Chief Financial Officer - International Freight Forwarding - Mississauga, ON - Exclusive/Unadvertised

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Overall Role Purpose:

As CFO  Canada you will own all financial aspects in terms of planning, analysis and management of all financial matters, by partnering, advising and challenging the country senior management team and influencing the strategic direction whilst maintaining financial transparency and adherence to financial policies, supporting project work as well as the broader business development agenda.

 In summary this covers:

  • Overall management of the Canada (entity) finance function and leading  the country finance team
  • Financial planning  & budgeting - including forecasting, estimates and supporting the strategic direction for the group / business unit / function and developing these into short (Budget) and medium term plans (MTP / IBP)
  • Financial control - ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and group policies.  Managing funding requirements, with the support of the Group Treasury functions, manage risk controlling
  • Financial Performance Analysis and Reporting - Analysis and reporting of financial activity in a timely and transparent way with recommendations where appropriate.  This will involve holding periodic reviews with managers / staff.
  • Business Controlling - Drive financial and operational performance and initiate corrective measures to achieve profitability targets. Manage cost modelling process and profitability analysis (by product, customer, lane, etc.)
  • Project Controlling / Investment Review – Supporting business in evaluating business proposals with a view to maximizing returns whilst minimizing risk, incl. assessment of capital investment projects and involvement in acquisition proposals.
  • Tax Management / Planning - In conjunction with corporate tax and utilizing internal or external country tax expertise, ensure optimal tax position for the business.
  • Treasury  - Maintain optimum cash levels, whilst minimizing exposure,  Manage local relationships with group-authorised banking institutions and manage in-house banking activities
  • Accounting activities –  Oversee delivery of all activities for the country in scope either  through own internal accounting team or through outsourcing
  • Commercial Support – supporting business partners in commercial negotiations with customers, suppliers with particular reference to pricing, payment terms, liability cover, termination costs and credit risk.

Main Tasks & Key Responsibilities:

Manage and control  Canada Finance activities in the areas of controlling, financial reporting and control, budgeting, accounting, Net Working Capital, investment, tax and fiscal related and risk management matters in accordance with the group policies and guidelines and local business environment. 

Required Experience & Qualification:

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