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Vice President Finance, Business Division – Stingray Group Inc.

THE ORGANIZATION

Stingray Group Inc. is a leading music, media, and technology company.  Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B music services, including audio television channels, 101 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 100 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers and users, in 156 countries.

Stingray harnesses the power of music, technological innovation, and content production to provide the best entertainment experiences on TV, web, mobile.  Their growing portfolio of complementary multiplatform music services can be leveraged to differentiate from the competition and secure customer loyalty.

Stingray Business division, leader of in-store multimedia solutions, has experienced considerable growth in its operations, most notably in the United States, Australia, Mexico, and other European countries, for several months. In order to continue to manage success and growth of this Business division, Stingray is looking for a leading individual to assume the responsibilities of Vice President Finance.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the division’s General Manager (with a dotted line to Stingray’s Chief Financial Officer), the Stingray Vice President Finance will be responsible of improving the division’s financial and operational performance by working closely with the management on strategic planning, execution of strategy, and financial and operational objectives. This person is also responsible to ensure that all business risks are identified and monitored, and that all financial transactions are in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.

In partnership with other divisions and/or departments, this competent financial leader will ensure the evaluation and implementation as needed of efficient systems (e.g. accounting, billing, CRM, ERP, etc.) that allow the organization to provide important information to support strategic and operational decisions. The candidate will evaluate the financial processes in place, propose and implement a strong financial function by reviewing roles and responsibilities (as needed), and by deploying efficient processes and procedures.

 

MAIN CHALLENGES

Amongst the key challenges, the person will have to quickly acquire a solid knowledge of the company and the different markets in which it operates (Canada, United States, Mexico, Australia and Europe), in order to ensure profitable growth in these different markets. The candidate will practice motivational leadership to manage and develop a team responsible for the day-to-day management of financial accounting and reporting, in order to achieve corporate goals.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting as well as a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation;
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in a similar role with a level of complexity in audit, finance, or other related expertise;
  • Experience as a Controller/Accountant in an enterprise with revenues between $50M and $100M;
  • Experience with an enterprise growing at a fast pace conducting international activities, particularly in the United States (pre-requisite), other European countries, Australia, and Mexico (important asset);
  • Experience in team management and the ability to roll up their sleeves and get involved with their team in day-to-day operations (“hands-on” approach);
  • Expertise in variance analysis vs budget for sales / costs / administrative expenses;
  • Experience in the entertainment, digital, or intellectual property industries and in license/royalty management, an important asset;
  • Demonstrated achievements to have integrated projects in accounting systems, customer relationship management systems (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), invoicing management systems, and sales taxes outside Canada;
  • Experience in the use of financial management software, ideally Dynamics GP accounting software (an asset) and the Salesforce customer relationship management platform (CRM) (an important asset), as well as proficiency in Word, Excel, etc.;
  • Analytical and operational mind, able to review and optimize existing tools and processes with the support of their teams;
  • Experience in a rapid-growth environment by means of acquisition;
  • Autonomous person who stands out for their innovate, dynamic, entrepreneurial, and creative spirit;
  • Excellent communicator, team player, and unifier;
  • Fluently bilingual in English and French, both oral and written.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: mlanzetta@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:
A023555 (AIWG-884620) Vice President Finance, Business Division – Stingray Group Inc. - QC - Montréal (OTIAPPLY)

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