Vice President, Corporate 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 CFO, the VP Corporate Controller is responsible for the organization’s global financial and cost accounting functions, global tax, treasury, accounts payables, credit and collections.  This includes establishing, monitoring, and reinforcing accounting policies and procedures across the organization. This individual will lead the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close process ensuring timely, accurate reporting of our financial results.  

The VP Corporate Controller will monitor emerging accounting guidance and make necessary changes to ensure compliance with US GAAP.  Further, this leader will identify, implement, and champion initiatives to enhance the function’s operational 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.

Expectation & Accountabilities ...

  • Drives timely close of monthly accounting activity and assures accurate account reconciliations are completed according to departmental procedures, generally accepted accounting principles and accepted timeframes.

  • Oversees and optimizes all aspects of accounting operations and ensures GAAP compliance for receivables, payables, month-end close, reconciliations, and related financial reporting.  

  • Oversees all financial related matters, in collaboration with the CFO, to ensure company financial plans are executed.

  • Collaboratively establishes and maintains standards and controls to mitigate financial risks and promote financial accountability throughout the organization. Provides guidance and resources to ensure the finance organization can reinforce stewardship while acting as true business partners to internal stakeholders. 

  • Directly leads annual tax and audit processes, providing accurate and timely information needed for comparative annual financial statements, and other corporate taxes.  Ensures external tax preparers and auditors have everything needed to meet compliance deadlines.

  • Leads, coaches, and develops direct reports and subordinate organizations.  Ensures the application of talent and performance management best practices within the accounting function.  Implements resources, tools, and systems that foster a culture of empowerment, career development, and succession planning.

  • Assists with acquisitions and related integration efforts.

  • Collaborates with Financial Planning & Analysis team for annual budget preparation and related reporting.

  • Ensures Oatey values (Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, Excellence) are modelled throughout the accounting/finance organization. 

  • Demonstrates Oatey’s value of Collaboration, stepping up to additional tasks and initiatives as needed.

What you'll need to be successful ...

  • Minimum twelve (12) years of experience leading finance/accounting teams

  • Accounting and financial reporting experience in an international, multi-location manufacturing and distribution environment.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of US GAAP, technical and M&A accounting (including consolidation).

  • Experience working as the primary interface with external auditors and tax preparers.

  • Highly competent with Microsoft Office suite & major Enterprise Resource System (ideally SAP) and other accounting software (OneStream & Lease Query).

  • Demonstrated coaching, leadership, and change agent capabilities.  Capable of working effectively in an environment with ongoing strategic and tactical demands.  Capable of developing and leading a strategic vision while maintaining a hands-on approach. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated alignment with Oatey values (Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, Excellence)

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or relevant field required or equivalent work experience in lieu of degree

  • CPA highly preferred

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.


Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 company contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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.