Leaders Recruiting Inc. | VP, Finance
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VP, Finance


Location: Guelph


The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, and budget management functions, and ensure company accounting procedures and reporting conform to generally accepted accounting principles.   This role is part of the Senior Leadership Team and require a management style that reflects and operational approach.


  • Direct and coordinate LOB financial planning and budget management functions
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
  • Oversee daily operations of the finance and accounting department
  • Manage the preparation of all financial reports including Board reports
  • Manage the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions
  • Ensure compliance with local, provincial and federal budgetary reporting requirements
  • Work with department managers to develop five year business plans
  • Assist in establishing short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure to effectively accomplish the departments goals and objectives
  • Serve as primary government liaison relative to financial issues
  • Coordinate financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate department staff
  • Provide accounting policy orientation for new staff
  • Preparation of materials for, and attendance at, both debt and equity related activities
  • Reporting to existing shareholders
  • Creation of KPI measurements and regular feedback to the organization



  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business with strong Accounting experience
  • Accounting designation
  • 5+ years’ experience in a senior level finance or accounting position
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial financial regulations
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Working knowledge of short and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis.
  • Experience with SR&ED
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects