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Fuelling our cutting edge technology and energetic work environment is the fact that everyone at General Fusion wants to make a difference to the world. We’re focused on creating a practical approach to fusion power, and our workplace reflects that.

The pace is fast, teams are small and agile, and the work is stimulating. Though we’ve grown to become a cutting edge research facility, pragmatism is still at the core of what we do. Physicists, engineers, machinists and computer scientists work side by side to iterate designs, creatively overcome problems, and rapidly develop our technology.

What it’s Like to Work at General Fusion


If you can find a space in our bike room, you’ll discover an active and outgoing team of some of the brightest minds around. Morning coffee rides are as much part of the culture as the lunchtime conversations that inevitably require a whiteboard. We don’t have a foosball table, but strike a balance of lifestyle and benefits that make this a great place to work.

Current Job Postings

We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

PLASMA PHYSICIST

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking experienced plasma physicists to contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. We are looking for individuals to aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, who can then use that information to develop models that compare experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work under the Director of Plasma Development and, with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s power plant design.

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to that of the whole.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of data produced by experimental campaigns and reporting of results.
  • Relating the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation.
  • Using experimental results to inform further plasma technology development.
  • Diagnostic development

Qualifications

Qualified candidates possess a balance of strong plasma theory background and practical experimentation skills. Candidates for this position must have:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics or a closely related field.
  • Strong background in research related to magnetic confinement of plasmas.
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and ability to apply relevant theory to develop models ofthe experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations.
  • Practical experimentation skills.
  • Experience doing quantitative analysis in Igor, Matlab or similar programming environment.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in:

  • Magnetized Target Fusion.
  • Use of visible, VUV, or soft X-ray spectroscopy to analyze high temperature plasmas.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Senior Plasma Physicist

Opportunity

General Fusion is hiring a Senior Plasma Physicist who will contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. The Senior Plasma Physicist will aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, and then use that information to develop models that reconcile experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing and integrating diagnostic data from General Fusion plasma experiments to develop comprehensive hypotheses for evolution of plasma characteristics, and reconcile them with simulation results and reconstructions
  • Proposing new experimental campaigns and corresponding simulations to answer key questions regarding plasma parameter evolution, and optimization of MTF targets
  • Working with the simulation, reconstruction, and diagnostic teams in the development of dynamic models of compact toroid (CT) plasmas under compression.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Strong background in research in fusion science and magnetized plasma
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and be able to apply relevant theory to develop models of the experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting

Preferred:

  • Experience in Magnetized Target Fusion

Education:

  • Ph. D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fusion science or closely related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-11” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

 

Electromechanical Engineer

Opportunity

As a member of the Plasma Injector Systems team, the Electromechanical Engineer will work on the development and design of large power supply systems for General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on the electrical design of a large DC power supply including the power components, switching and buswork.

The successful candidate has experience in a structured engineering environment, and has demonstrated experience in prototyping, testing and implementing their designs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing the design concept for a large (1000’s of volts, 1000’s of amps) pulsed DC power supply from requirements, and extending those concepts into detailed designs.
  • Developing test plans and carrying out the testing for verification and validation of their designs.
  • Producing the required design documentation throughout the design process.
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team to integrate their design with other systems.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience in the design of power systems for large industrial or scientific equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and commissioning of large power systems
  • Experience with the design and implementation of fault protection and safety interlock systems to ensure safe system operation and maintenance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:

  • Experience in the development and deployment of novel, first of a kind engineering projects.
  • Pulsed power design experience
  • Magnetic material modelling and transformer design

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Electromechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or closely related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-15” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Opportunity

As a member of the Diagnostics and Controls team, the Opto-Mechanical Engineer will work on the development of plasma injector and compression system equipment. The work will focus on the mechanical design of diagnostic systems.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Precision mechanical design
  • Designing optical systems
  • Specifying and procuring optical components
  • Designing mounts, enclosures, and test jigs for diagnostic and plasma injector equipment

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years’ experience in mechanical design
  • Good knowledge of SolidWorks
  • Experience designing small, precision parts
  • Understanding tolerancing of precision parts, and the impact on part cost and delivery time
  • Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to work hands-on to build, prototype, and test designs
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment

Preferred:

  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Experience designing, specifying and procuring optical components
  • Mounting and aligning of optics
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Experience with Exact Constraint and Kinematic Design
  • Experience with GD&T
  • Background working in or closely with a machine shop
  • Experience in designing prototypes in a research and development setting

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Engineering in a relevant discipline.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-16” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Design Engineering Program Manager

Opportunity

General Fusion is looking for a Design Engineering Program Manager to develop and implement industry standard design processes. Reporting to the Vice President of Fusion Island Engineering, the Design Engineering Program Manager will build up the infrastructure, procedures and processes required for designing and deploying a large, complex engineering project. The Design Engineering Program Manager will have the opportunity to implement these tools and processes from the ground up and will be a key player in enabling the organization as it grows in its size and capabilities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining General Fusion’s engineering procedures, tools and processes related to design data, criteria and quality including:
    • CAD and documentation standards
    • Parts data management
    • Design Reviews and Lessons Learned
    • Configuration management, design control and change management
    • Engineering information management infrastructure and the process workflows associated with it
  • Providing support to internal stakeholders – including design engineering, purchasing and quality assurance – in the deployment, evaluation and improvement of these procedures and process
  • Working directly with external engineering partners and contractors to develop the processes and procedures required for the exchange of design information between themselves and General Fusion whilst maintaining data quality
  • Acting as system administrator for information management systems including user management and permission setting

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the management of engineering design tools, processes and procedures
  • A demonstrated understanding of how to tailor these processes to meet the needs of the organization and drive value.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in the deployment of novel, first of a kind engineering projects
  • Experience with engineering procedures and processes in new technology development
  • Experience in an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) working environment
  • Experience with Solidworks PDM

Education:

  • Post-secondary education in Engineering, or related field.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-17” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Mechanical Engineer

Opportunity

As a member of the Compression Systems team, the Mechanical Engineer will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on mechanical design of components both directly for and in support of the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Mechanical design.
  • Working with partners and suppliers in the design of key systems and components.
  • Designing, building and conducting experiments to de-risk various aspects of the Fusion Demonstration Plant design.
  • Working as part of a larger design team to develop the design for the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

 

  • Strong knowledge of engineering statics and dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
  • Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to work hands-on with the components of the design.
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.

 

Preferred:

 

  • 5+ years’ experience in mechanical design.
  • Experience in designing prototypes in a research and development setting.
  • Experience with the design of high-pressure gas systems.
  • Good knowledge of Solidworks.

 

 The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Physics (with mechanical specialization).

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-18” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Systems Engineer

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to join our Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) team.  The Systems Engineer will take ownership of the Systems Engineering tasks associated with the design and development of several of the Demonstration Plant’s systems.  The successful candidate will work closely with Design Engineering to ensure several large electro-mechanical systems are defined, designed and built to meet the program goals. This position is not a software systems engineering role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Writing, maintaining and updating functional and performance requirements for the systems.
  • Defining systems boundaries and interfaces.
  • Identifying, tracking, deriving, maintaining and updating requirements that stem from interactions that cross system boundaries.
  • Working with the Design Engineering team to ensure that design verification and validation plans meet the program goals.
  • Tracking requirements verification and systems validation.
  • Identifying challenges in meeting design requirements and or maintaining performance margins; working with the Design Engineering teams and the Director of Program Management to resolve these challenges in a manner that continues to meet the program goals.
  • Engaging all stakeholders before changing / updating requirements and margin allocations; communicating all changes to all stakeholders.
  • Working with the team developing and maintaining performance models for the FDP so they accurately reflect and inform design and requirements changes.
  • Working with the Senior Vice President of Prototype Deployment and their team, to capture requirements stemming from assembly, commissioning, testing, operating, servicing, lifetime extension and de-commissioning of the demonstration plant
  • Acting as a systems administrator for managing and maintaining the Systems Engineering information management tools.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience as a systems engineer on a multi-disciplinary system-of-systems project or experience as a subject matter expert (e.g. control systems engineer, electro-mechanical engineer, diagnostics engineer, etc.) working with a systems engineer on a system-of systems project.
  • Practical experience transitioning novel, emerging technologies into one-of-a-kind engineering projects.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing systems’ designs and requirements.
  • Experience writing requirements or designing systems to meet explicitly defined requirements.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

 

Preferred:

  • Hands on experience designing / building / assembling machinery.
  • Experience with a systems engineering database using configuration management controls.
  • Experience writing or executing a Systems Engineering Plan or components of a Systems Engineering Plan (Verification and Validation Plan, Integration Plan, etc.).
  • Experience writing interface definition documents.

 

 The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or other engineering discipline with relevant industrial experience

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-19” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Senior Recruiter

Opportunity

As a member of the Human Resources team, the Senior Recruiter will own the recruitment process from end to end including developing the recruitment strategy, sourcing, shortlisting and interviewing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute the recruitment process end to end while effectively utilizing the process, systems and tools (like full cycle recruitment)
  • Create and implement sourcing strategy for the business to meet the current recruitment needs and build a pipeline for future roles ensuring quality, cost effectiveness and speed.
  • Conduct in-depth meetings with leaders to ensure alignment on position, impact and expectations while providing market insights.
  • Identify the best sourcing for different candidate segments.
  • Leverage technology to locate, engage, and attract candidates.
  • Organize targeted events in the industry
  • Maintain effective relationships through the recruitment process
  • Fosters effective and collaborative working relationships with fellow employees and external parties

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

 

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience successfully recruiting in engineering, science, or tech
  • Ability to identify, evaluate and ensure candidates align with General Fusion values
  • Ability to influence hiring mangers talent decisions by providing value-adding recruiting related advice
  • Ability to understand the business strategy and connect back to recruitment strategy
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to prioritize workload based on business needs
  • Strong computer skill in Microsoft products (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

 

Preferred:

  • Direct knowledge of HR functional disciplines e.g. recruitment, employee relations
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with diverse audience and deliver results
  • Intuitive, critical listening skills

Education:

  • BS or BA degree or equivalent education and experience.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2020-05” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Systems Administrator (Contract)

Opportunity

As part of General Fusion’s growing IT Team, the Systems Administrator will be responsible for maintaining the datacenter to ensure system availability and network security, provide technical support for end users, and work with various research and development teams to develop and implement IT solutions in support of engineering goals and corporate objectives.  The ability to think on your feet, successfully analyze complex situations and communicate effectively is essential for this role.

This position is for a 1-year contract term, with the potential of moving into a permanent position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of datacenter.
  • Ensuring optimal operation and security of network.
  • User administration in Active Directory.
  • Protecting IT systems and data via timely patching and upgrades to client and server operating systems and user applications.
  • Executing regular security monitoring to identify possible intrusions.
  • Monitoring backup operations and performing restores when required.
  • Providing mentorship and coaching for junior IT staff.
  • Creating and updating IT related documentations and procedures as required.
  • Providing Tier 2+ technical support to end users when required.
  • Tracking and maintaining inventory of hardware and software assets.
  • Researching, testing and evaluating new software / systems / processes that may provide tangible benefits to IT administration or the company in general.
  • Other IT-related tasks as required.
  • Some after-hours work may be required.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

 

  • 5+ years’ experience as an IT/Systems Administrator.
  • Strong working experience with IT systems including server/virtual environments (Nutanix) and network devices (Cisco & HP).
  • Strong working experience with Microsoft Windows 10/Server, various Linux distros and MacOS.
  • Solid verbal and written English.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and analyze situations.
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-learner.

 

Preferred:

  • Functional understanding and hands-on experience with the management of information security and privacy.
  • Cisco and/or Nutanix certifications are a plus.

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma focusing on Information Technology and/or computer sciences.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2020-07” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

IT Support Specialist

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking an IT Support Specialist to join the growing IT Team. This position is ideal for someone who is looking to develop their technology career and gain experience across different systems, while working hard to support our user base and improve our processes and policies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responding to end user IT requests in a timely fashion.
  • Prioritizing & troubleshooting hardware and software problems in person or remotely.
  • Setting up new employee hardware/software including workstations, laptop, IP phones and peripherals.
  • Installing software on end user computers.
  • Assisting end users in setting up for presentations and meetings.
  • Creating and updating IT related documentations and procedures as required.
  • Other IT-related tasks as required.
  • Some after-hours work may be required

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

 

  • Minimum 1 to 2 years’ of experience in a helpdesk / technical support role.
  • Possess strong communication and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exhibit good verbal and written English.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, perform tasks and manage time effectively to meet expected deadlines in a busy environment.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters related to personnel, company operations and financial matters.
  • Have highly effective decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to details is essential.
  • Be a team player but also confident in working independently.
  • Have an awesome customer-centric attitude.
  • Experience in assembling custom-built computers.
  • Experience with Windows operating systems and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with various distros of Linux (particularly CentOS & Ubuntu) as well as MacOS.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects up to 50lbs.

 

Preferred:

  • Minimum 1 to 2 years of experience in setting up personal computers as workstations.
  • Experience with basic networking and cable management.
  • Experience with IT support ticket system.

Education:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma focusing on Information Technology and/or computer sciences.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2020-06” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Controller

Opportunity

General Fusion is looking for a talented Controller to join our team. The ideal candidate is an individual who embraces managing the day-to-day department, accounting/audit/tax compliance, processes & systems, and interacting across all functions/groups within the organization.

The Controller will be responsible for all aspects of timely and accurate information in the accounts and related financial reports for all stakeholders. The Controller acts as an interface, maintaining frequent contact with the management team while supervising the daily record keeping and data entry functions, preparing internal and external financial and operating reports, budget analysis, forecasts, variance analysis, internal control process optimization, and analyzing current operations for cost savings/efficiencies.

 

The Controller will play a key role in the implementation and management of an ERP system.

 

The Controller will manage government funding claims, ensure a timely month end close, manage all tax compliance, oversee payroll, and provide strong leadership to a small accounting team. The Controller will be responsible for assessing current internal controls and implementing controls commensurate with where risk is identified and stage of the company. The Controller will assist the CFO and Director of Finance in the preparation of materials for financing activities and in planning and analysis.

 

The successful candidate will have the benefit of working with an existing finance team that is both highly capable as well as collaborative.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares external financial reports in compliance with IFRS.
  • Prepares internal reports, analysis on performance against budget and other forecasts for board and management reporting packages.
  • Implementation of a new ERP system, moving from Quickbooks.
  • Prepares rolling cash flow projections.
  • Coordinates preparation of Canadian, US and UK tax returns, working with tax advisors.
  • Manages assembly of information for SRED returns for assembly into T2, and SRED audits.
  • Ensures accuracy and timeliness of the financial accounting and tax records and manages daily accounting and tax issues.
  • Liaises with the outside ERP consultants and provides overall ERP management for the company, working with IT.
  • Works with the team and operational VPs to develop an appropriate cost allocation system that will adapt to the changing environment.
  • Stock option accounting and preferred share accounting in compliance with IFRS.
  • Develops and manages internal controls to ensure cost effective and accurate financial reporting. Ensures that key financial processes are appropriate for the stage of the company.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Finance, and external tax advisors, supports tax planning, leads the implementation of information tracking for tax, and ensures compliance with all applicable tax authorities.
  • Prepares year-end financial reports and manages the year end audit.
  • Carries out transfer pricing strategy and management of intercompany balances.
  • Performs treasury functions for cash management purposes to maximize returns on unutilized cash.
  • Supervises payroll and benefits program, along with cross border payroll compliance.
  • Assists senior management with development of business models and financial projections.
  • Supervises and finalizes the preparation of government funding claims (SIF, SDTC, IRAP). Manages responses to government funding audits and other queries.
  • Coordinates information for corporate insurance coverage.
  • Trains, develops and manages a team of 2-4 accounting staff.
  • Understands the Company’s financial records and how they tie to the business activities
  • Ability to support the CFO and Director of Finance in the preparation of materials required for financing activities and to support due diligence.
  • Carries out other projects and duties as required.

Requirements:

  • A designated accountant (CPA) with a big 4 background and 5+ years working as a Controller. Public company experience either through experience with a firm and/or as a Controller.
  • Experienced with ERP systems and implementation in an environment focused on procurement, project management, and multi-country financial reporting.
  • Experience as a Controller in a related environment (cleantech, project management, industrial, technology).
  • Experience with consolidations in a multi-currency environment.
  • Good knowledge of IFRS and preparation of audited financial statements and note disclosure.
  • Must have an understanding of cost accounting, payroll, corporate and indirect tax compliance.
  • Experience in assessing and implementing effective internal controls.
  • Must be able to roll up his/her sleeves and be very hands on.
  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and thrive in a changing, growing environment.
  • Proven management skills in developing a high functioning team.
  • Good knowledge of corporate and indirect tax in Canada. Ability to research and find tax solutions for Canada, US, UK and other jurisdictions as needed. International tax experience is an asset.
  • Experience with SRED, and other government funding programs is an asset.
  • Able to work under tight reporting deadlines.
  • Able to understand, develop and document internal controls.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Adaptable to a fast-changing and dynamic environment.
  • Resourceful, demonstrated strong self-learner and problem solver.

 

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2020-08” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.