Director of Finance (ref. NF-1001)

May 9 2021
Industries Vehicles (parts, sales, maintenance)
Categories Accounting, Finance, Bank, Insurance, Financial services, Financial Accounting, Financial Analysis
Ottawa, ON

About Us

GPQ  is a leading provider of Finance & Insurance Solutions to the automotive after-sales industry.     Our superior product line is underwritten by First Canadian Insurance Corporation who have been a respected leader in the industry since 1988.   Learn more about us at www.groupepremierquebec.com.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Director of Finance to join our forward thinking, entrepreneurial business that is modernizing and reinventing how Finance & Insurance Solutions are delivered.    GPQ is growing at an unprecedented rate, with more than 80% of new business from direct client referrals and forecasted revenues of $20M for 2021-2022.   We are now looking to expand beyond the province. 

This is an exciting time for GPQ.   We are leading innovative and impressive change in an industry anchored in old ways, and heads are turning.    Our business model has been exceedingly well received.   Our clients tell us we are the future of the industry and we wear that badge proudly, as it endorses the very reason we got into business.     

This role goes well beyond managing the company's finances.  A typical day in this role, provides an opportunity to improve and create new measures for productivity, innovate creative solutions utilizing data to maximize company-wide growth,  and drive strategic direction.    

As Director of Finance,  you will provide leadership in all areas of Accounting, Finance and Administration.   You will report directly to the President and are responsible for one direct report.

Your Strengths

You have  a balanced mix of tactical finance skills, business acumen, the grit and motivation to build from the ground up, and an analytical mind to inform our business strategy.

You have an ability to influence business owners, support thoughtful decision making and can adapt to rapidly evolving environments.

Your solid financial knowledge and the ability to interpret numbers, draw conclusions, and make recommendations will allow you to deliver results and drive strategic growth.

Requirements

  • Professional accounting designation or working towards one with significant recent and relevant experience.
  • Ideally you will possess deep experience in business planning, strategy development, or in a senior operational role within a high-pressure start-up environment and/or consulting firm, and expertise in building business models and feasibility of business cases.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience with  progressively greater responsibility
  • Experience managing people.   This role has one headcount assigned to this position.   You will be instrumental in identifying the skill set for this role and choosing the incumbent. 
  • Superb communication skills combined with a recognized ability to explain your analytical findings to non-finance people in a clear, concise manner.
  • Excellent English communication skills, written & verbal.   Bilingualism considered an asset.
  • Expert ability in MS Excel
  • Knowledge of the automotive or insurance industries will be considered an asset.

 

What we offer

  • Salary of 60-80K.   As we grow, so will your career.
  • Make your mark leading the financial strategy of a company that is changing the way an industry does business.
  • An innovative and creative team of passionate professionals
  • Flexible working conditions including working from home when required.

PLEASE  SEND YOUR CV AND COVER LETTER IN CONFIDENCE TO **@*******************.***

REFERENCE JOB # NF-1001 in the subject line.   

As remote working is offered, this position is open to anyone in the province of Ontario with the understanding that some travel may be required within the province once provincial health restrictions are lifted.  

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

GPQ – A next level partnership

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