Full Time


Date posted: 2024-04-22
Application deadline: 2024-05-10
Location: Calgary – hybrid office and remote
Position type: Full-time & permanent
Schedule: Flexible, with expected during business hours Monday to Friday
Contact: [email protected]


About Highwood

Are you ready to make a difference? At Highwood, our mission is to collaborate, innovate, and educate our way to a world with effective and affordable emissions management solutions. We believe that working alongside proactive energy companies to understand and lower carbon emissions is key to achieving meaningful and permanent change.

Our team works on the cutting edge of decarbonizing the world’s energy systems. Launched in September 2020, we are a new and dynamic company with massive potential. We pride ourselves on having a strong culture of respect, fun, continuous learning, and hard work. Working at Highwood is not easy – but it can be incredibly rewarding. Join us as we endeavour to overcome some of the world’s biggest challenges and help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

Highwood Emissions Management (Highwood) is an equal opportunity employer working to enable diversity in the workforce. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also value diversity of worldview, experience, and perspective.

Your Mission

As the Controller your mission is to provide accounting and FP&A support to the Highwood Team. Your duties will include:

  • Managing the AR collections process to maintain outstanding receivables at a healthy level
  • Own the AP invoices initiative, including processing vendor invoices with appropriate approvals and communicating with suppliers on an as needed basis
  • Process employee expense reimbursements in a timely and accurate manner
  • Implement transfer pricing strategy and monthly intercompany activity
  • Maintain trial balance in accordance with GAAP
  • Generate month-end balance sheet reconciliations and close process to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial information. Record all req
  • Analyze the monthly P&L activity to ensure accuracy of financial data
  • Prepare monthly financial statements including consolidated P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flows, prepare various internal reports, including but not limited to analysis on budget to actual variances, detailed revenue analysis and profitability analysis, and cash flow management
  • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process to maintain a 3-5 year financial forecast model. Monitor progress and initiate quarterly reforecasting process to capture changes as determined through collaboration with senior leadership
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly financial statements, financial analysis and key metrics presentations and delivery to strategic leadership and the Highwood Emissions Board of Directors
  • Track cap table and employee stock options, updating for all investment activity and stock issuances
  • Liaise with external auditors and run the annual financial audit
  • Liase with external tax accountants on accurate and timely tax filings with tall Canada and US government agencies
  • Prepare financial reports and applications required for government grant and subsidy filings and track on an ongoing basis
  • Create and maintain all financial policy and process documentation


The Benefits

At Highwood, we are committed to the physical and mental health of our employees and their families. Here are some of the reasons why our employees love it here:

  • Our benefits package is among the best. Each year it includes $1,500 in dental coverage and more for prescription drugs, vision, massage, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and much more.
  • Our benefits package includes your spouse and all children – and you don’t pay a cent.
  • We offer $5,000/year to help cover non-essential educational pursuits of your choice.
  • We have an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) – and you don’t need to pay to be a partial owner of Highwood – and share in the success we achieve.
  • We encourage employees to take breaks – especially vacations.
  • If that’s not enough – our core value is ‘People First.’ Check out our Team Promise below.
  • Finally, you get to work with the brightest and friendliest colleagues in the business!


About You

Here are some of the things we’re looking for. Note that we don’t expect you to have all these qualifications, experiences and/or skills. We often choose to train someone with the right attitude over hiring the wrong person with the right skills.

  • 3+ years as head
  • Experience with and desire to roll up your sleeves and be hands on, performing all daily and monthly bookkeeping tasks, the monthly close and all the way to financial reporting and FP&A
  • CPA designation preferred
  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Comfort with understanding Canada and US financial regulations and tax laws
  • Thrive in a fast-paced start-up environment
  • Ability to take ownership of and complete projects that have little to no precedent
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills across functions, being able to explain complicated financial topics simply and clearly
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively present information at the board level
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


How to Apply

Please send a single pdf of your Resume/CV by email to [email protected].
The document naming should follow the format: LastName_FirstName_Controller.pdf
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest!


Team Promise

Highwood’s promise to staff and contractors is to:
  • Treat you with respect, fairness, and honesty.
  • Give you a voice. We will encourage you to question the way we do things, and we will empower you to speak your mind.
  • Understand your goals, as much as you are willing to share, and work to help you achieve them.
  • Support your growth, promote you, and provide opportunities to expand your network and foster your professional identity.
  • Appreciate, recognize, and reward your contributions and wins.
  • Make time to have fun and celebrate success.
  • Foster an environment that encourages you to share your concerns, no matter how small they might seem.


Your promise to Highwood is to:
  • Treat others with respect, value their contributions, and lift them up, even when they fail. You never know how others might be struggling.
  • Be patient with yourself. We work on unsolved challenges. We expect mistakes and see them as learning opportunities.
  • Strive to continually learn and grow professionally and personally, regardless of where you started and where you might end up.
  • Embrace innovation and change – there is no destination.
  • Do your best – only you know what that means. Set boundaries and respect them. Take a break when you need it.

To apply for this job, email your CV or resume with cover letter to