Until the last century, the human population lived a mostly rural lifestyle within a social structure dependent on family and community. Today, most of the world’s population now resides in an urban setting. Cities have grown exponentially and millions of Canadians live in a few concentrated centres across the country and this social reorganization impacts housing, transportation, commerce and industry.
Our client is a player in an industry that has grown out of that massive shift from rural to urban. They are one of the largest service companies in North America, working with more than 8,000 entities in Canada and the United States. As Vice President Finance the successful candidate will be a key partner in the continuing growth and development of the Ontario operation.
This is a hands-on, operational role with responsibilities spanning financial planning and analysis, budgeting, financial reporting, training, leading value-added programs for clients, and providing leadership and support for an accounting team of 25 staff.
The Vice President Finance will be part of a sharp, collaborative, and energetic leadership team. Reporting directly to the President, Ontario and with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the Senior Vice President Finance, there is opportunity to support national and regional financial, operational and systems related initiatives.
The ideal candidate will be a CPA, CA with prior experience in a senior financial role, preferably with in operations. Excellent leadership skills, strong financial knowledge, business judgment, coupled with excellent communication, presentation, and inter-personal skills are essential. As a leader, the successful candidate will bring a “make it happen” mindset to the role, provide clear purpose and direction for the team and foster a collaborative atmosphere.