VP Finance - Corporate Controller (new position / relief position)

Permanent job offered at Montreal

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  • #2 Finance - Large management scope on 3 sites
  • Responsible for full accounting cycle - Reporting package
  • Change agent - finance function excellence
  • CFO's right-hand man - access to corporate strategy


Our client, a Canadian leader in its sector with international activities, is looking for a VP Finance - Corporate Controller to oversee all financial/operational accounting activities in a context of growth and acquisitions. The targeted candidate is capable of operationalizing the strategy, in which he/she actively participates, to achieve operational excellence. While building your own position, you will be the CFO's right-hand man, actively participating in the development and execution of the company's financial strategy. This position is offered in hybrid mode and requires mobility outside Quebec for a maximum of 25%.


As a strategic business partner to the CFO and leader of his finance team of over 70 people at 3 sites, the VP will be responsible for sound corporate management and for producing management reports for financial and business partners, as well as for presenting them to the Board of Directors. This is a pivotal role that interacts with multiple departments, but primarily those of Transformation, Legal (Compliance), FP&A, and Operations.


Beyond technical accounting, financial and operational skills, the successful candidate will be a business partner who supports company management through strategic analysis, planning, communication and natural leadership that rallies troops to achieve common goals. Your management scope will include the following functions: Financial Accounting, Compliance, Treasury, Consolidation, Risk Management, Policy and Governance, Master Data, Controls, Collections, Balance Sheet Analysis, Fixed Assets, Reconciliations, Bookkeeping, Payables, Receivables, Billings, Budgets, Partner Reporting...


The VP Finance - Corporate Controller is a change agent who initiates, challenges and continuously improves systems and processes so as to be able to analyze a high volume of data and transactions, identify key indicators that enable us to understand operations and make critical decisions. The aim is to increase the quality and speed of management reporting, while at the same time being able to obtain greater detail for certain major customers.


We're looking for a candidate with an outstanding record of achievement, which has had a direct impact on growth, profitability and strategic business transformation. Due diligence reviews, post-acquisition integrations, team mobilization and relocation, case or opportunity analyses are a must and must be part of the VP's track record.


Join a fast-growing company where you can actively shape your role, make a significant impact on our customer and grow to new professional heights. Your journey with our customer is not just a job, but a genuine long-term opportunity.


Dynamic, fluently bilingual (English and French) CPA with a minimum of 15 years' experience in finance leadership roles, ideally in a mix of public, international and entrepreneurial companies. We are looking for an integration of accounting, financial and operational expertise as a minimum prerequisite. The VP is an inspiring leader, humble, able to operationalize his many ideas and at the same time possessing managerial courage.


With superior communication skills, the VP Finance - Corporate Controller is able to convey the business, accounting and structural issues of his departments/systems/processes to all hierarchical levels and multidisciplinary groups. We're looking for a manager who manages a multitude of priorities and projects with rigor and respect for deadlines.

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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