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Windsor, ON

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About the Role

The Opportunity:

Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking a Chief Financial Officer who will report to the CEO and be responsible for managing the company’s financial affairs in accordance with regulatory requirements and organizational goals. The CFO will be a key member of the executive management team and oversee all financial-related activities, including accounting, finance, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, legal, property management, contract analysis, investor relationships, and financing. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity.

What’s In It For You?

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure

  • Comprehensive benefits from day one

  • RRSP Matching Program

What You’ll Be Responsible For:

Financial Management and Financial Planning

  • Develop and implement strategies to plan,      organize, direct, and evaluate the organization’s financial performance

  • Provide timely and accurate financial      analysis of budgets, reports, and trends to assist the CEO, Board of      Directors, and Executive Management team

  • Maintain strong relationships with Executive      Management to identify business needs and seek solutions

  • Oversee financial reporting, analysis, and      projections to ensure accuracy and timely completion

  • Collaborate with the CEO to prepare an      annual fiscal budget for approval by the Board of Directors

  • Manage budget tracking, accounting, and      reporting within the company and ensure cash flow is appropriate for the      organization’s operations

  • Measure and communicate performance to      targets monthly, and develop a reliable cash flow projection process and      reporting mechanism

  • Review costs of raw materials, components,      and labour service charges

  • Review capital expenditure requests and      arrangements for additional finance-funds

  • Develop a strategic financial plan in      coordination with the CEO and Executive Management team

  • Provide financial insight to strengthen and      validate strategic decisions

  • Create financial outlook reports and ensure      company funds are sufficient

  • Budget, forecast, and help oversee current      and future investments and capital structures

  • Provide financial and strategic input into      financing agreements, potential mergers or acquisitions, and customer or      supplier/vendor agreements

  • Collaborate with the Executive Management      team to develop monthly strategies for profitability improvement

  • Provide leadership in the continuous evaluation      of short and long-term strategic financial objectives

  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of      long-range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies, and      regulatory action

  • Participate in the development of the      company’s plans and programs as a strategic partner

Business Development

  • Advise on methods to increase revenue and      reduce costs, and advise on long-term business and financial planning

  • Provide financial and strategic input into      financing agreements, potential mergers or acquisitions, and customer or      supplier agreements

  • Provide recommendations to strategically      enhance financial performance and business opportunities

  • Establish credibility throughout the      organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to      business challenges

Risk Management and Compliance

  • Assess and minimize financial risks, stay      abreast of market changes, and communicate risks to the CEO

  • Ensure compliance with legislation,      regulatory financial and legal requirements, and company policy

  • Perform risk management by analyzing the      organization’s liabilities and investments

  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting to the      Board of Directors and relevant stock exchange

  • Develop and review all formal      finance-related procedures

  • Decide on investment strategies by considering      cash and liquidity risks

  • Ensure effective internal controls and      compliance with applicable regulatory laws

People Leadership

  • Provide leadership, direction, and      management of the finance and accounting team

  • Develop and coach the financial team to      increase efficiencies and meet department objectives

  • Provide technical financial advice and      knowledge to others within the financial discipline

  • Continuously improve the budgeting process      through education of department managers on financial issues

  • Provide financial input and leadership on      issues affecting the organization

  • Provide financial advice on contracts into      which the corporation may enter

  • Establish and develop relationships with      external partners and stakeholders

  • Provide timely and regular reporting to      shareholders

  • Promote the company with integrity to      potential investors, employees, suppliers, customers, and vendors

  • Other duties and responsibilities as      required

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or      Economics

  • CPA / CA designation is required

  • 8-10 years experience in a senior leadership      financial role

  • Well-versed in all aspects of financial      management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking      operations

  • In-depth knowledge of corporate financial      law and risk management practices

  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and      forecasting methods

  • Ability to analyze, strategize and solve      problems

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication      skills, both verbally and written

  • Excellent leadership abilities with the      ability to manage a team and engage with staff at all levels of the      organization

  • High level of ethics, integrity, and      dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office and      financial management software

Complimentary Experience:

  • An MBA would be considered an asset

  • Previous experience in the manufacturing      industry is considered an asset

ACCU-STAFF has an accommodation process in place and provides accommodations for employees with disabilities. If you require a specific accommodation because of a disability or a medical need, please contact Human Resources so that arrangements can be made for the appropriate accommodations to be in place before you begin your employment. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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