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Assistant Branch Controller

Pitt Meadows, BC

Be A Maker

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we’ve built a workplace where people are connected and engaged in creative thinking from day one throughout their careers.

When you think of the best a family has to offer — support, collaboration and respect — that’s what we value at Simpson Strong-Tie. When there’s a win, we’ll cheer you on. When there’s a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. Working on solutions together is just the way we do things here, and that creates an atmosphere that often feels like home.

At Simpson Strong-Tie, you’ll find talented, passionate, dedicated, humble and genuinely kind people who are all connected by our shared mission — to provide solutions that help people design and build safer, stronger structures.

It’s this mission and our strong people-focused values that have made Simpson Strong-Tie a unique place to work for more than 60 years — a place where you can connect, create and build your career. We invite you to learn more about our culture and why our employees are our most loyal customers.


You want to be an important member of a strong team of other makers who take pride in their work and support each other. As an Assistant Branch Controller, you will direct activities of product costing, product manufacturing analysis, inventory valuation and capital expenditure requests. You’ll perform various monthly closing activities, including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation, internal financial reporting, and financial analysis. You will show a dedicated commitment to accuracy and interject critical thinking into every project completed.

If career growth is important to you, we not only know how to help you with that, it’s what we love to do.

What You’ll Be Doing

% Time Job Responsibilities
40% Perform month end close activities including but not limited to: journal voucher preparation, accruals and amortizations, account reconciliation, earnings analysis, financial reporting.
30% Maintain and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and inventory valuation. Ensure validity and accuracy of systems through analysis. Coordination with internal and external audit for SOX compliance.
20% Develop, review and provide product costing information to management; develop and maintain standard costs of all inventory types. Provide management reports comparing factors affecting profitability of goods/services.
10% Develop and document policies and procedures. Represent Finance on teams designed to improve operations and reduce costs.

Desired Skills and Experience

If you can do everything listed above, you’ve got what it takes. Perhaps some of the following would be helpful too:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • 10 years accounting experience.
  • 5 years cost accounting experience in a manufacturing environment is ideal.
  • Attention to Detail: Excellent analytical skills with a strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively present information and professional opinions in verbal or written format in a clear, concise, organized and convincing manner for the intended audience.
  • Computer / Software Skills: Ability to work in a Microsoft software environment, experience in advanced Microsoft Excel– including index match, vlookup, pivot tables, sumifs
  • SAP experience is required.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to apply critical thinking in identifying information needed to solve a problem effectively, and the ability to streamline and automate complex processes.
  • Reporting: Knowledge of internal/external reporting issues and strong understanding of GAAP.

This position requires occasional overnight travel up to 5% of the time.

This full-time position is located in Pitt Meadows, BC. Possibility of part-time remote work from home.

This position reports to the Branch Controller.

Relocation is not available for this position.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume by January 31, 2022 to Human Resources sbrown@strongtie.com.

Effective Date: 1/31/2022

In keeping with the Company’s commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer. This means that to the fullest extent required by local law, employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender (which state law may define to include gender identity/expression, transgender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, and gender stereotyping), sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered marital status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.