Director of finance and systems (# 1 Finance SME)

Permanent job offered at Montreal

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  • Advise the President
  • Full accounting and financial cycle (hands-on) including supervision of more than 10 people (controllers and financials, ERP expert and accounts payable, receivables, payroll)
  • Strategic plan, FP&A, budgets, margins
  • Implemented systems and set up foundations to manage growth



We are looking for a Finance and Systems Manager for a large, fast-growing, entrepreneurial small business in the food and franchise industry. Known for several years for its steady organic growth, you will work directly with a President who is a calm, full of ideas with an extraordinary approach to his employees. Focused on growth and continuous development, he advocates delivery within a framework of respect and grants importance to family values. We are looking for a business partner who would like to contribute to the management of rapid growth and who would be able to make the link between operations and financial performance analysis in order to propose solutions to support the growth and profitability of this beautiful organization. 



The right hand man will be responsible for managing the team to deliver the financial statements, budgets and also to take a step back to lead them well. The financing aspect, satellite production unit addition projects and consulting assistance to multidisciplinary colleagues are part of our client's project mode.



This is an ideal opportunity for a manager who is looking to make a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of a dynamic small business and who, if he/she brings value, could eventually become part of the shareholder base. If you have the skills and interest, it is possible to move into a role that would combine finance and operations, or even evolve into a general manager position. This is a highly visible role, as you will be in contact with all departments as well as operations and financial partners. 


Executive with dual expertise in management accounting and IT (ERP) who has worked as a #1 finance with over 8 years of relevant experience and holds a CPA designation. Results-oriented candidate with experience in the full corporate financial cycle, management accounting and an intrapreneurial approach. The #1 Finance person must have a strategic vision for the organization and at the same time be able to get the organization up and running and structured to take it to the next level.


The successful Finance Director will have at least one ERP implementation under their belt and ideally have experience in the food or franchise industry or any transferable experience from manufacturing or other industries requiring knowledge of inventory, costing and margin. He/she is also passionate about operations and has a facility to popularize them with simple indicators that clearly translate the information to non-financial people.


The #1 finance person is focused on a business's best practices and technology and has had a significant impact on growth, profitability, and corporate leadership. Acquisitions, financing, risk or opportunity analysis (contracts, partnerships, volume discounts, royalties...) are definite assets. 

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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