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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Join the
A.J. Stone Company Team!

A 3rd Generation Family Business Since 1972

Mike Stone, Debbie Stone, Bill Stone, & Daniel Stone

Mike Stone and Daniel Stone

Career Opportunities

For over fifty years, A.J. Stone Company Ltd. has provided vital, industry leading products and services for the fire service and first responders. Known for our distinct and vast knowledge of the Canadian fire and emergency services market, we pride ourselves in providing customers with the highest standard of service, backed by industry experts. We are incredibly proud of our company and its growth over the years – in particular our people and our customers.

Our core values play a big part in how we do business and how we hire, train, and develop our employees. We are continuously striving to build a better, stronger and more resilient organization for future generations through:

  • Honesty, transparency and commitment to doing what’s best for our customers and employees.
  • Protecting our brand – it represents all of us.
  • Meeting our commitments to customers, co-workers, and suppliers.
  • Empowering our employees to acting with an “owner” mentality: making decisions and taking initiative to leave things better than we found them.
  • Being great to work with. Some roles may have more responsibility than others, but all roles carry equal value and respect.
  • Being curious and questioning the status quo. Encouraging new ideas and welcoming challenges of our own.
  • Continuously learning and sharing our knowledge. Much of the fun lies in developing new ways to do things.
  • Valuing friendliness and compassion. Being caring and supportive. Having fun!
  • Accountability - each of us is responsible for our words, actions and results.
  • Prioritizing safety and embracing processes that value the health and safety of ourselves and those around us.

A.J. Stone is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage and promote diversity and inclusion in all areas: Gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Each of us individually and collectively, welcomes and respects our diversity. We build relationships based on trust and our committment to foster a positive work environment. We are all on a first-name basis and maintain an open culture of communication. The commitment of each individual is how we succeed as a strong team.

We consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Current Opportunities

June 4, 2024 - ACCOUNTANT & FINANCE DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR

Are you a meticulous and detail-oriented accounting professional with a passion for maintaining financial accuracy and compliance? Do you excel in problem-solving and critical thinking, looking to take on new challenges to drive organizational success?

If you want to join a company that values and invests in its employees and customers to create a stronger, more resilient workforce, then A.J. Stone Company Ltd. invites you to apply to fulfill our full-time accountant/finance position, based at our head office in Vaughan, Ontario.

The Accountant & Finance Department Supervisor plays a critical role in our organization's success by overseeing accounting and financial/fiscal management. This position requires a strategic thinker who can not only manage day-to-day financial and accounting functions but also provides valuable financial and investment insights to drive the company's fiscal goals. The ideal candidate is proficient in accounting and financial management, possesses strong financial analysis and organizational skills, has a passion for numbers, a keen eye for accuracy, and a commitment to our company’s financial health and operational efficiencies.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day accounting and financial processing and procedures ensuring compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform general ledger accounting, including journal entries, expense reports, reconciliations, depreciation, adjustments, process month-end entries, bank reconciliations and resolve discrepancies.
  • Prepare and maintain financial records and reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
  • Manage workload of accounts payable and receivable clerk(s), ensuring the timely processing.
  • Management of treasury; transfer funds between bank accounts, companies, trusts and currencies, as required for optimal cash management. Monitor and manage cash flow.
  • Investment accounts administration and management.
  • Preparation of all government filing, including payroll remittances, GST/HST returns, etc., ensuring compliance. Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met, including payroll withholding remittances, EHT, HST and income tax/tax documents (T4, T2200 etc.)
  • Process and accurately report and record payroll, financial programs and benefits, commissions, budgets and financial forecasts.
  • Year-end processing and reporting. Work with external accounting professionals/firms.
  • Conduct financial analysis to support business decisions.
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures.
  • Support internal and external audits by providing necessary documentation and information.

The Accountant & Finance Department Supervisor must possess a strong comprehension of accounting principles and practices, and financial investment skills to effectively manage the organization's finances. Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are necessary to maintain precise financial records and ensure regulatory compliance. Must have the required financial analysis skills for assessing investment opportunities, portfolio management for optimizing asset allocation, tax planning to minimize liabilities, and market analysis for making informed decisions.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have five (5) years of experience with a degree/diploma in Accounting, Finance, or related field. Consideration of seven (7) years of work experience in a similar role along with other relevant education will also be considered. Preference will be given to those with a professional designation (CPA, CMA, CA, CGA).

Incumbent must have a strong understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices and possess an analytical mind with proficiency in numbers, attention to detail, and a desire to probe further into data. Must be skilled in a computerized environment and be proficient in all Microsoft applications with a high skill level in Excel. Highly skilled in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, Xero, Sage). Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is required. Knowledge of Spire ERP would be considered an asset. Familiar with virtual communication tools (MS Teams, Zoom, WebEx).

This role requires a detail-oriented individual with strong problem-solving and analytical skills to identify and resolve financial discrepancies. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are essential for smooth financial operations and building trust with stakeholders.

The ideal candidate must stay updated with financial regulations, accounting standards, and industry trends, maintaining a continuous learning mentality. Confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information are crucial. Logical reasoning and sound decision-making skills are needed to assess risks and ensure compliance and financial health.

Adaptability and a proactive attitude are important for anticipating and addressing financial challenges. Effective stress management is necessary to handle tight deadlines and high workloads, especially during month-end and year-end closings.

For more details on the requirements of this position, download the full job advertisement: 2024-06-04 Accountant-Finance Department Supervisor.PDF

To explore this opportunity further, please forward both a cover letter and resume (required) quoting "Executive Assistant/Coordinator" to the attention of:

Michelle O’Hara
Vice President of Operations
A.J. Stone Company Ltd.
Email: mohara@ajstone.com

We thank everyone for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

A.J. Stone Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we provide accommodation throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Please inform us of any accommodation(s) you may require, including any materials or processes to ensure your equal participation. A.J. Stone Company Ltd. maintains records of our publicly posted job opportunities and job applications (if applicable).


January 9, 2024 - EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COORDINATOR

Closing Date: Closed.


June 5, 2023 - SENIOR FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Closed.

February 24, 2023 - PROPOSAL-PROJECT COORDINATOR

Closed on March 24, 2023

January 30, 2023 - INVENTORY CONTROL SPECIALIST

Closed on February 13, 2023