Western Canada's Premier HVAC & Piping Services

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Career Opportunities

CanWest Mechanical Inc. offers its employees long-term stable employment, complete with competitive salaries and benefit packages. At CanWest we provide an enjoyable team-based working environment with varying opportunities for learning and possibilities of advancement.

We are currently seeking to fill the following position(s):

Financial Controller at CanWest Mechanical

A rare opportunity has arisen with this successful, locally owned and operated business, for a Financial Controller.  This newly created role will oversee the financial operations for this growing Vancouver Island construction and fabrication company.

  • Excellent remuneration package
  • Exciting and varied responsibilities in a growing company
  • Opportunity for career growth
  • Leadership Team position
  • 100% locally owned and operated company

The Company

CanWest Mechanical is a market leader in fabrication on Vancouver Island.  The company serves the Island’s needs in a wide variety of services, including HVAC fabrication and installation, pipe fabrication, gas fitting, and complete mechanical and plumbing installations.  The new owners have a passion for taking on tough assignments, and are proud to offer services few other local companies can match.  There are plans for expansion of services into the rest of BC and beyond, offering huge opportunity for growth.  The company culture values innovation and a problem-solving attitude.  The team is hardworking, passionate, and supportive of each other, fostering a family atmosphere.

The Location

CanWest Mechanical can be found in Fanny Bay, just south of the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island.  Locally, there is a strong emphasis on arts, culture, food, outdoor activities, the environment, and health and wellbeing.  There is a thriving local business community, and vibrant array of events and year-round activity.  Fanny Bay is easily accessible from the Inland Island Highway, which links Campbell River, the Comox Valley, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and Nanaimo.  CanWest Mechanical’s location boasts views across the Strait of Georgia to the Coastal Mountains.

The Position

The Financial Controller is a newly created position at CanWest Mechanical, and will be a key member of the Leadership Team, reporting to the Vice President.  The Controller will be responsible for managing all financial operations of the company, offering strategic advice to the owners, and providing reports on financial status.  The long range vision is that this role will eventually become a CFO, offering the right candidate an opportunity for career growth and development.  The position will be responsible for two direct reports in the Accounting department.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Leadership, management and accountability for accounting team
  • Ensuring the smooth flow of financial operations
  • Creating and managing a system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Providing data, management reports and advice to Leadership Team to assist in decision making
  • Strategic thinking and problem solving
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with third party organizations (e.g. vendors, bond providers)
  • Meticulous management of records and processing of transactions
  • AP, AR, and Payroll
  • Completion of financial statements and annual reports
  • Financial analysis, budgets and forecasts
  • Compliance with local, provincial and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Compliance with requirements of bond providers

The ideal candidate will have 10+ years experience in accounting, including leadership responsibilities, and a CPA or CMA designation.  We are looking for an energetic individual who has the ability to think strategically, and enjoys the opportunity to innovate and solve problems as a key member of a decision-making team.  Candidates must be able to design and create a process for accounting, as well as maintain systems meticulously.

Why should you apply?

  • Join a company in an active growth stage
  • Opportunity for long term career advancement
  • Varied and interesting work
  • Key role in Leadership Team
  • Competitive salary and performance bonus package
  • A chance to live and work in one of the most beautiful areas of Vancouver Island


Please submit your resume and cover letter, outlining your suitability for the position, no later than October 30th 2018, to careers@canwestmechanical.com.


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  • Canadian Construction Association
  • PICS
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association
  • Worksafe BC
  • WCB Alberta
  • BCCA Association
  • ITA member
  • Certificate of Recognition (COR)