You will be responsible to take the lead for the Company across the full range of financial
matters, including but not limited to:
Finance and Accounting
Ensure timely, accurate and relevant monthly and annual financial reporting. This will include evaluating the existing financial reporting, planning, and analysis processes and enhancing the Company’s overall financial infrastructure and practices to provide greater visibility and more actionable data and insights.
Supervise annual operating budget and planning process (“AOP”) and related reporting with linkage to key performance metrics to highlight operating issues/challenges vs plan,and/or profit opportunities to drive performance
Drive P&L accountability throughout each BU through developing appropriate metrics and
a rigorous bottoms-up forecasting process.
Provide oversight and quality control for audit process, including overseeing regular audit reviews. Supervise relationship with outside accounting firm. Negotiate fee structure with outside accountants and other critical service vendors.
Ensure compliance with debt covenants, if any.
Ensure effective internal controls are in place and reporting is in compliance with IFRS and any applicable other regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
Perform a regular review of internal controls for high-risk areas and critical controls surrounding the finance function and operational policies and procedures.
Help prepare for monthly Operating Council (Ops Comm) presentations
Oversee and coordinate tax reporting programs and compliance.
Oversee the cash management processes including enhancing the Company’s overall visibility to future cash needs and constraints.
Control and judiciously manage the Company’s cash deposits as well as strategic and tactical cash planning
Oversee bank reporting and maintain bank relations
Work closely with FC of each BU on all finance-related matters
Assess current financial systems and processes, identify improvement opportunities and implement them as necessary to bring finance function within the Company to a “best-in-class” level.
Serve on the leadership team to formulate strategy and processes for the Company
Work closely with Legal on inter-related issues e.g. compliance that arise in the Company.
Lead tactical financial planning and projections along with ad-hoc reports, financial analyses and special projects, as directed by the CEO and Operating Committee.
Partner with others in senior management and operations to bring analytic and financial rigor to strategic or operating decisions in the BUs.
Proactively identify and implement financing opportunities that enhance the company’s balance sheet and financial flexibility, always coordinating with the Operating Committee.
Apprise management and Operating Committee of the Company’s financial position and issues periodic reports on the Company’s financial stability, liquidity and growth.
Work closely with CEO and BU on M&A opportunities if they arise e.g. assisting with financial modelling, due diligence, and post-close integration.
Set the appropriate ‘tone at the top’ from an ethics perspective for peers and other employees
At least 15+ years’ working experience including 5 years at senior management role;
A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or an equivalent discipline. MBA
preferred but not required
Strong planning and financial analysis skills; able to adopt “hands on” approach if needed
The ability to work in a collaborative environment, comfortable with all levels of management and employees, as well as with managing external resources (e.g. auditors).
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills.
Strong organizational, prioritization and documentation skills
Ability to drive process re-engineering pf Finance functions/processes
Problem-solving and creative skills to identify and resolve issues in a timely fashion
Working knowledge and experience of M&A
Ability to operate independently with limited guidance, while adhering to the corporate hierarchy.
High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
Experience in a private equity sponsored company would be a significant plus