Director of Finance

Director of Finance

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Accounting & Finance




Join an incredible employer and advance your career while working with a talented team of passionate professionals. Our client, a leader in their field, has partnered with Aplin on a pivotal and unique opportunity to grow their finance team. Based in Winnipeg, the Director of Finance will lead and build a team of accounting professionals, with responsibility for accounting for one of their most successful portfolios.

Reporting to the President and GM, the Director of Finance will oversee reporting, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, and audit for the portfolio. This is an all-encompassing position on the finance team that will interface with management teams and executives across the company. The ideal candidate will be a hands-on financial manager with in-depth expertise in job costing and project accounting. The successful candidate will be a natural leader who mentors and develops the team and puts the needs of the customer first.

  • Contribute significantly to the development of and support the company’s strategic plan.
  • Assume a leadership role within the accounting team, providing guidance and direction of the department.
  • Clearly define and delegate responsibilities among accounting team members, offering ongoing management and support to enhance employee performance and development.
  • Cultivate a strong service-oriented culture, facilitating transparent and effective communication between the accounting teams and operational leaders.
  • Ensure timely delivery of accurate monthly reports, forecasts, variance analysis, work in progress, and financial trend analysis to the management.
  • Spearhead the development of an annual business plan, outlining goals and objectives for each department.
  • Supervise the enhancement of business processes, internal controls, systems, and procedures to uphold information integrity for the portfolio.
  • Contribute to the annual audit process by preparing working papers, and financial statements, and resolving audit issues.
  • Collaborate with auditors, banking representatives, legal counsel, and government officials on matters related to accounting and financial reporting.
  • Possess an undergraduate degree and a recognized professional accounting designation.
  • Accomplished (10+ years) financial leader with robust technical and reporting expertise.
  • Proficient in technical skills, showcasing the ability to lead job cost and financial reporting functions.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel, along with experience in project proformas and financial models.
  • Strong familiarity with systems usage and knowledge.
  • Previous experience as a strategic business partner to operational teams, offering insightful analyses, business support, and recommendations for ongoing activities.
  • Display enthusiasm, forward-thinking, and a positive, growth-oriented mindset.
  • Proven track record of providing effective leadership, mentorship, and training within an accounting team.
  • Driven to provide outstanding customer service.

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