AMIRIX - Assistant Controller

Looking for a career with a growing technology company?

AMIRIX SYSTEMS INC., through its Vemco division, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of underwater acoustic telemetry transmitters and receivers used in tracking fish and marine mammals. Our company and our industry are growing and this is an exciting time to get involved!

Currently we are seeking an Assistant Controller to join our Finance and Administration team. Do you have two to three years of progressive accounting experience in manufacturing or related industries? Do you enjoy challenging work with potential career growth opportunities? We would love to meet you!


The Assistant Controller ensures the company’s finance function is organised, efficient and produces accurate financial information and is responsible for ensuring financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems are followed. This position reports to the Financial Controller.

Job Description:

The Assistant Controller is responsible for the ongoing monitoring of systems, processes and internal controls and supports the Financial Controller in the following functions:

  • Consolidated and Divisional Financial Reporting

  • Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Banking

  • Pricing and Costing

  • Organizing and Planning the Audit

  • Prepares special reports and financial analysis by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Analyses and interprets financial data

In addition, the Assistant Controller role spans the following broad functions:

  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

  • Payroll

  • Tax Compliance

  • Maintains financial staff job results by coaching and counselling employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.


We are seeking an accountant with a professional accounting designation with a unique combination of a strong technical background and the ability to develop relationships.

Work experience & skills:

  • Two to three years previous work experience in a similar role

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Working in a multi-currency, multi-divisional work environment

  • Experience in managing employees and conducting performance reviews

  • Experience working with ERP software required and with Syspro and Crystal considered an asset

  • Canadian Payroll Association courses

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office tools-WORD, Excel, etc.

  • Good attention to detail with good judgement showing logical decision making, and hands on approach

  • Self –motivated individual with the ability to operate in a dynamic environment

  • Protects operations by keeping financial information and plans confidential.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Interested applicants should submit their resume and covering letter by July 7, 2017, Human Resources Manager, or send to

We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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