Financial Controller

As the Financial Controller for Sampler you’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Sampler’s finance and accounting.

About You:

We are looking for an experienced financial controller, to undertake all aspects of financial management, including corporate accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures. Finance controller responsibilities will also include financial risk management.


About Us:

When you come to Sampler, you’re joining a rapidly-growing team of passionate people from all walks of life. We’re female-founded and prize diversity and respect. We think our work is fun, even on the days when it’s hard. We value personal growth, and strive to ensure each of our colleagues is learning as much as they can every day.

We’re also creating amazing products that make a real difference in the way CPG brands connect with their consumers. Since 2013, we’ve worked with over 300 brands to deliver millions of product samples to consumers worldwide, backed by robust 1st party targeting data, extensive remarking capabilities, and integrations with other critical systems in the brand marketer’s stack.

We’re changing the face of product sampling — join us!


About the Role:

Reporting a growing finance team your role will be to:

  •    Participate in the development of and support the company’s strategic plans
  •    Monitor the financial performance of the company
  •    Compile and analyze financial reporting packages
  •    Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets
  •    Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s procedures
  •    Communicate financial metrics to senior management
  •    Provide leadership and support to accounts receivable and accounts payable departments
  •    Manage the preparation and administration of employee agreements as well as payroll and benefits set-up.
  •    Keep up-to-date on current GAAP trends
  •    Coordinating and directing the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances


Specific Tasks Include:


  1. Oversee the proper operations of the accounting function



  1. Review accounts receivable and help collect as needed.  Record payments when necessary.
  2. Process payroll in a timely manner (ADP)
  3. Ensure that periodic bank reconciliations are completed (Monthly).  This includes credit card entries
  4. Maintain the chart of accounts
  5. Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  6. Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
  7. HST processing (Quarterly)



  1. Issue timely and complete financial statements (by the 10th of each month)
  2. Cash reporting, analysis and projections (Semi-Monthly)
  3. Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report
  4. Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics (Gross Margin)
  5. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management (Monthly)
  6. Provide financial analyses as needed (Monthly)
  7. Monthly review and revisions with CEO



  1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual review
  2. Comply with local, province, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  3. File monthly and quarterly investor reports


What You Need:

  • You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and an Accounting Designation (CPA) is required
  • You think strategically but like to roll up your sleeves.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including eam The Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise.
  • You’re a creative problem solver who sees every challenge as an opportunity to accelerate progress.


What We Offer:

  • Group health benefits
  • Employee stock options
  • Flexible working hours and work from home days
  • Bi-weekly catered lunches with halal, vegan and gluten free options
  • A truly amazing espresso machine. Seriously.
  • Healthy snacks & refreshments (and some less-healthy ones)
  • Dog friendly office
  • Weekly onsite yoga classes
  • Central location at Adelaide & Spadina, with some of the city’s best lunch spots
  • A bright and clean work environment full of friendly faces


Sampler is a proudly diverse company and encourages applications from candidates of colour, women, queer candidates, candidates with caregiving responsibilities, immigrant candidates, transgender candidates, and candidates with disabilities.



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