Global Controller, Toronto

Global Controller

OANDA – Toronto, ON


As our Controller, you have proven that outstanding achievements are accomplished through remarkable motivated people and can demonstrate your ability to direct and coordinate the company’s financial reporting process, accounting systems and financial controls. You are a team-oriented, collaborative, hands-on leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment where you are constantly surpassing your previous results, can assess existing situations and create new efficient approaches to manage the continuous growth of the company.  A history of success leading a team of exceptionally smart, motivated, career-developing staff members is essential.

Working with highly talented individuals, you will be responsible for the accounting systems, financial controls and financial analysis as well as ensuring all regulatory and statutory filings are completed on a timely basis. The individual must be a team player with a “can-do” attitude and has the skills and personality to thrive in a rapidly changing and growing organization.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the Accounting and Financial/Regulatory Reporting functions
  • Provide advice and guidance to local and international entities on all accounting matters including changes to financial systems, record keeping, analysis and reporting
  • Recruit, train and supervise finance staff to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives
  • Prepare, monitor and analyze monthly operating results
  • Manage the preparation of the annual consolidated financial statements and individual subsidiary statements.
  • Support the adoption and adaptation of new financial and reporting systems
  • Coordinate with the external auditors and oversee the annual audits for the parent and subsidiary companies
  • Ensure parent and subsidiary accounting practices, policies and procedures are in compliance with local GAAP (IFRS and US)
  • Ensure compliance with local, provincial/state and federal regulatory reporting requirements
  • Ensure complex intercompany transactions are recorded correctly and reconciled on a timely basis
  • Work closely with the Treasurer and Director of Tax to ensure regulatory and tax filings are completed in a timely basis and ensure customer cash accounts are appropriately segregated
  • Work closely with other internal departments including legal, client cash management, compliance, trading and business analytics to ensure the seamless flow of financial information on a timely basis to finance

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Must have a professional accounting designation (CPA) with a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in a Controllership or Head of Accounting/Reporting role in a complex multi-national environment
  • Must have professional accounting and audit experience from a leading audit firm
  • Must have knowledge of the financial services industry, regulations and related matters. Experience with some of our regulators (IIROC, NFA, FCA, MAS, ASIC and JFSA) would be an asset.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles, treasury and financing techniques and GAAP (US GAAP and IFRS).
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Mature, effective, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven management and leadership skills, ability to effectively plan, coordinate, and manage staff, including prioritizing and scheduling work assignments, provide guidance and feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Strong negotiating and organizational skill, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently.
  • The ability to stay current with the business and economic realities of the market place.