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Assistant Controller

Location: 9094 Cavanagh Road (Ashton, ON) / Hybrid

Founded in 1953, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited, led by the Cavanagh Family and their dedicated team, has evolved from a leading provider of high-quality heavy civil construction services and material supply in Eastern Ontario into the multifaceted Cavanagh Group of Companies. With a mission to build a fully integrated organization where people are proud to work and do business with, subsidiaries such as Cavanagh Developments, Patten Homes, Cavanagh Realty, and Cavanagh General Contracting have brought the Cavanagh brand to real estate development, residential building, property management, and industrial/commercial construction.


  • Ensure personal and team compliance to the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and all applicable Cavanagh Group of Companies policies through the internal Health and Safety Management System provide critical support to financial controller
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements, ledgers and accounts and making corrections where appropriate
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings, including analyzing and reconciling general ledgers
  • Provide oversight and direction to the Finance Associate(s) to ensure bank reconciliations and other administrative tasks are completed correctly and on time
  • Post journal entries for accrued expenses and revenue
  • Prepare supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the external auditors as necessary.
  • Provide financial analytical support for management decision making processes by preparing regular and ad hoc reports as needed
  • Maintain and update all records for fixed assets inventory
  • Calculate HST owing and prepare HST return in compliance with payment and reporting regulations
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of organizational processes
  • Provide technical support to ERP users as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 3+ years experience in an accounting or finance role
  • BComm or equivalent from an accredited Canadian institution preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to handle responsibilities beyond formal job duties
  • Proven ability to work well independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Integrity, accountability and confidentiality essential
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally
  • Strength in analysis and creative problem solving


–        Team oriented work environment

–        Attractive, competitive compensation for qualified candidates

–        Internal growth opportunities

–        Training and development opportunities

–        Benefit, Wellness and Pension Plans

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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