Finance Director - #1 Manufacturing SME

Permanent job offered at Montérégie

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Market + benefits and long-term incentive plan


  • Advise the President and be on the Executive/Steering Committee
  • Operationalize the ideas of the team
  • Full financial cycle including supervision of a small team
  • Strategic plan, FP&A, budgets, WIP, costing and financial statements
  • Possibility of LTIP


We are looking for a Director of Finance for our client, a leading North American SME in the manufacturing sector that has been known for many years for the excellence of its services through listening to its needs. The business model is based on niche products with a good level of complexity and parts and low volume. You will work directly with a passionate, action-oriented President who loves to be challenged to think outside the box. We are looking for a business partner who can bridge the gap between operations, commercial agreements and strategic partnerships to analyze financial performance and propose solutions to accelerate the company's growth and profitability. 



The successful candidate will be the right hand of the President, supervising a controller, a technician and a clerk who will handle operational accounting. Project accounting, cost controls, timely invoicing according to the progress of the work and cash management are all essential tasks for our client. In addition, after a diagnosis of the finance function, he manages management accounting, budgets and financial structure and tax optimization. Following the diagnosis and with a better understanding of the company's processes, the finance director should be well positioned to improve its structure, its tools, its financial forecasts and the organization's dashboard. 



As the number 1 in finance, your challenge will be to operationalize and challenge the strategic business plan to ensure the sound management of the company, to develop a network of financial partners to prepare future financing needs, and to transmit the necessary financial information to senior management and financial partners. He/she will collaborate and even act as a leader in financing activities and will seek out future investors. To stay on top of his or her niche, the Finance Director will work on benchmarking analyses.



This opportunity is ideal for a manager who is looking to make a positive contribution to the growth and profitability of a dynamic SME and would like to make a difference. You will have a lot of visibility, as you will be in contact with all departments and operations as well as financial partners.


Dynamic bilingual executive with a high energy level who has worked as a #1 finance with over 7 years of relevant experience and holds a CPA designation. Results-oriented candidate with experience in the full corporate financial cycle, management accounting and with an intrapreneurial approach. The #1 Finance person must have a strategic view of the organization and at the same time be able to get hands on and structure the organization to take it to the next level.


Knowledge of project accounting (WIP or WIP) in the engineering, aerospace, manufacturing or construction industries is a definite plus.


We are looking for a technology and business intelligence oriented candidate who has had a direct impact on growth, profitability and strategic business direction. Acquisitions, financing, risk or opportunity analysis (contracts, partnerships...) 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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