Assistant Controller

Market Maker Agriculture
March 1, 2023
Ottawa (Hybrid), Canada
Job Type


Market Maker Agriculture is a long‐term hold, private equity company that invests in agribusinesses across North America. Today, Market Maker includes four portfolio companies, with ambitions to grow that portfolio substantially over the next decade.

A critical sector in our economy and the fabric of North America, small and mid‐size agribusiness owners are often undercapitalized and have few options when facing succession or transition. Market Maker provides an option: we acquire and strengthen these businesses, help owners to retire or offload some of the financial risk, and look to existing employees to continue to run operations, protecting jobs and legacy. We invest for the long term, so as part of our portfolio, agribusinesses enjoy longevity and access to capital and best‐in‐class business practices with reduced risk.

Assistant Controller

Market Maker is looking for an Assistant Controller who is excited about contributing to the growth of an emerging company. The ideal candidate is curious, possesses great attention to detail, strong analytical and organizational skills, and has the ability to manage conflicting priorities. The role offers unique exposure to high‐level strategy development, complex accounting and consolidations, and merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. This is an outstanding learning and development opportunity for a smart, driven and ambitious newly designated accountant.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare external financial statements and year‐end working papers for annual audits; assist auditors as required.
  • Prepare monthly consolidated and non‐consolidated financial statements including all customary reconciliations, schedules and entries.
  • Support strategic planning in connection with the annual budgeting process
  • Prepare consolidated and non‐consolidated budgets and forecasts, and present to management.
  • Prepare quarterly and annual budget variance analyses.
  • Monitor and enhance systems, policies, procedures, and controls to deliver precise, timely and accurate financial data that satisfy the needs of management and external stakeholders.
  • Review and analyze historical financial statements and forecasts from our portfolio companies, including identifying reporting deficiencies and improvement opportunities.
  • Support tax compliance activities including the preparation of year‐end tax returns and tax provision.
  • Support office administration, bookkeeping, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and other accounting cycles.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reporting packages for the Board of Directors and its subcommittees, financial institutions, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to activities related to tax planning, corporate governance, risk management, IT and HR/payroll.
  • Act as the primary point of contact for public accountants, financial institutions, insurance brokers, and other service providers.
  • Contribute to ad hoc projects and acquisitions.


  • Bachelor of Commerce with a concentration in accounting (or equivalent degree).
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • 3+ years of relevant accounting experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft 365 suite, especially with Excel.
  • Experience in leading teams is considered an asset.
  • Experience and interest in IT projects and systems implementation is an asset.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks Online and Workday Adaptive Planning is also considered an asset.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Market Maker values diversity and is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and equity. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are proud to accommodate individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please include accommodation requests in your application.

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