth. Our hospitals offer a unique and collaborative environment focused on what matters;
  • the highest quality medicine, relentless commitment to client experience, leading associate experience, and impactful support of the communities we serve.

    Based in Calgary, VCA Canada provides all the administrative support services necessary for our hospital teams to focus their attention on providing excellent pet health care.

    Have a question? Email : Careers.canada

    VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance, please let us know.

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