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Divisional Controller
Business Line Corporate
ID # 12774
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable




Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP our Operations Finance team works hand in hand with our project managers, directors, and technical experts to ensure that the financial health of our projects is a priority at all times. We are focused on delivering value as a trusted finance business partner. We currently have an opening for a Divisional Controller to join our Infrastructure team, and to be based primarily in our Thornhill location (700+ employees). Our Thornhill office features free parking, easy access to the 404 and 407, an onsite cafeteria and outdoor patio, free tea and coffee and a large, bright, employee lounge with games and TVs to recharge. As a Divisional Controller, you'll report to the Director of Finance for the Infrastructure business line. 

Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer competitive pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • As a Divisional Controller, you'll be responsible for preparing all periodic accounting and financial reporting and variance analysis within deadlines;
  • You'll develop and coordinate the firm's quarterly forecasts and annual business plan / budget and related updates; identify related risks and opportunities and d evelop effective financial performance metrics and information systems for management to improve decision making;
  • You'll provide leadership for a team of project accountants and a work environment that fosters responsibility and accountability;
  • As a leader in the finance team, you'll continuously review, improve, standardize and streamline business processes, and present monthly financial results at Operations meetings with the business;
  • You'll operate as a trusted finance business partner with operations, and understand their needs with respect to financial performance and identifying trends/issues which might impact their current or future operations, enhancing project execution optimization and predictability;
  • You'll structure the financial management reporting and processes to support the growth and future needs of the business;
  • Your role will involve monitoring and challenging financial and operational performance across the platform; providing timely financial analysis and recommendations for corrective action, as appropriate;
  • You'll oversee Work in Progress and Accounts Receivables for the business units, optimize the billing and collection cycle working closely with the project managers and the accounting team to optimize DSO and collaborate with other Divisional Controllers to share information and best practices, enhancement of synergy culture within Infrastructure

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • An accounting designation (CA, CGA, or CMA) along with senior level (10+ years) experience as a financial leader in management;
  • Prior experience in a similar environment (professional services) coupled with critical thinking, an analytical mindset, and if you like to problem-solve
  • Experience working across multiple regions, able to influence and collaborate remotely;
  • Able to translate financial results, information and ideas to non-financial professionals in layman's terms;
  • Enjoys analyzing short and long term financial impacts of various strategic options;




Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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