Director of Finance [14-Month Contract]

  • Company:
    Global Relay
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
  • Category:
    Business / Mgmt

We are looking for a Director of Finance to join our Finance and Accounting team for a 14-month contract starting January 2021.Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Finance will lead and oversee the daily operations of the Finance and Accounting department which is responsible for financial reporting, taxation, billing, collections, budget management, treasury, payables, and payroll functions. You will liaise with the CFO who will be on leave during this time to keep her aware of issues that require her attention. As Director of Finance, you will provide timely, accurate information to key stakeholders and senior management on the financial performance of the Company. You will manage banking relationships and ensure timely reporting and compliance with financial reporting covenants. You will ensure the Company is in good standing with all relevant tax authorities and jurisdictions. You will work closely with Human Resources and review global payroll and benefits. The Director of Finance prepares and presents forecasts and budgets to key stakeholders (senior management and lenders) and proactively identifies issues and risks that could impact the business and develop solutions. You will mentor, guide, and support the expanding team. This is an exciting contract role with a dynamic, fast growing company!Your Job:Liaise with the CFO on a recurring basis on all matters of the Company and escalate issues for her attention as requiredPresent analyses of financial and operational performance, along with key performance indicators and metrics, and communicate results and issues to key stakeholdersWork alongside the CFO to support the leadership team by providing strategic direction on financing, capital spend and cash flow management mattersPrepare business forecasts and capital expenditure budgets in consultation with senior management and business unit leaders, and update rolling forecast models to accurately reflect operational assumptions and the sales pipelineOversee the external audit and preparation of consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises and statutory audits of foreign subsidiariesEnsure timely financial reporting to stakeholders and ensure reporting is in compliance with financial covenantsEnsure the accuracy and completeness of payroll and benefit calculations and ensure all deadlines are metOversee procurement and approve cash disbursements and payables in line with budgetsOversee treasury functions and maintain relationships with lendersOversee the billing team to ensure the timely issuance and collection of invoicesWork internally and with the external consultants to ensure the timeliness of global tax compliance which includes corporate tax (i.e. federal, provincial/state and local levels) and indirect tax (i.e. sales and use taxes and value-added taxes) filingsReview, develop, document, and implement finance and accounting policies, procedures and system of internal controls, including the identification of process improvements to streamline invoicing and reporting, as well as improve team efficiencySupport other internal departments with financial analyses or decisions as requiredOverall day-to-day management of the Finance and accounting teamOther ad hoc duties and analyses as requiredAbout You:Bachelor’s or Post-Secondary degree in Commerce, Accounting or Business AdministrationChartered Professional Accountant or equivalent designation5-8+ years of advanced level corporate accounting and finance experience as a Director of Finance or an industry role with similar responsibilities, ideally in a software or high technology companyExperience with Canadian, US, UK and international taxation mattersExperience in Canadian payroll is required, experience in US and UK payroll is an assetProven history of excellence and timeliness in external and internalfinancial reporting and tax complianceExperience in managing a team and communicating with senior executivesExperience in capital budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and financial planningProven track record of effective team leadershipProven effectiveness in a fast moving, fast growth entrepreneurial environment, with a ‘solution based’ mind set, and a proactive approach in driving improvements to processes and systemsExcellent oral and written communications, including ability to communicate with others with tact and diplomacyStrong attention to detail, critical thinking, negotiating, problem solving, and analytical skillsIntermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skillsExperience with a Software as a Service company is an assetExperience in Scientific Research Experimentation and Development tax returns is an assetGlobal Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governance, surveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global finance sector. We help financial services firms preserve and supervise their communications data for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and litigation readiness. We deliver our services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, text, market data chat, social media, enterprise social networking, voice, trade data, websites, and more. Recently, we also launched a compliant messaging platform specifically for the finance industry.Our Global Operations & Development Center is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, we have offices in eight other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York, Chicago, and London.Over the years, we have won several major awards, including:Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers Canada’s Top Employers for Young People Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum Technology Fast 50 – Leadership We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, we offer invaluable opportunities for doing business with some of the world’s largest, most influential firms. Our company is also perfect for those who want to create cool technology using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on mobile.To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement,