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Financial Controller

Date:  Sep 25, 2021

Edmonton, AB, CA, T6B 2X4

Company:  Sonepar
Shift Type:  Management

We like to say that we find solutions for the everyday stuff. We’re problem solvers. We’re an engaged team that works together, and for those that work here they say we’re also like family.


Vallen is a leading provider of indirect industrial supplies – all those materials that are not part of the products our customers manufacture, and our goal is to make our customers operations run smoothly so they can focus on the core of their business.


Vallen is a member of Sonepar, and is one of Canada’s leading industrial distribution companies headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta.


Scope of the position

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the incumbent will be planning, organizing and managing the company’s accounting and budgeting activities in accordance with established processes.



  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports
  • Supervise the daily activities of accounting staff  
  • Balance sheet integrity and reconciliation
  • Manage the accuracy of day-to-day activities of invoicing, perpetual inventory integrity, fixed asset records, general accounting, cost accounting, etc.
  • Review and maintain appropriate accruals for Obsolescence, Rebates, Bad Debt, Bonus, and other miscellaneous items
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements are met including Income Tax and sales Tax
  • Prepare analyses to evaluate different strategies and get optimal results for various projects.
  • Participate in review of internal control policies to ensure compliance.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives by ensuring proper implementation, documentation and communicate the process modifications and improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA designation with relevant industry experience.
  • Having a minimum of 5-7 years experience in a similar position.
  • Ability to grasp the big picture quickly and pay attention to the details.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to analyze and summarize information to understand issues, identify options and promote sound decision making;
  • Detail oriented; inquisitive, with the ability to work conscientiously, consistently and meticulously;
  • Ability to adapt to work effectively in ambiguous or changing situations and with a variety of individuals and groups;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS rules.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills – specifically Microsoft Excel


What’s it like working at Vallen? Upon joining our team, you will become part of a supportive, family-oriented culture where you will be led by a president who fully believes in having an open-door policy. Your suggestions will be heard, and your hard work will be rewarded.

Vallen is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from qualified persons in underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To explore and learn more about Vallen, please visit www.vallen.ca


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