General Accountant - Whitby, ON

Posted on : 2022-09-01
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Makita is a leading international brand that produces cordless and electrical power tools. Our focus is Customer First – a simple concept and we get it. We design and develop our tools with the user in mind, answering a simple question: How do we make the job easier and more efficient for the customer?

How Makita supports our team members:

  • Competitive salary and incentive program.
  • Company paid benefits (medical/dental/vision/employee assistance plan).
  • RSP Plan.
  • Work life balance with paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave & personal days.
  • Opportunities for career growth and an Education Reimbursement Program.

What will you do?   

The General Accountant compiles and presents financial reports, financial statements, budgets, business plans, and commentaries by researching and analyzing accounting data.

What will you work on?

  • Assists in the preparation of month-end and year-end financial reports.
  • Preparation, Assistance, reconciliation and analysis with budget, cash flow, fixed asset, income tax, inventory, sales, transfer pricing schedules and other financial reports.  
  • Journal entry review,  preparation and posting duties.
  • Assistance with sales / marketing program reconciliations.
  • Preparation of Bank reconciliations and government tax remittances.
  • Assistance with scheduling and required information for company audits including liaise with corporate, external and government auditors.
  • Liaise with other finance and Makita employees.
  • Other accounting related functions which may be assigned including financial analysis reports.

To be successful you will have:

  • Education – 3rd or 4th year CPA / Undergrad Business or Accounting degree / diploma required.
  • CPA Designation preferred or working towards.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience working in accounting or finance department in a business environment including knowledge and experience with accounts payable functions.

What you bring to the team:

  • Superior organization skills with ability to plan workload and multitask in order to meet tight deadlines and produce results .
  • Comprehensive knowledge of SOX,  accounting theory and standards including IFRS, ASPE, and US GAAP.
  • Superior excel skills are required as majority of duties will be conducted on very complex worksheets.  MS Excel will be tested during interview process.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office programs (Access, Word and Outlook)
  • Costing knowledge.
  • Knowledge of BPCS/AS400 based software would be a definite asset.
  • Fluent in English, strong communication skills, (verbal and written) and professional demeanor.
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
  • Self starter with good learning ability who would work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Adaptable to change and to manage in a fast paced environment.

About Us:

We have been in Canada for almost 50 years employing hundreds of people. The Head Office is in Whitby, Ontario; we operate 2 warehouse/ distribution centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and we have 13 factory service centres strategically located across the country. We are proud of our achievements, excited for the future and energized for our continued growth.

Interested in joining our team? 

Please submit your cover letter and resume to, with the subject line Accountant.

We thank all those who apply for employment opportunities with Makita, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Makita Canada Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workplace. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Human Rights Code and Accessibility Legislation. Accommodations will be provided to individuals, upon request. If selected to participate in the recruitment process and you require accommodations, please advise Human Resources (