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Chief Financial Officer

Rate TBD
Location Montreal, QC Canada (On-site)
Type of project Administration, Business consulting & Finance , Accountant, Finance
Duration contract full time ongoing
Education required College/University
Years of experience more than 5
Area of Specialization Business
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Montreal QC
Job Description

Our Group is actively seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join the Executive team and drive the group’s sustainable expansion.

Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of Our Group, including development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to the strategy, and ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results.

Main Responsibilities:

- Assist in formulating our's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
- Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans
- Develop financial and tax strategies
- Manage capital request and budgeting processes
- Develop performance measures supporting group's strategic direction
- Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
- Establish and maintain good relationships with key customers, prospects and suppliers
- Manage the accounting, human resources and IT departments, with the heads of each of these departments reporting to the CFO
- Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and foreign operations, including on-site visits
- Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
- Implement operational best practices
- Oversee employee bonus and benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing cost-effective packages
- Supervise all contractual agreements
- Lead all steps of mergers and acquisitions: develop business cases; oversee due diligence; negotiate acquisitions; plan, organize and execute business integration
- Oversee the issuance of financial information; review and report financial results to the CEO
- Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
- Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry
- Construct and monitor reliable control systems
- Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies
- Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts
- Arrange for debt and equity financing where needed
- Develop an investment strategy and invest funds in accordance
- Represent the company externally with bankers and other significant stake holders

Role Requirements:

- University degree in Finance or Accounting
- Master's degree in business administration or Finance preferred
- CPA designation
- 10 + years of experience in a senior-level finance or accounting position, with strategic planning and execution and partnering with an executive team
- Experience working in a growing multinational, with Canadian, American and international subsidiaries; and with knowledge of government financial regulations.
- Prior experience with a freight forwarder preferred
- Experience with contracts, negotiations, and change management.
- Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles
- Knowledge of best practices in internal controls
- Knowledge of tax and regulations – how fiscal matters impact structure and operations
- Strong leadership skills and proven ability to conduct commercial transactions (mergers and acquisitions)
- A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
- Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with other departments, key business partners, and government agencies
- High level of written and oral communication skills
- Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills
- Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills

Working Conditions:

- Occasional travel required
- Flexible working schedule required


- Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
- Group benefits

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-September 11, 2020