Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Who we are:

We are a bunch of people who really care about agriculture, food and the challenges facing farming. We want to help farmers with data driven decision making to help nature feed a growing population. Join our team of expert engineers, agronomists, entomologists, crop researchers, and data scientists who are continually conducting research to help drive innovation in agriculture.

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

One of our partners produced this short video which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We know our journey is only achievable by having a great team who shares ideas, tries new things and learns as we go.

Who you are:

Motivated by meaningful work, you are looking for more than just a job; you want to work for a dynamic, growing company that finds solutions to real-life problems, such as helping the world reduce the use of pesticides and helping nature feed a growing population. Your ideal work environment includes a collaborative team spirit with the opportunity to learn and grow as you take the initiative to try new things.

The Financial Controller will be key in managing the Financial Accounting operations adding value by producing relevant and meaningful financial reports and analysis to support data driven decision making throughout the organization.

What you will do:

  • Produce and distribute various management reports and analysis to support business operations and decision making.
  • Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards (whichever applies). Oversee accounts payables, accounts receivables, inventory management and month end processes.
  • Create and document internal controls designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and safeguard the assets of the organization.
  • Ensure audit readiness and liaison with external auditors so that audits are completed on time and within budget.
  • Comply, prepare and pay (as required) tax and related forms & returns in a timely manner.
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department for achieving the department's goals and objectives by providing leadership and mentorship of the Accounting Team.
  • Suggest and implement efficiency improvements including automation and integration of business tools and documentation of policies and procedures.

We want you to succeed, so you will need:

  • 5+ years of full cycle accounting experience with companies with multiple subsidiaries in different jurisdictions in a manufacturing environment
  • 2+ years in a leadership role managing the month end close process and preparing financial reports
  • Proven track record in successful team management; overseeing direct reports, conducting performance appraisals, and talent development to maximize team performance and potential
  • A resilient, flexible, solution oriented approach to addressing areas of improvement, likes digging into issues and enjoys taking leadership in addressing problems
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Self-directed, highly motivated and energetic
  • Outstanding work ethic with strong commitment to quality and delivering on time
  • Comfortable as an individual contributor, collaborative team member and leader
  • Qualified CPA

Nice to have:

  • Public practice experience working with manufacturing clients
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics
  • A track record of improving productivity and implementing improvements that drive efficiencies and business performance
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Google Suite

Why this is the opportunity for you:

  • Sleep better knowing you're making the world a better place through more sustainable food production.
  • Opportunity to contribute and make an impact by working on meaningful projects.
  • Work with a team that values fun, laughter, and each other in collaborative and casual work environment
  • Multiple office locations, convenient via transit and bike paths.
  • Flexible hybrid working environment and hours

Semios welcomes all applicants regardless of race, gender, orientation, sexual identity, economic class, ability, disability, age, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, or status. We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish and we welcome everyone.