Controller (RH2022-001)

Location: Laval, Canada
Number of positions available: 1

Since 1996, the CIRION group, a contract research laboratory with a global reach, is experiencing a rapid and constant growth thanks to its specialized scientific research team. Located in Laval, in state-of-the-art laboratories, our employee talent, expertise, know-how, and innovation contribute to our success. Our laboratories have more than 80 researchers, life science graduates and employees whose main objectives are to contribute by their expertise to the advancement of life sciences.

We are currently looking to fill the permanent full-time position of Controller. The Controller will act as Financial Director and will lead a team in a multi-company and multi-currency environment.

If you are passionate about your profession and looking for new challenges, we are looking for an experienced person who can help us to reach new heights in a motivating and pleasant atmosphere.

We are convinced that our researchers and employees are the reason of our success and we dedicated to offering an environment allowing our employees to grow professionally.


Under the authority of the Vice-President and COO, the Controller will be in charge of the planning, the organization and the administration of the company’s accounting systems in accordance with general accounting principles and company policies. In addition to ensuring accurate accounting and financial information, the person must maintain appropriate internal controls. The Controller will act as a resource person for the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in all aspects of budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.

  • Coordinate and control all accounting activities including the management and development of a team;
  • Coordinate monthly financial statements and prepare gap analysis and other relevant analyzes;
  • Supervise and carry out all the accounting operations of the group companies in a multi-currency and project accounting environment;
  • Develop and improve reports tracking budget variances, key performance indicators and develop effective reporting tools;
  • Conduct the year-end process and coordinate the activities of the external audit
  • Train and develop the administrative staff to ensure the best practices;
  • Develop, update and deliver company's integrated accounting management system's functionalities;
  • Manage and participate in special projects and prepare analyzes at the request of the Management including the recommendation of new policies or management tools;
  • Participate in treasury management of the treasury in collaboration with the immediate superior.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting combined with a CPA certification (member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agrées du Québec);
  • Advanced knowledge and advanced working skills of Microsoft Office Suite, specifically MS Excel (pivot tables);
  • Proficiency in French and English (oral and written).

> Experience

  • Minimum of 15 years of relevant accounting experience including 3 to 5 years in a controller role;
  • Experience in management or supervision of a team;
  • Strong experience in implementation/optimization of integrated management systems;
  • Relevant work experience in biopharmaceutical and/or service industry is an asset.

> Key skills

  • Very good skills in budget and financial planning (budget management, forecasts, and financial analysis);
  • Good knowledge of an enterprise resource planning system (ERP) is essential and of ACOMBA integrated management system (an asset);
  • Knowledge of tax measures related to the SR&ED tax credit program;
  • Excellent coaching, leadership, and training skills;
  • Ability to show rigor, integrity, autonomy, and discretion;
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize, problem-solving skills and detail-oriented;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality solutions on time;
  • Focused on performance, action, and ability to work under pressure.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a letter of introduction to the following address: with the reference RH2022-001. Competitive compensation is offered to the candidate who meets the selection criteria.


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