Finance Director
Montreal - Montréal, QC

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Fashion retailer and wholesaler with stores in US and Canada and a large global eCommerce presence with the head office located in Montreal.

The Financial Director contributes to the overall success of the organization by effectively managing all financial tasks for the organization.

Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)

Develop, implement, and ensure compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures

Develop and structure accounting department and ERP

Ensure that all statutory requirements of the organization are met including Withholding Payments (CPP, EI), Income Tax, Goods and Services Tax, Employer Health Tax

Prepare all supporting information for the annual audit and liaise with the executive team and the external auditors as necessary

Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions
Develop and maintain financial accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and petty cash

Reporting of all necessary information to bankers

Reconcile bank and investment accounts

Knowledge of local grants and governmental bursaries that are applicable to the business

Review monthly results and implement monthly variance reporting

Manage the cash flow and prepare cash flow forecasts in accordance with policy

Oversee the bookkeeping function including maintenance of the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivables

Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that personnel and financial information is secure and stored in compliance with current legislation

Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate

Assist the Executive team with financial reporting as required at General Meetings or as needed

Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures

Knowledge of multi-national accounting procedures


3 to 7 years experience in accounting/financial/budgeting/analysis activities at senior-level.

3-5 years in a managerial role of an accounting team

CPA-CA designation mandatory

Experience of "Simply Accounting" software

Excellent communications and written skills in English and French

Excellent computer skills in Microsoft office


Able to handle multiple tasks and stay organized

Able to work under high-pressure, busy environment

Leadership and management experience

Flexible availabilities

Software implementation and training experience

This is a full-time contract position based in Montreal, Quebec.