Vice President Finance

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Employer: The Border Group of Companies Location: Winnipeg, MB, on site ABOUT THE BORDER GROUP OF COMPANIES The Border Group of Companies is the parent company for Border Glass & Aluminum and GRENS. Border Glass & Aluminum is one of Canada’s largest fenestration manufacturers and glazing contractors. GRENS is a fabricator of Reynaers Aluminum, a global company specializing in aluminum building systems for architectural and construction applications and high-performing and environmentally sustainable products. . ABOUT THE VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE Reporting to the Ownership group, the Vice President, Finance is responsible for managing the overall financial position of the company, providing leadership and strategic direction for the company’s short- and long-term objectives.

This role is responsible for proactively managing reporting, forecasting and the overall direction of the accounting and financial analysis of the operations. As part of the leadership team, the Vice President, Finance will work with the Vice President, Sales and Vice President, Production to guide the company in achieving business objectives and interpret and recommend improvements to influence operational decision-making so that they can make a more proactive assessment of potential financial risks. The Vice President, Finance develops the financial well-being of the company by providing financial projections, preparing growth plans, and directing staff. The scope of this position will encompass all the divisions under The Border Group of Companies and includes Border Contract, Border Service and GRENS.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Strategic Financial Planning Participate in developing the strategic plan to advance the company’s mission and objectives, and to promote revenue, profitability and growth of the company Manage the overall financial position of the company Act as a resource and aid to executive management with respect to financial information, issues, and reports Work with each of the operational and support areas to understand the goals and objectives, key drivers of success, information and measurement systems, and processes and reporting Establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s strategic plans Develop, direct, and provide financial analysis of operations by evaluating trends, studying revenue opportunities, establishing critical measurements, accumulating resources, and resolving problems Lead the finance and accounting functions including annual budgeting, forecasting, business planning, reporting, capital planning, audits, and cost control Translate the strategic and business plans for financial planning and accounting into operational plans Review prior financial results and discuss anticipated changes to highlight future needs and trends Develop financial models that can reflect different scenarios and can be used in long-term planning Monitor financial performance against budgets and explore, analyze and report variances for discussion and decision-making Identify within a risk management framework, all risks to the organization, and develop and implement internal controls to mitigate these risks Develop a process of assessing and reporting on the overall performance of the company Oversee the year-end audit process including the review and/or preparation of working papers, schedules, analysis and other required documentation Recommend new practices and/or innovative opportunities in alignment with summary budgeting and financial reporting Ensure the effective performance of all team members Operational Performance Measurement Assess and evaluate the financial performance of the company regarding long-term operational goals, budgets and forecasts Provide management oversight of the day-to-day operational accounting and finances of the company Provide the Ownership group with historical, current and future projected information and analysis about organizational performance Provide advice and guidance to the teams about areas of concern and opportunities for improvement Communicate, engage and interact with internal and external stakeholders and maintain relationships with auditors, and financial institutions Develop, review and approve periodic and ad hoc financial statements and reports as required Establish monthly reporting, annual forecasting/budgeting, project reporting, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for Ownership review Develop and approve organization-wide policies and procedures and ensure data and information are brought forward to inform the development of financial, procurement, security, and risk management policies EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A proven strategic planner, the ideal candidate will pair a post-secondary degree in finance or business with a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation, complemented by 8 to 10 years working in a senior role leading the finance function in a multi-stream business. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. This position requires an individual to roll up their sleeves and be hands-on when necessary. This means actively participating in operational accounting tasks and challenges, leading by example, and demonstrating a strong work ethic.

Entrepreneurial and strategic business sense, progressive and forward thinker who excels in a fast-paced environment Experience working in a manufacturing environment is a strong asset Experience providing financial analysis for capital investments, pricing decisions and contract negotiations Experience managing the production of annual budgets, forecasts and cost accounting analysis Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong communication and organizational skills Ability to work in a fast-paced growth environment and lead growth management initiatives An entrepreneurial spirit and keen adaptability to a dynamic, changing environment Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external parties and lead with credibility, integrity and trust while achieving results and fostering a positive team culture Experience in operational performance measurements and improvements would be an asset

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