Chief Financial Officer

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Job Number: J0321-0005 Job Type: Full Time Job Category: Accounting & Finance Location: Montreal, Quebec Salary: Open Chief Financial Officer Status: Permanent full-time Location: Montreal, QC Compensation: A very competitive compensation structure including base salary as well as short and long-term incentives. PLEASE SEND YOUR CV TO CAROLE.VIGER@GROOMASSOCIES.COM We thank all candidates for showing interest in this role; however, only retained candidates will be contacted. For more information on our recruitment services, please visit our website 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: Planning: •Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans •Develop financial and tax strategies •Manage the capital request and budgeting processes •Develop performance measures and monitoring systems that support the company's strategic direction Operations: •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 funding •Establish financial management policies and requirements •Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team •Manage the accounting and finance department and ensure that the company’s financial reports are accurate and completed in a timely manner •Oversee the financial operations of subsidiary companies and taxation issues •Oversee the company's transaction processing systems •Implement operational best practices •Supervise acquisition due diligence and negotiate acquisitions •Ensure that the Company adheres to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) •Document and maintain the departmental policies, processes and procedures Financial Information: •Oversee the issuance of financial information •Report financial results to the Executive team. •Risk Management •Understand and mitigate key elements of the company's risk profile •Monitor all open legal issues involving the company, and legal issues affecting the industry •Construct and monitor reliable control systems •Maintain appropriate insurance coverage •Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements •Ensure that record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies •Report risk issues to the Executive Team Funding: •Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts •Arrange for debt financing and equity financing Performance: •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 Procedures •To 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 presenting •Computer proficiency – The chief financial officer uses different programs and databases to gather and analyze data and create financial models and reports •Problem-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 effectively •Analytical thinking – The CFO analyzes financial statements, data, trends, and forecasts to formulate plans and strategies •Strategic thinking – The chief financial officer must excel in creating short- and long-term strategies to increase revenue, decrease expenses, and attract investors LANGUAGE SKILLS: •High level of written and oral communication skills in English and French is essential Votre partenaire en recrutement – Your recruitment partner Are you interested in this job?

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