Director Of Finance

Director of Finance
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Reference # HL-12978

Our client is an innovative, client-driven organization committed to providing the highest quality service while striving to meet and exceed expectations. The organization invests in its people, technology and its business to ensure the continued delivery of the quality service that their clients have come to expect. They are driven by their commitment to outperform expectations and are on the cutting edge of technology and process solutions in their field. We are looking for an experienced Director of Finance to join their team. The Director of Finance will be responsible for the financial management of the firm including planning; budgeting; forecasting; variance analysis; profitability analysis; financial reporting; general ledger accounting; cash flow control and forecasts; banking relationships; investment; tax planning; tax reporting; and trust accounting and reporting.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the efficient and effective operation of the finance department
  • Conducting long-term planning to ensure the finance infrastructure supports future requirements and initiatives
  • Ensuring financial internal control processes are in compliance with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise and/or other regulatory requirements
  • Overseeing the accounting and financial reporting functions
  • Leading the year-end audit process and working with external auditors to prepare annual financial statements for stakeholders
  • Cash management and treasury functions
  • Analysis of the organization’s financial condition and providing advice on cost effective saving measures
  • Preparing reports to partners and executing the partner profit distribution
  • Leading the annual budget development process
  • Developing finance staff to meet the changing needs of users, groups and offices as well as new projects and technologies
  • Recommending and implementing best practices in financial policies and procedures
  • Staying informed on commodity, income tax planning and regulatory compliance issues and trends
  • Fostering relationships with key external partners including banks, financing institutions, external auditors, etc.
  • Playing a key role in assessing capital investment viability with regards to leasehold opportunities for decision making purposes
  • Overseeing and ensuring the quality, accuracy, security, privacy and integrity of the accounting system and data
  • Recommending and implementing business process automation as it relates to the accounting functions

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Current CPA designation
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience of senior financial management experience. Experience with professional services firms would be considered an asset
  • Strong business acumen
  • Exceptional relationship building skills coupled with a drive for results

This is an excellent opportunity with a reputable and distinguished organization. If this sounds like you, apply now.

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