Robert Half Finance & Accounting Director, Accounting in Toronto, Ontario

Our Client, a financial institution in the downtown core, is seeking a Director, Accounting to join their accounting team. Reporting into the Managing Director, this is a transformational leadership opportunity that will include participation on a major system implementation project. The incumbent will be involved in developing, implementing and maintaining policies and controls, risk mitigation and coordinating the annual audit, dealing with the external and internal auditors, banks and all other regulatory or strategic alliance partners related to accounting. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the day to day operations of the Accounting Department, including: accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, account reconciliations, producing the annual financial statements, financial reporting and variance analysis, corporate tax filing, monitoring of all expenditures and ensuring effective cost control measures are maintained, and planning and developing an accounting team (approximately 7-9 people).

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Req ID: 05090-0008945751

Functional Role: Risk Analyst

Country: Canada

State: ON

City: Toronto

Postal Code: M5J 2T3

Compensation: $130,000.00 to $133,000.00 per year

Requirements: As a strong candidate for the Director Role you have:

  • A professional accounting designation CA/CPA, CMA, CGA. Preference will be given to those candidates with a CA/CPA designation.

  • 5+ years of experience working in a banking environment

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a Director or Controller capacity with 7 years of management experience with demonstrated ability in developing staff. The Director must also have experience in planning and process improvement strategies, and presenting results to the C-suite and Board.

  • In-depth GAAP and IFRS experience;

  • Financial statement preparation and accountability; Budgeting and reporting accountability;

  • Experience liaising with regulators; Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required for this position, in addition to superior Microsoft Office desktop application skills. If you are looking for an outstanding leadership role and the chance to be part of a business transformation opportunity, then please e-mail your resume to Anne-Marie Richter at quoting job # 05090-0008945751 Director, Accounting. If you are already registered with Robert Half, please contact your assigned Recruiting Manager. Only those candidates that are a match to our client's requirements will be contacted. No Phone calls please.