Director of Finance

Halifax, NS

Venor is proud to partner with our client, Atlantica, in their search for a Director of Finance. For more than fifty years, Atlantica has been a leading provider of mechanical construction services for the industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential sectors in Atlantic Canada. With a highly-skilled team equipped with the latest tools and leading-edge technologies, Atlantica controls the most crucial aspects of mechanical and electrical construction, from design and fabrication, to fire protection and maintenance services throughout the building’s life cycle.

In 2016, Atlantica was acquired by The Cahill Group, one of the largest multi-disciplinary construction companies in Canada. With operations from Eastern Newfoundland to Northern Alberta, Cahill is building the future of energy, mining, hydro, and social infrastructure on some of the largest construction and fabrication sites in the country.

Reporting to the Vice President – Atlantica, Cahill Maritimes & Lynk Electric, the Director of Finance is a strategic partner who will lead and develop the Atlantica finance team, engage in all financial processes, and work closely and collaboratively with The Cahill Group and Cahill’s finance team. This role will provide high-level financial analysis to support strategic and operational business functions by creating financial and operational strategy (including metrics tied to that strategy); developing and monitoring the control systems designed to preserve company assets; and reporting accurate financial results. The Director of Finance will have oversight for all control risks that impact the financial results of Atlantica, ensuring the organization is pacing towards its financial targets.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance will be responsible for effectively communicating and promoting the organization’s vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities; exercising significant judgment in formulating and guiding strategic business decisions; overseeing budgeting and forecasting processes (both operating and capital); as well as maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additional duties may also be required as needed.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a Bachelor of Commerce degree in finance or accounting with a CPA designation, and a minimum of 5 years of experience leading and developing others in a similar progressive financial role. Equivalent education and experience will be considered. With their proven track record of success as a senior member of a management team, the successful candidate will possess demonstrated capabilities in executing strategy and overseeing financial and organizational management. The incumbent has a solid business acumen, a desire for career growth, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate is a decisive goal-oriented leader with a natural curiosity toward creative problem-solving, and a proactive focus on continuous improvement and strategic thinking.

Atlantica embraces a culture of belonging in the workplace. No matter who you are, where you’re from, how you think, what you believe in, or who you love, your application is welcome. Diversity is appreciated and there is understanding that we all come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, bringing in unique perspectives and experiences. Applications from 2SLGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC), women, newcomers to Canada, and people with disabilities are encouraged. If you require any accommodation in the application and interview process, please let us know.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Ian Sullivan at ian@venor.ca.

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