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Director of Finance - Full-Time

Location: Vaughan

Position Overview

We are currently seeking an experienced and effective Director of Finance with demonstrated leadership ability for one of Canada's most award-winning wineries located in Vaughan, Ontario. Reporting to the President, the Director of Finance will lead the Finance team functions encompassing all financial reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting and management of internal controls necessary to meet the Corporation's financial and operational objectives. This will be coupled with an ability to leverage Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) tax and financial reporting knowledge to provide insightful and strategic contributions to the Corporation and its Executive Team. In addition, this individual must have the ability to champion change, understand effective operational reporting and lead the organization in the adoption of new and emerging technology tools and techniques in the accounting function.

Core Competencies

• Solid understanding of Accounting Principles, concepts, internal control design and tax compliance; strong analytical and report writing skills

• Knowledge and experience with implementing and enhancing financial and accounting systems, processes, tools and control systems

• Managerial courage and delegation skills; able to manage and lead within scope of authority and assist all areas of the business to create value

• Ethical, innovative, tolerant and resilient with collaborative approach to task management, decision making and problem resolution

• Professional communication and interpersonal skills demonstrating both business and emotional intelligence

Critical Business Objectives and Requirements

Financial Reporting and Analysis Functions
a) Support Executive Team in making sound business decisions through analysis of information and developing business cases and modelling proposals

b) Oversee the functioning of the Accounting department to ensure the accuracy of company's accounting and other records as well as the timely preparation of relevant financial reports

c) Review all month-end closing activities including General Ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and corporate overhead cost allocations

d) Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions as it relates to supporting the organization in meeting its objectives

e) Accurately complete monthly and annual financial statements, month end closings and other reports per established timelines

f) Provide year-end working papers for external auditors; prepare annual budget and business plan; and ensure taxes and annual reporting to government authorities are accurate and on schedule

g) Complete and review monthly bank and trust account reconciliations as well as periodic reconciliation of balance sheet and expense accounts as required to ensure accurate financial reporting in accordance with GAAP

h) Conduct regular audits of processes and provide timely and insightful analysis and financial information management

People Management
a) Create, develop and foster a high performing Accounting team through empowerment initiatives to increase effectiveness and productivity; support an employee-oriented company culture that emphasizes quality and continuous improvement

b) Promote high levels of employee morale through positive leadership, clear and regular communication and employee recognition

c) Ensure accounting staff complete duties within established deadlines and that staff are adequately trained/cross trained and provided opportunities for new experience and development

Vendor Relationships, Lease Management and Legal Agreements
a) Effectively negotiate contracts to control costs and maximize relationships with Vendors, Property Management and Service Providers

b) Identify and execute strategies to control costs

c) Manage the company's external auditors

d) Co-ordinate and review the company's legal agreements and leases


• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required with an MBA preferred

• CPA or CA Certification required

• 10 + years of Finance Accounting and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) experience

• 5 + years experience in both traditional retail and/or manufacturing industries 

• Demonstrated leadership experience with ability to champion change

The company provides a competitive Compensation and Benefits package.


Accounting/Finance: 10 years (Required)
Manufacturing/Retail industry: 5 years (Preferred)


Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Work Remotely


Other Information

Applicants agree that by providing personal information in response to this ad, and otherwise in any recruitment process with Magnotta Winery Corporation or its affiliated companies (the “Company”) such personal information may be retained and used for a period of one (1) year from the date of this application, for the purpose of consideration for employment opportunities which may arise during that time period, unless an applicant notifies the Company to the contrary. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We invite you to learn more about us at our Company,

Magnotta Winery Corporation is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of the LGBT community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Magnotta Winery Corporation will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. If you have difficulty using our online application system and you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email or call us at toll free 1-800-461-9463. Please note this email is only for accommodation requests.

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