AdministrativeFull TimeMississauga, ON

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Mississaugua Golf & Country Club (MGCC), one of Canada’s premier private all-season golf clubs, is seeking a Controller.

One of Canada’s oldest and most storied golf clubs, MGCC has embraced change over the years to meet members’ evolving needs and expectations, and to attract new members. We are committed to remaining true to our traditional values while continuously evolving to stay current within the changing private club market.

Mississaugua Golf & Country Club Profile

  • Mississaugua is one of Canada’s most prestigious and historic golf clubs, a place where its highly regarded golf course is central to more than 100 years of greatness
  • Founded in 1906, MGCC is a year-round private club that combines the heritage of an outstanding valley golf course and stately Tudor Clubhouse with premier contemporary standards for sporting (golf, curling, tennis and fitness), dining and social amenities
  • MGCC prides itself on a diverse membership of 1,400 members and an outstanding Tier One golf course famous for its excellence
  • 20-hole Stanley Thompson golf course configured to provide 18-hole championship course and 18-hole shorter course. Hosts approximately 28,000 rounds of golf per season
  • The Club has played host to numerous premier events, including six Canadian Opens (1974, 1965, 1951, 1942, 1938 and 1931), the Royale Cup Canadian Women's Amateur Championship (1998), the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship (2006) and the 2001 Canada Senior Open, a PGA Champions Tour event
  • We have also received the prestigious Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certification, in recognition of our commitment to conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.
  • The Club is committed to consistently providing all members, their families and guests with a first-class experience in a warm and welcoming environment. Our culture is inclusive, fostering a camaraderie that makes the Club feel like our members’ “home away from home”
  • Our Tudor Clubhouse is a spectacular venue for casual and fine dining, banquets, weddings and various social events and functions
  • Gross Club revenues are approximately $9M. Staff team headcount is up to 220 during peak season

Position Summary

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Controller will play a critical role in developing and implementing the financial strategy of Mississaugua Golf & Country Club (“the Club”). This position is responsible for the day-to-day general management of the administrative and accounting functions of the Club. The position manages/processes financial transactions, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, maintenance of general ledger, month-end procedures including preparation and analysis of monthly financial statements and cash flows, coordination of the annual audit, and assistance in the preparation of the annual budget and updating of quarterly forecasts. It is also responsible for managing the administrative office as well as overseeing the Board and Committee administration, and communication functions of the Club. Furthermore, as a member of the senior leadership team, the Controller will be an advisor to department heads, evaluating and assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling. As the Controller there will be a strong emphasis on the internal audit function and assisting each department head in better managing their respective departments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Directs financial operations of the Club
  • Formulates, receives and recommends policy proposals for approval relating to accounting and auditing, the budget, revenue and cost control procedures, preparation and payment of payrolls, tax matters, compilation of statistics and office methods and procedures
  • Directs or prepares the monthly trial balance and resulting financial statements for the Club, including the income statement, balance sheet and statement of changes in financial condition, along with required supporting schedules and other data necessary for financial reports and records
  • Assess Club performance against both the annual budget and the Club’s long-term strategy
  • Manages and conducts internal auditing programs to help assure that records are accurately maintained and that established policies and practices are satisfactorily and consistently followed
  • Prepares operating budgets and financial forecasts in coordination with the various applicable committees, departments and COO; analyzes financial information, monitors budgeted versus actual expenditures and advises management about variances and their potential causes; recommends corrective actions to help assure that budget goals are met
  • Works with the club’s external auditors to ensures that procedures are consistent with Club policies
  • Prepares and verifies reports made to agencies and professional organizations for which dissemination is consistent with Club policies and legislation
  • Directs, participates in and verifies the taking of inventories for food, beverages, supplies, equipment, furnishings and other club assets
  • Verifies that all insurance records for club property are properly maintained
  • Reconciles monthly ledgers including receivables, payables, bank accounts, asset Proshop merchandize liability and wage accounts
  • Informs and advises other department managers about the financial aspects of their responsibilities
  • Interacts with other managers to provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of applicable federal and provincial tax returns
  • Prepares accounting reports as necessary and appropriate for dissemination to the COO, Board of Directors and other Club Committees
  • Monitors to ensure that procedures for effective receiving and inventory control are in place and consistently used
  • Assists with the hiring, training and the management of all administrative staff
  • Attends Board, Finance & Audit Committee and other meetings as required
  • Compiles, approves and maintains credit applications for vendors
  • In conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, COO, negotiates employee group benefits and pension plan; gathers information and assists Club in making decisions about the plans
  • Manages assigned projects as they relate to the department, Club’s needs and participates in strategy related meetings
  • Audits members and guests’ charges; checks POS end of day reports to assure that all receipts for member’s accounts have been posted
  • Audits all cash and charge expenditures
  • Safeguards all funds in bank accounts; assures that revenues are properly and correctly deposited and supervises the drawing of all cheques
  • Establishes and maintains tournament accounting records and financial statements
  • Maintains investment program; invests all excess funds on a timely basis to provide better cash flow, keeps good relations with bank contacts and negotiates agreements in the Club’s best interest
  • Prepares and processes semi-monthly payroll and maintains employee records of all staff on the semi-monthly pay frequency as well as benefits and pension administration
  • Monitors the collection of past due accounts, advises COO when difficult situations arise that require further escalation
  • Plans professional development and training activities for self and staff
  • Interacts with the Club’s external accounting firm as necessary
  • Monitors accounts receivable and acts according to established Club policies and procedures
  • Prepares a full report of the year’s financial operations for presentation at the Annual Meeting.
  • Works with the COO and department heads to plan and manage capital budgets and cash flow statements
  • Manages, reviews, suggests and monitors changes in the automated financial management and accounting system
  • Negotiates and acquires property and casualty insurance to protect the Club’s assets
  • Co-ordinates, with the oversight of the COO, the administration of monthly Board and various committee meetings, the Annual Meeting, Special Member Meetings and Town Hall meetings
  • Maintain high level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability of all information privy to

Professional qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position
  • Minimum 5 years experience as Controller or similar role
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution
  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial financial regulations
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Extensive, experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management
  • Advanced proficiency with JONAS software and spreadsheet programs and applications.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability
  • Strong work ethic and positive team attitude
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Ability to respond appropriately in pressure situations with a calm and steady demeanor
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office productivity suite
  • Knowledge of best practices in internal controls

MGCC is an equal opportunity employer and we would like to thank all applicants for their interest. All applications and responses will be held in strict confidence. Please note that we will only be contacting the candidates under consideration.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Mississaugua Golf and Country Club will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.