Canadian CFO

Permanent job offered at Montreal

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  • Canadian CFO with evolutionary profile to CEO
  • Strategic planning - growth management
  • Business partner of the management team
  • Positive change agent



Our client is looking for a CFO with an evolving profile to become CEO to challenge, advise and interact with leaders from different departments of the 2 divisions at the finance and business level. The targeted candidate is able to operationalize the strategy, in which he/she actively participates, to optimize the company's growth. 

As a strategic business partner with the president and leader of its finance team on 2 sites, the CFO will have to ensure sound business management and produce the necessary financial information for the European headquarters of this public company.

Beyond accounting, financial and operational technical skills, the successful candidate will be an advisor who supports business management through strategic analysis, planning and natural positive leadership that brings his or her troops together to achieve common goals. The #1 in finance will have to be able to delegate and surround himself well in order to rise and take the organization to another level.

The CFO likes to diagnose, improve the finance function, systems and procedures so that he can become more efficient, identify key indicators that allow operations to be understood and make critical decisions.

We are looking for a candidate with an exceptional track record of achievement that has had a direct impact on growth, profitability and strategic direction. Acquisitions, financing, case or opportunity analyses are essential and must be part of the CFO's achievements.

A highly profitable SME within a large international public company that offers several great challenges and the opportunity to become CEO!


CPA with a minimum of 15 years relevant experience, who had a concrete impact on the growth of a company. We are looking for a #1 finance person who has an integration of accounting, financial and transactional (business) skills. The ideal candidate possess an international experience (IFRS + Matrix context) and is able to have a macro and micro vision with a global approach without giving advantage to a division or the other. We are looking for a creative person who’s mindset is focus on growth instead of only cost reduction and that can challenge the leadership team and the CEO based on facts. The CFO must be an inspiring leader, humble, able to put in place his numerous ideas.

The CFO must have experience within a monthly recurring revenues model like insurances, media, mobile phone, telecom, financial institution… (pharmaceutical or retail can be considered as well since these a complex business models because of matrix set up and multi-products).

Moreover, the CFO must have excellent communication skills and be able to popularize business, accounting and strategic positioning stakes for every hierarchic level and multidisciplinary groups. We are searching for a #1 finance individual with projects and strategic initiatives that go beyond finance.

About us

CIELO is a recruitment firm specializing in finance, accounting and management in Quebec, Canada and internationally. Our head office is located in downtown Montreal. Only successful candidates will be invited to an interview. We would like to thank all the candidates for showing interest in this position. The masculine form is used to lighten the text.

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