Posted November 17, 2016 2 years 11 months ago

Manager of Finance

The Manager of Finance will effectively lead overall internal and external financial and statistical reporting including all transactional processes, purchasing and asset control as well as overseeing physical facilities maintenance and security. As an active member of the leadership team of Bruce Telecom, this role will provide financial updates, outlook and analysis toward decision making and will coordinate annual budget and year-end financial reporting cycles.

Reports to: CFO

Supervises: Finance, Materials & Facilities Maintenance Teams


1. Align departmental planning to meet key business initiatives:

  • Oversee the management of accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit & collections, capital asset tracking, inventory control, purchasing and general accounting functions
  • Actively participate in the preparation of budget and forecast information that meets shareholder expectations for presentation and approval by the Board
  • Ensure effective stewardship of the company’s assets and that the necessary audit and control procedures are in place and tested to protect the physical, real and intellectual property
  • Focus upon timely preparation of financial reports (i.e. monthly, quarterly and annual budget to actual schedules) and the accompanying analysis to detail variance explanation according to established thresholds
  • Perform financial analysis to support decision-making processes on an as requested basis (i.e. lease vs. buy, payback and project justification)
  • Act in a mentoring role to non-financial managers in order to raise the quality of the budgeting processes and continually improve the economic stewardship and performance of the company
  • Act as lead resource during the annual audit engagement, establishing clear direction to staff on tasks to ensure a well-coordinated process of preparing all necessary information as requested by external audit team
  • Oversee facilities maintenance and security for all Bruce Telecom sites

2. Manage People and Performance

  • Ensure direct reports understand safe work practices and oversee that they work safely
  • Work with team to troubleshoot areas of concern and assist with eliminating road blocks
  • Participate in recruiting and inducting staff who are able to meet the role expectations
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed and standards of performance are met
  • Set challenging performance expectations and hold staff accountable for delivering
  • Conduct regular performance discussions to review progress and create development plans and regular coaching opportunities

3. Demonstrate Leadership

  • Advocate and maintain excellence in all work and demonstrate continuous improvement
  • Demonstrate the vision and values of the organization
  • Set clear expectations of behavior and conduct
  • Open to receiving ideas and feedback from others that may challenge views and alter self-awareness of own personal leadership style
  • Maintain technical/functional skills, knowledge and abilities while focusing on developing increased managerial leadership strength
  • Uphold leadership and management accountabilities that result in the induction, performance management, learning and development of staff capability

4. Lead Change

  • Contribute to continuous improvement of business processes, systems, policies and services
  • Understand, involve others, and communicate the need for change
  • Develop a change plan and involve others in executing and delivering the change effectively

Educational & Experience Requirements:

Completion of recognized accounting designation (CPA)

An applicant in the final stages of a program of professional studies who possesses an acceptable combination of professional experience and technical training may be considered

A minimum of 5 years of experience within a finance team environment

A minimum of 2 years of experience in a leadership role is considered an asset

Required Knowledge & Skills:

Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team

Effective coaching and mentoring ability

Strong written and verbal communication skills

High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and reasoning

Skilled at process management

Strong team building ability

Superior organizational, time management and prioritizing skills

Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures

Attention to detail in all areas of work

Hours of Work:

Typically 8 to 5 Monday to Friday


If interested in this opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to by Friday, December 2, 2016