Work Location: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Functional Area: Finance and Accounting
Number of Openings: 1
Current Openings: 1.00
Blount Canada Ltd., a division of Blount International, Inc. has a Controller opportunity at our facility in Guelph, ON.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.
A key member of the plant management team, this position will lead the financial planning and analysis, cost accounting, and general accounting functions. Reporting directly to the Vice-President of Finance, the position assumes the responsibility for the integrity of plant financial reporting and internal control. Although a leadership role, this position is a hands-on, working manager function with individual contributor requirements as well as leadership responsibilities. The Controller ensures proper recording and reporting of financial and appropriate non-financial data to all internal and external users.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Prepare financial statements for three legal entities.
Review and analyze financial data.
Prepare and/or review local and corporate reports.
Responsible for accurate reporting under US GAAP and Canadian GAAP.
Provide financial analysis and recommendations to operating team to execute on Company’s strategic initiatives.
Analyze business results to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce cost.
Prepare and review financial projections for projects and capital expenditures as required
Direct and coordinate the budget and forecasting cycle activities for two legal entities.
Maintain and improve cost accounting system for manufactured product. Establish and monitor product standard costs.
Administration of external and internal audits, and financial statement reviews.
Four years of University in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting.
Professional accounting designation is required.
Leadership and/or management courses preferred.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIRED:
7+ years of progressive experience in a General Accounting management position.
3 + years performing accounting and financial analysis in a manufacturing environment.
Demonstrated leadership capability.
Advanced organizational and problem-solving skills are required.
Strong understanding of manufacturing processes including Lean and Continuous Improvement principles.
Strong understanding of functional operations such as Human Resources, MIS, PPIC, Purchasing.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of financial and ERP systems (SAP preferred)
High level of accuracy, attention to detail and initiative
Problem analysis and resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Strong technical knowledge of Microsoft Office
ABOUT BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL, INC:
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.
Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit www.blount.com.
Blount Canada Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accomodations are available upon request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We do not ask candidates for job application fees, Social Insurance numbers, date of birth, personal banking information and passwords, or credit card data or scores.