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Senior Director, Finance & Assistant Controller

Job Highlights

The Director Finance & Assistant Controller is a hands-on leader with a team of four direct-reports. This role will manage full cycle accounting, credit and collections, Accounts Payable functions, general ledger, and assist in the analysis of results. Ownership, influence, and impact.

About the Opportunity

  • Oversight of day-to-day controllership finance functions
  • Standardize and harmonize accounting processes across the business units
  • The overall financial close process
  • Oversee and drive efficiencies for the monthly close processes
  • Meet the targets set in the financial calendar, and improve processes to shorten close timing
  • Lead monthly financial discussions and reviews to ensure alignment of the financial results
  • Support key financial processes including purchase-to-payables, order-to-collections, banking, and payroll
  • Coordinate the External Audit requirements, play a part in continuing to transform the audit and assist in automating reporting to ensure internal and external demands are met
  • Work in partnership with senior management to facilitate discussions, interpret results and provide guidance as a value-add partner to business units
  • Manage credit collection process, ensuring KPIs are met
  • Manage payables process, ensuring timeliness and completeness of expense capture
  • Provide leadership and mentoring as you help the team to achieve their KPIs
  • Build an effective team by aligning the goals of the company with their individual development goals
  • Provide the support and tools to retain and grow your team

About You

  • CPA, CA
  • A solid understanding of U.S. GAAP and/or IFRS
  • Strong managerial experience
  • Oversight of the day to day accounting operations
  • Accountability - Takes personal responsibility for outcomes and makes decisions based on sound judgment
  • Analytical Thinking - Ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
  • Approaches a complex task or problem by breaking it down into its component parts and considering each part in detail. Weighs the costs, benefits, risks, and chances for success, in making a decision
  • Building Collaborative Relationships - Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the company, who can provide information, assistance, and support
  • Coaching - Provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem
  • Communication - Listens and interprets verbal and non-verbal inputs in order to ensure thoughts and ideas are understood. Organizes a response based on an awareness of content and intended audience
  • Decisiveness - Takes charge of a group when it is necessary to facilitate change, overcome an impasse, face issues, or ensure that decisions are made. Makes tough decisions
  • Detail and quality focus - Attentive to detail and accuracy, committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems
  • Judgment - Ability to prioritize challenges, competing interests; displays diligence in decision making that has risk and/or financial impact
  • Leadership - Ability to involve others in establishing a shared vision of where the group /function/business is going, sets an example by aligning behaviours with values
  • Results Oriented - Strong drive to meet or exceed goals and plans; consistently achieves objectives, delivers high quality solutions, adds value beyond immediate function. Stays focused and balances changing or competing priorities and responsibilities
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge - Strong level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise

Salary Range

$145,000 - $165,000/year

How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #24759.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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