Director of Finance

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 11-05-2018
The Talent Company is pleased to be partnering with a leading educational institution to recruit a Director of Finance. This is a critical leadership role on their accounting and finance team.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide senior level leadership and oversight on the finance department’s activities including accounting, purchasing, insurance and risk management, banking and treasury, capital planning/budgeting, investing and financial reporting functions.
  • Lead the strategic planning and development of the finance team, including: Identifying opportunities for business growth and funding opportunities; Improving quality of services, and, Realizing savings.
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures that ensure both accounting and government standards are met for reporting and operations.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to internal business partners to develop and maintain practices that address risk, ensure appropriate financial oversight/controls and improve financial stewardship.
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders such as government, financial institutions, auditors, legal advisors and other post-secondary institutions.
  • Identify and implement process improvements.

Requirements:
To successfully step in to this role you will have:
  • CPA (CGA, CMA, CA) or MBA designation + undergraduate degree in a related field.
  • Broad accounting and finance expertise, including financial reporting, general accounting, strategic planning, financial controls and risk management.
  • Advanced knowledge of public sector financial reporting.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience supervising, coaching and developing staff.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including presenting to academic and business audiences.
Our client is looking to elevate the role of finance within the institution. If you feel that you are up for this challenge, please contact Monica Stagno at monica.stagno@thetalent.co . If this job is not the right opportunity for you, we are always grateful for referrals.
 
About The Talent Company
The Talent Company is a leading management consulting firm specializing in human resources consulting services and solutions. We work closely with our clients to develop, optimize and innovate their Recruitment and Talent practices. In addition to our consulting and advisory services we also act as a trusted partner to select organizations providing customized and timely recruitment services.  For a list of our current opportunities, click here.
 
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