Executive Vice-President, Finance

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on May 5, 2023

Top senior finance leadership role, reporting into CEO and sitting on the ELT team. Leading an accounting & finance team of 18+ people.  Well-established and reputable Canadian company with strategic growth plans.

Who- the Company:
Our client is a successful and reputable mid-size privately-held Canadian organization that was founded over 20 years ago. The company is broadly speaking in the financial services sector, but it is not a bank or credit union. They have been recognized in the past as a Top Employer. In addition to their business achievements, the organization promotes a culture of collaboration and employees are encouraged to contribute positively to the communities they live and work in. 

What- the Role:
Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Vice-President, Finance on behalf of this great organization. The areas of responsibility are diverse:

  • Directly overseeing accounting, finance, and investment functions for the entire company

  • Leading 3-4 direct reports and a total team of 18+

  • Conducting regular presentations on financial health, forecast to actuals, goal attainment, etc. To the CEO, SLT, and Board.

  • Strategic planning, both short-term and long-term

  • Overseeing financial reporting

  • Leading M&A initiatives and exploring opportunities for strategic business partnerships, in Canada and in the us

  • Building and maintaining relationships with 3rd party consultants (auditors, bankers, insurance providers, investment advisors, etc.)

  • High-level tax support, in conjunction with external tax consultants

  • Financial system optimization; seeking out opportunities for automation and system-led efficiencies

  • Contributing positively to a healthy, engaged, and solutions-oriented corporate culture; providing mentorship and career development opportunities to the accounting & finance team

Who- the Candidate:

  • At least 14 years’ progressive and relevant work experience.

  • CPA Accounting designation, or International equivalent, is required; MBA is preferred.

  • Fantastic leadership and mentorship skills; recent experience as the top finance leader (CFO, EVP Finance, VP Finance), reporting directly into CEO/President/Founder.

  • Experience in financial services, fin-tech, or a similar sector is required.

  • M&A exposure, preferably with involvement in a full-cycle  acquisition- from target identification to purchase completion to post-acquisition integration.

  • Experience with a Canadian-based company expanding operations/partnerships in the US is highly preferred.

  • Ability to navigate the constant changes of a fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization within a sector that is very competitive and ripe for disruption.

  • Values-based, highly ethical, and innovative. SWIM will share more insight into the company’s corporate values with qualified candidates.

HQ’d in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Plenty of hybrid flexibility, approximately 1-3 days/week in office, depending on the week.

How Much:
Base salary commensurate with experience, plus bonus program, employer RRSP contribution, competitive paid time off program, full PD support, health & dental benefits, excellent industry-based perks, etc.  

When & How to Apply:
If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out to that person very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. SWIM will be conducting initial interviews and presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested in this great top finance leader opportunity and want to hear more, please don’t hesitate to reach out soon. SWIM is very respectful of passive/confidential job seekers. Thank you!