Finance - Cost Controller

27 Fasken Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1K6, Canada Req #151
June 4, 2024

About Us:


Sunwing Vacations Group is home to North America’s largest vacation brands, comprised of the leading Canadian leisure tour operators Sunwing Vacations and WestJet Vacations, along with the growing United States based tour operator Vacation Express, together with the Group’s own travel retail businesses and Luxe Destination Weddings. Our culture is driven by our EPIC Values (entrepreneurial, passionate, innovative, and customer-centric) and our teams work together to deliver our purpose “passionate people making vacation dreams come true”.


The Opportunity:

Under Sunwing Vacations, we are looking for a Cost Controller to join us in making vacation dreams come true. As the Cost Controller, you will oversee our financial planning processes, conduct in-depth analyses to drive strategic decision-making, and lead financial initiatives to support our Operations teams. You will play a crucial role in influencing internal business partners and executives regarding the financial impacts of new initiatives. The position reports to the Senior Director, Financial Analysis & Reporting and will be located in Toronto, ON.


What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with and support the Operations team to drive their forecasting, budgeting and long-range planning process, ensuring alignment with organizational goals through collaboration with various departments.
  • Influence internal business partners and executives on the financial impacts of new initiatives, ensuring alignment with strategic goals.
  • Assess and optimize financial systems and tools for efficiency and accuracy in reporting, empowering the Operations teams to take ownership of financial outcomes.
  • Manage, coordinate, and prepare monthly business review packages, which include reporting of key performance indicators (KPIs), evaluation of departmental financial performance, and the development and implementation of cost control strategies to optimize operational efficiency and cost savings.
  • Develop and maintain robust financial models to support long-term planning, scenario analysis, and strategic investment decisions.
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analyses to identify trends, risks, and opportunities, providing actionable insights to senior management and fostering accountability with business partners.
  • Prepare executive-level presentations, conveying complex financial information clearly to operations teams and ensuring alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Stay informed on industry trends, regulations, and best practices, offering proactive recommendations for improving financial processes and implementing cost-containment initiatives.


What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; MBA or relevant professional certification (e.g., CFA, CPA) is preferred.
  • Proven experience (7+ years) in financial planning and analysis, demonstrating success in supporting multiple business partners.
  • Experience within the airline or transportation industry is an asset.
  • Strong proficiency in financial modelling, budgeting, and forecasting techniques, emphasizing operational impact.
  • Extensive financial modelling experience, including advanced spreadsheet skills.
  • Proficiency with financial systems: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, PowerBI, Enterprise-level ERP, or other Business Information systems
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, effectively conveying complex financial information to diverse audiences.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team collaboration skills.
  • Adaptability and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  What We Offer:

  • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Great travel perks!
  • GoodlifeCorporate Discount
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Matching Program
  • Growth opportunities
  • Free Parking
  • Open concept, collaborative workspace
  • Fresh Café with delicious snacks and meals at a subsidized price!
  • Opportunity to give back through our social responsibility initiatives
  • See for yourself! @sunwinglife
We thank all who apply however only those who meet the qualifications will be contacted.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion - Diversity makes us EPIC; we strive to foster a culture where employees feel uniquely themselves and part of a team. Violence and harassment prevention and response - We partnered with White Ribbon to help us create a survivor-centric, trauma informed policy and educational programs used by all our divisions. Total wellbeing - Our approach is for holistic opportunities to help employees Be EPIC and Be Well. Learning and development - Our offerings are focused on the development of competencies, personal leadership, and leadership in groups and teams.

We are also committed to employment equity and to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment. We welcome applications from everyone. We will accommodate all applicants throughout the hiring process. If you are an individual who requires accommodation to apply to this position, please email

Other details

  • Job Family CORPORATE
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Manager
Location on Google Maps
  • 27 Fasken Dr, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1K6, Canada