Director of Finance

Are you looking for an organization where you can make a substantial difference? Is having autonomy and ownership important to you? This role will report to the Co-CEO’s and you will manage an Accounting team of 4.

Who Is In-House Solutions?

Our client, In-House Solutions, is Canada’s leading manufacturing solutions provider. Founded in 1988, they have the stability of an established company paired with a fast-paced startup mentality and culture. At the forefront of manufacturing innovations in the CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining industry, they’re helping their customers accelerate their adoption of high-tech manufacturing strategies.

How Will I Make An Impact?

  • You will provide both strategic direction plus operational support to In-House and consulting support for their affiliated sister company, Octopuz (robotics software)

  • You will work closely with senior management to develop and champion a financial plan, including P&L, budget management, cost-benefit analysis and forecasting needs

  • You will help drive the company’s financial objectives forward by making recommendations and business decisions

  • Develop and track key financial and operations metrics such as ROI, cost analysis, cost of acquisition, and project overrun

  • Perform pricing and margin analyses, assess results, prepare recommendations and determine trends

  • Update and monitor internal pricelists, product packaging, and margins to accurately consider true costs and business goals

  • Oversee accounting operations such as control systems, transaction-processing operations and policies, and procedures

  • Oversee commission calculation and sales reporting

  • Oversee all month/year-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts and overhead cost allocation

  • Oversee cash, investments, asset management, and tax requirements

  • Provide leadership, coaching and day-to-day functional support to Accounting team

  • Lead continuous inter and intra department process improvement initiatives as it relates to accounting and finance

  • Work closely with the management team to unite initiatives, problem solve, and develop business plans

  • Represent company to banks, financial partners, business partners, public auditors, etc

  • Comply with local, provincial and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

You’re looking to support both big picture strategy work and coach and manage a team. You’re looking for the security of an established company but also a place where you can make improvements and optimize processes.

This role is a good fit for you if you are pragmatic, have excellent financial, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and strong communication skills in both Finance/Accounting and general business management. This will also be a good fit if you have direct experience working with external auditors, internal controls, business operations processes, and compliance related issues.

Do I Have What It Takes? (Requirements)​​

  • +10 years experience in Accounting or Finance

  • Graduate degree in Accounting or Business Administration

  • Completed CPA designation

  • Experience developing and implementing financial and operational processes

  • Experience evolving and customizing ERP implementations and integrating with other business systems

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to ‘sell’ ideas
     

Nice to haves (but not necessary):

  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct and SalesForce

  • Bilingual (French) would be an asset

  • Experience in the software industry

Interested in Learning More?

This search is being led by Artemis Canada, a boutique executive search firm focused on the innovation economy. Please apply if you're interested, and if you meet the requirements we'd like to chat further to explore the fit!