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Chief Financial Officer

Based in Calgary and reporting directly to the President, the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) will provide strategic and hands-on leadership. The CFO will be responsible for all financial planning, compliance, risk management, insurance, and finance functions including budgeting, inventory, cost accounting, supplier contracts, and forecasting.

This dynamic role will also provide objective advice and analysis, as well as strategic direction and counsel on a number of complex business operations and will support continued growth. As a key member of the management group, the CFO must be a passionate advocate for the business and help keep the organization focused on executing key priorities.

 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Drive the formulation of the company’s short – and long-term financial goals and objectives and the strategy and action initiatives toward achievement
  • Participate in key business decisions as a member of the management team
  • Supervise accounting, payroll and related administrative staff.  Hire, lead, evaluate, integrate and support change management and process improvements
  • Work closely with other members of the management team providing them with relevant historical and forward-looking financial and statistical analysis and information
  • Develop, recommend, and implement a technology strategy and policy
  • Establish and maintain a robust financial forecasting model appropriate for a growing and dynamic organization
  • Establish the company’s system of budgetary control; provide the interpretation of financial results against planned performance
  • Support the development and negotiation of key supplier, client contracts and lenders through providing financial analysis and metrics
  • Establish and maintain systems to manage inventory costs and quantities to support the sales and manufacturing process and drive efficiencies in the organization
  • Ensure the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements, and record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
  • Analyze current and potential business relationships and ventures

 

FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Success in the first year will be determined by the Chief Financial Officer’s ability to:

  • Build trust with key leaders in the organization to ensure open lines of communication
  • Create an accounting and finance reputation that is proactive versus reactive and anticipates the needs of business leaders
  • Ensure delivery of accurate and timely financial and operational reports enabling others to make better business decisions
  • Demonstrated engagement in the business and driving towards the future success of the organization

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA)

Experience

  • Must have manufacturing or processing experience, familiar with cost accounting, inventory management, pricing, bill of materials and supplier contracts
  • Knowledge of SAP products and experience overseeing an IT function
  • Experienced at being a business partner, driving strategy while working in a “doer” role

Competencies & Attributes

  • Self-motivated, well organized with excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – ability to think on your feet, embrace and adapt to change
  • Customer centric approach, aligning the finance department with the overall business values
  • Must be a results-oriented, self-directed, hands-on leader;
  • An appreciation of and ability to work within cross-functional teams on a consistent and regular basis
  • Ability to think strategically, be a proactive problem solver, interpret financial performance through effective controls and metrics and drive a business to commercial success
  • Highly professional, excellent communicator, approachable, skilled at developing and leading teams, be committed to total quality, and passionate about the business

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: jmadder@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AWOX-054460 Chief Financial Officer - AB - Calgary and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at optimumtalent.com as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.