Financial Director Canada
ENERCON Canada Inc. - Montréal, QC

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The Director of Finance reports directly to the Executive VP and is responsible for managing financial and administrative functions. He is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. This includes preparing the budget; conducting financial analysis and preparing financial reports; developing and implementing an effective system of accounting; managing the payroll system and maintaining accurate and current bylaw records. The Director of Finance directly assists on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the organization's mission and help execute growth plans.
  • Responsible for all financial matters of Canadian subsidiaries.
  • Train the Finance Department and other staff on raising awareness and knowledge of financial management matters.
  • Interpret the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities.
  • Compile key business metrics and report on them to management
  • Work with the Executive VP on the strategic vision including the development and negotiation of contracts.
  • Participate in developing new business identifying new opportunities and determining cost effectiveness of prospective projects.
  • Ensure adequate controls are installed, substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits (which include monthly reporting).
  • Work with the Executive VP to ensure success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual requirements. This includes: 1) interpreting legislative and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal and provincial and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organization and initiate and maintain relationships with financial institutions.
  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization's needs.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Responsible for the preparation of the annuals budgets.
  • Oversee business insurance coverage plans for the company within its scope of business.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets.
  • Engage in ongoing cost reduction analyses in all areas of the company
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures in conjunction with Germany’s Financial Department.
  • Ad hoc projects and duties as designated by the Executive VP.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite and SAP software (or other similar general ledger software) and use of databases within LOTUS Notes.
  • Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
  • Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.
  • Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization.
  • Supervise Finance Department staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement.
  • Communicate effectively in both written and verbal form.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) preferred.
  • Ten (10) years of financial experience and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 100 employees.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable.

Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management. The candidate should have an outstanding knowledge of electronic spreadsheets. Domestic and international travel is to be expected.

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ENERCON Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of the ENERCON group, based in Germany. We currently employ over 400 employees across 6 divisions in Canada.


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