Vice President, Finance

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Are you ready to move distribution forward?

Solutions 2 GO is a premier global distributor of video game products. With operations reaching 19 countries in North, Central and South America, and partnerships that further extend to Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, Solutions 2 GO represents all publishers in the Canadian market, offers coast-to-coast distribution in the USA and is the exclusive distribution partner for Sony PlayStation in Latin America. Our leadership, processes and partnerships have earned us a reputation as the premier provider of flexible, dynamic distribution solutions for publishers, manufacturers and retailers around the world. At Solutions 2 GO, we are moving distribution forward. If you are an achiever who is relentless in ensuring that we achieve business results and create a great company culture while doing it, then we’re looking for you!

The S2G Finance Team is Growing! We are looking to hire a Vice President, Finance!

This role will partner with the various business leaders to oversee and monitor activities of a multi-billion-dollar business and will oversee the daily financial operations and controllership functions ensuring clear, accurate and timely financial reporting is provided as required.

This role will actively support and promote a positive company culture with internal and external stakeholders, clients, and customers through intentional relationship management and proactive/responsive customer service. The ideal candidate will be solution-oriented with an analytical mind and systematic approach to solving problems.

Key Responsibilities:
Strategic Corporate Finance
  • Partner with management to facilitate effective, data-driven decision-making and drive insight into the business with analytics that support both the short-term performance goals and the long-term strategic direction
  • Proactively seek opportunities to create efficiencies and improve processes; develop and monitor key performance metrics for business segments and functional departments
  • Actively support M&A activities, including due diligence, business valuations, combinations, and integration
  • Provide support and strategic guidance for the operations and sales teams
  • Provide strategic thought to business planning, forecasting and analysis
Credit and Risk Management
  • Oversee Credit and Accounts Receivable functions and develop KPI’s to ensure effective management of overall cash and collection process
  • Oversee the credit risk of the portfolio and consistently review customer profiles to ensure appropriate insurance coverage is in place
  • Ensure knowledge is current with latest accounting and reporting developments (IFRS, FSRA, CRA) and provides guidance to team on the implementation of standards and requirements
  • Establish financial and administrative controls; allocate material, human and financial resources to implement necessary policies and programs
  • Contribute to foreign currency risk management policies & procedures
  • Conduct financial review of all contractual obligations
Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Participate in financial planning/forecasting process
  • In collaboration with Global CFO oversee the annual budgeting process, including review and approval of department budgets, and preparation of reports and analysis for the board and financial institutions
Financial Reporting and Governance
  • Complete variance analysis of Balance Sheet and P&L to guide strategic corporate decision making
  • Facilitate monthly and quarterly business and financial reviews with management, and implement weekly and monthly reporting dashboards on KPI’s to create visibility into company performance
  • Prepare and analyze external reports/filings/provisions (Bank/Legal/Tax/Audit)
  • Prepare and maintain multi-currency, multi-entity consolidated financial statements
  • Adherence, validation, and certification of financial statements for local and international matters including financial statement preparation under IFRS/US GAAP/ASPE
  • Oversee the financial close process, including internal controls and publishing of accurate and timely monthly financial statements
  • Complete local legislative reporting, payment, and audit requirements
  • Ensure the FP&A function provides visibility into organizational performance across the company with KPI’s, and supports the strategic growth objectives, assessing organic growth opportunities as well as modeling M&A scenarios
  • Maintain/prepare rigorous ABL reporting requirements on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Evaluate, implement, and maintain accounting and internal control systems and procedures in adherence with prescribed internal control framework(s) and external regulatory requirements
  • Management and compliance of tax related matters (Canada/US/Foreign)
IT Systems
  • Evaluate financial reporting systems and make recommendations
Skills & Qualifications:
  • University Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Finance, Business, or Economics
  • Canadian or US CPA designation required (CA preferred)
  • Minimum 10+ years post-qualification, post-firm management experience
  • Dynamic personality with the ability to manage several initiatives at once
  • Experience building and developing a team with a work environment that is positive and inclusive
  • Medium/Large company Assurance experience with solid knowledge of accounting standards
  • Experience with ABL bank reporting requirements
  • Strong Tax and Compliance experience (US Tax experience an asset)
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Great Plains
  • Experience in M&A functions (e.g.: market research/assessment/benchmarking, origination, valuation, due diligence, transaction execution and integration)
  • Hedge/Derivative accounting knowledge an asset
  • Treasury/FX experience an asset

The successful candidate will receive a conditional offer which will be contingent upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third-party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal or credit clearance, employment verification, education verification, and driver’s abstract review. If you have any questions along the way, please do not hesitate to ask.

Solutions 2 Go Inc. is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. For individuals requiring accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact the HR team at hr@solutions2go.ca.

For more information on Solutions 2 Go Inc., please visit About Us.

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