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Head of Finance (Retail/CPG)

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 03-20-2019
Sometimes doing one thing at a time is the right approach. For our client, the opposite was true… doing 10 things at once was actually the right strategy when they launched 6 years ago. The company was built on the principle of being different and doing everything others won’t do. For that, they have been extremely successful and able to change the industry and distinguish themselves as pioneers.

Our client, a privately-held Canadian Retail/CPG company that is head-quartered in downtown Toronto and growing both nationally and internationally. To help them get to the next level of growth, they are looking for their Head of Finance.  
 
Are you someone who knows how to lead and drive a finance team of a growing company? Are you able to build strong relationships throughout the business - with senior management, your team, vendors and customers? Have you experienced situations of change and enjoy the fact that every day is different and the status-quo is not the right strategy? Do you have a passion for consumer goods and retail, working directly with operations, sales and production teams help the business scale? If you are a strong finance leader, driving operational efficiencies, effectiveness and compliance, and can identify solutions while working collaboratively across the organization, then this role will excite you.

As the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the overall functions of the finance and accounting team. As a member of the management team, you will participate in key decisions of the organization; oversee financial operations of all markets - Canadian and international; manage the financial and management reporting; build effective KPIs and dashboards; oversee and streamline the day-to-day operations of the finance and accounting department; and develop a high-performing team that will develop talent and ensure the right people are in the right roles.
 
To be considered for this role, you will possess the following: 
  • Must have a Chartered Professional Accounting designation (CPA)
  • Minimum 5 years of leading the finance function in a mid-size organization – preferably Retail or CPG
  • Experience working with medium sized but growing companies that have gone through change and disruption is mandatory
  • Relevant experience in a fast-paced and high-growth environment
  • Technical acumen and understanding of the business, finance and accounting requirements involved with scaling a retail/B2C company
  • Progressive accounting & finance career working with or as a part of a senior management team
  • Previous experience implementing and rolling-out new ERP and other Information systems, with a proven capability of optimizing systems for improved financial flows, reporting and analysis. 
  • Strategic and operational mindset with strong analytical, influencing, management, negotiations, and contracting skills
  • Highly proficient in Excel with an ability to develop complex financial and operating models
  • Solid attention to detail and accuracy
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated and sense of urgency
  • Team oriented, flexible with a “roll up your sleeves”, “can-do” attitude
  • Open-minded approach with agility to change
  • Humble, hands on leader who is entrepreneurial and self-motivated
 
Please apply immediately and in confidence to be considered. This role will fill quickly.
 
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