Director, Finance - Special Projects

Position Description


Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), the Director, Finance – Special Projects is responsible for leading the Finance & Accounting teams on all enterprise projects with Finance involvement and partnering with key stakeholders to provide solutions and advise on all accounting and reporting issues. This role also requires providing strategic thinking and end-to-end leadership and support on all Finance & Accounting initiated projects.

The Director Finance – Special Projects is responsible for understanding, influencing and working with the Project teams within the enterprise to set project scope, ensure detailed business and data requirements are developed and manage execution for all aspects of Finance. This role also requires strong knowledge of Accounting concepts and standards, internal controls over financial reporting and regulatory reporting.


  • Work closely with and act as a primary point of contact for the Project Management team to ensure smooth implementation of finance components for all strategic initiatives.
  • Get involved in projects at the initial stages and clearly understand the expected outcomes, deliverables and benefits of the project to assist in the early identification of issues and recommend appropriate modification to scope, if required.
  • Ensure project plan is complete and includes Accounting entries/GL set-up, accounting policy, accounting processes/operations, system set-up, internal controls, financial reporting and disclosures, management reporting and taxation.
  • Ensure development of project artifacts including charters, integrated project plan, resource plan and contingency plan while complying with applicable standard processes (eg: Project management, Risk, Audit and Compliance).
  • Manage the execution and evaluation of the design and operating effectiveness of the Company’s internal control processes.
  • Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost and quality parameters.
  • For all new processes, evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of the processes and ensure appropriate controls over processes and financial reporting exist.
  • Identify and ensure continuous improvement through understanding and monitoring of systems and existing processes.. Develop and implement solutions that enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the function. Ensure strong working relationships within the Finance and Accounting department, ensuring engagement of the CFO and Director, Finance in decisions and initiatives.
  • Work closely with business unit heads to ensure cooperation and delivery of projects accurately and on time.
  • Manage relationship with external and internal auditors, vendors and consultants, and other key stakeholders and act as a primary point of contact for queries on Finance and Accounting projects/processes.
  • Ensures adherence with CTC’s Risk framework through effective oversight the proper implementation of policies, procedures and controls as required by regulations.

Qualifications Required

  • University degree in Business or Finance and an Accounting designation (MBA or CPA) is preferred.
  • Extensive accounting and financial reporting leadership experience with a strong understand of IFRS, GAAP and accounting processes, systems and solutions.
  • 7 to 10 years of management experience leading system implementation and an affinity to system design and development.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, project planning and management skills along with a risk mitigation mindset is required
  • Strong presentation skills with ability to conduct presentations comfortably to senor and executive management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with multiple stakeholders and business units.
  • Ability to proactively solve problems and escalate issues through the proper governance protocols and channels
  • Excellent power point and excel skills.
  • Sound understanding of risk management.
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality and accountability.
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills.
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution and people management skills.
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization.

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