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Element5 is poised to become the leading voice and a critical player in redefining the future of Canada’s construction landscape.
Combine your financial and strategic expertise, and take control of a finance department inside of a quickly-growing, successful, and multi-faceted organization.
Impact real change by establishing short and long-term departmental goals, objectives, and operating procedures that will result in streamlined processes and exceptional reporting.
Director of Finance @ Element5
Company: Element5 Co.
Position: Director of Finance
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Element5 are a leading team of designers, project managers, craftspeople and installation experts in the mass timber construction sector. Their mission is to improve the lives of people and do their part to sustain the environment through the design, fabrication and assembly of aesthetically pleasing and innovative timber buildings. Their purpose is to create spaces that will help communities thrive as they live, learn and work. Element5 is known for its integrated customer-oriented approach which ensures the successful delivery of high-precision and tailored timber solutions for every project that they complete. With the ability to send pre-fabricated, fully sealed building cladding, with all windows, doors and trim installed, Element5 has proven to be able to both reduce build times and significantly reduce costs for the client, without sacrificing quality. Element5 has seen a large increase in demand for their services and solutions and is poised to see continuous, exponential growth in the coming years due to the environmental, sustainability and aesthetic benefits of mass timber. With a manufacturing facility already running in Quebec and a second facility breaking ground shortly in Ontario with direct rail access, they have created an end-to-end model that affords them exceptional control of their supply chain and puts themselves in a position to take over market share in this innovative and competitive industry.
Skills & Experience
Likely from a public firm but more importantly you are a lifelong learner.
Hands-On Accounting & Finance Background
Experience in the manufacturing industry, likely in a Controller and/or Director of Finance role within a small to medium-sized company with consolidation experience.
You lead by example and enjoy participating with your team by actively coaching and developing their skills.
Ability to interact effectively with and gain trust with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally.
Summary of the Role
You will lead the company’s day-to-day financial activities of three legal entities which include manufacturing facilities, production and engineering, and sales across Canada and the US in addition to a research and development facility in Quebec. As a member of the senior management team, the Director of Finance will work directly with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Vice President of Operations of Element5.
As the leader of finance, you will manage all aspects of the company’s finance and accounting functions, while leading a team which includes accountants, clerks and third party service providers. You will train and coach the team, ensuring constant improvement on the accounting system, processes and procedures. You will be responsible for presenting accurate and timely financial information for the company, including weekly cash flow forecasts, monthly financial statements, timely board packages and complex analyses for this high-growth group of companies. You will manage all external vendors such as auditors and banking relationships. The complexity level of financial management will increase dramatically as the business scales, namely on the manufacturing side in 2021. In addition, you will also be responsible for managing the human resources function within the Element5 group.
Ultimately, the mission of the role is to maintain Element5’s financial function running seamlessly among all legal entities with an increased focus on the manufacturing side of the business moving forward into the future.