Head of Finance, Americas


Job ID:



Mississauga, ON 


Accounting/Auditing, Manufacturing/Production/Operations

Postal Code:


Employment Type:

Full Time



Job Description:

Reporting to the Group Finance Controller, the Head of Finance is responsible for providing financial leadership and business support within the operating business of Americas. This role is responsible for ensuring that the business operates within the agreed financial and business control frameworks, to support the Site Leader in implementing policies and initiatives and to provide financial and business insight to support the business in delivery of superior performance.

  • Drive a culture of financial accountability in the business
  • Support the group and business management teams in driving profitable growth and business development
  • Ensure appropriate controls are in place and adhered to across the business
  • Work with IT to ensure appropriate controls and checks and balances are in place at all times to ensure the integrity of the business’s IT infrastructure
  • Support the Vice President, Finance with the strategic and financial planning process in the business
    • Work with the Vice President, Finance to ensure consistency in approach to planning, budgeting and forecasting across the group
    • Work with other functions to provide reliable external and internal information to the planning process
    • Provide input on suggested improvements to the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
    • Implement monitoring and accountability processes for strategic action plans (SAP’s) in the business
    • Work with the local management team to ensure alignment with group strategy
  • Hire, develop and evaluate performance of Finance staff according to the business’s needs
  • Act as the key business partner to the Business Head and local management team, providing financial support, critical analysis and insight to support decision making
  • Ensure the business has processes in place to provide timely, accurate information and meet external reporting requirements in terms of timing and information quality
  • Review business performance against forecast/budget/plan; identify variances and actions to address shortfalls and work with the Vice President, Finance and Business Head to implement
  • Identify and drive initiatives to improve profitability and cash generation; take a proactive approach to ensure the business is appropriately focused on cash
  • Manage day-to-day treasury-related activities (cash, foreign exchange management, bank relations)
  • Ensure the A/R (including credit management), A/P and payroll activities in the business are carried out based on optimized processes
  • Provide support to process improvement initiatives within the business and group
  • Take the lead in local tax compliance activities; work with the Vice President, Finance to optimize tax positions
    • Work with the Project Management team to maximize R&D tax credits
  • Ensure capital expenditure requests are presented with the appropriate depth of analysis and sound business justifications
  • Support the Vice President, Finance in risk assessment and risk management activities for the group
  • Increase “financial literacy” within the business by working with colleagues to increase understanding of financial statements and financial drivers of performance

Job Requirements:

  • Proven track record of achievement and demonstrated career progression.
  • Minimum of 10+ years related financial experience in a machinery manufacturing or project-based (construction accounting) environment with at least 5 years in a team leadership role
  • Experience in a multi-location (preferably multi-national) matrix organization
  • Superior communication skills - written and oral (including presentation skills)
  • University degree and recognized accounting designation (CPA-CA or CPA-CMA preferred).
  • Excellent systems skills – thorough understanding of ERP systems; advanced user of Excel 
To apply, please submit your resume to Jaspreet at resumes@torontojobs.ca
Company Info
TorontoJobs.ca Recruitment Division 6645 Kitimat Road, Unit 27
Mississauga, Canada

Phone: 905-812-5627
Web Site: www.TorontoJobs.ca

Company Profile

Share this page: