Assistant Controller

  • Fullscript
  • 245 Cooper Street, Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 15, 2018
Full time Finance & Accounting

Job Description

We’re a fast-growing (and ridiculously hard-working) Ottawa-based company, recognized over the last 2 years as Ottawa’s fastest growing company and have grown over 2000% in 3 years.

Today, Fullscript is a digital supplement dispensary that replaces or reduces the need for an in-office inventory of supplements. Tomorrow, Fullscript will be much more than just a supplement dispensing tool - we are an integral prescribing tool for the integrative practitioner.

We are currently in the process of looking for an Assistant Controller to join our growing team. Our team is working hard on pushing a massive boulder up a mountain in the healthcare industry. This boulder is a movement towards healthcare that is functional and integrative.

The Assistant Controller will work with the Controller to maintain, support and continue to develop the financial operations for Fullscript. The Assistant Controller will be responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of the accounting and reporting function to support the growth plans of Fullscript.

What you’ll get to do

  • Overseeing and assisting the Controller and the finance team in all financial aspects of the business including:

  • Hands-on management of bookkeeping/accounting, billing, payables and cash disbursements, payroll processing and remittances, tax remittances/filings, bank reconciliations, intercompany reconciliations and other account reconciliations.

  • Overseeing on company capital resources, budgeting, reporting, projections, financial strategy and capital structure.

  • Ensuring controls are in place to manage/mitigate key financial and business risks; monitor compliance.

  • Monitor actual to budget results and report on financial metrics monthly.

  • Manage tax registrations, returns, filings, and general compliance.

  • Assist in establishing the legal and operational framework in countries where we operate.

  • Working with the team to implement best practices or process improvements (A/P, returns, policy development, payments & expense tracking).

  • Coordinating annual financial budgeting process to ensure alignment with stakeholders.

  • Producing comprehensive month-end accounts packs.

Supporting ME reporting:

  • Inventory analysis

  • GM analysis (Sales / Refunds - Testing)

  • Review / Analyze monthly accruals

  • Sales tax entry review

Collaborating with IT, Customer Support, Logistics, Partnerships and Operations colleagues and fostering compliance with financial policies and controls.

What you bring

  • University degree in Accounting, Commerce or Business Management/Administration.

  • 5+ years experience in a corporate accounting environment with solid technical accounting knowledge.

  • Solid knowledge of GAAP and IFRS.

  • Spreadsheet wizard, you broke excel a few times.

  • Comfortable with multiple accounting software products.

  • You are a Do-er - someone who not only thinks of ideas but implements them

  • Self-starter with the ability to adapt and add value in a fast-paced environment, flexibility to changing demands and efficiently manage multiple priorities in collaboration with team members.

  • Super Microsoft Excel skills with the ability to use intermediate-advanced formulas to analyze and summarize data.

  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated attention to detail

  • Work hard and smart and expect the same from us.

Cool if you have

  • CPA Designation (CGA, CMA).

  • Have worked in US tax compliance.


  • We hope that you're excited by all the possibilities that come with working at Fullscript! In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits:

  • Access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage - fully covered,  by us.

  • Free breakfast, coffee, tea, french vanilla, and snacks in the office

  • Equity options

  • A wellness committee that focuses on our 5 pillars of health - Nutrition (free breakfast), Movement (running club, weekly fitness challenges), Community Involvement (blood drives and raising money for the Ottawa Food Bank), Education (guest speakers) and Social Well-Being (outings, wine/beer tastings, etc..).

  • A great referral program - We want to meet your connections!

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work from home 2-3 days a week.

  • Unlimited dogs to pet and add to your Instagram.

  • We value your growth - We will find time to help you learn and grow in your personal and professional development.

Joining us

Does the idea of working for a health-tech startup doing what you love everyday sound exciting? Great, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your resume and cover letter.

Fullscript is an equal opportunity employer. We're excited to work with talented people no matter their race, colour, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, citizenship, status, veteran status, national origin, physical or mental disability or age.