Assistant Controller

Victoria, BC

GFL Environmental is looking for an Assistant Controller to join our team out of our Victoria, British Columbia Office! This position is for an Assistant Controller of a single location or region containing various hauling operations, recycling facilities, transfer stations, and/or landfills in various locations within British Columbia. The incumbent will act in the role of a financial business partner with the General Manager and Regional Controller, performing complex business analysis, evaluating detailed proforma’s, assisting with bid creation/submittals, analyzing contracts and productivity optimization, managing acquisition/divesture due diligence and the integration or disposal process, responsible for completion of business unit(s) annual budgets and monthly/quarterly forecasts and variance analysis. The primary duty is to support the Regional Controller and business unit Managers by providing essential information and analysis that allows the Managers to make good business decisions that align with corporate goals and objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

General Ledger Financial Statements:

  • Review, analyze, modify, and approve
  • View/print financial statements for personal review
  • Verify all changes completed and submitted by due date from various operational managers and coordinate with the Regional Controller
  • Provide verbal or written explanations for moderate-large variances from Base Line Plan

Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable:

  • Ensure proper/correct coding for accuracy
  • Ensure vendor invoices are entered or accrued in the correct reporting period
  • Monitor ETS system to ensure rejected invoices are resolved
  • Review credit and debit adjustments in the billing system
  • Review A/R aging reports and investigate anomalies

Fixed Assets:

  • Review cost from general ledger to detail
  • Ensure capital requisitions are generated correctly
  • Run reports and evaluate as needed
  • Ensure compliance with asset disposal procedures
  • Ensure capital is accrued properly at year end


  • Perform audit testing as requested by auditors or directed by the Regional Controller
  • Review Corporate Internal Audit Reports on a timely basis
  • Identify recurring issues


  • Assist operational leaders in setting time frames, reviewing, consolidating, modifying, and completing annual, quarterly, monthly budgets or forecasts
  • Participate in the completion of budgets (capital and financial) and forecasts in accordance with the corporate deadlines

Acquisitions/Divestitures/Swaps/Municipal and other Bids:

  • Participate in the review, analysis, due diligence, pro forma’s, for any region related acquisition, divestiture, or swap as directed by the Regional Controller
  • Partner with managers or other executives, or individually as directed, to negotiate contracts, and attend to financial and operational matters as requested/required
  • Transition new acquisitions into existing branches or establish new branches, as needed
  • Participate in the preparation, review, presentation, and submittal of bids as directed
  • Schedule training of operational staff as needed
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with department heads to transition the acquisition or divestiture process


  • Ensure through direct communication with operational managers/staff pricing for all services and equipment is established and reviewed routinely to reflect cost of providing equipment or service and desired margin
  • As directed, implement price adjustments as required to meet branch, region, and corporate objectives

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Accounting/Business BA or BS Degree from a four (4) year college or university
  • 2-3 years of experience in the accounting/finance field in a medium to large business environment
  • Able to travel to and walk landfills, transfer stations, material recycling facilities, and hauling facilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advance level expertise with Excel
  • Able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrating integrity, trust, and maintain confidentiality
  • Able to be a self-starter capable of working effectively in a team environment or as an individual contributor
  • Possess excellent leadership, presentation, negotiation, analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, attention to detail, problem-solving, and negotiation skills
  • Able to prioritize workload and meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Strong business acumen and ability to work effectively across various teams and levels
  • Flexible to accept and adapt to change as well as the commitment to seek continuous improvement

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