VP Finance (#1 international SME finance)

Permanent job offered at Montreal

Reference number



More than 200,000


  • Financing to support rapid growth
  • Diagnosis of the finance function
  • Management accounting in a multi-service context
  • CEO's strategic partner and full cycle


Our client, a medium-sized manufacturing company of good size (500+ employees and 10+ legal entities) that produces and provides services for a growing industry, is looking for its number 1 finance person to support its growth vision. As the Vice-President, you will be the right hand of the President, an entrepreneur full of ideas, projects, like minded people and very result oriented. The company is resilient, has great innovative and exciting projects. There are many challenges that await you.



As Vice President, you will be responsible for maintaining and expanding the company's banking/financial relationships to strategically manage liquidity needs to support rapid growth. You will need to be able to turn around quickly during impromptu situations. You will be responsible for sourcing, optimizing and negotiating financing. Within the first few days of your arrival, you will conduct a diagnostic of the finance function in order to put in place the foundations for sound management of this anticipated growth. You will participate and support the grant applications of the numerous business units. In addition, you will prepare grant applications for the head office and maintain external links with the various authorities. 


You will be responsible for overall fiscal planning, preparing and presenting the budget and planning and conducting financial audits. You will play a strategic role from a financial and fiscal point of view within the management team and will contribute to the renewal of group insurance. On a monthly basis, you will be responsible for: reviewing the financial statements and the credit margining document and forwarding the documentation to the bank. Finally, you will prepare the quarterly consolidated financial statements, calculate the quarterly ratios and submit the quarterly documentation to the bank.


You have a great opportunity to contribute significantly to the growth of the company which aims to double its size in the medium term.


Experienced bilingual executive with a CPA designation, with a minimum of 7 years of experience in a position with similar responsibilities and knowledge of the manufacturing and/or construction sector in a multi-site and service or line of business setting. The ideal candidate will have an extensive network of bankers/financiers and be known as a strong negotiator. 


Strong knowledge of finance/accounting, ERP and technology and the use of financial tools including KPI's are on the menu. The VP Finance is a good communicator, pleasant to work with, able to roll up his sleeves and, at the same time, has good business and organizational skills. 

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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