Di Stefano - Financial Controller - Montreal, QC, Canada

Mario Di Stefano

Montreal, QC, Canada


Financial Controller

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History



Contract bookkeeping work for a wide range of clients(manufacturing, importing, distribution)
• Prepared review and notice to reader working paper files, inventory valuations, costing
• Accounting services up to trial balance

Corporate Controller


-Retail/Wholesale/Import business. Managed all corporate accounting functions and staff. Managed team of 8 employees, prepared consolidated financial statements monthly with commentary for management. Preparation of budgets, funding analysis and ensured the complete accounting cycle was done a monthly and timely manner.
• Successfully integrated a Sage X3 Adonix ERP system satisfying all corporate needs and ensuring accounting and internal controls were integrated to reduce inefficiencies.
• Worked and negotiated with bankers to satisfy the corporate operating and investment needs of the group of companies. Produced cash flow projections and budgets on a monthly basis. Ensured the accounting cycle was complete on a monthly basis and reporting financials to bankers.Foreign exchange hedging strategies.
• Made investment analysis, recommendations and managed two holding companies in addition to the normal operating company(Restaurant and Investment companies).
• Analysis of day to day cash flow needs and monitoring of staff. Managed group and corporate insurance plans, CSST /La Mutuelle files and ensured proper and timely reporting to governments of DAS, GST/TVQ and Corporate income tax remittances.
• Identified areas of improvement and implemented policies to reduce fraud by employees.Inventory variance analysis and valuation.
• Completed clean audits on a yearly basis. Provided all required audit schedules for interim and year end audits for external auditors
• Participated in reconciliations of intercompany transactions, custom clearance/duty compliance with government reports(letters of credit).
• Participated in the hiring, planning and operational procedures in opening our retail locations.

Staff Auditor


• Participated in various audits of wide ranging industry clients as junior and senior auditor
• Provided internal control recommendations to clients
• Prepared complete audit year end files with tax planning recommendations

Qualifications & Certifications


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