Dartmouth, NS

Venor is proud to partner with our client Nova Truck Centres, in their search for a Controller, based out of their location in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Nova Truck Centres, a division of Nova Enterprises Limited, is a Freightliner and Western Star dealership with five locations across Nova Scotia as well as a location in Newfoundland. With over 50 years’ experience, Nova Truck Centres has built a reputation for its commitment to customer service, quality products, and technical expertise and has been recognized as an Employer of Choice by the Trucking Human Resource Sector Council Atlantic.

Reporting to the President, the Controller plays a critical role in managing the financial health of the company and ensuring that it operates efficiently and effectively. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing various financial functions, including cash flow management, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, accounts receivable and payable, and inventory management. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the completion of cash flow statements and monthly and year-end financial statements, conducting budget and variance analysis, expense management, month-end entries, lease accounting management, as well as providing supervision and guidance to accounting staff across multiple locations. Furthermore, you will be entrusted with managing the due diligence process for acquisitions as well as ensuring adherence to all relevant laws and regulations, including financial reporting standards and internal controls.

Additionally, as the Controller you will oversee and review bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing and inventory management processes. You will be accountable for maintaining tax records and responding to inquiries from tax authorities to ensure compliance with all federal, provincial, and local tax regulations. Furthermore, as part of the Human Resources team, the controller is also responsible for payroll and benefit administration while actively contributing to the negotiation and procurement of benefit packages for all employees. Benefits packages include, but are not limited to, RRSP, health and dental benefits.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, along with a minimum of 10 years’ experience with at least 3 years in a managerial role, or an equivalent mix of education and experience. You possess strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze financial data, identify trends, and draw conclusions. Experience using accounting software as well familiarity with using spreadsheets, databases, and other tools to organize and analyze financial data, as well as a thorough understanding of tax law and regulations at the federal, provincial, and local levels is essential. You have a keen eye for detail and with strong communication skills, both verbal and written. Knowledge of commercial vehicle financing and leasing, understanding of the financial impact of leasing activities as well as experience with CDK Global is considered an asset.

To thrive in this role, the ideal candidate should possess a holistic operational approach, demonstrating a keen interest in considering and supporting all aspects of how a business operates. The dynamic and collaborative environment at Nova Truck Centres, distinguished by its flat and entrepreneurial structure, fosters an atmosphere that promotes professional growth and encourages innovative contributions. As a valued member of their small senior management group, you will leverage this unique setting to drive their own development while making significant positive impacts on the organization.

Along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, Nova Truck Centres provides an engaging work environment, team-oriented atmosphere, and a steadfast commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive workplace culture that prioritizes investment in their employees.

Nova Truck Centres and Venor strives to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and recognizes the value that diversity brings. Applications from all qualified candidates, including those who identify as racially visible, indigenous, women in underrepresented roles, persons with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

Interested candidates are asked to please forward their resumes to James Willies or Dan McDonald at James@venor.ca or dan@venor.ca

If also submitting a cover letter, please ensure to attach your resume and cover letter in one document.

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