Assistant Controller

Closing Date: Feb 28, 2023

Reporting to:​​Controller
Deadline:​​January 15, 2023

Since 1977 Gem Cabinets has been meeting the cabinetry needs of homeowners in Edmonton and surrounding areas, and now Gem is growing again!  As a locally owned and operated family business Gem prides itself on its culture of taking care of its people.  Whether that is our customers that we work hard for every day, or our employees that make what we do possible, people are at the centre of everything we do.  As part of our recent growth, we are looking to expand our dynamic team, and we are looking for someone with a particular set of skills.

The Assistant Controller will support, and work closely with, the Controller on the financial aspects of the organization.  The Assistant Controller will be responsible for managing two positions within the Finance team (AR, Data Entry). They will work in a fast-paced but casual environment and play a critical role to ensure the financial statements and reconciliations for the corporate entities are completed in a timely manner.


  • Manage month end schedule, work with team to meet deadlines
  • Reconcile monthly balance sheet accounts
Including WIP management, inventory reconciliation, fixed assets
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and management statements
Two divisional statements and consolidated statements
  • Complete analytical reviews, variance analysis, etc. for monthly financial results
  • Support preparation, design, and reporting of key performance indicators
  • Reconcile and file monthly GST and support annual corporate tax preparation
  • Support monthly forecasting and annual budgeting process
  • Support annual insurance renewal
  • Support annual review with external accountants
  • Work with operations teams regarding reporting
  • Manage ERP month and year end closes, annual updates as required
  • Work with management team and provide ad hoc reporting as required
  • Complete weekly bank reconciliations
  • Work with Finance team to ensure bank deposits and customer retainers are reconciled daily
  • Support Controller with cashflow planning and bank reporting
  • Run bi-monthly payroll including hourly, salary, and commission payrolls
  • Reconcile commissions and payroll-related accounts
  • Reconcile and file year end T4 and WCB reporting
  • Provide leadership support to Finance team overall
  • Manage Accounts Receivable
Provide support and mentorship to staff
Review AR reporting, provide guidance for AR collection
Support credit review process and make recommendation for credit issue to customers
  • Identify and implement process improvements


  • Post-secondary degree in accounting required
  • CPA designation is an asset, but not required
  • 5+ year experience in accounting with progressive responsibility
  • 2+ years experience in public practice is a strong asset
  • Supervisory experience is a strong asset
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. is required
  • Experience using Microsoft GP Dynamics is an asset
  • Strong time management skills with ability to handle multiple priorities effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage deadlines
  • Committed to improving processes and creating efficiencies
  • Excellent communication and professionalism
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as part of a team


To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:
Gem Cabinets,

Proudly manufactured in Canada.