Head Office, 1400 Castlefield Ave, York, Ontario, Canada Req #1164
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Roots is more than just an/the iconic Canadian retailer, we are a group of passionate employees who act with integrity, trust each other and do what is right. We work in a space where people can grow and develop, with a team of people who own results and are dedicated to seeing Roots win. We seek to build longstanding relationships with partners who share our commitment to maintaining high ethical standards of operation.
We are currently seeking a VP, Finance who can be nice, will seek inspiration from our roots, can commit to achieving results the right way and loves to think big to join us on our journey.
Acting as the leader of the finance team, the Vice President, Finance is responsible for overseeing all finance function needs of Roots and will serve as the right-hand to the Chief Financial Officer. This individual will be responsible for external/internal reporting, financial planning & analysis, taxation, and controllership functions (accounts receivable, accounts payable, treasury, payroll, sales audit, and inventory management). In addition, this individual will act as a true partner to the business in leading a culture of data-driven decision-making, centered around analysis with a focus on return on investment.
The VP, Finance for Roots will be responsible for and evaluated on the following:
Partner with the business to lead analytical decision-making in enabling the business to achieve strategic priorities.
Provide financial and operational analysis and value-added decision support to business initiatives and teams in understanding and optimizing their revenue potential, profit margins and capital deployment.
Support the CEO and leadership in the maintenance of the strategic business plan with the relevant inputs of budgetary control, financial forecasts and management reporting
Oversee and contribute to the preparation of weekly, monthly, and quarterly financial reporting documents for presentation to internal management and the Board.
Ensure ongoing compliance with the Company’s financial covenants and cash flow requirements. Serve as a key contact for the Company’s financial institution partners.
Support annual tax filing requirements by leading the preparation of tax financials and documentation for the Company’s third-party tax advisors.
Assist in various ad-hoc operational tasks to support the CFO and other needs of the business.
Top candidates for the VP, Finance role will have the following:
10 years of progressive accounting/finance experience with prior experience in leading and coaching teams. Experience working in a publicly listed company an asset.
Business degree with a CPA designation required, with working knowledge of IFRS, internal controls, and Canadian corporate taxation concepts.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and well-versed in use of PowerPoint, with the ability and desire to learn new applications. Understanding of financial modelling an asset.
Strong presentation and communication skills, with the ability to explain complex matters to the C-suite and Board members.
Experience with financial analysis to frame and solve business problems.
Must be a hands-on self-directed contributor, eager to learn, and a resourceful problem solver.
Leadership, influencing and communication skills are a key factor, you will have an ability to work cross-functionally, and with senior management and executive staff and will also work with outside parties (auditors, tax, board members, bankers).
The VP, Finance role is eligible for:
The Roots Work In Comfort (Flexible Work) program,
A generous clothing allowance and employee discount
Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
Founded in 1973, Roots Canada is a publicly held Canadian lifestyle brand that sells apparel, leather bags, small leather goods, footwear and active athletic wear with over 100 retail stores in North America and Asia.
Pay Type Salary