Vice President, Finance

Greater Toronto Area /
Finance – Financial Planning & Analysis /
Full-Time
/ Hybrid
TRADER Corporation is a trusted Canadian leader in online media, dealer and lender services. The company is comprised of AutoTrader.ca, AutoSync and Dealertrack Canada. AutoTrader.ca (AutoHebdo.net in Quebec) offers the largest inventory of new cars and used cars in Canada, receiving over 25 million monthly visits to its marketplace. With over 3,500 subscribers and counting, AutoSync is the largest and fastest growing dealer and OEM software provider in Canada. The platform's suite of connected automotive software solutions brings advertising, conversion and operational support together, synchronizing the entire retail process. AutoSync's diverse range of offerings includes: vAuto, EasyDeal, xtime, Motoinsight, Activix, TAdvantage and TRFFK. Dealertrack is Canada’s largest automotive financing portal, enhancing efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, motorcycle and powersport retail industries. Over 6.5 million credit applications are submitted via the Dealertrack Canada portal each year. Visit tradercorporation.com to learn more..

We are looking for a Vice President of Finance for the largest automotive marketplace in Canada.

Summary of Job:

Business Strategy 
 Play a lead role in formulating and developing the Company’s strategic plan and financial models, supporting the development of required talent and priorities for the organization, and establishing the key performance metrics as the organization continues on its aggressive growth agenda.
‒ Collaborate with and provide support to the Executive Team to enable the growth of the business. 
 Execute the business strategy to position the Company for stability and double-digit growth; act and advise on measured performance metrics. 
 
Leadership
 Model strong leadership that is aligned with the Company’s values; help define and embody the Company’s corporate value system and promote a high-performing culture.
 Lead, mentor, and develop all levels of management within the business. 
 Establish and oversee functional performance objectives; provide development opportunities and recognize excellent achievement while fostering open lines of communication. 
 
Financial Management, Analytics & Reporting
 Ensure the FP&A function is best in class and provides visibility into organizational performance across the company with key performance indicators, and supports the strategic growth agenda; assessing organic growth opportunities as well as modeling M&A scenarios and supporting deals.
 Build dynamic and responsive planning and performance management processes so the FP&A function is adaptive to evolving business needs. 
 Be a trusted and proactive partner in decision-making, maintaining a business-enabling mindset without sacrificing objectivity and healthy skepticism.
 Hold a strong understanding of the business, its profit drivers, and cost structure to act as a consultative leader in improving and expanding the business; work with the Executive Leadership Team to support strategic decision-making and planning, deal support, and financial engineering with a focus on value creation, and capital structure optimization to support growth.
  Work with the EVP of Finance and Operations to improve forecasting capabilities and processes. Identify organizational objectives and departments that the FP&A function serves, and build effective and influential relationships (e.g., sales, operations, marketing, technology).
 Develop processes that balance speed with the need for evidence-based decision-making.
   Develop efficient and effective financial tools and systems that capture and highlight information to grow the business and provide insight while protecting the company’s assets and enhancing the running of the business. 
  Ensure an effective reporting model is created to provide insights on profitability across all revenue-generating business units (subsidiaries) under the TRADER group of Companies. 
  Develop and provide operational reporting and analytic tools that are flexible, scalable, and reflective of a growth-oriented business.
  Oversee the annual budgeting process, including review and approval of department budgets, and preparation of reports and analysis for the board and financial institutions.
  Oversee and provide proper management and compliance reporting; ensure proper controls and audit processes are in place. 
 Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual management reporting to the Executive Team and PE owners as required. 
 Oversee the development of updated financial and cash flow forecasts as required.
  Support the CEO in preparing and presenting monthly reports to the Board of Directors. 
  As the company works toward an exit for the PE owners, ready the company for possible IPO or strategic sale.
 
What’s in it for you…
-We understand that there is life at work and life outside of work. Here are a few benefits we all benefit from that support us to be our creative best.
 
Fitness and wellness
-We provide discounts to nation-wide gyms, onsite gyms (when we’re in the office), an Employee and Family Assistance Program, as well as a virtual wellness program.
 
Benefits from Day 1
-Gym discounts
-Local in-office free gyms
-Employee and Family Assistance program
-Weekly virtual wellness events
-In addition to in-house training, we provide an annual lifestyle allowance of $1500 so you can grow your skills.
-Conferences & training budget
-Regular internal training programs
 
Financial planning
-Let us help you invest in your future with 3% matching towards your pension and multiple forms of income protection.
 
Competitive salary
-Annual bonus structure
-3% CPP matching