Senior Accounting Associate, Finance in London, Ontario at Trojan Technologies

Date Posted: 10/31/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: TRO000890

About Us

The Trojan Technologies group of businesses offers products under the brands Aquafine, Salsnes Filter, Trojan Marinex, TrojanUV and VIQUA. Applications and markets served include municipal wastewater, drinking water, environmental contaminant treatment; ballast water treatment; residential water treatment; ultra-purification of water used in food and beverage manufacturing, pharmaceutical processing and semiconductor applications; filtration and solids separation.
Trojan Technologies enables customers to meet their water quality objectives by providing eco-efficient solutions that reduce and recover costs, energy, resources and space. Collaboratively solving problems with our customers, we deliver low-risk innovative technologies that offer sustainable, effective results. We ensure greater water confidence and environmental stewardship for people, industries and municipalities, improving the lives of over one billion people globally.



This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunity for personal growth. Join a close-knit team where personal development is encouraged and supported. We offer endless opportunities to learn from your peers and stretch your Finance and Accounting abilities. 

We are seeking a Senior Accounting Associate with demonstrated problem solving and process improvement abilities, a primary responsibility for this role. 
The candidate will support the internal and external financial reporting process, meeting deadlines and ensuring the integrity of the Company’s financial data. 

As well, the candidate will provide business partners with timely, relevant and insightful financial reporting, analysis and business decision support. 

Once established the candidate will have the opportunity to learn our annual budget and monthly forecast processes, prepare advanced business analysis, and develop a critical understanding of project accounting and procedures.

  • Work closely with the Pall Water Controller and Financial Analyst in supporting the financial reporting processes, primarily within our Pall Water operations but also within the Trojan Group of companies. 
  • Accumulates and consolidates monthly data, prepares and analyzes standard and custom internal financial reports, and supports the month end process including recording and reviewing journal entries, as required, and reconciliations.
  • Supports new project orders for compliance with revenue recognition policy, ensuring documentation is complete and appropriate approvals are in place.
  • Perform monthly absorption analysis, assess labor utilization, measure project and service hours, identify administrative waste, research materials variances and measure actual costs vs. cost center spend. 
  • Assists with margin analysis, identify trends, provide insights, and partner with functional area owners to support tactical and strategic business decisions.
  • Contribute in detailed cost center analysis, research irregularities, and propose corrections.
  • Partner with global accounting teams to analyze balance sheet and P&L variances to forecast
  • Partner with capital project owners to analyze active capital projects for compliance with budget and accounting requirements, report monthly capital spend, and measure ROI.
  • Perform annual fixed asset review for useful life evaluation
  • Assist in quarterly E&O and scrapping exercises globally
  • Assist in monthly reporting for KPIs and CVDs and analyze variances to target.
  • Prepare monthly working capital forecasts for AP, Inventory, AR, and Deferred Revenue
  • Assist in preparation of month-end flash reporting.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as needed to help the business understand current issues and forecast future trends.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for your areas of responsibility.
  • Identify, develop, and implement standard work and efficiency improvements.
  • Communicate and ensure compliance of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in team projects, including but not limited to SOX testing and audits.
  • Successfully manage competing priorities in a deadline driven environment.
  • Drive continuous process improvement using DBS (Danaher Business Systems) tools.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required; advantage in holding, or close to obtaining, a professional accounting designation – CPA 
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP required
  • 5-7 years of progressive finance and accounting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of standard business practices in a public company
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results beyond expectations
  • Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis
  • Ability to prioritize work and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Use of financial reporting tools including experience with a large ERP, SAP preferred, and Microsoft office Suite with intermediate Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Travel requirement of 2 weeks per quarter to Cortland, NY office
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to think out of the box
  • Motivated, results oriented self-starter who will actively work to expand existing skills
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results
  • Communication: Clearly organizes and expresses information and ideas to meet the needs of the organization in an appropriate fashion
  • Technical Skills: Understands and uses the appropriate equipment and / or technology to achieve the desired outcomes safely, efficiently, and effectively
  • Results Orientation: The tendency to keep the desired end result of one’s own or one’s unit’s work clearly in mind, by setting goals and focusing on them until they are achieved
  • Attention to Detail: A concern for ensuring that work and information are complete and accurate, by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
  • Customer Service: Effectively performs actions and provides assistance that focus on the needs of the customer and / or co-workers; develops and sustains productive customer relationships
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to seek information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, decision-making, and problem solving
  • Interpersonal Awareness: The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others
  • Self-Management: Performs independently with minimal oversight to achieve organizational and institutional goals while conducting all aspects of the job in accordance with prescribed regulations and guidelines; employs a sense of honesty and truthfulness in regard to the motivations for one’s actions (ethics & integrity)
  • Professional and Technical Knowledge: Understanding and utilizing policies, procedures, technology, regulations, stakeholder interests, as well as economic, financial, and industry data to accurately diagnose and identify key issues, when developing strategies and plans

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.