International Controller

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. Our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, Belanger, and Lansas.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

What we're looking for...

Based in our Cleveland Headquarters and reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Controller, the International Controller is responsible for the Company’s International (non-U.S.) financial and cost accounting, financial reporting (including applicable statutory reporting), credit and collections, accounts payable, tax, treasury, and budgeting. This includes monitoring and ensuring compliance with the Company’s global accounting policies and maintaining a strong and effective internal control environment. This individual will lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close process ensuring timely, accurate reporting of our international financial results. 

The International Controller will support all accounting guidance and make necessary changes to ensure compliance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).  Further, this leader will identify, implement, and monitor process improvement initiatives to enhance and improve the International Finance Team’s efficiency, financial accuracy, and analytical capabilities. This individual will ensure a culture of continuous improvement, implementing processes, tools, and systems that translate financial data into meaningful and actionable insights.

Expectations & Accountabilities ...

  • Coordinate and review all international monthly financial reports;
  • Oversee and optimize all aspects of financial and cost accounting, ensuring compliance with U.S. GAAP and IFRS; 
  • Ensure and coordinate the proper review and oversight of all International monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting;
  • Support and ensure all annual audit and tax processes are completed, resulting in timely filings with all required target dates;
  • Acquire, lead, coach, train, and develop the International Finance Team.
  • Resource planning, training, career development, performance management, and succession planning to ensure the application of talent and performance management best practices within the International Finance Team function;
  • Utilize all available resources, tools, and systems that create and maintain a culture of empowerment and accountability;
  • Ensure Oatey values (Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, Excellence) are modelled throughout the International Finance Team function. 

What you'll need to be successful...

  • Minimum five (5) years of experience leading finance/accounting teams;
  • Accounting and financial reporting experience in a manufacturing and distribution environment;
  • Solid knowledge of U.S. GAAP and IFRS;
  • Competent with Microsoft Office suite, major Enterprise Resource Systems and other accounting software (OneStream);
  • Demonstrated coaching, leadership, and change agent capabilities;
  • Capable of working effectively in an environment with ongoing strategic and tactical demands and change;  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated alignment with Oatey values (Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, Excellence).
  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field required;

Qualifications that will set you apart ...

  • Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Accountant, or equivalent preferred.
  • Experience with SAP ERP

At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!


Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.