Director of Finance

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Director of Finance
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Coquitlam - BC
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Our client is a well-established privately held transportation company.  They are looking for a leader for their finance team.  They are fast-moving and offer lots of challenges.  Using lean methodology in their workflow.

The Director of Finance will have two direct reports – Controller and the Traffic/Pricing Manager.  10.5 indirect reports.  Looking for a coaching mentality.

The ideal candidate will come from logistics or warehousing.


  • Provides financial strategic insights, advice and expertise to corporate leadership, the Executive Management Team, and other Department Leaders on fiscal measures, responsibilities and increasing profitability.
  • Participates as a member of the Executive Management Team, reporting status updates on finance and pricing initiatives, and advising on critical issues as they emerge.
  • Oversees the Traffic/Pricing Department.
  • Provides on-time regular financial reporting to the ownership, and executive leadership.
  • Responsible for financial controls, accounting and reporting, financial systems, and related compliance.
  • Responsible for bookkeeping and financial reporting services for other entities as required.
  • Analyzes financial performance, identifying growth opportunities for improvements in cash flows, and manages risks.
  • Provides leadership and support to Accounting and Pricing staff, including performance development/management.
  • Develops and monitors objectives for the finance department.
  • Reviews, refines and streamlines finance procedures for efficiency.
  • Develops and implements financial policies and procedures.
  • Oversees and manages financial reporting and budgeting processes.
  • Leads, manages and oversees all financial affairs for the company.
  • Ensures compliance with financial regulations, industry standards and reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for accident and insurance claims.
  • Participates in other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • A Degree in Finance or Accounting with ten (10) years’ demonstrated progressively responsible experience in financial management, accounting/finance and business administration experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • CPA designation required; a member in good standing.
  • Public Practice and industry experience.
  • Solid experience of budgeting and financial planning.
  • Solid working knowledge of Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Exceptional level use of the Microsoft Office suite of programs with advanced knowledge in Excel.
  • Knowledge and experience with accounting systems/software.
  • Knowledge and experience in the Transportation industry.
  • Knowledge and experience with a Transportation Management System (TMS); preferably TruckMate.
  • Exceptional ability to monitor, allocate, and control finances on a large scale.
  • Ability to collate, organize and analyze confidential information obtained from a range of internal and external sources to assist in decision making.
  • Ability to present financial analysis and projections to company stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively lead, manage, coach and develop others.
  • Looks for ways to improve processes and procedures; helps drive continuous improvement.
  • Time management; effectively plans and organizes self and/others to achieve goals, prioritize tasks; allocates time and resources accordingly; deals effectively with interruptions and multiple deadlines.
  • Customer focused and responds to inquiries in a timely manner; takes responsibility for meeting internal and external customer requirements and solving problems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, to be effective in requesting and delivering information.
  • Ability to think critically, creatively and strategically in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders; analyzing and interpreting information and data to resolve problems related to area of expertise.
  • Team player who collaborates with others to achieve goals, objectives, and deliverables; demonstrates ability to engage, motivate, develop and mentor staff.
  • Self-starter with the ability to exercise considerable independence, judgement, confidence in decision-making and requires minimal supervision; takes initiatives to make things happen without being asked and anticipates tasks that need to be done.
  • Positive attitude that communicates job-related issues with a constructive, problem-solving approach; always willing to take on new challenges.
  • Maintains a high degree of confidentiality in the performance of all aspects of the position.

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Karen Epp


Karen Epp, CPC is the Senior Finance and Accounting Recruiter at Goldbeck Recruiting Inc and brings over twenty years of experience recruiting professionals in Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Human Resources. One of the advantages of working with Karen in your search for Accounting Professionals is the extensive long standing relationships with candidates and reputable clients.

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