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Director, Group Controller

Division: Finance and Accounting
Job location: Anywhere in Canada  - Remote
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday  - Friday
Employment type: Full-time permanent employment in a remote work setting


About Us
We’re a global cannabis company with operations across Europe and North and South America. We’re driven by our passion to help people improve their lives and have a diverse team who bring their best every day, so Aurora can be the cannabis provider of choice for patients and consumers.  We love our work, and we especially love our high quality, innovative brands that make up the Aurora family – from Aurora, Aurora Drift, San Rafael ’71, Greybeard and Whistler.

Our people combined with our collective passion for the industry is what makes Aurora a special place to work and defines what we call our “A-Team”. We are a high-performing team of cannabis experts, innovators, and champions, that work, learn and win together. We think BIG, act BOLD and execute with PURPOSE in all that we do, and will stop at nothing to cultivate the ultimate cannabis experience for our community.

Job summary

We’re searching for a dynamic leader to join our Finance and Accounting Division in the role of Director, Group Controller. In this role, you will report into the VP, Finance, and lead the Corporate Accounting Group.

You will provide strategic leadership to the Division to nurture high-performing teams and collaborate with all levels of the organization to drive value for the business and improve operations. More specifically, you will be responsible for financial analysis, preparation of financial statements, external audits, and the overall application of consistent accounting practices across Aurora. Sound interesting? Here is a little more…


As the Director, Group Controller you will…

  • Nurture a high-performing team of professionals to ensure alignment towards business goals by conducting performance reviews, and providing on-going training and support
  • Oversee the daily, monthly, quarterly, and year-end closing procedures across the Division including facilitating review meetings and analytics to ensure results are accurate
  • Review reconciliations to ensure completeness and accuracy across the trial balance, and delivery of accurate financial statements
  • Ensure all journal entries are US GAAP/IFRS and SOX compliant
  • Manage the preparation of monthly financial analysis and reports for Flash and month end and quarter end close
  • Support the process of creating, reviewing, and updating SOX narratives and manage the SOX testing program, including internal controls improvements, testing and deficiency remediation
  • Initiate the development and implementation of new procedures and controls to enhance the workflow of the department and accuracy of financial results
  • Establish strong relationships with external auditors while managing quarterly reviews and annual audits
  • Participate in U.S. GAAP conversion projects, process improvement initiatives and technology enhancements, including the standardization of reports and improvements to consolidation
  • Assist team members with annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes
  • Review documentation for tax returns (corporate, commodity and completed entity corporate tax returns)


As an experienced professional you will have…

  • Post-secondary education, such as a Bachelor’s Degree, in Accounting, Finance or related field
  • A CPA or CA designation with previous experience working for a publicly traded company
  • Twelve years of relevant work experience in leadership positions within Finance or Accounting (we would also welcome an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Strong knowledge of accounting practices and principles and Sage or other ERP packages


You’re the ideal candidate because…

  • You are a compassionate leader with the ability to nurture high-performing teams
  • You are a natural communicator who can convey complex Accounting and Finance terms into simple practices for various audiences
  • You are an organized professional with strong attention to detail who thrives when managing multiple projects at once
  • You are a dynamic relationship builder who can foster collaboration with stakeholders and drive business value at all levels of an organization
  • You are a critical thinker with strong analytical skills who can adapt quickly and navigate challenges in a fast-paced environment


What we offer

  • Competitive compensation, performance bonuses, RRSP and stock options
  • Remote-first workplace equipped with flexible hours, vacation time, meeting-free-Friday afternoons and more
  • Robust benefits package with health, dental and medical cannabis coverage, life insurance and LTD policies and health and personal spending care accounts
  • Collaborative team of professionals with a collective passion for providing people better days with cannabis


Next steps
Think you have what it takes to join our team? So do we! Apply today by submitting your resume through our website. You can expect your application to be reviewed by a human recruiter (not a robot) shortly after you apply, and our team will contact you via email if we see a fit.

Think you’re the ideal candidate but you don’t meet all the requirements? Apply anyways. We would love to review your application to see if you’re the right fit or find you an alternative opportunity. Not the role for you? Share this posting with a friend or colleague that you think may be interested while subscribing to our Talent Community to learn more about upcoming opportunities through our Aurora Careers Page
(hot tip: if you are already an Aurora employee, take advantage of the employee referral program by referring this position to a friend! If they are successful, you will receive a bonus!).


Diversity and inclusion
At Aurora, we are proud to foster and celebrate a diverse community of professionals! We take pride in nurturing an inclusive culture that empowers our people to be their authentic selves, celebrate their differences and love where they work.

Our diverse community combined with our inclusive culture, is what sets us apart in the industry and equips our A-Team with superpowers – and this is why, we encourage all candidates to apply for job opportunities regardless of race, national origin, colour, religion, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital and family status, disability, or any other identifying characteristic. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site or alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please do not hesitate to let our team know!


Health and safety

Our mission at Aurora has always been to improve the health and wellness of our core community. We strive to create a safe, healthy, and inclusive environment for our team and strongly believe introducing a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy will help us achieve this.

As of February 2022, Aurora has introduced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees and as a condition of employment, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or receive an approved medical or human rights accommodation prior to commencing employment with Aurora. If proof of vaccination is not provided or a request for accommodation is not approved, the offer of employment will be rescinded.

If applicable, Aurora Human Resources will contact you via your email address provided. We do not contact candidates over Facebook or other Social Media apps. You will never be requested to provide confidential information such as banking information or your Social Insurance Number in the interview process.





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