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FP&A Director

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Are you a business leader that has boardroom presence and isn’t afraid to voice your concerns and challenge any audience? BuildDirect is looking for a FP&A Director who has excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills to build out our FP&A team.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, the FP&A Director will own monitoring the financial health of the company and various KPIs. You will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally with business leaders and your team to influence key strategic business decisions. This role will allow you to make a real impact to our business and be a key contributor to take the company’s trajectory to a billion dollar+ business. This position is critical in not only managing a growing team but leading the transformation of Finance from predominantly accounting/control focused to more analytically focused.

What You’ll Do
  • Act as a trusted advisor to the Head of Finance and Executive Committee
  • Lead, facilitate and provide feedback at cross-functional weekly business meetings
  • Lead and coordinate with Executive Committee on various board and external reporting packages
  • Monitor and forecast sales trends, revenue drivers and KPIs, and report on any patterns and trends
  • Validate and provide feedback on key strategic business decisions
  • Review and optimize complex financial models
  • Responsible for the company planning cycle including long range planning, annual operating plans and quarterly forecasting
  • Lead annual operating plans and budgeting process
  • Work with leaders cross-functionally to review and refine company-wide/team KPI’s and challenge inputs/assumptions
  • Partner with other business functions to review analysis and drive continuous financial improvements
  • Lead and mentor the growing FP&A team

What You’ll Need
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) required. MBA, CA or CFA preferred
  • 10 years of experience in Finance – minimum 5 years in FP&A (including in operational settings and business modeling) and 3 years management experience
  • An excellent communicator (both written and verbal) – able to distill large amounts of data into discrete insights and actionable items
  • Outstanding presentational skills and ability to facilitate quality meetings
  • Well-developed leadership presence and the knowledge and skills to influence others through being direct, transparent and sharing information proactively
  • Innate curiosity and a desire to seek root causes and can spot trends and patterns in data
  • A proven track-record in developing complex financial models, capable of producing timely and accurate, forward-looking financial information.
  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize under a fast paced environment and, willingness to assist other team members across the entire company
  • Advance Excel skills (Advanced formula, Power Pivot, Macros). Knowledge of SQL and other analytic software is an asset.
  • Financial accounting experience an asset
  • Solid experience working with cross functional teams; and, an ability to collaborate in ways that are meaningful to the success of the business
  • Comfortable in a “hands-on” role with a “can-do” attitude
  • Experience in online retail business an asset

What You Must Have
  • An obsession to understand customers’ need and willingness to work tirelessly to solve their problems
  • Ability to move fast while balancing good judgement
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit that has grit, determination and challenges the status quo
  • Proven track record to deliver great results
  • Commit to developing and coaching your team and others
  • And last but not least, you enjoy the journey

Posted: January 18, 2019
Closes: March 19, 2019
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201-500 employees

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Founded by Jeff Booth and Rob Banks in 1999, BuildDirect Technologies is a privately-held Canadian technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, si...