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Finance Director

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Job description

About RBR

Headquartered in Kanata, Ontario, and with six international branch offices, RBR is a leading innovator in designing and manufacturing precision scientific instruments for marine and climate research. Our cutting-edge solutions are utilized by scientists and researchers worldwide to explore and understand the complexities of aquatic environments. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for technological advancement, RBR continues to drive innovation and sustainability in the industry.

About the role

We are seeking a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and detail-oriented Finance Director, who will spearhead the financial strategy and operations of our company, reporting to the President and collaborating closely with the other leadership team members to drive growth. This role offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on our business trajectory, leveraging your expertise in global financial management, technology integration, and strategic leadership.

What you'll do

  • Develop and execute financial strategies to support business growth and operational efficiency
  • Drive financial planning, budgeting, forecasting, and analysis to optimize resource allocation and performance
  • Implement and monitor robust financial controls, processes and technology solutions to ensure compliance, mitigate risks and enhance financial reporting and analysis
  • Lead financial modeling and scenario analysis to support strategic decision-making
  • Oversee treasury management, including cash flow optimization and capital allocation
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive initiatives that support revenue growth and cost optimization
  • Manage international financial operations, including foreign exchange, tax compliance, and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee financial aspects of supply chain management, including cost analysis, inventory control, and procurement
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting across multiple entities and jurisdictions

Job requirements

What you bring

  • Strong track record of success as a Finance Director, Head of Finance or other senior financial leadership role within a growing small to medium-sized business (100-200 staff, $30-$60M revenue)
  • Strong understanding of financial management, accounting principles, and corporate finance, with a focus on hardware product lifecycles and its financial considerations
  • Experience with international financial operations and multi-currency accounting and consolidations
  • Demonstrated success in driving business scalability and process improvement initiatives
  • Experience with technology integration, including hardware-focused ERP systems (ideally Microsoft Dynamics365 Business Central) and financial analytics tools
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to anticipate market trends and capitalize on emerging opportunities
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; MBA or CPA preferred
  • Minimum 8 years of progressive experience in financial management, with at least 3 years in a Finance Director or equivalent role
  • Proven track record of leading finance teams and financial transformation in scaling businesses, ideally with international operations
  • Proficiency in complex financial software ERP systems, ideally in hardware-focused businesses
  • Strong business acumen and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

If you are a visionary financial leader looking to join a dynamic team and lead our company into its next phase of growth, we want to hear from you.

Why join us

  • Opportunity to drive transformative change and make a tangible impact on our business
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment that values innovation and creativity
  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits

Current perks at RBR

🌴 20 days of vacation, plus a company-wide holiday shutdown and paid sick days

⏰ Flexible working hours

🩺 Benefits from day 1 & RRSP contribution matching

💰 Company-wide bonus program

🏋🏽 Annual fitness reimbursement program

🚴 Greener commuting incentive program (bike-to-work, carpool, or transit passes)

🚗 EV reimbursement program + on-site charging stations

💝 Charitable donation matching

🌮 Monthly Friday lunches (on us)!

At RBR, we celebrate and support diversity in our workplace, we are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We seek to recruit the best and most talented people for the job. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


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