Opportunities

Controller

Halifax, NS
Permanent

Venor is proud to partner with Atlantic Home Warranty in their search for a Controller for their non-profit organization based in Halifax Nova Scotia. 

Atlantic Home Warranty was established in 1976 and is the largest provider of warranty coverage for new homes and renovations in Atlantic Canada. With a mission centered on supporting the quality of construction practices for residential construction, the organization ensures the durability of homes through various warranty plans. Recognized by CMHC and leading lending institutions, Atlantic Home Warranty is a leader in the industry, fostering relationships between new homeowners and builders, and providing continuing education to promote excellence in new home construction and renovations. 

Reporting directly to and working in partnership with the CEO, the Controller, will be responsible for overseeing the finance and accounting functions of the entire company.  Amongst managing the accounting and finance activities, the Controller will apply their business mindset across all divisions in a leadership role. Working in a cohesive collaborative small group you will supervise the operations ranging from membership servicing to warranty administration.  As the Controller, you will be involved in strategic planning, financial decision-making, and creating and improving the internal controls to maximize efficiency. Utilizing your strong financial reporting skill sets you will leverage your data-driven approach to improve overall business operations as you will serve as a key advisor to the CEO and the Board of Directors. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the accounting and office operations ensuring accuracy, timeliness, and compliance with financial and CRM standards. 
  • Oversee financial accounting processes, including end-to-end accounting, journal entries, adjustments, and full-cycle accounting. 
  • Develop and refine internal control processes, build budgets, and support data-driven decision-making. 
  • Preparation of timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports. 
  • Manage financial and operating benchmarks, budgets, program monitoring, reconciliations, and schedules. 
  • Coordinate with external auditors and ensure compliance with local, provincial, and federal laws regarding finances, tax filings, and non-profit regulatory reporting requirements. 
  • Assist with the digitization of all files and the continuous improvement of financial reports and business intelligence reporting. 
  • Oversee member and homeowner issues, ensuring accurate records of actions, discussions, and communication. 
  • Provide management with information vital to the decision-making process and support the grant application efforts. 

To be successful: 

  • Demonstrate a strong ability to interpret financial data accurately and communicate it effectively to stakeholders, enabling them to make informed decisions about warranty coverage and financial strategies. 
  • Leverage understanding of how accounting and finance impact a business in every aspect.
  • Possess a positive and inquisitive attitude with a commitment to achieving the mission of Atlantic Home Warranty. Proactively contribute to a collaborative and growth-oriented work environment. 
  • Excel in taking a consultative approach to problem-solving and decision-making, particularly in the context of managing warranty claims and financial management strategies.
  • Exhibit clear communication skills and strong time management abilities, ensuring efficient coordination and timely completion of tasks related to warranty administration and financial reporting. 

What we are looking for: 

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting experience in a business environment, with a focus on financial management, preferably in the non-profit sector or related service-based industries such as construction, or insurance. 
  • Experience in supporting decisions based on data, including creating and implementing internal controls and procedures to optimize resources and streamline processes within the context of warranty coverage and financial management. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in business with a focus on accounting. Professional certification such as CPA or an MBA is preferred but not required. 
  • Proficient in using various financial software including Sage 50 combined with intermediate to advanced MS Excel skill sets. 
  • General business knowledge in areas such as contracts, leases, and banking, with the ability to collaborate efficiently with external professionals and service providers to support the mission of Atlantic Home Warranty. 
  • A customer service-focused individual, who is solution-orientated, financially literate, an effective communicator, and acquires a confident business-minded outlook.

What we are offering 

  • Work-life balance 8-4
  • A collaborative growing fun team and working environment located in a convenient location in the HRM
  • Competitive Salary and Defined contribution Pension plan
  • Strong Group benefits program, free parking, and cell phone 
  • Professional Development and Growth potential into a larger position 

At Venor, we value and celebrate diversity. We welcome applications from all individuals of any race, color, religion, gender identity, orientation, national origin, or disability status. Interested candidates are asked to please forward their resumes to James Willies or Bryanna McVicar at James@venor.ca or bmcvicar@venor.ca

Application Form

For: Controller
In doc, docx or pdf format, 10 MB max
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.