At PAL, innovation is at the core of our operations, and our team members worldwide. With a proud 40-year history, PAL has grown and expanded to become international leaders in aerospace and aviation. Through its multi-faceted divisions, PAL has established its footprint not only on a national level, but internationally, with new and exciting ventures and partnerships across the globe. 

To continue our vision for growth, we're seeking a Controller to join our Corporate team in St. John's, NL.


  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly financial statements including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, notes to financial statements, etc.;
  • Develop and maintain the integrity of the financial reporting process and financial controls and work closely with the executive team to identify opportunities for process improvement;
  • Resolve accounting issues, including evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements to ensure compliance, through research and collaboration with other members of the PAL Finance group and other departments as necessary;
  • Liaise with Finance team for preparation of annual budgets and key performance indicators (KPIs);
  • Coordinate annual audit with external auditors, and ensure effective communication among staff, internal audit and external auditors;
  • Coordinate the monthly and quarterly tax deliverables and remittances;
  • Ensure contractual invoices are compliant with contract terms;
  • Liaison with Centre of Excellence for team mentorship and oversight of divisional deliverables;
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Professional accounting designation;
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience, preferably in a large, multi-divisional manufacturing organization; 
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with accounting systems, budgets, internal controls, business planning, and asset management;
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills;
  • High level of integrity, confidentially, and accountability;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills;
  • Experience with Great Plains software would be an asset.

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PAL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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About PAL

Passion. Ambition. Loyalty.

PAL is no stranger to the aviation industry. With a proud 40-year history, PAL has grown to become international leaders in aerospace and aviation.

Home to a wide range of business units, PAL employs world-class talent across operations throughout Canada, the Caribbean and the Middle East. We operate 8 diverse business units and 1 joint venture, all focused on providing customized products and solutions to the global aviation industry.

These include PAL Airlines (the largest commercial airline east of Montreal); Air Borealis (the sole airline providing regular scheduled flights and cargo services to the North Coast of Labrador); PAL Aviation Services (the largest fixed-base operator in Halifax, NS and St. John’s, NL); PAL Aerospace (a Canadian aerospace and defence company with a focus on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance solutions); CarteNav Solutions (a leader in mission system software that enhances situational awareness and mission effectiveness of airborne, land-based and maritime platforms); PAL LLC (an Emirati-owned company based in Abu Dhabi providing special missions in the UAE for aircraft modifications, mission systems integration, in-service support and ISR operations); Atlantic Avionics (a service provider to fixed-base operators and maintenance operations); MFC Training (Canada’s largest private flight school) and AirPro (a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace as the Canadian supplier of in-service support for the federal FWSAR program).

Home to nearly 1,400 PALs around the world, our organization operates on a wheel of nine core values, each centered on the goal to provide a safe, innovative and engaged place to work. Committed to hiring top talent, PAL continues to grow its operations, footprint and impact on the aviation industry locally, domestically and internationally.

PAL is proud to be recognized as an 2020 Atlantic Canada Top Employer, for the second consecutive year. Interested in learning how you can become our newest PAL? Check out the opportunities below, or visit our recruitment portal at any time, Careers at PAL 

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