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MNP Management and Professional Recruitment


Vancouver, BC

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Start your journey today with Semperviva. On behalf of our client, we’re currently searching for an experienced Retail Controller that’s an inspired, passionate and dedicated yoga enthusiast. Semperviva offers four yoga studios based in the Vancouver area and is internationally recognized as a leader in Yoga Teacher Training. They believe in creating a welcoming environment to practice yoga and are dedicated to offering authentic and powerful yoga experiences that transcend the expected and create profound change. They believe in making a difference in people’s lives and in their community. They’ve created an environment where health goals are reached, and through the power of yoga, lives have been transformed.   

The controller is an integral part of the leadership team and responsible for ensuring timely and relevant monitoring/reporting of the overall financial performance for four locations. This role is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organization where you can add value to the business through developing best practice accounting systems, and guiding the company’s financial decisions through solid accounting and financial reporting.  The ideal candidate will be a Yoga enthusiast whose commitment to lifelong learning, personal growth, authenticity, integrity and community involvement, will make this their dream job.

Reporting to the owners, the Controller will provide leadership and guidance for two direct reports while overseeing the full accounting process for both studio operations and yoga teacher training, as well as, overseeing the monthly accounting cycle, budgeting, forecasting, and ensuring business policies and standards are developed and implemented.  

Benefits of working for this organization:

  • A casual, healthy and fun environment
  • Autonomy to manage your day
  • A valued member of the leadership team
  • True business partner in the operation
  • Opportunity for growth
  • Work life balance
  • Yoga everyday


  • Provides strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the accounting operation
  • Managing the execution and delivery of all internal and external reporting
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operation results against forecast/budget
  • Ensures business risks are appropriately communicated
  • Manages HR and IT departments
  • Prepares and maintains financial metrics for reporting
  • Analyzes and advises on revenue, expenses and balance sheet items
  • Manages financial systems including structure/designing, charts of accounts, report writing and access controls
  • Develops & documents business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls and manage risk
  • Resolves escalated client service issues
  • Provides leadership to the organization and leverages the company’s financial tools/reports

Skills & Qualifications:

  • CPA designation with a minimum of 3 years of solid management experience
  • Demonstrated leadership background with the ability to communicate financial information and influence positive change
  • Proven ability to develop strong relationships based on trust and integrity
  • Proven leadership skills with a track record of process improvement
  • Experience developing and implementing systems, process and procedures
  • Advanced analytical abilities with the aptitude to see the big picture and trends in industry
  • Ability to see efficiency opportunities and implement new processes
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment and non-traditional business hours
  • Knowledge of the Yoga Industry an asset

This role will also appeal to an individual with a positive, solution based, and “get stuff done” attitude.


If you feel you have the demonstrated background and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your resume to or call 778.432.3056

Posted 2017-04-18

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