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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.



  • 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.



  • 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



Blount is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of equipment for consumers and professionals in select global end markets, including Forestry, Lawn and Garden; Farm, Ranch and Agriculture; and Concrete Cutting and Finishing. We also supply major chainsaw and lawn mower original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount’s global footprint includes manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities in the United States, Canada, Japan, Brazil, China, and Europe.  Blount offers products under the brand names OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, TISCO®, SpeeCo®, ICS®, and PBL®. 


Blount Canada Ltd. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Blount International
Full time
Guelph, 08, CA