Head of Finance

Summary

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Head of Finance role will provide excellent financial control, reporting, and cash flow management. Leading a team of finance professionals within the company and its subsidiaries, the purpose of the role is to provide outstanding operational and financial support to the Director of Operations and business unit leads.

Responsibilites

Business Partner

  • Support the directors with accurate and timely management accounts, analysis, and commentary
  • Build a rapport with business unit leaders, external consultants, suppliers, and other parties as needed

Control

  • Ensure group processes are adhered to
  • Ensure banking options are fit for purpose for each Client including adequate redundancy and minimization of FX risk
  • Work with external compliance professionals to identify/resolve risks
  • Work with external compliance professionals on group process audits
  • Ensure the business has sufficient cash flow to meet business requirements
  • Review group accounts for accuracy & completeness

Team

  • Effective management of the distributed finance team
  • Continual mentoring and development to create a high quality finance team
  • Identify improvements and how the team can be more effective/efficient
  • Monitor performance on OKRs to ensure these are met at Company level

Local statutory compliance

  • Ensure tax compliance across the group and the various operating jurisdictions (corporation tax, sales tax, withholding tax etc)
  • Statutory compliance with all financial auditing requirmements

Budgeting/Planning

  • Ensure rolling 12 month budget is prepared and filed each month
  • Review and feedback on actual-v-budget reports and other key metrics
  • Work with the management team to add value to the business and provide feedback on future plans and potential risks/financial impacts
  • Provide support, where required, to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of departmental goals and requirements
  • Maintain department files and databases as appropriate
  • Some international travel may be required

Requirements

  • 5+ years experience in a related position
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Experience working under pressure
  • Can deliver results within set deadlines with proven ability in priority setting and planning
  • Proficiency with MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to apply discretion without directive
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, and quick to adapt to changes
  • Have a genuine willingness to learn
  • A self-starter who is resourceful and results orientated
  • Confident meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life
  • Always on the lookout for opportunities to work more efficiently
  • A quick-learner when it comes to new systems and processes and if there’s something you don’t have an answer for – you’re confident in proposing and implementing a solution
  • Adaptable and flexible who can efficiently multi-task competing demands – because you thrive on change
  • Someone who respects confidentiality and can demonstrate outstanding judgment and discretion
  • Someone who take’s ownership of tasks, operating on your own initiative with little guidance
  • Known for your friendliness and enthusiasm
  • Sharp attention to detail, thrive on being analytical and have the ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Legally entitled to work in Canada

Merchant North

1440 Ste-Catherine West, Suite 1100
Montreal, Canada
H3G 1R8

(+1) 514-375-5741
hello@merchantnorth.com