Appetite Lab is currently seeking an ACCOUNTING MANAGER, CONTROLLER to provide financial leadership for Appetite Lab’s corporate functions and ensure accurate monthly financial reporting with proper controls and great ideas for improvement.

We are a fast paced software start up, that has 3 main business brands (FishHunter, Fitz Frame and Dragon FX Software) and sells products and services across 12 countries using online, retail, and distributors. We are a young company and this is a leadership position, so we expect you to be ready and excited to contribute to the entire business not just the finance area.

‪This individual will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks within Accounting, including but not limited to: All areas relating to financial reporting, developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This position addresses tight deadlines and a variety of accounting activities as well as general ledger preparation, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation and the support of budget and forecast activities.

Reporting directly to the CEO, the ACCOUNTING MANAGER, CONTROLLER will also work with senior-level managers.


 Monthly Reporting & Analysis
  • Reporting monthly income statement actuals with variances analysis; actuals vs. budgetWeekly / monthly, sales volume and revenue analysis; reporting sales by channel, by region vs. budget / forecast
  • Re-forecasting financials based on updated sales projections
Inventory & Cost of Goods Control
  • Cost of goods analysis; responsible for monitoring and building finished product costing
  • Reporting variances of cost of goods to budget
  • Reviewing and analysis of shipping charges; monitoring 3rd party fulfillment and costs
  • Monitoring inventory stock counts and write-offs
Daily Accounting and Treasury Monitoring
  • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable and collections
  • Sales and revenue accounting: booking sales journal entries, reporting and managing commissions
  • Month end closing entries: payroll, insurance, expense accruals
  • Month end balance sheet reconciliations: bank accounts, accruals, prepaid expenses
  • Employee expenses, credit card purchases: booking expenses
  • Running biweekly payroll: external provider
  • HST quarterly returns
  • Annual tax return filings
  • Cash flow analysis: reporting short and medium term cash flow
Operations and compliance
  • Lead contact to bank and banking operations
  • Extract daily sales transactions from online portals
  • Managing relationships and contracts with online portal service providers
  • Managing relationship with fulfillment and shipping service providers
  • Managing relationship with payroll provider
  • Ensuring compliance with regional and international regulatory authorities; retail sales taxes, filing returns

Skills & Requirements

  • 2 to 4 years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area.
  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance
  • ‪‪Experience with Quick Books accounting system a plus.
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access and Word.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Strong attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • To be considered, the ideal candidate must live in the GTA area or be able to commute.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $70,000

**Please apply with your resume **

Email: michael.smith@fishhunter.com

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