Harris Computer Systems

  • Assistant Controller

    Job Location CA-ON-Ottawa
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/23/2018 9:38 AM)
    Job ID
  • Position Overview



    Harris Computer is seeking an Assistant Controller to join the Corporate Finance team based in our Ottawa office!


    Harris Corporate has an exciting opportunity to be a member of the Finance team as Assistant Controller.  The Assistant Controller will work closely with a vertical group’s Controller and divisional VP’s in providing financial support and analysis for the vertical.


    Working for Harris is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your professional goals as well as achieve your personal goals and dreams! We are a financially strong, growing and stable company that offers employees the opportunity to learn and have fun. We empower our employees to make a difference and directly contribute to the success of the organization.



    Primary Functions

    • Understand the divisional operations and how they drive the financial results
    • Prepare revenue recognition schedules and related journal entries for software implementation contracts using the percent complete method
    • Provide support to the divisional VP’s as needed
    • Prepare information requests and responding to questions during quarterly reviews and the annual audit
    • Assist in ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timely completion of the monthly financial statements.
    • Review and analyze monthly results and assist in preparation of reporting to senior management
    • Manage group Account Receivable team
    • Interact with internal and external auditors
    • Assist with forecasting of net revenues and operating expenses
    • Assist in the management of divisional work-in-process and accounts receivable including oversight of the collections process
    • Ensure that established control procedures are in place and identify control risks
    • Assist in due diligence and integrating new acquisitions into the finance group
    • Special projects & ad hoc reporting as required.


    To meet this challenge you must possess a high level of initiative and energy as required to succeed in a fast-paced evolving environment, as well as several of the following skills:

    • Excellent analytical, research and problem solving skills
    • Full ownership of work
    • Desire to take initiative
    • Able to delegate effectively and take full ownership of delegated activities
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
    • Strong communication and people skills
    • Ability to meet deadlines in a rapidly changing business environment
    • Works well in a team environment 

    Preference given to candidates with any of the following:

    • Undergraduate degree in business, finance, or accounting
    • Completion of a professional accounting designation program
    • Experience with Great Plains
    • Project accounting
    • 3+ years of work experience in an accounting or finance environment

    Company Overview

    Harris Computer is a member of the Constellation Software Inc. group of companies. Constellation Software is a rapidly growing conglomerate of vertical market software (VMS) companies; each focused upon dominating its respective market niche. Constellation's growth is based on a simple strategy: identify promising VMS firms; acquire them; and then integrate them into the Constellation family while building on their fundamental strengths to help them become world class organizations.

    Harris is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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