Director of finance and administration

Posted 3 months ago

Reporting to the president, he or she will be required to guide and direct continuous improvement in the administration to improve quality and response time. The candidate will be required to perform financial analyses to help management make clear business decisions, and to participate closely in business development, operations, legal, accounting, HR, recruitment, IT, and corporate structure.

Job Description Summary:

  • Optimize financial and accounting operations procedures towards high accuracy and fast response
  • Work closely with the controller to build and guide the administration and accounting teams
  • Investigate, scope, and direct the implementation of new business analysis tools  such as ERP software, accounting software, HR software, and legal software as necessary
  • Provide clear analysis and reports to stakeholders with a focus on providing business actionable information
  • Propose solutions to improve company financial performance.
  • Evaluate financial feasibility and oversee implementation of non-operations related business endeavors (e.g. subsidiary incorporation, evaluation and amelioration of physical space)
  • Oversee the corporate tax strategies, for instance tax credits such as SR&ED
  • Negotiate with financial institutions (e.g. banks)
  • Ensure that records are properly maintained


  • Degree in Accounting or other related experience
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA/CMA/CGA)
  • Minimum 10-12 years accounting experience, with 5+ years in a managerial position
  • Hands on experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting, taxes and financial management
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel and working knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in implementing new systems and procedures
  • Hands on with a good command of details

Please note: Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted

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