Controller (Term)

Winnipeg, MB Temporary $65000.00-$75000.00/year

The people that comprise Frontiers North share in the stewardship of the resources made available to us and conduct themselves in a safe and sustainable manner. Whether they work on the tundra, in a Tundra Buggy®, at the Ptarmigan, the Tundra Pub, the Tundra Inn, or behind a desk, our employees work hard to benefit our guests and the ecosystems and communities in which we operate, and passionately share those values with our guests. We are the official Conservation Journey® and Tundra Buggy® people. 

We are currently recruiting a Controller for a one year-term position.


The Controller oversees all financial transactions for the Frontiers North (FN) group of companies, with a focus on achieving long-term economic, social, and environmental goals. This role also involves performing a variety of transactional accounting functions and collaborating with department leads to review budgets and ensure accurate recording of revenues and costs, identifying business risks and proposing corrective actions, acting as the finance liaison for shareholders and other stakeholders, ensuring compliance, and providing leadership to the finance team.


  • Oversee all organizational financial transactions to maximize the FN group of companies’ long-term economic, social, and environmental goals.
  • Perform accounting transactions including, but not limited to,  entering and reconciling journal and general ledger entries, resolving discrepancies, posting invoices, and completing bank reconciliations,
  • Work with department leads to review operating budgets, ensure revenues and costs are recorded accurately, and confirm actuals against budgeted amounts.
  • Review business risks and opportunities and their impact on profit by assessing the company's financial strengths and weaknesses and proposing corrective actions.
  • Act as the financial liaison and build solid working relationships with FN’s shareholders, legal counsel, insurance providers, tax consultants and  authorities, auditors, and lenders to effectively control the assets of the business.
  • Ensure FN’s compliance with tax remittances, audit standards, and software licencing.
  • Provide leadership to the accounting and finance team and actively manage the team to accomplish their goals.
  • Delegate responsibilities and supervise the work of direct reports, providing guidance and motivation to drive maximum performance.

Teamwork & Organizational Culture

  • Maintain open communication and cooperation with other staff to ensure a friendly, collaborative, and efficient working environment.
  • Actively participate in regular staff meetings.
  • Uphold the behaviours of a safe, respectful, and inclusive workplace that recognizes and respects diversity and individual differences.
  • Understand Frontiers North’s values, mission, and strategic plans to support the organization.
  • Understand, respect, and support Frontiers North’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and operating sustainably.

Workplace Health and Safety

  • Follow the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulation standards and protocols and all Frontiers North health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Attend all safety meetings as required.
  • Ensure the work area is clean, sanitary, well-organized, and hazard free.


  • Post-secondary education from an accredited institution in accounting, finance, and/or a related field, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or other relevant professional certification.
  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting and finance.
  • Previous experience working with accounting software is required.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance, accounting principles, budgeting, financing, financial analysis, auditing and forecasting.
  • Knowledge of business law, taxation and corporate social responsibility.
  • Ability to organize and maintain complex activities and multi-faceted projects and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to develop mutually beneficial lasting relationships with external stakeholders, shareholders, direct reports, and coworkers.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English; other languages are an asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer, including Mac operating systems, Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, Internet, and server databases.
  • Must be able to work individually and as part of a team.


  • Office environment; long periods of sitting, using a computer and mouse, and viewing information on a computer monitor.
  • The ability to travel to Churchill, Manitoba and other locations by air, vehicle, and/or train is required.
  • Overtime is required during evenings, weekends, and on holidays, especially during peak seasons.
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

*This description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position. It is intended to accurately reflect the activities and requirements of the position, but related duties may be added, deleted, or modified as necessary.

Frontiers North Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to creating an inclusive and respectful work environment for all our employees. Hiring and other employment decisions at Frontiers North are made based on merit and without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, record of offences, age, marital status, family status, religion, or disability.

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