Job Posting 1888 – Director of Finance

Posted:April 30, 2020
Location:North GTA
Salary:Not Disclosed

This position has been filled.

Not all jobs are created equal – and this one certainly stands out from the pack for all the right reasons. The opportunity to initiate a role, a sophisticated team, breadth of responsibilities, a mix of strategic and hands-on, and a culture that values everyone’s contribution regardless of title or tenure.

They are the classic Canadian entrepreneurial story…small beginnings that grew over decades to become a thriving business empire. To diversify their wealth through strategic investments, the families of the original founders created a Family Office and they continue to grow and refine the structure and roles within this group. The Director of Finance is a new addition to a very small team that provides oversight and management expertise on a broad array of personal, career, philanthropic, investment, and business opportunities

The Director of Finance will be a key member of a small, highly collaborative senior management team and senior external advisory group. The position will work closely with the CFO and the senior team and with a small, highly sophisticated external advisory group as well as multiple public and private market portfolio managers, and the real estate team. Building and maintaining strong working relationships is essential to success.

The primary responsibility of this new role is to provide deep analysis and financial reporting for all of the investments of the Family Office. Additionally, this role will assist with overseeing due diligence for potential acquisitions and divestitures. The successful candidate will be a valued member of an astute, high-caliber team providing essential insights and strategic investment advice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain a robust reporting and analysis structure for public market investment portfolios
  • Oversight and review of the monthly operating and budget comparison reports from investee companies with added comments on operating performance and current valuation and comparison with initial investment criteria
  • Provide direction to those portfolio companies without robust reporting infrastructure currently in place
  • Summarize internal reports from core or legacy businesses including comparison with industry benchmarks, meeting of Direct Investment Criteria and assessment of forecasts, ROI for capital expenditure budgets and ROE

Essential skills include a CPA, CA with a CFA and/or CBV, hands-on accounting and investment experience in a private equity or investment analysis environment, an understanding of the real estate industry, and exceptional skills in preparing and presenting clear, concise reports to senior management on complex investment matters.

The culture is genuine, modest, honest, and down-to-earth with a strong entrepreneurial and operating orientation. Discretion and loyalty are highly valued.  This is a unique opportunity to play a key, hands-on role in a small, dedicated environment without politics or ego.

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