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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Vancouver, BC

We are seeking a dynamic and results-oriented Director of Financial Planning & Analysis to join our leadership team. Reporting directly to the VP Finance, you will play a crucial role in shaping the financial strategy and decision-making processes of Rubicon Organics. 


This role requires someone who can move and make connections between financial and business strategy and day to day financial performance management with ease.


The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership skills, financial acumen, attention to detail, and the ability to drive business performance through insightful analysis and strategic recommendations.


Responsibilities:

Financial Planning:

  • Lead the development and execution of the annual budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Collaborate with department heads to gather financial inputs and assumptions for accurate budgeting and forecasting.
  • Process improvements to analytical tools and internal reporting to increase automation of FP&A functions
  •  Analysis and Reporting:
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, including variance analysis and trend analysis, to identify key business drivers and areas for improvement.
  • Prepare regular and ad-hoc financial reports for senior leadership, providing actionable insights.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), for gross margin and SG$A budgets, to track and report on the financial performance of the organization.


 Product and Inventory Costing:

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of robust product and inventory costing models.
  • Work closely with the production and supply chain teams to ensure accurate cost allocations and pricing strategies.


Strategic Decision Support:

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to provide financial insights and support strategic decision-making.
  • Evaluate investment opportunities and assess the financial impact of business initiatives.
  • Identify areas of improvement and implement solutions to enhance overall financial performance.


Controls and Compliance:

  • Champions a strong internal controls environment to safeguard financial assets and ensure accurate financial reporting
  • Stay informed about changes in regulatory requirements affecting the cannabis industry and ensure financial practices comply with relevant regulations.


People Leadership:

  • Oversee the hiring, training and performance management of the FP&A staff including managing performance of direct reports.
  • Assist with the development of strategic and tactical plans for the entire finance team.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; CPA designation is highly desirable.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in financial management in multinational CPG companies, with at least 3 years in a leadership role.
  • Previous experience in the cannabis industry is a strong asset.
  • Proven ability to lead and develop high-performing teams.
  • Adaptable, strong business acumen and attention to detail
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills to make data-driven decisions.
  • Detailed knowledge of financial systems and financial modeling.
  • Experience in successfully implementing costing methodologies within an ERP system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effective collaboration across departments
  • Strong computer literacy with advanced level Excel skills (power pivot, power query, etc.) and database management (eg. SQL)
  • Must be able to address multiple issues in a high paced and rapidly changing environment. Time management skills are critical.

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