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Whitefox is an award-winning UK company with operations in Canada and the US. We provide membrane-based solutions that significantly reduce energy consumption, water usage and greenhouse gas emissions in industrial processes. We have developed an innovative, versatile and highly scalable technology platform that can serve multiple market segments with energy-efficient and process-enhancing solutions. Established in 2000, Whitefox has 20 years of industrial experience providing energy and water-efficient separation systems for integrated chemical reactors and waste ethanol recycling in biofuels production.

We are currently looking for an Accountant. Reporting to the Group Financial Controller in the UK and working closely with the Canadian Project Management and Engineering team, this role is key to successfully delivering Whitefox projects.

 

You will be solely responsible for the Finance function of a subsidiary office of 20 employees whilst playing a crucial part in the finance operations function for the entire Company.

 

The work of the Calgary office is mainly project-based. The most important part of your role is to execute financial management activities for Calgary projects. Closely integrated with the Canadian project management and engineering teams, you will provide them with financial data and help team members interpret and act on the data. You will assist in budgeting, ongoing reporting, and project close-outs.

 

You will also run, without supervision, the day-to-day finances of the office. You will integrate the Canadian finance function with the Group by working closely with the head office in London, UK.

 

in 2020, Whitefox implemented the SAP Business by Design (“ByD") ERP system. Part of your responsibilities will involve assisting in developing and integrating the SAP system with Whitefox’s processes. You will have strong accounting system skills, likely gained through exposure to several other financial software programs.

 

To be successful in this role, you will have the ability to meet demanding deadlines, have excellent communication skills, and be self-motivated. You will be a pro-active negotiator and coordinator. International travel, including to London UK for a week or more, will be required.

 

What you’ll bring to this role:

  • CPA designation
  • Experience with ERP accounting systems is advantageous and a knowledge of SAP Business by Design is ideal
  • Experience with revenue accounting for long-term projects and with the import or export of goods and materials
  • Fluency in advanced Excel (e.g., frequent use of pivot tables, array formulas, etc.)
  • Experience with government grants (including accounting and application) is desirable but not essential

 

This is a wonderful opportunity to join an innovative, growing technology business and help shape the next phase of our development.  If you are interested in working with us, please submit your cover letter and resume on or before November 17, 2021.

 

Who are we? At Whitefox, we Waste Less and Produce More. This applies not only to the work we do but also to the people who do it. We work with our customers to:

  • Consume less energy and water and create production efficiencies
  • Curtail harmful emissions and foster healthy environments
  • Waste fewer person-hours and increase innovation
  • Trim client costs and improve sustainability and the global economy

We are innovators; we use our proprietary technologies to develop beautifully engineered solutions with global partners collaboratively.

We are influencers; we challenge incumbent technology providers and create opportunities for producers (our customers) to think differently.

Our markets are global; Our primary near-term market focus is the North American Bioethanol sector – this is an exciting sector making a meaningful impact on reducing emissions. However, we also have clients who make Vitamin C, perfume, and vodka – so variety is part of this opportunity. We are looking beyond North America to expand into Brazil, Asia and Europe.