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Assistant Controller



Accounting & Finance
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024

Giatec Scientific Inc. (Giatec) is seeking an Assistant Controller to join our team and play a pivotal role in supporting our Finance & Operations team. This position offers a unique opportunity for individuals looking to oversee the day-to-day accounting activities at Giatec.

Reporting to the Controller, the successful candidate is a collaborative, analytical, and nimble finance professional that thrives working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. They have a strong technical background in full-cycle and multi-entity accounting that is backed by a strong understanding of the nuances of finance and accounting. This person is a self-starter who possesses excellent communication skills, is extremely organized, detail-oriented, and has a positive attitude. This is a hands-on role that will require agility and determination to effectively manage the challenges that come with working in a high-growth organization.


  • You'll work with a creative and diverse team who are passionate about what they do
  • You’ll join a work environment where team members collaborate, work hard and smart, have fun, and make an impact.
  • Sustainability is a big focus for Giatec. Our employees all share a passion and commitment of making the world a better place through our innovative products and solutions.
  • You'll have the opportunity to join a purpose-driven company with lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Giatec offers flexible health benefits and a matching program for your retirement savings plan.


  • Manage the day-to-day accounting operations including invoicing, A/R, A/P, general ledger, inventory, etc.
  • Perform monthly financial close and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc financial reporting, including financial reports for lenders, funding sources.
  • Manage payroll process in collaboration with Human Resources, including calculation of commissions.
  • Provide support in developing and maintaining accounting policies and procedures to ensure compliance with accounting standards and adequate internal controls are in place.
  • Enforce internal controls to maximize protection of company assets, policies, procedures, and workflow.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) – required.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ proven experience in Accounting function.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards (ASPE and/or IFRS).
  • Solid technical accounting skills and experience with various accounting software- NetSuite is a plus.
  • Ability to quickly understand systems and data to make data-informed decisions.
  • Strong people management skills with the ability to coach and mentor more junior staff.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to work in high paced environment where priorities change quickly.
  • Detail oriented and possess excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Giatec Scientific Inc. (Giatec) is a global company bringing smart testing technologies and real-time data collection to the forefront of every jobsite to revolutionizing the construction industry and reduce concrete’s carbon footprint. Giatec’s suite of hardware & software products leverages AI and Internet of Things (IoT) and delivers wireless concrete sensors, mobile apps, and advanced non-destructive technologies (NDT) that drives innovation throughout concrete’s lifecycle.

Giatec technology has helped over 10,000 projects in 85 plus countries worldwide meet their construction targets on time, and this number is quickly growing. We have also been recognized by numerous organizations as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies for three years running!

At Giatec, we fundamentally believe that attracting and keeping smart and talented people is a key to our success. We are looking for creative and passionate people to join our rapidly expanding team. Team up with us and reshape your future!


Do you have some of these skills but maybe not all? We still encourage you to apply as we would love to review your unique application and learn more about you! Please send your cover letter and resume to us indicating why you believe you would be a good fit for this role.

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team and due to the volume of the received applications, it may take some time for us to notify you on your job application status. We appreciate your interest to be part of Giatec and understanding on this matter.

Additionally, at Giatec, we know that having a diverse workforce is critical to our success. We believe that employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences strengthen our workplace culture, boost our creativity, and help us to revolutionize the concrete industry.

Giatec is dedicated to creating a barrier-free environment starting with the recruitment process. If you require any accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact and we will work with you accordingly. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.