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Vice-President, Finance and Controller - Graybar Canada 

Graybar Canada is an employee-owned company and a wholesale distributor for thousands of items from leading manufacturers of automation, communications data, and electrical products. Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Graybar Canada operates over 30 locations across the country. Their trained specialists and top-quality products enable them to provide customers with a complete solution.

Graybar Canada is a subsidiary of Graybar Electric Company Inc., a Fortune 500 company, and one of the oldest and largest North American electrical distributors. The organization is committed to quality through its customer service, products, supply and distribution and performance.

On their behalf, we are seeking a highly-respected individual as Vice-President, Finance and Controller.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Vice President and General Manager and oversee all aspects of finance and accounting including financial reporting, analysis, budgeting, costing, and compliance. You will also play a key role in their forward planning by developing and implementing the financial strategy of Graybar Canada and its subsidiaries.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you will serve as an advisor to the divisional Vice Presidents and the Board of Directors by assisting them with their financial plans and economic modeling.

As the ideal candidate, you hold a professional accounting designation (CPA) and have several years’ experience working in industry in controller positions. You have strong leadership and management skills in addition to your technical skills in accounting, finance, and administration. While you enjoy being “hands on”, you also bring a strategic mindset to guide the organization in making sound financial business decisions.

You possess well-developed personal qualities including integrity, initiative, communication, and leadership skills. Further, you have an appreciation for governance issues and understand the importance of an effective Board/staff relationship.

If this opportunity interests you, please forward your resume and a cover letter telling us how you can help Graybar achieve its mission. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at apply@geraldwalsh.com, quoting project number 1812 in the subject line.