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Are you mathematically minded? Do you enjoy the challenge of building new processes from the ground up? Take your career to the next level as a Controller at TryCycle Data Systems. TryCycle Data Systems is a fast-growing software company that is using data to save lives. 

Job Title: Controller

Location: Ottawa

Job type: Permanent, Full-Time, 100% Remote (ability to get to Ottawa once in a while is preferred)

Reports to: The CFO

Compensation: 90-105K based on experience. Plus stock options, benefits and other perks


About TryCycle

TryCycle Data Systems is in the business of turning data into dialogue. Its mission is to reduce treatment barriers, increase human compassion, and improve outcomes for people with addiction, mental illness, depression, trauma, and eating disorders. TryCycle is an  Ottawa-owned, Ottawa-founded digital health technology company on the verge of major growth!  


Position Summary

TryCycle is rapidly growing, and the company is looking for a Controller with natural leadership skills to undertake all aspects of the company’s financial performance and the development of accounting processes. As a Controller, you will engage with the Senior Leadership Team, including the CEO, COO and Head of Development. You will report directly to the CFO.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to help build and manage your team as the company scales.


What you’ll do at TryCycle

  • Manage all the accounting operations and the financial performance of the company
  • Develop the company budget, manage departmental budgets and report findings to key stakeholders
  • Prepare detailed monthly financial reports for key stakeholders. 
  • Analyse data and provide recommendations and summary reports for stakeholders quarterly
  • Create and execute new procedures for the finance department
  • Take the lead on building new processes in the department
  • Provide leadership + management to bookkeeper
  • Do AR on outstanding bills and build an AR process 
  • Monitor Government loans (SOFFI) and prepare reports
  • Implement efficient and proper accounting processes

Who we need

  • A natural leader who wants to help BUILD, not just follow
  • A professional passionate about taking on challenges
  • Someone with strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise multiple tasks
  • Someone with a high level of accountability and trustworthiness
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures 


  • 5+ years of working experience as a controller or progressive experience in accounting or finance with hands-on business experience
  • University degree in finance, business or accounting. (advanced degree and professional accounting designation preferred)
  • Background in overseeing audits performed by external audit firms
  • Experience in financial analysis, including the ability to prepare reports
  • Knowledge of budgeting and strategic planning
  • Strong time management skills 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish good working relationships
  • Effective written communications skills
  • Experience with Microsoft office 

Nice to haves

  • Ability to get to Ottawa, if required, is an asset
  • Professional accounting certification (CMA, CGA, or CA) + CPA designation is a bonus 
  • Quickbook experience is a plus
  • Experience working for startups and/or in the private sector is ideal 

Why Join TryCycle

  • This is a rare opportunity to be one of the early employees at TryCycle
  • The security of a full-time, permanent position 
  • An evolving position with the opportunity to build and manage a team
  • Be part of something inspiring, impactful, and unique
  • Work with a rapidly growing, creative, and agile company 
  • Experience a culture based on empathy, compassion and entrepreneurial spirit
  • 100% remote and full-time
  • Flexible work hours to support work-life-balance
  • Competitive compensation ranging from $90k to $105k
  • Health and Dental Benefits Plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation (+ Christmas shutdown)
  • Employee stock options 
  • Get your birthday off 

What’s life @ TryCycle like

  • Enjoy the challenges that come with working in a fast-paced environment for a rapidly growing company
  • Helping scale a business that will positively impact the health and wellness of it’s clients
  • Have the opportunity to evolve in your career as the company scales
  • A team-oriented environment where communication is paramount but also a place where you will work independently on critical projects  


Are you ready to make a difference and chart an exciting new career path?

Be one of the first to apply! Please send your resume to before May 25th, 2022.