CFO - 2 days/week
FLEXSERV - Greater Toronto Area, ON

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Flexserv is the leading provider of a full range of corporate services to small and medium size enterprises. Our customers look to us to fully manage their bookkeeping and accounting, finance, human resources, and information technology. This frees up our client’s executive and staff to focus on their core strategic objectives. Our staff work in a matrixed environment, working on one or more clients, depending on the workload generated by each of our clients. Ultimately, our clients see you and the rest of our team as an integral part of their organization on a medium to long term basis. You have the option of working full or part-time, depending on your preference and the availability of appropriate assignments among our clients.

As Chief Financial Officer, you will have complete oversight responsibility for all financial accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, budgeting, treasury, taxation, risk management and legal compliance functions. As an integral member of our client’s senior management team, you will be hands-on and involved with all aspects of the organization’s business activities, providing guidance and decision making support to operations leaders and building a strong foundation for future success by establishing best practices, policies and procedures aligned with business strategy; recommending and driving cost control initiatives; optimizing processes and systems; and ensuring sufficient financial resources to support the company’s strategic growth plans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Develop financial and tax strategies, in line with the organization’s business strategy
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes
  • Develop performance measures that support the company's strategic direction
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Manage the accounting department
  • Oversee the company's transaction processing systems
  • Implement operational best practices
  • Oversee the issuance of financial information
  • Report financial results to the board of directors
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile
  • Develop, implement 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
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations
  • Monitor budgets, accounting policies and treasury functions
  • Arrange for debt and equity financing
  • Maintain banking relationships

Qualifications

  • Member in good standing as a CPA or CGA
  • University degree (preferably in Business, Commerce or Economics)
  • 10+ years of senior management experience within finance
  • Experience working in marketing/market research organizations is an asset
  • Have a high level of written and oral English communication skills
  • Have experience with accounting system implementation
  • Have experience working with a board of directors
  • Competence and experience in the duties and responsibilities described above
  • Self-starter, team player, organized, able to meet deadlines
  • Possess initiative, integrity and a strong work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexible

Location
Mid-town Toronto


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