Manager Of Finance & Risk Management

  • 5-10 Year
  • Winnipeg
  •   Posted On: September 1, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Interpersonal, Risk Analysis

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

Canada West Assurance (CWA), a division of Birchwood Automotive Group, is hiring a Manager, Finance and Risk Management. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Risk Management – CWA; the Manager, Finance and Risk Management is responsible for the financial reporting, accounting, monitoring and controls for CWA. In addition, the Manager, Finance and Risk Management will look for opportunities to enhance current processes and develop new strategies that create efficiencies within the department and the greater group. This position is a leadership role with the expectation that the incumbent will act as a mentor to other accountants and will provide support to all CWA team members. 


Main Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead the financial planning and accounting procedures for CWA including:
  1. Financial planning, expense control, cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable and account reconciliations
  2. Financial reporting, audit facilitation, month and year end reporting
  3. Reporting results to multiple stakeholders including the Director and Executive team
  • Providing financial expertise and analysis on a project-by-project basis,
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls and manage risk; ensure business risks are appropriately communicated
  • Resolve escalated client service issues and strengthen relationships with stakeholders throughout the Birchwood Automotive Group
  • Educate, mentor, and assist others in both finance and non-finance roles
  • Foster a client driven and can-do environment with a hands-on approach to deliver key initiatives
  • Organizing workflow of direct report(s); ensuring that they understand their responsibilities and providing constructive feedback and coaching.

Essential Skills / Details

  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Business; with a specialization in Accounting; an accounting designation would be considered an asset
  • Fundamental working knowledge of accounting concepts, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of internal control principles
  • Ability to work independently, resolve problems, and prioritize actions
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to successfully delegate to, motivate, lead, teach and mentor team members
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – must be an effective communicator both verbally and in writing
  • Focused on clients’ needs – anticipates, understands, and responds to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations
  • Previous experience using SAGE accounting software considered an asset
  • Insurance experience considered an asset

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