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Accounting & Finance
Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Canada · Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada · Hybrid Remote

Assistant Controller

Participate in the rapid development of a deep-tech scale-up at the forefront of the second quantum revolution! Will you join us?

Assistant Controller (Quebec Canada-Hybrid, Full time, Direct Hire)
Must be currently local to Canada to apply.

PASQAL is a major player in the global quantum race. We are a full stack company and the leading manufacturer of neutral-atom quantum computers. Our offerings include quantum computing hardware, cloud access, and software solutions to sectors related to energy, mobility, healthcare, high-tech, aerospace and finance. By embracing the dual analog/digital nature of our quantum computers, we are propelling neutral-atom quantum technology with expectations of delivering practical quantum advantage in the next two years.

We are growing!

PASQAL is opening a technical center in Canada which will provide quantum computing hardware capabilities and software services for North America. We are setting up a team of passionate people dedicated to promoting PASQAL's technology and educating the market on the power of neutral-atom quantum computing.

As an Assistant Controller reporting to the CEO of Canada and with a dotted line to Head Office finance, you will play a crucial role in providing high-level support for the company's growing accounting and financial activities. With support from our head office Finance teams, you will be responsible for conducting all accounting operations including full general accounting cycle, payroll and expenses, benefits, taxes, month-end closing and balancing, budget monitoring and audit-readiness. You will support continuous process improvement, financial performance and compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.

This is a full-time and hybrid role, based in Sherbrooke (Qubec, Canada) with premises located in Espace Quantique 1, at the heart of a brand-new and exciting technology hub.

To be successful in this role, you will have the following qualifications:


  • 2+ years general accounting experience in a Canada based finance department as an assistant controller, with a broad spectrum of accounting tasks
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting. CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • Strong experience with Excel and Microsoft Office, “tech savvy”
  • Excellent math and analytical skills-Experience (direct or in a supporting role) preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Bilingual French / English highly preferred.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment, wearing many hats
  • Self-Starter, able to work with little supervision. Team player

Nice to have:

  • CPA Certification
  • Experience with an ERP (at implementation or later)
  • Experience developing and documenting standard operating procedures for book close, annual audits, and overall internal financial controls.
  • Experience working in a multi-national company

Based on more than 40 years of academic research, co-founded by one of the 2022 Nobel prize laureates in Physics, PASQAL is on track to deliver to market a 1000-qubit quantum processor with smaller processors that can operate at room temperature and with lower energy consumption. This makes PASQAL one of the key world-class players in this quantum race. Will you join us?

Right to work in Canada without sponsorship is preferred.

No 3rd party recruiters

What we offer

  • Beautiful brand new office in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
  • Flexible schedules to support work/life balance
  • A dynamic, close-knit, collaborative, and diverse international team for co-workers
  • An impactful role in a growing scale-up that is leading in the Neutral Atom Quantum Computing space
  • Competitive benefit packages
  • Team outings
  • Lots of time off to enjoy the things you love outside of work
  • Free time to learn and attend conferences/meetups
  • Employment Terms : Full time, Direct hire, Hybrid

Recruitment process

  • A 20-30 minute interview with our talent acquisition team via Teams Video meeting
  • A 1 hour video interview with hiring manager via Teams Video meeting
  • For technical roles: A technical Interview round via Teams Video with the hiring manager
  • Final Interview
  • An offer !

PASQAL is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, as inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving our mission. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, music preference, ethnicity, age, religion or sexual orientation.

Assistant Controller
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Remote status
Hybrid Remote
Employment type
Finance Planning & Analysis
Intermediate, Senior
Contact Christi Amend Head of Talent Acquisition- North America


About us:

  • French Tech 2030 Laureate
  • Enabled by Nobel Prize-winning technology
  • A team made of scientists, quantum engineers as well as deeptech enthusiasts ;)
  • In direct competition with the world's biggest players (Google - Microsoft - IBM - Amazon...)
  • 130 million Euros raised

Our business:

  • PASQAL have a full-stack approach, they design quantum processors (QPUs: Quantum Processing Units) and develop the associated software
  • QPUs are highly energy-efficient, and will help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the HPC industry
  • We handle use cases for our customers that are currently beyond the reach of the most powerful supercomputers
Founded in 2019
Co-workers 200
Canada · Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada · Hybrid Remote

Assistant Controller

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