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Legacy Bowes Group


Winnipeg, MB

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Closing Date:

February 7, 2020

Our client, the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation, is seeking a Controller to assist the management of all accounting and financial functions of WHRC to ensure the viability of the organization, efficient management of the projects, and detailed monitoring of all the corporations’ operations.

Reporting to the Director, Finance, the Controller is responsible for the effective and efficient execution of daily operations of the accounting department, including training and supervising of the accounting staff. The Controller is also responsible for the preparation of monthly financial statements, and the preparation of the year-end audit files and the annual operating budgets in consultation with the Director, Finance and other members of the Leadership Team.


  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Must possess strong financial experience
  • Demonstrate a passion for social services, project management, building and housing development, and community involvement
  • Must take initiative and be responsive
  • Able to motivate and manage a diverse team in a fast-paced environment
  • Passionate about mentorship and coaching
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, warm personality, people oriented, and creative
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Financial Reporting / Accounting
    • Ensure the monthly and annual financial statements are prepared in a timely manner
    • Analyze the monthly and annual financial statements to provide reports and recommendations to management and the Board of Directors
    • Audit files to be prepared for efficient year end audits
    • Ensure that the general ledger is maintained
    • Train and supervise 3 accounting staff
    • Monitor and assist and manager the collection of the receivables process
    • Work collaboratively with the Director, Development and Construction and the Development department for progress funding claim processing
  • Budgeting / Internal Controls / Risk Management
    • Monitor and implement accounting controls and accounting policy compliance
    • Prepare annual operating budgets for all the projects, in consultation with the Director, Finance and members of the Leadership Team (Executive Director, Director, Housing Services, Director, Building Services and Director, Development and Construction)
    • Develop and maintain all preventative and corrective controls over cash and other assets of the corporation
    • Prepare and maintain policies and procedures to prevent losses
    • Ensure that adequate insurance exists for all forms of loss
  • Finance and Cash Management
    • With the Director, Finance, ensure that all financial arrangements are in place and appropriately monitored
  • Administration
    • Assist with unionized staff payroll
    • Assist Director, Finance with coordinating computerized systems of the organization
    • Maintain knowledge of market conditions and various government issues


If you believe you can make a strong contribution as the Executive Director please submit your resume in confidence to Teri Berry, Professional Recruitment Consultant, Legacy Bowes Group, quoting position #193248.

If you would like more information about the Winnipeg Housing Rehabilitation Corporation, please visit  or contact Teri Berry at (204) 934-8822.

Quote Job Reference: 193248

Posted 2020-01-09

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