Director Finance & Practice Leader

Location: Markham, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 11-16-2017
Director Finance & Practice Leader 
This is a high-profile role requiring a combination of Finance leadership, business development expertise and analytic skills. The ideal candidate will have a unique combination of expertise in Finance and HR and will have demonstrated leadership as an executive in strategic business partner role.
Finance Director responsibilities:
  • Set up and / or oversee all financial and operational controls and metrics within the organization
  • Establish finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; implementing change.
  • Establish and maintain stable cash flow management policies and procedures and ensure cash resources are available for daily operations
  • Develop organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting acquisition and expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement; accumulating capital to fund expansion.
  • Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; developing action plans.
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
As the Practice Lead, you will:
  • Create a five year strategic business plan for the Finance Executive Search practice
  • Create new business development plan to establish client prospects and engagement strategy for North America and Europe
  • Provide leadership to senior practice associates, establish performance objectives and support employee growth and development
  • Manage search projects and ensure all client objectives are met
  • Support other leadership initiatives and objectives as required
The Ideal Candidate profile:
  • Experience at the CFO or lead Finance position in mid to large size organizations
  • Financial services industry experience
  • Experience working in a global organization, having worked in multiple/diverse geographies
  • Leadership of large diverse teams
  • In depth knowledge of Finance organizational structures and associated roles, responsibilities and critical skill-sets
  • Leadership or in depth knowledge of Human Resources practices
  • Post graduate degree – MBA or equivalent
  • 7 years plus in progressively senior Finance roles including C-suite
This role is based in our 60 Renfrew Drive, Markham, Ontario, L3R 0E1 offices.

Base salary for this role is $114,400 plus sales commissions. Health and Dental benefits are included in the benefits package.

Job Type: Full-time and Permanent

NOC code: 0013 –Senior managers –Financial, Communications and other business services.

Language: English

Required experience:   Accounting: 7 years    Finance: 7 years   Business Development: 3 years
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