Assistant Controller

Job Category: Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Job Location: Toronto

About the Organization

Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health is the premier health centre in Canada exclusively focused on reproductive medicine and women’s health. We are the leader in innovation, education and communication for high quality, humanized fertility and reproductive care. We are the international standard for successful reproductive health and fertility centres and are committed to making the right to family accessible to everyone. We are known for our culture of support, our effective process and our holistic approach to patient care. By doing what we love, sharing what we learn and celebrating success, we encourage each other to achieve and grow, and we are role models for our community.


About the Position

The Controller will oversee the Finance and Accounting department, and lead the company’s financial budgeting, forecasting, reporting, and internal analysis efforts. They will provide analytical support and sound strategic and financial advice to the CFO and management team. Supported by an Accounting Manager who manages the day-to-day, the Controller will have ultimate responsibility for cash flow management, financial reporting analysis, and continuous maintenance of an evolving forecast.  This position will play an important role in helping the organization achieve growth targets and foster a sound and solid financial controlling practice.


Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the end-to-end annual budget, quarterly re-forecasts process, and monthly reporting.
  • Provide thoughtful and detailed variance analysis against budget and reforecast, identify root causes and communicate financial information in a timely, reliable, and consistent manner.
  • Spearhead cashflow strategy by tracking all incoming and outgoing MOH, patient, and vendor payments, with a goal of maximizing return and limiting risks on the company’s cash position.
  • Manage banking relationships, monitor banking covenants, strategically manage credit facilities.
  • Develop financial modeling and data-driven analyses to support strategic decision making.
  • Mentor, lead, and nurture entire finance and accounting team
  • Lead annual insurance renewal process
  • Manage annual audit and liaise with external auditors and tax consultants


  • Own CAPEX budget, forecast expenditures, and monitor spend against budget
  • Oversee budget for all ad hoc initiatives and work with project lead to manage to budget
  • Assist with EMR system implementation; ensure financial systems interact with EMR system, maintain financial data integrity and quality
  • Develop quantitative and qualitative business case analyses to evaluate M&A opportunities
  • Prepare regular financial reports for use by the private equity investor, external advisors, and management to ensure a sound understanding of the financial performance of the company.
  • Partner with CFO to create and build out financial analytics, to improve usefulness of reporting and supporting business needs, to enhance dashboards and KPI’s
  • Drive continuous improvements in all accounting areas; streamline processes to accelerate reporting timelines, enhance team performance, reduce manual workflows and further evolve team from processing to analytical focus
  • Implement generally accepted controllership policies and procedures and best practices
  • Monitor and maintain financial and operational controls.
  • Provide adhoc financial analysis and reporting


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Equivalent
  • Professional designation as CPA (CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Five (5) years of experience in financial reporting
  • Three (3) years of experience in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in management and staff development

Reports To:       Chief Financial Officer

Direct Reports: Financial Accounting Manager, Billing Manager, and Financial Concierge



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