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Controller / Chief Financial Officer - Ship's Lobster Pound 

Ship’s Lobster Pound Limited is a large, well-established lobster processing facility located in Lower Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia. The company, which sells and distributes lobster and fish worldwide, is a family-owned, multi-divisional business with many moving parts.

Because of the increased complexities of running this international business, they are now seeking an experienced accounting professional as Controller and CFO.

Reporting directly to the owners, you will be responsible for providing strong leadership in the areas of accounting, finance, and administration. Supervising a small team, you will oversee all financial reporting and analysis, budgeting, cash management, risk management, foreign exchange, banking, and administration. 

You will also serve as the key contact person with company auditors, bankers, and government stakeholders.

You will also support decision-making within the company by providing relevant operational and financial information in a timely manner.

What skills and qualities are needed in this role?

As the ideal candidate, you possess a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)  designation and have a proven track record managing a busy, hands-on accounting department with offices spread over three locations. You have a broad range of skills in accounting, finance, and administration, including experience working in a multi-divisional company.

In addition to your well-developed technical skills, you have proven organizational skills and enjoy working in a small office environment. Good interpersonal and communication skills are necessary, as are strong time management skills. 

Experience in fishing, processing or manufacturing would be an asset.

If you wish to pursue this opportunity, please forward your resume and a letter explaining how your accomplishments and experience will meet their needs. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1765 in the subject line. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals. 

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