Assistant Controller

Hub Offices
Remote Options

Clio is more than just a tech company–we are a global leader that is transforming the legal experience for all by bettering the lives of legal professionals while increasing access to justice.


We’re looking for an Assistant Controller to join our Finance team in Burnaby.

What your team does:

Our Finance team is hyper-focused on becoming one of the most high performing teams in the world. That means we work hard, play for keeps, and dedicate ourselves to making sure #TeamMoney thrives as we scale. You will be joining a high performing and hard-working team that values having fun at work. We strive to meet our deadlines, but as with all accountants - we worship balance as well. Your position will be an integral part of the team.

What you’ll work on:

  • Oversee the financial operations  of the Company and its subsidiary corporations, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the team’s goals and objectives, and contributions to the monthly accounting cycle, such as approving high value journal entries;

  • Oversee the design, implementation, and operating effectiveness of a robust system of SOX-compliant Internal Controls over Financial Reporting; 

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures governing workflows and internal controls;

  • Oversee the Company’s treasury policies and procedures, including cash management, accounts payable review and execution, and monitoring the A/R cycle;

  • Manage relationships with bankers and other vendors;

  • Identify and execute on opportunities to drive efficiency, accuracy, and impact across all aspects of the accounting and financial operations aspects of the Company, including improvements to process involving our tools, such as Netsuite;

  • Administer the Company’s Capitalization Table and Stock Option Plan, including ensuring appropriate withholdings from option exercises as applicable;

  • Prepare and review technical accounting memos evaluating material transactions recurring and ad-hoc transactions of the Company;

  • Assist with the review and oversight over tax compliance and timely reporting of all corporate income and sales taxes;

  • Coordinate preparation of external consolidated financial statements and corresponding working papers and schedules;

  • Coordinate preparation of external quarterly reporting to the board and other external stakeholders, including contributing to management’s discussion and analysis;

  • Oversee the external audit, including liaising with external auditors, responding to audit queries, preparing audit working papers as appropriate, and ensuring the timely completion of all audit procedures;

  • Contribute operationally to the growth of the Company;

  • Mentor and lead team members and help to grow the Finance team to support organizational needs;

  • Work directly with the Controller, VP Corporate Controller, and CFO to scale the financial operations at the Company;

  • Ad hoc reporting and other duties, as required.

What you bring:

  • 7+ years of experience of full cycle accounting or auditing in a Sarbanes-Oxley controls environment;

  • Exposure to and enjoyment of full cycle accounting process ;

  • Ridiculous attention to little details;

  • The ability to wow people with your concise written and verbal communication skills;

  • A track record of organization;

  • Experience managing and overseeing a small team and cross-departmental projects;

  • Experience working in an office environment;

  • Experience preparing or reviewing corporate income tax or sales tax returns; 

  • Special tricks and techniques for multitasking effectively;

  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals, specifically US GAAP;

  • Excellent MS office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); and,

  • A CPA designation

What you will find here:

Compensation is one of the main components of Clio’s Total Rewards Program. We have developed a series of programs and processes to ensure we are creating fair and competitive pay practices that form the foundation of our human and high-performing culture.

Some highlights of our Total Rewards program include:

  • The expected salary range* for similar roles within Clio is: $135,200 - $202,800 CAD

  • Competitive, equitable salary with top-tier health benefits, dental, and vision insurance 

  • Hybrid work environment, with expectation for local Clions to be in office min. once per week on our Anchor Day. 

  • Flexible time off policy, with an encouraged 20 days off per year.

  • $2000 annual counseling benefit

  • RRSP matching and RESP contribution 

  • Clioversary recognition program with special acknowledgement at 3, 5, 7, and 10 years

Please note that the expected new hire salary range provided is derived from a group of like roles within Clio. Our salary bands are designed to reflect the range of skills and experience needed for the position and to allow room for growth at Clio. For experienced individuals, we typically hire at or around the midpoint of the band. The top portion of the salary band is reserved for employees who demonstrate sustained high performance and impact at Clio. Those who are new to the role may join below the midpoint and develop their skills over time. The final offer amount for this role will be dependent on geographical region, applicable experience, and skillset of the candidate.

Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Equity (DIBE) & Accessibility 

Our team shows up as their authentic selves, and are united by our mission. We are dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion. We pride ourselves in building and fostering an environment where our teams feel included, valued, and enabled to do the best work of their careers, wherever they choose to log in from. We believe that different perspectives, skills, backgrounds, and experiences result in higher-performing teams and better innovation. We are committed to equal employment and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Clio provides accessibility accommodations during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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