Chief Financial Officer

Job Description


Status: Permanent full-time
Location: Montreal, QC
Compensation: A very competitive compensation structure including base salary as well as short and long-term incentives.


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Our client, a growth-focused medical company in Montreal is actively seeking a high-octane individual experienced in Mergers & Acquisitions and the IPO process, willing to contribute their expertise, work long hours (as required) and dedicate themselves to working with the team to get the organization to the next level.

Principal accountabilities will be:
Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plansDevelop financial and tax strategiesManage the capital request and budgeting processesDevelop performance measures and monitoring systems that support the company's strategic directionOperations:
Directly assist the CEO and COO in all strategic and tactical matters related to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and securing of new fundingEstablish financial management policies and requirementsParticipate in key decisions as a member of the executive management teamManage the accounting and finance department and ensure that the company’s financial reports are accurate and completed in a timely mannerOversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and taxation issuesOversee the company's transaction processing systemsImplement operational best practicesSupervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitionsEnsure that the Company adheres to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)Document and maintain the departmental policies, processes and proceduresFinancial Information:
Oversee the issuance of financial informationReport financial results to the Executive team.Risk ManagementUnderstand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profileMonitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industryConstruct and monitor reliable control systemsMaintain appropriate insurance coverageEnsure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirementsEnsure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agenciesReport risk issues to the Executive TeamFunding:
Monitor cash balances and cash forecastsArrange for debt financing and equity financingPerformance:
Use financial tools and software to track and analyze the company’s financial performance, measuring the actual performance against the expected performance.Establishment of Policies and ProceduresTo maintain the company’s financial strength, the CFO must set the company’s rules for cash handling and flow as they relate to purchasing, collections, credit, and bill payment, and ensure that the company maintains compliance with these policies and procedures.Third Parties:
Maintain banking relationships.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
The CFO will manage a small team (Controller, Sr. Analyst M&A, AR/AP & Payroll)EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS / TRAINING REQUIREMENTS (Licenses, programs or certificates):
Master's degree in accounting or business administration (an MBA in Finance or the Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant).REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum 10+ years of progressively responsible experience working for a major company or division of a large corporation.Experience taking companies to scale through IPO an important asset; public company CFO experience a notable asset.Strong business acumen is key.Other skills and qualifications that are vital to the CFO’s success include:
Interpersonal skills – The chief financial officer must be comfortable with and effective at communicating with others and presentingComputer proficiency – The chief financial officer uses different programs and databases to gather and analyze data and create financial models and reportsProblem-solving skills – when issues arise in the department, or in times of a company financial crisis, it is the CFO’s responsibility to come up with solutions to resolve those problems quickly and effectivelyAnalytical thinking – The CFO analyzes financial statements, data, trends, and forecasts to formulate plans and strategiesStrategic thinking – The chief financial officer must excel in creating short- and long-term strategies to increase revenue, decrease expenses, and attract investorsLANGUAGE SKILLS:
High level of written and oral communication skills in English and French is essential

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