Financial Analyst III, Senior

Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Fergus, ON, CA, N1M2X1

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.

Primary Function

This position will take the lead in developing the Financial Plan and Forecasts; as well as providing the analytical support to identify and research significant variances and trends.

Role Specific Responsibilities

Analyze historic data to identify opportunities for improvement and to develop metrics to monitor the results from corrective actions taken.


  • Provide FP&A support to the management team of the Canadian operations.

  • Partner directly with the finance team and central FP&A groups to collaborate on metrics, goals, and business reviews.

  • Identify and research variances to forecast, budget, and prior-year expenses, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement.

  • This position will also create reports and presentations that provide insightful analysis, to assist in identifying required action items, as well as effectively frame decisions to be made.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, accounting, finance, or related discipline
  • CPA designation preferred
  • 5+ years of financial experience or exposure to accounting systems

Additional Qualifications:


  • Thorough knowledge of accounting/financial and business principle’s

  • Experience developing financial reports and metrics

  • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with various management levels

  • Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of data analytic software (e.g. Tableau) an asset.

  • Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through effective verbal and written communication

  • Ideal candidate would have SAP knowledge/experience

  • Conversant in French and English an asset.


Baccalaureate in Finance or Related Field

Years of Experience

Minimum of 5 years related work experience

We Offer

Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

ADA Disclaimer

For Ontario - A.O. Smith is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, if you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.

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