Director of Finance

St. John's, NL

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As Director of Finance, you will report to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and lead a team responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of a range of financial services including cash management, corporate taxation, financial analysis and reporting, general accounting, payroll, student registration and student invoicing and collections. You will develop and implement a streamlined monthly close process and provide the analysis and reporting that drives our operational and strategic decision making. Beyond managing day to day operations, you will make a significant contribution to the ongoing effort to align our financial operations and planning capabilities with our strategic plan for continued growth.

The role will work closely with other internal stakeholders to leverage insights and formulate plans that drive process improvement, implement departmental budgeting, improve internal control, and track Key Performance Indicators. And finally, working closely with the CFO and other leaders, you will play a pivotal role in designing and implementing the digital transformation of the finance function.

To excel in this position, you should possess the following qualifications and experience:


Finance, Operational and Department Accountabilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Accounting; Finance Operations departments.
  • Support the CFO in directing internal operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria.
  • Ensure the effective and timely delivery of all accounting and finance operations reports; monthly packages
  • Prepare and review monthly reporting packages, interpreting results and presenting them to the CFO.
  • Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Review current processes & practices and directs the accounting team in implementing
  • procedures / systems improvements as needed.
  • Play a key role in the annual budgeting and forecasting process, liaising with operations as necessary.
  • Maintain awareness of general economic, business, financial conditions, regulatory and taxation issues and their impact on the organization.
  • Conduct scenario analysis and builds financial models to aid in the assessment of strategic business opportunities.
  • Play a lead role in the external audit, liaising with the external auditors and preparing supporting documentation as required
  • Recruit, train and mentor accounting team members.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Compliance Accountabilities

  • Ensure that all finance related activities in the organization are performed in compliance with regulations and laws governing business operation
  • Establish and monitor internal controls and audit procedures to ensure proper financial management and safeguarding of asset

Leadership Accountabilities

  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with the proven ability to create a vision for direct and extended teams and track record for developing capability.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and communication skills and able to make a significant contribution to finance and business leadership teams while offering sound, independent advice.
  • Experience in senior financial leadership roles requiring integration and internal/ external stakeholder management.
  • Promote culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and commitment to quality.
  • Provide strong day-to-day high visibility and an approachable leadership presence.

Education and Experience:

  • Completion of CPA program
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics or related discipline required.
  • 10+ years progressive experience in Business Operations with 3+ years in leadership roles

Why Keyin?

Creating meaningful careers for 40,000 graduates since 1980, Keyin’s commitment to being a leading independent educator and the ongoing success of faculty, staff and students makes it a great place to work! With the goal of providing career seekers the practical skills they would need to succeed and flourish in a competitive job market, Keyin College has become the largest private college in Newfoundland & Labrador and prides itself on delivering career-focused graduates to the workforce, both in the province and beyond.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Collaborative Culture: Humility, transparency, and open communication are the cornerstones of our collaborative workplace.
  • Empowered Teams: We believe in empowerment, learning from mistakes, and fostering critical thinking.

Joining Keyin as Director of Finance offers an opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of a reputable institution while continuing to develop your professional experience in financial reporting and analysis. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their resumes to Ryan Thistle via rthistle@venor.ca.

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