Hayward Industries

  • Director of Finance

    Job Locations CA-ON-Oakville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/8/2018 3:25 PM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Pool Products Canada Inc. is a leading manufacturer of swimming pool equipment. For over 90 years, we've been helping pool owners enjoy the pleasures of pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, technologically advanced pool equipment worldwide.



    As the Controller this position plans and directs all aspects of financial and accounting activities, including budgeting and forecasting activities within the local operations. The Controller plays a key role in defining and implementing monitoring processes to ensure the company has at all times accurate and updated information to support the business strategy and maintains effective internal controls to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Company’s financial statements.


    Key Responsibilities

    • As a member of the Canadian Senior Leadership team, this role plays a significant part in the ongoing management and direction of the Canadian operation.
    • Responsible for the reporting of reliable, accurate and timely financial information in accordance with company policy, applicable laws and standards
    • Provides leadership and direction in the timely preparation, control, completion and balance of the annual budget process
    • Responsible for fixed asset reporting and ensuring that asset and liabilities of the company are properly controlled and effectively managed
    • Perform monthly analyses of all departmental expenses as well as all balance sheet accounts against budget/forecast and prior year
    • Responsible for ensuring compliance with all relevant financial government regulatory bodies and compliance with company policies and procedures
    • Work closely with the operations group to reduce the Excess and Obsolete inventory balance
    • Responsible for the Canadian inventory standard cost function
    • Audit existing inventory cycle counting program for adherence to established procedures and inventory accuracy
    • Works with sales and marketing in establishing guidelines and procedures for the calculation of rebate programs. Assures that payments and accruals are accurate and timely
    • Responsible for all treasury functions as it relates to the Canadian operation
    • Prepare working papers for year-end tax returns
    • Coordinate the external audit process as well as all government audits
    • As an Officer and Director of the company, performs such duties as required by this office including being an authorized signatory and preparing yearly resolutions
    • Develop strong working relationships and provide support to all members of the division team
    • Develop strong working relationships with international finance team.
    • Effective leadership regarding the management and development of staff in the Accounting Department and Human Resources.
    • Lead the implementation of internal processes, overseeing they are being used properly across all of the organization.
    • Responsible for overseeing IT of Canadian Operation.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.



    • Minimum 5-10 years’ experience as a Controller.
    • Must be a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).
    • Experience in senior financial management control role in an international corporation with high level of interaction with US management.
    • Experience with carrying out supervisory responsibilities; assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
    • Must be able to set priorities, utilize good judgment in problem solving, pay attention to detail and take the initiative by recognizing areas where issues may arise.
    • Proficiency in using MS office products.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • French & English fluency is mandatory.
    • A strong business sense and ability to deal with problems involving many variables.
    • Balances team and individual responsibilities, within corporate objectives.
    • Contributes to building a positive team environment
    • Highly accountable and goal-oriented.
    • Upholds organizational values.


    If you feel you would be a great fit for this position, please submit your resume by responding to this posting.


    We appreciate all applicants who submit a resume, however, only the applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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