Finance Manager APPLY NOW

Support Centre, Vaughan, Ontario
Full time

Is this you?

 Are you a financial professional with an entrepreneurial mindset and a passion for retail?

Are you excited about rolling up your sleeves to help with daily accounting functions and playing a key leadership role in company growth?

While overseeing the organization’s financial reporting systems and obligations and scaling the Finance function, this role will focus on daily cash flow management, leasing and management reporting.

 What we offer….

We offer you competitive compensation and incentives, a generous product discount, a subsidized group benefit plan and a great opportunity for growth and development as part of our dynamic team!  

What you will do…

  • Manage and supervise all accounting functions, including month-end close processes, financial reporting/analysis, payroll processing, sales audit, accounts payables, and cashflow management and forecasting and ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual internal and external financial reports and filings, including revenues and expenses, quarterly balance sheet, Profit and Loss (P&L) statements and store contribution reports for management review.
  • Act as first point of contact and subject matter expert for MS NAVision/Great Plains ERP system; assess and optimize system performance to meet company financial reporting needs.
  • Investigate and resolve escalated financial issues and data anomalies, and recommend and/or implement appropriate corrective measures.
  • Provide financial advice and guidance to company owners and senior management applying knowledge of Canadian legislation, business practices and GAAP. 
  • Ensure timely completion of monthly, quarterly, and year-end processes to ensure remittances (such as payroll and HST) and reporting requirements are met by designated deadlines for government entities.
  • Develop and implement efficient financial processes across all aspects of the business to ensure consistency and transparency.
  • Implement and maintain appropriate internal control systems and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, budgets, and actual expenditures.
  • Provide oversight, guidance, and training to Finance staff to enhance capabilities, productivity and efficiency, and ensure data accuracy and consistency.
  • Work with the management team to develop sales and operating budgets, financial forecasts and associated reporting taking into account historical results, emerging business conditions and future assumptions.
  • Develop, implement, and regularly monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across all aspects of the business.
  • Conduct financial analyses of business operations to identify cost savings, optimize underused resources and recommend improved business practices and systems.
  • Lead corporate strategic planning initiatives and develop related business plans to support growth, and improve profitability and return on investment while minimizing risk and liabilities.
  • Assess retail lease opportunities in consultation with senior management, and assist in negotiations to secure favourable lease terms consistent with store expansion strategy.
  • Research financing options, and assist in bank negotiations to secure operating and capital financing and credit facilities.
  • Act as liaison with external accountants, legal and audit advisors and government inspectors as Company representative.
  • Research and respond to inquiries from international holding companies.
  • Adhere to all company policies, procedures, and code of conduct and business ethics
  • Demonstrate a high degree of confidentiality and discretion regarding business operations and reported information
  • Participate in special projects, and perform other related duties and assignments as required.

 What you will bring to the team…

  • Equivalent of Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or a related field of study from a recognized university, or a combination of education, training, and experience
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of progressive management experience in small- to medium-size North American retail enterprises with multi-provincial locations
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and management reporting required; previous leasing exposure is an asset
  • Experience supporting and scaling a growing, vertically integrated entrepreneurial family enterprise is preferred
  • Solid understanding of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), Corporate Income Tax and full-cycle accounting necessary
  • Proficient computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including pivot tables and V-lookups; knowledge of macros is an asset
  • Must possess excellent English verbal and written communication and active listening skills 
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities to build, motivate and coach a high-performing Finance team
  • Ability to think strategically and apply critical thinking skills and an evidence-based decision making style while working in a hands-on role
  • High degree of discretion and confidentiality with mature judgment and integrity critical in safeguarding sensitive and private information
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with ability to adjust priorities and meet deadlines based on business needs
  • Strong interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation and collaboration skills and cultural flexibility to work with non-Financial individuals of diversified backgrounds and perspectives


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