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2 months ago(11/30/2017 4:58 PM)
Finance and Accounting


Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world's leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at


As the Controller this position plans and directs all aspects of financial and accounting activities, including budgeting and forecasting activities within the local operations. This position will report to the Vice President of Finance for Canada. The Controller plays a key role in defining and implementing monitoring processes to ensure the company has at all times accurate and updated information to support the business strategy and maintains effective internal controls to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Company’s financial statements.


The Controller must be hands on and knowledgeable about the business.  This is a contract intensive environment and as such the Controller needs to ensure the business is administered in accordance with each customer’s contract. This role will need to ensure that the systems infrastructure, the monitoring processes and the personnel under their supervision are appropriate for the business today and in the future. The individual must be familiar with internal controls, accounting policy and procedures, and be capable of initiating and leading change in a fast-paced environment. 


Key ResponsIbilities


  • Responsible for the reporting of reliable, accurate and timely financial information in accordance with company policy, applicable laws and standards
  • Ensure the efficacy of internal controls and responsible for ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley internal control requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that asset and liabilities of the company are properly controlled and effectively managed
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant financial government regulatory bodies
  • Ensures compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Approves capital expenditures and payments as required.
  • As an Officer of the company performs such duties as required of an officer including being an authorized signatory to sign contracts in accordance with company policy
  • Plans, implements, controls and ensures timeliness of the month end, quarter end and year end procedures, and the production of related monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reports and analysis
  • Provides leadership and direction in the timely preparation, control, completion and balance of the annual budget process
  • Supports Operations regarding Canadian financial issues
  • Effective leadership regarding the management and development of staff in the Controller’s Department
  • A strong business partner, partnering alongside but not limited to IT, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Supply Chain
  • As a member of the Finance Leadership team, this role plays a significant part in the ongoing management and direction of the Canadian operation
  • Lead the implementation of internal processes, overseeing they are being used properly across all the organization
  • Act as a business partner with the leadership team in achieving demanding corporate goals and objectives


  • Required degree in Business Administration / Accounting / Finance. Must be a Certified Accountant or Certified Public Accountant
  • Experience in senior financial management/ management control roles in a multinational corporation with complex business models with high level of interaction with US management. Knowledge of and comfort with a contracts-intensive environment
  • Strong technical accounting skills with a track record of maintaining strict financial disciplines and control is necessary. Ensure that financial affairs are conducted in compliance with generally accepted local and foreign accounting principles with emphasis on US GAAP, local tax requirements and management reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective change manager with a drive to challenge the status quo coupled with a strong corporate finance and commercial/analytical rigor
  • Experienced individual that is able to aggressively lead the business planning process
  • A dynamic leader capable of managing a highly motivated team of managers and staff. Needs to exhibit superior interpersonal skills and possess an ability to work across organizational lines in a cross-cultural system managing complexities and mix of scales
  • Dealing at top management level with the appropriate strategic maturity and experience reporting to a corporate office
  • Thrive in an environment with an agenda for change, growth and innovation and be highly credible and confident in expressing opinions to senior management
  • Excellent communicator, able to relate to all levels and explain complex financial issues to non-financial managers
  • French/English fluency would be an asset


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