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5 Nov 2021

Full-Time Controller

Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company – Posted by Dufferin_Mutual Shelburne, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Dufferin Mutual Insurance Company is thrilled to announce an incredibly unique opportunity to join our Leadership Team as Controller, operating out of Shelburne, Ontario.  In this exciting role, you will have the opportunity to climb the career ladder within a workplace culture which is committed to the holistic wellbeing and success of our Dufferin family.

This will not be your typical financial services role.  It is a long-term opportunity to plant your roots in Dufferin County’s family-friendly community and grow in a supportive environment with strong potential to transition to a C – level role.

The Perks:

  • Work / Life Balance
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • OMIA Pension Plan
  • On-Site Recreation Room
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Competitive Compensation

The Role:

In collaboration with the CEO, the Controller will foster an entrepreneurial spirit while performing a range of functions with respect to strategic planning, operational support, full-cycle accounting, and financial reporting and analysis.  The role will focus on growing and sustaining Dufferin Mutual’s fiscal health, while playing a key role in advancing our strategic organizational objectives.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Identify, analyze, and recommend strategic, tactical, and operational opportunities to strengthen Dufferin Mutual’s business
  • Foster a strong financial controls environment through robust accounting, reporting, and information systems
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, sharing all material variances with respective department managers and the CEO
  • Deliver transactional support to the administration of investments in accordance with established company policies
  • Ensure appropriate use of funds through consistent allocation and accurate documentation, including subsidiary entities
  • Provide effective internal controls to maintain compliance with GAAP / IFRS 17 and applicable federal and provincial regulations for financial and tax reporting
  • Liaise with Dufferin’s auditing and actuarial partners to generate timely, accurate, and required reporting
  • Develop, implement, and maintain data collection tools in support of robust financial and risk analysis

Your Skills & Qualifications:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years financial services industry experience (direct / indirect)
  • University / college degree or diploma – Accounting, Finance, or Business discipline
  • Familiarity and experience in online banking, payroll, and investment management platforms
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination

Living in Shelburne, Ontario:

  • ~100km to Downtown Toronto – Easily accessible & close to highway 410 / 400
  • Affordable Housing – 50% below GTA
  • Country Living – Fresh air, ease of mobility & sense of community
  • Local Elementary & Secondary Schools – Smaller class sizes

Join Our Team:

At Dufferin Mutual, we recognize the key to organizational success lies in prioritizing our people.  We empower our employees to show up as their best, most authentic selves and support them in maximizing their ultimate career potential.

Founded as a farm mutual, Dufferin remains a true ‘mutual’ today, owned entirely by our policyholders.  We are a fully licensed multi-line insurer offering protection for property, automobile, and liability insurance to over 5,000 policyholders with GWP approaching $10M.  As a good corporate citizen for over 125 years, we continue to support the communities in which we work, live, and play.

COVID-19 Protocols:

To protect our family of policyholders, Dufferin requires all staff to obtain proof of double vaccination (or proof of exemption) against COVID-19.  Due to our active community involvement, we must take action to protect our people and stop the spread of COVID-19.

Dufferin Mutual Insurance welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities.  For accommodations during the application process, contact Shawna at 905.306.8111 ext. 320, indicating preferred communication approach.  

How to Apply

Interested?  Us, too!  Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their detailed resume and cover letter in confidence to, including [Full name – Position] in the subject line.

Job Categories: Finance / Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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