Assistant Controller

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: Montreal, QC, CA

Company: Bell

Req Id: 236178


At Bell, we do more than build world-class networks, develop innovative services and create original multiplatform media content – we’re revolutionizing how Canadians communicate.

If you’re ready to bring game-changing ideas to life and join a community that values bold ideas, professional growth and employee wellness, we want you on the Bell team. 

The Finance Team manages the performance and risk profile of Bell, ensuring the needs of customers, investors and employees are balanced with long-term business success. We work closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute plans that help the company achieve its strategic objectives and ensure financial sustainability.  

Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. With passion and an unrelenting commitment to excellence, Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice.


Bell Media is part of Bell Canada, Canada’s leading communications company. To ensure we continue to be recognized as Canada’s leading communications company, we strive to provide an environment where employees are supported and encouraged throughout their careers, in a workplace that is safe, fair and satisfying.  


The Bell Media Controllers Group, an integral part of the Bell Canada Controller’s team, is currently seeking  a dynamic, experienced Manager to join their team. Reporting  to the Senior Manager, the successful candidate will support the multimedia businesses of television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. The team will work closely with other finance groups, business units, subsidiaries and corporate groups. 


This position is ideal for individuals looking to work in a very dynamic and rewarding environment with an excellent opportunity to learn about Bell Canada’s operations and processes.


Job Description:

Providing support to the Senior Manager across a diverse range of functions, this versatile and rewarding position combines the elements of corporate accounting, financial reporting, accounting policies and special projects.


Job Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Partner with finance, corporate groups, other controller teams and business operations to ensure the accuracy of financial results and compliance with controls
  • Provide support to the finance community on diverse accounting issues and transactions
  • Research and provide accurate accounting guidance that is in compliance with IFRS on accounting issues which at times are complex in nature
  • Day to day involvement in ensuring appropriate accounting recognition for all business transactions
  • Assist in the analysis  and presentation of meaningful financial information to senior management as required
  • Support the monthly/quarterly/annual closing and reporting of financial results through:
    • Review and apprval of monthly transactions
    • Assist in the preparatin of the monthly balance sheet package and reconciliations
    • Review f month end results and attendance at related meetings
    • Rapid reslution of critical month end issues
  • Assist in the management of financial and business risks including provisions relating to various exposures
  • Support the implementation of accounting changes and other process improvements
  • Assist in the preparation of required legal and regulatory financial statements
  • Support internal & external audit requirements
  • Monitor compliance activities through quality assurance reviews of processes and controls
  • Assist in ongoing special projects such as process re-design and improvements


Critical Qualifications/Competencies:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) with excellent knowledge of IFRS and ongoing update of this knowledge
  • Minimum 3 years of accounting and audit experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, French and English
  • Excellent analytic skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with senior management and other members of the team in a professional and efficient manner
  • Must be a team player with strong interpersonal ability to work with virtual teams, work under pressure and manage tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, reliable, self-motivated and ability to handle multiple requests in order of priority
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; knowledge of SAP and BPC would be an asset




Bilingualism is an asset (English and French); adequate knowledge of French is required for positions in Quebec. 


Additional Information:

Position Type: Management 
Job Status: Regular - Full Time 
Job Location: Canada : Quebec : Montreal 
Application Deadline: 06/21/2019 


Please apply directly online to be considered for this role.  Applications through email will not be accepted.


At Bell, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it. We’re committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible workplace where every team member feels valued, respected, and supported, and has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities.


Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. For a confidential inquiry, simply email your recruiter directly or to make arrangements. If you have questions regarding accessible employment at Bell please email our Diversity & Inclusion Team at


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