Senior Accounting Manager

MSC Industrial Supply (Mississauga ON, Canada) 2 days ago

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Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. Watch HERE to find out why you should work at MSC and join us as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Requisition ID : 5466 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Accounting/Audit/Finance                                             

Work Location :  Mississauga, Ontario 

State or Province : Ontario (CA-ON)     

Potential Work Location : Canada : Ontario : Mississauga 

Serve as Senior Accounting Manager for Canada’s growing $55 million domestic Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) distribution business. Provide key input, while maintain a hand on approach. Accountable for quantitative and qualitative analysis of actual and projected results; internal control and financial policy compliance; assists the Managing Director in driving internal business improvements and strategic initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses broad business acumen and challenges financial assumptions to advise senior management on strategic initiatives and to ensure sound business decisions.
  • Ensures compliance with statutory requirements and Corporate-wide control requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, control self-assessments, key control documentation, liaison with audit and corporate personnel on matters of internal control.
  • Coordinates and assist in the development and subsequent monitoring of financial projections for purposes of strategic planning, and other Corporate requirements as needed.
  • Seeks out and seizes opportunities for cost reduction through process, policy and practice initiatives.
  • Ensures consistency and quality of reporting and compliance with Corporate reporting and financial policy requirements.
  • Leads the finance, payroll and inventory functions and fosters staff development (four direct reports).
  • Provides accurate and timely reporting of results and develops appropriate reporting tools for the further assessment of business performance. Responsible for monthly financial closing and the provision of all related financial reporting for the subsidiary in accordance with GAAP.
  • Serves as a business partner to the Canadian management team. Provides financial expertise and support on all operational, sales growth, and strategic initiatives. Generates financial analysis, advice and guidance regarding improvement and profitability of existing businesses.
  • Assists in the development of budget and forecast and provides business partnership to Regional Sales Managers in analyzing and challenging profit plan assumptions and elements. Provides critical evaluation of forecasted performance to management for assessment and action.
  • Provides accurate and informative presentation of Canadian results in connection with monthly and quarterly reviews, annual plan review, and other presentations to senior management.
  • Assists in preparation of statutory accounts and reports, including but not exclusive of the annual Tax Return and Statistics Canada filings.
  • Responsible for the filing of the monthly HST and Provincial Sales Taxes.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose.
  • Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; Professional Accounting designation; CPA required. MBA or advanced degree preferred.
  • Eight to ten years’ experience to include financial reporting and analysis in the private sector or comparable public accounting experience including supervisory experience.
  • Experience in Inventory Control Accounting. Accounting and managerial experience in a small to mid-size, publicly held, industrial or distribution company (or division thereof).
  • Proficiency in accounting (US GAAP & IFRS) and auditing standards, procedures, theory and practices.


  • Excellent analytical skills to encompass problem identification, evaluation and solution. High attention to detail is required.
  • Communication and persuasion skills leading to increased financial awareness across disciplines and joint resolution of business issues.
  • Strong project management skills and a record of delivering results in connection with business improvement and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Excellent PC skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office, SAP and Hyperion.

Organizational Relationships:

  • Frequent interaction with corporate and division financial personnel.
  • Frequent interaction with sales and distribution center managers and functional Canadian leaders.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time may be required.

Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of inclusion and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process; applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known.

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