CFO  JOB #2018-103

Employment Type: Permanent

Start: April 2018

Job Industry: #marketing #advertisement #technology

Job Location: Downtown

Our client, a TSX listed Company, a technology company that enables marketers to connect to their audiences through digital media. Including: Online Display Advertising, Media Buying, all Marketing avenues, and data management. Reporting to the CEO .

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:

  • Function as a business partner to the CEO, Management Team and the Board of Directors
  • Ensure the development of the long-Range plan that supports various strategic objectives
  • Develop organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to the CEO and management team
  • Investor relations and banks
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • CPA designation (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Minimum of 5+ years as CFO
  • Minimum of 5 years working with a Publicly Traded Corporation
  • M&A Experience
  • Solid hands on working knowledge of Quickbooks
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Good Excel skills
  • Ability to work independently and in partnership with the management team following directions given by the CEO
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight dead lines

Join the current team and make a difference!

E-mail your resume today in WORD FORMAT or Apply on line http://www.controllersoncall.ca

We thank and value all our applicants.

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No Canadian Experience?

What does it really mean?

I have been in the employment field for the past 20 years, continuously interviewing candidates seeking employment. In the mix of candidates there are those who are new immigrants to Canada that keep on sharing their frustration at the fact that companies do invite them for interviews, only to be rejected over their lack of Canadian Experience. Disappointing and confusing for them. What does that really mean they ask. Surely debits and credits are the same regardless of which country you come from? They share with me that they chose to move to Canada, leaving behind their birth place, birth language, friends and even family at times. They left it all behind and immigrated to Canada with one objective –  improving their life. And as their Canadian employment journey commenced, they come across an unexpected stumbling block.  Despite the fact that they are prepared to start at the bottom and work heir way up the ladder, they all end up with “sorry you do not have Canadian Experience“.

I have share my experience with you previously, never the less, I believe it is imperative to continue sharing with you once again how I overcame “No Canadian Experience” and obtained my first job in Canada.

I arrived in Montreal and my job search commenced shortly thereafter. I was invited to numerous job interviews that concluded with “you do not have Canadian Experience”. Bear in mind that at those times Montreal had lots of industries such as aerospace, electronics, pharmaceuticals, moreover Montreal was known for its textile and apparel manufacturing. I was very excited when I got an interview invitation from a well-established textile company. As I did not own a car, the only way to commute was public transportation. I took the bus to the subway followed by an additional bus ride, and an hour and a half later I arrived. I was greeted by a very pleasant Human Resources Manager that took me to her office on the 2nd floor. The interview lasted about an hour, and concluded with the too familiar words “sorry, you do not have Canadian Experience….”

This time I decided to challenge these words – after all there was nothing to lose – she already told me no. I asked her to please assist me in understanding what does it mean? After all she had my resume prior to asking me for an in-person interview. I could have listed different work experience to include Canadian Experience -there was no internet, nor social media at that time to confirm. I asked her to “please help me understand how to gain Canadian Experience when I am told repeatedly that I do not have the needed Canadian Experience to get hired….”

I do not recall what else I told her, I do however recall her facial expression and her reaction as she got up and told me “wait right here” and to my horror closed the door and left the room…”you are in deep trouble” I told myself and wanted to run away, alas it was not possible as I was on the second floor.

It seemed like an eternity till she returned with a tall grey-haired gentleman that introduced himself as Ab – the A component of the Company’s name. He took a seat next to me, crossed his legs on top of the desk and a second interview took place….at the end of that interview Ab extended his hand and welcomed me to the team.

I chose to share this experience with you, as unfortunately even today many candidates I work with are going through the same “No Canadian Experience” journey. I will always carry the memory of this experience and its successful ending as it taught me a lifelong lesson – even when it seems impossible and feels hopeless – do not get discouraged, do not give up, always hold your head up high, remember that where one door closes another door opens. Most importantly believe in yourself, abilities, qualifications maintain a positive attitude, keep knocking on doors and expand your NETWORK!

Wishing each one of you a successful employment journey, and welcome any questions which you may have related to gaining employment.

Please join me, I would love to hear your opinion – let your voice be heard!

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Inventory Controller

JOB #2018-101

Employment Type: Contract

Duration: 6 months (may lead to a full time / permanent position)

Job Industry: Distribution / Importing

Job Location: Brampton

Our client, a distributor of specialty high-quality tools for home owners that enjoy relaxing, and having fun working in their backyard, are currently seeking a hands on, independent, Inventory Controller that enjoys a fast changing, chaotic, small, friendly entrepreneurial environment Reporting and working with the Controller and General Manager,

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:

  • Manage all required inventory duties and efficiencies as directed by the President
  • Record inventory transfers and adjustments generated by staff
  • Create inventory kits when and where required
  • Work closely with the President and finance
  • Continuous evaluation of costs and margins, ensuring profitability
  • Look for improvement opportunities
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders when required
  • Recommend alternatives when needed
  • Identify inventory inaccuracies and provide effective resolutions
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working with Dynamics SL is an asset
  • Experience working with Distribution an asset
  • Hands-on, independent work style
  • Solid MS Office and Excel skills
  • Attention to detail with sound fundamental accounting skills
  • Strong ability to work well with internal and external stake holders
  • Great communication skills and ability to interact with all departments

                                   Join the team and make a difference!

E-mail (resumes@controllersoncall.ca) your resume today or Apply on line http://www.controllersoncall.ca/submit-inforesume.html

                                    We thank and value all our application

Small Business Controller – Job#2018-100

SMALL BUSINESS CONTROLLER                                                                                  

Employment Type: Permanent / Full time

Job Industry: Distribution

Job Location: Brampton

Our client, a distributor of specialty high-quality tools for home owners that enjoy relaxing, and having fun working in their backyard, are currently seeking a hands on, “jack of all trades” independent Controller with the ability to provide financial data and get involved in other aspects of the operations. Do you enjoy a small, friendly environment where you can get involved in all aspects of the business? Reporting and working with the to the General Manager,

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES ARE:

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting package
  • Prepare monthly bank reports as well as manage daily cash flow
  • Prepare and produce the payroll
  • Look after all Human Resources matters
  • Roll up your sleeves and support all departments
  • Work closely with the General Manager
  • Other duties as assigned

YOU BRING WITH YOU:

  • CMA, CGA, or CA, or CPA designation
  • 5+ years of relevant finance experience
  • Experience working with Dynamics SL is an asset
  • Experience working with Distribution an asset
  • Hands-on, independent work style
  • Solid MS Office and Excel skills
  • Attention to detail with sound fundamental accounting skills
  • Strong ability to work well with internal and external stake holders
  • Great communication skills and ability to interact with all departments

                                 Join the team and make a difference!

E-mail (resumes@controllersoncall.ca) your resume today or Apply on line http://www.controllersoncall.ca/submit-inforesume.html

                                 We thank and value all our application

Wishing all those and their loved ones celebrating Hanukkah – Happy Hanukkah!

Unlike many Jewish holidays, Hanukkah (also known as the Festival of Lights) is not mentioned in the Bible. The historical events upon which the celebration is based are recorded in Maccabees I and II, two books contained within a later collection of writings known as the Apocrypha. Although Hanukkah is considered a “minor” Jewish festival, today it ranks—along with Passover and Purim—as one of the most beloved Jewish family holidays.

In the year 168 B.C.E., the Syrian tyrant Antiochus Epiphanes sent his soldiers to Jerusalem. The Syrians desecrated the Temple, the holiest place for Jews at that time.  Antiochus also abolished Judaism, outlawing the observance of Shabbat and the Festivals, as well as circumcision.  Altars and idols were set up for the worship of Greek gods and he offered Jews two options:  conversion or death.

On the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev in 168 B.C.E., the Temple was renamed for the Greek god Zeus. A resistance movement— led by a priestly family known as the Hasmoneans, or Maccabees—developed against the cruelty of Antiochus. The head of the family was Mattathias, an elderly man.  His son, Judah, became the chief strategist and military leader of the resistance. Though outnumbered, Judah Maccabee and his fighters miraculously won two major battles, routing the Syrians decisively.

Although historians debate the causes and outcomes of the war in which Judah Maccabee and his followers defeated the Syrian armies of Antiochus, there is no doubt that Hanukkah evokes stirring images of Jewish valor against overwhelming odds. Other themes rooted in the observance of the holiday include the refusal to submit to the religious demands of an empire practicing idolatry, the struggle against total assimilation into Hellenistic culture and loss of Jewish identity, and the fight for Jewish political autonomy and self-determination.

Hanukkah, which means “dedication,” is the festival that commemorates the purification and rededication of the Temple following the defilement caused by the Greeks during their occupation of that holy place. Today, the holiday reminds Jews to rededicate themselves to stand against forces that would destroy Judaism and to keep alive the flame of Jewish religion, culture, and peoplehood so that it may be passed on to the next generation.

Originally, the eight-day holiday was intended to parallel the eight-day festival of Sukkot. The Books of the Maccabees made no mention of the legend concerning a small jar of oil that unexpectedly lasted for eight days.  Only centuries after the Maccabees’ defeat of the Syrians did the story of the jar of oil—which has come to be a part of Hanukkah—appear in the Talmud.

According to the legend, when the Maccabees entered the Temple and began to reclaim it from the Greeks, they immediately relit the ner tamid (eternal light)which burned constantly in the Temple and has a parallel in our synagogues to this day. In the Temple, they found a single jar of oil, which was sufficient for only one day. The messenger who was sent to secure additional oil took eight days to complete his mission, and miraculously, the single jar of oil continued to burn until his return. The rabbis of the Talmud attributed the eight days of Hanukkah to the miracle of this single jar of oil.

Although the practice of lighting the menorah was common throughout much of the 19th century, North American Jews tended to neglect most of the other traditions and practices associated with the holiday.  By the 1920s, however, Jews increasingly added gift-giving to their Hanukkah celebrations, prompting Christians to refer to Hanukkah as the “Jewish Christmas.”

Like many aspects of Jewish religious practice, the transformation of Hanukkah was linked to the growth of North American Jewry within its unique environment. The elevation of Hanukkah to a major holiday was the result of Jews acculturating themselves to a North America that was overwhelmingly Christian in population and symbols.

Although Hanukkah had become an important holiday among North American Jews by the 1920s, it would be incorrect to regard it as an imitation of Christmas with an emphasis on the exchange of presents. Rather, North American Jews use this holiday as a celebration of family, reinforcing Jewish identity in a place whose population may be overwhelmingly Christian but in which Jews feel at home. Hanukkah, therefore, is a means for North American Jews to feel a kinship with their neighbors, while simultaneously asserting their Jewish distinctiveness. http://bit.ly/2z2loO4