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Senior Financial Accountant - International Full-time

at Advanced Drainage Systems Ohio in Ohio (Published at 05-11-2022)

Overview

At ADS, no idea is off limits, and we celebrate creativity and bold moves. For more than 50 years ADS has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, we are a multi-billion dollar stormwater management company, manufacturing pipe and ancillary products. What does that mean? When it storms, we capture rain with our drain basins, convey it with pipe, store it using chambers and finally treat it with our water quality products, before safely returning water back to the environment. We handle, what we call, the entire lifecycle of a raindrop. Our products help prevent flooding, which increases quality of life for people living in large cities, suburbs, and rural towns. We also believe in creating a circular economy and are the largest plastic recycling company in North America. We use plastic shampoo and detergent bottles to create pipe, diverting over 500 million pounds of plastic from landfills every year. ADS operates a global network of over 60 manufacturing plants and 30 distribution centers.

We have amazing stories to tell, and we need your help getting our story out there. To learn more about ADS, please visit our website at

Responsibilities

The Senior Financial Accountant ('SFA') facility plays an extremely important role in the success of the company. The SFA is a newly created role which will be responsible for the accounting, reporting and SOX compliance of our Canadian Division, along with additional support to our International business groups. This role will partner closely with our corporate finance team based on Ohio, USA and International Accounting teams, along with internal stakeholders. The role reports directly to the Director, International Accounting.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
  • Ensure a Safe Work environment for all team members and maintain a safe working record, while following all safety protocols
  • Prepare, analyze and interpret financial results and forecasts of multiple international operations, providing key business and financial guidance to the organization
  • Work in partnership with ADS International sales and operations team both locally and internationally to identify business changes and provide insight and explanation on financial results
  • Perform and review monthly account reconciliations, investigate unreconciled balances or variances between general ledger and various source documents
  • Prepare and review monthly journal entries as needed
  • Collaborate across assorted business functions (finance, accounting, sales, operations, IT, HR, Investor relations, etc.) to provide insights with ad-hoc analysis and be solution based
  • Lead and support monthly and quarterly business review presentations with detailed information on key metrics and performance
  • Lead and support analysis and decision making with respect to currency risk management
  • Collaborate with International finance teams to address issues and enhance the financial closing process and timing
  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements, maintaining updated documentation and providing recommendation as appropriate
  • Understand and practice ADS CORE VALUES
Job Skills: This position should possess the following skills / knowledge:
  • Extremely strong communication skills in English (verbal and written) and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, solution-based mentality, demonstrating resourcefulness and pro-actively resolving problems
  • Able to handle confidential information in a mature manner
  • Organizational skills and ability to plan, forecast and pivot to meet targets and deadlines
  • Superb time management skills and ability to plan in advance and prioritizing demands to meet needs of business
  • Ability to communicate effectively and influence individuals in various functional areas and at different levels within the organization
  • Strong Technical skills including knowledge of GAAP and IFRS
  • Mid to advanced PC skills using Outlook, Word, Excel (including pivots, V-lookups), Powerpoint, TEAMS.
Educational Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 to 7+ years practical and relatable work experience
Preferred Experience or Skills:
  • CPA or CGA designation
  • International business background with multi-national and multi-currency experience
  • Basic communication skills in French (verbal)
Additional Requirements:
  • Travel required (25%) within Canada and into the United States
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