Senior Manager of Corporate Finance

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/2/2020 12:47 PM)
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The Senior Manager of Corporate Finance, a member of the finance management team in Ottawa, will report to the VP, Finance & Operations. Under general supervision, the incumbant will manage and direct financial accounting, reporting, and treasury and in the near future, they will also manage the overhead budget function. In addition, this role is required to collaborate with our tax staff and management and provide oversight to our payroll staff in conjunction with payroll management through our shared services model, monitor performance of outsourced services (accounts payable, financial systems, billing, and certain accounting functions), and work collaboratively with program finance management to fulfill the corporate finance objectives.


This position requires an experienced professional manager with strong leadership and technical skills.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to

  • Steer a team through the timely and accurate completion of all corporate financial reporting and forecasting requirements including detailed value added analysis to enhance the decision making in the organization.
  • Lead all treasury related functions including cash flow forecasting and foreign exchange management.
  • Responsible for the overall accounting function of the pension plans.
  • Oversee the payroll function in conjunction with payroll management through our shared services model.
  • Collaboration with our tax staff in conjunction with tax management through our shared services model.
  • Monitor and manage the performance of our outsourced services (accounts payable, financial systems, billing, and certain accounting functions) to ensure services rendered positively impact the business.
  • Work collaboratively with program finance management to fulfil the corporate finance objectives.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives in financial accounting processes and controls.
  • Manage corporate external, internal, and SOX audits.
  • Work with senior management to ensure complete alignment of activities with other Company priorities and efforts, while ensuring financial performance is in compliance with corporate guidelines.
  • Lead and motivate team members to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  • Provide the appropriate resources and training to the finance management team regarding any corporate financial accounting and reporting developments.
  • Leads the development and analysis of overhead budgets and forecasting for the Company in conjunction with the leadership team.


  • Bachelor’s degree, in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • 8 to 10 years of relevant experience including managing staff, corporate financial accounting, reporting, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated financial management expertise and strong knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation.
  • Advanced use of MS Excel, and proficiency in Microsoft Suite.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude and the ability to work cross functionally to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to develop and present to senior management to aid decision-making.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegate to staff.

Ideally you will have some experience in

  • Oracle and/or Hyperion knowledge/experience would be considered a strong asset
  • Experience in public accounting considered an asset

Must be able to obtain and maintain Canadian Security Clearance and a positive Controlled Goods Assessment. Eligibility to work in Canada either as a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Our Company Benefits
Our contribution to our employees represents much more than just a pay check. We invest in our employees’ health and wellness, paid time off, retirement, income protection, work/life balance, talent development and more. As a General Dynamics employee, you can enjoy many of our benefits including:

  • Health and optional dental plan
  • Life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Vacation and flexible work environment
  • On-site fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Hockey and soccer leagues
  • Tickets and giveaways offered through our Recreation Association

About General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is one of the country’s most innovative defence and security technology companies, providing advanced thinking, design expertise, and implementation know-how to equip military and first responders with leading-edge hardware, software and systems.

Our employees innovate on a daily basis. Part of General Dynamics Mission Systems, a global company with more than 13,000 employees across 100 facilities worldwide, our success stems from strong system engineering experience, ongoing investment in research and development, collaboration with commercial and military systems industry leaders, and a singular focus on customer service.

In Canada, we employ more than 1,300 people across three locations. Our business groups include: Land Communications, Airborne Mission Systems, Underwater Warfare and Cyber Solutions.

We believe in maintaining a diverse workplace – inclusive of beliefs, cultural background, job experiences, thoughts and ideas. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team! (Workplace accommodations are available).


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