Richardson Executive Search

Controller Olds, Alberta

The Role

Our client, a successful Automotive Dealership based in Olds, Alberta, is looking to add a financial controller to their team. If you are customer-focused, passionate about cars, and are looking to join a dynamic team of professionals, this could be for you!


This role is responsible for the financial control framework of the dealership as well as the overall performance and efficiency of the accounting department.

This management role is responsible for ongoing planning and collaboration with other department leaders; executing on objectives, goals and growth strategies; ensuring compliance with process and procedures; motivating and coaching team members for performance; improving efficiencies; driving sales and championing financial controls.

The Controller is required to analyze new and ongoing situations and collaborate with department managers to support planning and control activities required to prepare monthly financial statements. To be successful in their role, the Controller must be an effective communicator, able to work with managers from a broad range of other disciplines. Information must be conveyed to other managers in a simple, straightforward manner. Much of the controllers work involves consulting, business analysis and advising others within the organization.

Our ideal candidates understand that customers have a choice in where they purchase and service their vehicles, and therefore demonstrate a commitment delivering unparalleled service to show our customers real value for their hard-earned money.

Our leaders are excellent communicators who love working directly with both customers & co-workers and who are business people and people-people. Our leaders understand that the best team will provide the best customer service and as such, make attracting and retaining talent a top priority because it is critical to our success. Fostering a team of happy, empowered and engaged individuals is a key priority of this leadership role.


  • Valid drivers license
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • CPA, CA Designation preferred
  • Previous Auto dealership experience preferred
  • Skilled in the analysis and creation of business financial statements
  • Expert level Technical/Computer skills are essential
  • Minimum 5 years of senior financial experience




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