• 2371539
  • Assistant Controller


  • 2017-02-06
  • To be discussed
  • no
  • The position

    We are seeking an Assistant Controller for our Montreal offices to join our two organizations, TM TEMPLE LIFESTYLE & TM FASHION. Reporting to the Vice President Finance, the Assistant Controller will oversee a team of 2 employees and will be responsible for all accounting processes of the organizations. The ideal candidate will have over 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role and has a Bachelor’s degree along with an accounting designation.

    Key responsibilities of the Assistant controller include:
    • Manage the month-end closing process;
    • Review and analyze monthly results;
    • Prepare departmental financial reports;
    • Conduct periodic reconciliations of accounts to ensure their accuracy;
    • Oversee accounts receivable and collection processes;
    • Manage the accounts payable, credit card and related payment processes;
    • Prepare bank reconciliations;
    • Prepare sales tax reporting;
    • Monitor bank balance/cash flows and prepare reporting to bank;
    • Prepare payroll through Ceridian and manage employee benefits plan;
    • Bookkeeping for holding companies within the group
    • Oversee the application of accounting principles, practices and procedures and monitor internal financial controls;
    • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures;
    • Support annual budget preparation and operational planning;
    • Supervision of a team of 2 people.

    Qualifications and Skills
    • Bachelor of Commerce and accounting designation
    • 5+ years experience in a similar position in a small-medium sized company
    • Bilingual (French and English)
    • Experience in the consumer packaged goods and/or fashion industries, preferable
    • Strong organization and time management skills
    • Self-motivated team player and collaborator
    • Strong in Excel and general knowledge of computer programs, ERP systems and overall IT


  • Essential - 5+ years of experience

Knowledge and abilities

  • Essential - bank reconciliations
  • Essential - month end closing procedures
  • Essential - Payroll and Group Benefits
  • Essential - Accounts Receivable and collections
  • Essential - • Prepare sales tax reporting;

Company description

Temple Lifestyle is an emerging force within the Health & Wellness industry and is a broker, distributor and manufacturer of All-Natural and Organic products. In early 2008, the founders shared a vision; to provide greater access to healthy products that will ultimately enhance the modern consumer’s lifestyle and well-being. Temple Lifestyle currently services retailers across Canada and the western United States, from major national chains to independents, providing the marketplace with healthier-for-you food and beverages. Thanks to its brand development strategy and the continuing growth of its national retail network, Temple Lifestyle has had a strong growth dynamic since its inception.

Ultimately, the success of Temple Lifestyle rests on the fundamental core values that are shared by all employees: Hungry for Success, Life Enthusiasts, The Golden Rule, All hands on deck, and Get Shit done.

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