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Position: Controller
Employer: Hop Compost
Location: Calgary, Alberta

We're Hop, a compost technology company.

To support our growth, Hop is hiring a Controller at our Calgary headquarters. The successful candidate will work with Hop’s stakeholders on forecasting, reporting, and investment.


Full-time: 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday


  • Salary: To be discussed
  • Stock options: To be discussed
  • Benefits: SunLife benefits, plus a wellness package
  • Vacation: Two weeks paid time

Management Structure

Reporting to Hop’s CEO and CTO

Reported to by Hop’s management and accounting team

Engaged with Hop’s Board, investors, and banking partners

Job Description

Hop has used patented technology to open four inner-city compost facilities across Canada. We're growing quickly, and expanding into 16 new cities in Canada and the U.S. Hop's growth is financed through strategic investment, which the Controller helps to lead alongside our CEO. The Controller also directs Hop's accounting, forecasting, and reporting, which is used to make operational decisions. 

Job Duties

In this role, you will:

  • Prepare facility forecasts and budgets, and track performance.
  • Work with operations management on cost controls.
  • Manage relationships with Hop’s investors, and oversee their required reporting.
  • Develop and implement accounting strategies, policies, and controls.
  • Lead Hop’s accounting team, liaise with auditors, and coordinate invoicing, payroll, financial statements, cash flow, and more.

Hop is growing rapidly, so this role is best for hard workers who are well adjusted to uncertainty, speed, and change.


To meet the basic needs of this role, you must:

  • Have a BCOMM or MBA from a North American institution
  • Have a CFA or CPA designation
  • Have domestic travel availability to visit Hop facilities
  • Be fluent in Microsoft office: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint

The most qualified candidates will:

  • Have relevant financial experience in startups and large corporations – particularly with a physical operation
  • Have volunteer or work experience in sustainability

Send us your application today! 


To be considered, applications must include a CV that answers three of the following four questions:

  • Tell us about an investment structure that you helped to create for a company.
  • Tell us a story of a time when you implemented a new financial reporting system, and it was successfully used to reduce expenses.
  • Tell us about a challenging detail in financial statements while working with auditors or reporting to a bank.
  • Why do you want to work for Hop?

Your completed application should be sent via email to:

All applications must be received before 5:00 p.m. MST on October 19, 2018.

About Hop

Hop uses patented technology to build inner-city compost facilities. Using these central facilities, we collect food waste from local restaurants, and process it into Canada’s most nutrient-rich organic compost for local growers. With operations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto, Hop has now saved more than 15 million pounds of food waste. We are a certified B Corp, and believe that technology is the future of sustainability. As part of this mission, we are committed to diversity and Living wage standards for our team.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 3 2018    ID: 48624