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Vice President, Finance

THE OPPORTUNITY

Job Title: Vice President, Finance

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Location: Calgary

 

MANDATE

Working closely with the CEO, Board, stakeholders and members of the organization the VP, Finance is the senior most finance and accounting position in the organization and will be a key contributor to the organizations business planning and execution strategy.  This is a highly visible role with significant CEO, Board and industry interaction.  The VP Finance requires a multi-disciplined professional with demonstrated financial, analytical, presentation, and communication skills and will appeal to those who enjoy a “player coach role” in a smaller setting but tasked with managing a significant portfolio of initiatives.  

Primary responsibilities are business strategy, commercial strategy and arrangements, business analytics and insight, optimizing the balance sheet and providing strategic oversight and counsel on the risk and rewards of business operations and proposed business initiatives and strategies.

 

Key Accountabilities

  • Frequent communication with the CEO, Board and other stakeholders, updating on business results, initiatives and strategies, preparation for board meetings and other presentations
  • Lead the CEO, Board, senior team and other stakeholders through the development, financial and business analysis, enterprise risk evaluation, communication and progression of business initiatives and opportunities
  • Provide and oversee complex analyses, scenario modeling, cost benefit analysis and risk/reward analysis for current and proposed business initiatives and business strategies
  • Ensure the accuracy of all information and data in financial statements & reports and communications
  • Ensures the successful integration of new business into existing operations from the start of the process until new reporting arrangements have been finalized and working relationships established
  • Define, implement and monitor performance indicators and execution factors that monitors organization and business performance
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with senior management to establish and implement strategic plans

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education

  • Degree in Commerce (or MBA)
  • CPA, CFA

Experience

  • Strategic leader with a minimum of 15 years’ experience within the energy industry (producer or midstream) with a proven track record of working with projects of a significant magnitude
  • Extensive experience directing the economic and commercial valuation process and risk management process for business projects. Thorough understanding and working knowledge of advanced decision review and analysis techniques pertaining to large capital projects
  • Experienced track record of working with external auditors and other external advisors
  • Strong business and commercial experience with multiple commodities – crude, natural gas, liquids, other petroleum products
  • Strong business knowledge of crude marketing and hedging programs and well versed in financial tools and instruments such as hedging
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with an ability to set the highest standards for honesty, integrity, and work ethic both for themselves and for those around them
  • Highly skilled at gathering, analysis and interpretation of complex financial date and results
  • Strong financial analysis capabilities including balance sheet analysis and comparative decision analysis

Competencies and Attributes

  • Strong personal work ethics and standards, assuming responsibility and accountability for successful completion of individual and team objectives
  • Balanced executive with sound, common-sense business judgment and strategic insight; able to add value as an executive
  • Exceptional business presence complemented with personal drive, resourcefulness, maturity, integrity, and sound business judgment
  • Well-organized, energetic business development executive with an excellent network of business and industry contacts and exceptional business acumen
  • Strong financial analysis capabilities including balance sheet analysis and comparative decision analysis
  • Political astuteness
  • Possess excellent communication and presentation skills and be able to present ideas and results to senior level decision makers
  • Ability to multi-task and manage critical deadlines

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: malexandru@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:
AOPP-428785 Vice President, Finance - 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.