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29 Nov 2022

Full-Time Financial Controller – Insurance

Insurance Talent Group – Posted by Elaine Kinsella Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Financial Controller
Guelph Area

Our client is looking to hire a Financial Controller to their team. They have been certified ‘Great Place To Work’ and named Best Workplace for Mental Wellness and Financial Service & Insurance in 2022!


  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits
  • Pension
  • Annual Incentive Plan
  • Learning & development opportunities
  • Generous paid time off

Reporting to the Vice-President, of Finance and is responsible for managing the overall financial operations of the organization. They will provide accurate information to the Executive Team and Board of Directors, including analysis, budgeting, forecasting, cash management, investments, reinsurance and financial and regulatory reporting. The Financial Controller will be responsible for directing and managing the company’s accounting functions, including establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices, and procedures as well as the preparation of financial statements and reporting. This position offers the potential to develop into a senior Executive role in future years and is a key hire for our organization.

What you have

  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial operations effectively by overseeing accounting functions, leading and developing a team of financial professionals
  • Maintain, monitor, and implement appropriate controls enabling the delivery of compliant, timely, high- quality financial regulatory reporting for internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong business acumen with the confidence to identify and drive continuous improvement (knowledge of insurance accounting and understanding of the profitability drivers behind P&C insurance products would be considered an asset)
  • Clear communication, interpersonal and technology skills necessary to collaborate effectively in a hybrid environment
  • A knack for building lasting relationships with key external partners (reinsurers, investment and banking partners and external auditors)
  • Superb organization and sense of urgency to work to deadlines independently
  • Understanding of corporate governance and appreciation for maintaining a strong internal control environment; promotes high standards of business conduct and ethical behavior at all times
  • Advanced knowledge of Office365 (especially Excel, and Outlook)
  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in a related field plus a CPA designation (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • More than 10 years of related experience with at least 5 being in a managerial or leadership position

How to Apply

To apply for this role or to see other opportunities: Text 647-282-6158, 

Job Categories: Finance / Accounting. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: accounting, CGA, Controller, and CPA. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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