Finance Manager – Fashion Distribution [CLOSED]

Our central Toronto client, a leader in the fashion distribution sector, is looking for a Finance Manager to assume the financial reins of this family owned $15M business.  Wearing different hats, this role will lead all accounting, finance and business decision support activity.  If you are looking for a finance leadership role in a vibrant business environment that is primed for growth this is the place for you!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversee daily operations of the Accounting department
  • Monitor, analyze and provide commentary on operating results against budget
  • Recommend benchmarks for measuring financial and operating performance of divisions and departments
  • Prepare financial statements, outlooks and forecasts
  • Direct and coordinate company financial planning and budget management functions
  • Develop financial and budget policies and procedures
  • Direct and coordinate debt financing and debt service payments
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations and product investment decisions
  • Conduct deep dive analyses as required
  • Ensure compliance with municipal , provincial, and federal budgetary reporting requirements
  • Work with department managers and corporate staff to develop 3 and 5 year business plans
  • Establish and implement short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures
  • Design, establish , and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the department’s goals and objectives
  • Serve on planning and policy-making committees
  • Serve as primary legislative liaison relative to company financial issues
  • Oversee financial management of foreign operations
  • Direct financial audits and provide recommendations for procedural improvements
  • Other duties as assigned


 Additional Responsibilities

  • Represent the company externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, and the general public.
  • Recruit, train , supervise, and evaluate department staff.
  • Provide accounting policy orientation for new staff.
  • Knowledge of finance , accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including GAAP
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial financial regulations.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Knowledge of short/long term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and product-line profitability analysis
  • Professional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality results within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
  • Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
  • Requires willingness to work a flexible schedule.


  • 7-10 years of experience in a senior level finance or accounting role
  • Accounting designation (CMA, CA)


  • 70k – 90k plus bonus
  • Group health and dental coverage
  • 2 weeks annual paid vacation

 We thank all those who apply however, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.  Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada without sponsorship. Please send applications to and quote job ref# TFGFINMGR130503