Vice President, Finance

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on November 9, 2023

Fantastic Senior Executive opportunity with a very well-established company whose highly technical systems are used around the world. This is a great career opportunity for someone who wants to work for a complex and interesting global company headquartered in Vancouver. Directly overseeing accounting and finance, and indirectly overseeing other corporate areas such as IT, facilities, procurement, contracts management, and supply chain, with an overall team size of 30+ people. This organization has a great culture with long-term employees and an interesting project-based business model.

Who- the Company: 
Our client is a highly successful and innovative company headquartered in the lower mainland with over 40 years of history and a well-established global reputation. Subsidiary offices in various countries. The company is very well-managed and successful with long-tenured employees. There have been no lay-offs conducted in well over 8 years and the company is on track to double their revenues in the next year.

What- the Role:
Our client seeking a Vice President Finance to join their executive leadership team. The VP Finance will have 5 VP-level peers. The new VP Finance will lead a team of over 30 individuals, including 4 direct reports, The divisions led by these direct reports cover a broad range of areas beyond just accounting & finance, including contracts management, IT, data analytics, supply chain, inventory, purchasing, systems analysis, etc. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking seasoned leaders with at least 15 years’ relevant experience in accounting & finance, as well as some other relevant areas of corporate business operations such as IT, data analytics, facilities, procurement, contracts management, etc. Qualified candidates will have led teams with 3+ management-level direct reports and a total team size of 20+ including indirect reports. CPA accounting designation is required, or International equivalent.

Candidates must have recent experience working in a project-based industry, ideally in engineering and/or highly technical design. Experience working in a company with global operations and a global customer based is highly preferred. Tech savvy with ability to seek out system optimization and opportunities for automation is required.

How Much:
Generous base salary commensurate with leadership experience and qualifications, plus a bonus program. SWIM can provide more insight into total compensation.  

HYBRID- Approximately 50% in-office / 50% work-from-home. The company is headquartered in Greater Vancouver. 

When & How to Apply: 
Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format, if possible, as it works best with our internal systems- but PDF format is also fine). Thank you!