Director of Finance

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: June 16, 2022
  • Job Order ID: 877406
  • Consultant: Paul Cannon
  • Industry: Finance / Accounting
New Opportunity

Our client, a world-wide leader in providing architectural solutions and innovation across several industries, is seeking a Director of Finance. With close to 100 years of manufacturing experience and a growth mindset, specifically in Canada, they are looking for a Director of Finance that will be responsible for Accounting, Finance, Legal, General Affairs and Corporate Secretarial matters of the company.

The successful candidate reports directly to the President and will strongly support the President in the further penetration within the Canadian market with a communicative and commercialized mindset. Acting as the true ‘right hand’ to the leader a growth mindset will be paramount and fit will be important - embodying a true sense of ownership.

Finance Business Partner:
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with all senior managers and their teams.
  • Assists in the development of the annual budget. Monitors the budget for accuracy and variances, and produces reports on a daily, monthly, and annual basis.
  • Project based business cases with a continuous improvement mindset to assist decision making.
  • Provide 'real time' support and analysis to assist in decision making.
  • Providing analysis and delivering insight that links financial reports to business strategies.
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered.
Finance & Accounting:
  • Preparation of monthly profit & loss statements, balance sheets and financial analysis statements.
  • Maintaining the Company’s general ledger.
  • Accounts receivable/debtors ledger control.
  • Accounts payable/creditors Ledger control.
  • Management of accounting related to foreign currency transactions with overseas suppliers and customers and with subsidiaries of the Company.
  • Financial reporting to the Company’s head office.
  • Preparation of necessary documents for our external accountants.
  • Negotiations with banks regarding bank loans, trade notes discounting and interest rates.
  • Analysis and administration of planned company capital investments.
Qualifications:
  • University degree in Business or Finance; a CPA designation is mandatory, along with an MBA (optional).
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Controller or a similar position.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage Tax Planning, Treasury, Working Capital Management, and Cash Generation.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage change in a growth-oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills.
  • Effective verbal, written communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to identify key issues and creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges and/or obstacles.
  • Sound negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong relationships.
  • Ability to lead, motivate and mentor a team.

This is a role up your sleeves role where you will be the right hand to the President, take ownership and drive the Financial side of a global market leader. Join an open minded, forward thinking, global organization all while still being part of family spirited mindset. Apply to paul@macdonaldsearchgroup.com or directly to 416-342-1505 today!