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COMPANY: Walker Emulsions Group
LOCATION: Burlington, ON
TYPE: Contract (18 – 24 months)
You’re a seasoned accounting professional with experience working in a manufacturing environment.
You’re in search of a challenging new opportunity that will allow you to exercise your financial and operational skills, while leading and working with a multinational team.
If you want to work for a growing company, where you can use your experience to make an impact beyond the numbers, then look no further because your next role is with us as our Divisional Controller.
WALKER EMULSIONS INC:
Walker Emulsions, a division of Walker Industries, is an innovative manufacturer of sustainable emulsions and related chemistries. With locations in Burlington, Ontario, Portland, Oregon and Orangeburg, South Carolina, we formulate and supply a wide range of emulsion products to the Canadian and US markets.
As our new Divisional Controller, you will report directly to the Vice-President Finance and lead a team of six direct reports. You will be responsible for all of the accounting and financial reporting within our Walker Emulsions division. Your primary goal is to provide accurate and timely financial information and analysis to our senior management, executives, and other stakeholders.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Preparing, reviewing, and analyzing financial statements for month end and quarter end reporting to ensure accuracy of financial information
- Creating monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial reports and analysis highlighting variances or anomalies and provide financial support to senior management for decision making.
- Overseeing the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledger accounts to ensure the integrity of the information gathered and reported
- Overseeing the accuracy of the company’s manufacturing data processing to ensure the accuracy of results within the ERP system
- Coordinating and preparing annual budgets, planning processes, and forecasting to assist senior management analyze anticipated financial results
- Preparing year end working paper files and supporting documentation for the annual audited financial statements and corporate tax returns
- Completing Canadian annual tax returns, and managing the completion of the United States tax returns, and other regulatory filings as necessary
- Attending operating, financial review, and senior management meetings to provide support and direction financially and otherwise
- Overseeing workloads and providing supervision to direct reports to ensure work is done accurately
The foundation of your success in this role will be your ability to synthesize financial and accounting information and communicate it clearly and effectively to our team, no matter their level of financial expertise.
Your expert communication skills will allow you to deliver complex financial information, provide sound financial guidance to our senior management team, and help your team understand both the details and the bigger picture.
You will become a vital resource to our team because you’ll take the time to learn and understand our multi-plant operations. As a result, you will be able to deliver valuable financial and business analysis that addresses the issues and concerns that matter most to our business.
This is a remarkable opportunity to bring your experience somewhere you can make a difference to a business and its people. You’ll serve as a coach and mentor to your team, and will love the opportunity to share your knowledge, provide guidance, and help them grow. If you’re ready to take ownership of a leadership opportunity and are hungry for a role where you can have a significant impact on a growing company, then we want to meet you.
This is a full-time, contract role (18 – 24 months) offering a salary between $90,000-$105,000 per year. You’ll work out of our Burlington office, Monday to Friday. We have a convenient flex time schedule (with core hours between 9 am – 4 pm), and overtime will be required during peak times (month end, quarter end, etc.). Your team is located across our locations in Ontario, Oregon, and South Carolina, and so some occasional travel will be required.
- Professional accounting designation with 8+ years of experience (8-10 years’ experience preferred)
- Experience working in a manufacturing environment with a large ERP system (experience with JD Edwards preferred)
- Experience working in a multinational or multi-plant operation, with a strong understanding of working with a team across multiple locations
- Experience using an ERP system for data management, mining, and analytics to produce financial statements and reports
- Experience supervising a team of direct reports
- Experience in the chemical manufacturing or emulsions industry would be a significant asset
- University degree in accounting, finance, commerce, business administration, or related discipline
- Ability to travel across Ontario and to the United States
Working at Walker Industries
Established in 1887, we are proud to be a fifth-generation, family-owned, Canadian company. Our group of companies includes aggregates, paving & construction, emulsions and environmental waste & recycling solutions. We are known for our philanthropy and ‘above and beyond’ service to our customers and communities.
There’s a lot more we’re proud of too.
We’re proud to be growing, serving more customers and providing more jobs across Canada and the USA.
We’re proud of our environmental stewardship – using technical advancements and innovation to create environmentally friendly, sustainable emulsions and specialty products.
We’re proud to use the best tools and technology in the business – serving our customers well and keeping our employees safe.
And we’re proud of an awesome people-first culture. Working here means being part of a team – not a cog in a machine – and even in regional offices we feel valued, autonomous, and central to the action. Everyone at Walker has a voice.
How to Apply:
Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you'll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.
We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button.
We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment and look forward to hearing from you.
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