Controller / Accountant

Hire Quality
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Company Description

Newtonbrook Block & Supply ( is a trusted and respected family owned Canadian manufacturer of concrete products. For over 60 years they have manufactured masonry blocks, veneers and landscape paving stones and walls for commercial and residential spaces. Newtonbrook has a long history of knowledge and experience in the production of cement based products that exceed industry standards. They have recently partnered with NG Stone to produce a transformative line of residential and commercial building stone products using a production process that replicates nature. Over the years Newtonbrook has earned a reputation as an honesty family business with quality products and service. They have developed a close knit culture where employees care about each other, are engaged in the work they do and take pride in the growth of the company. Newtonbrook is a place where people like coming to work every day!

Job Description

Reporting to the President, the Controller will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company's finances. Your goal is to keep ownership informed of all financial, operational costs and accounting aspects of the company and to assist them in achieving profitability and growth as per ownership and management plans. You will control and monitor expenditures and report variances. You will establish, maintain and monitor all financial areas - Invoices, A/R, A/P, Payroll, Budgeting, Financials, Inventory and Costing. You will provide accurate and timely financial information and analysis to the owners and act in an advisory capacity for all departments. You must be a hands-on Controller who enjoys a team environment and being involved in every aspect of the day-to-day operations of a small but growing family business.

This position provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to advance their career to a General Manager role in the future. You will be mentored to develop skills in management and operations efficiencies. For the right person, this is an opportunity to learn the business from the top down!

  • Manage the financial, budgetary control, credit, administrative and costing functions
  • Monitor and analyze daily, weekly and monthly financial, sales and operational information
  • Perform bank reconciliations, monitor payables and receivables, make collections calls, review inventory and sales
  • Liaison with bank and prepare financials for external lenders
  • Prepare monthly financials and analysis for owners (balance sheet, P&L, cash flow and updated forecasts)
  • Maintain positive cash flow in a construction based business
  • Prepare annual budget and sales forecasts, year-end audits and inventory count
  • Review group benefits and insurance policies
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve cost performance and DSO
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of operating results including production reporting and expenditures


  • Accounting designation - CPA (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Post secondary Degree/Diploma
  • Construction industry experience an asset
  • Accounting experience with strong knowledge of GAAP, book keeping and financial reporting, general accounting, A/R, A/P, cost accounting, payroll, inventory management and control
  • Ability to assemble and interpret information in order to mitigate future pitfalls or to realize future savings
  • Able to understand and communicate business goals and recognize opportunities for performance improvement
  • Logical clear thinker who can organize and plan
  • Able to communicate clearly with ownership and co-workers
  • Able to work with and manage people effectively
  • Thrives in a small team environment
  • Experience in cost accounting and operational efficiency in a production/manufacturing environment an asset

To sum up, we are looking for an energetic financial Controller who is passionate about helping organizations grow. If you are comfortable in a small team environment, you love being involved in all aspects of the business and in figuring out what the numbers really mean and you are willing to do whatever it takes to help drive success, this job is for you!

To explore this opportunity, send your resume to mike @

For further information contact Mike McCarthy at 416-413-1177.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.