Director of Finance (with CFO potential in 1 year)

Director of Finance (with CFO potential in 1 year)


Job Position: Director of Finance (with CFO potential in 1 year)

Company: Baker Tilly

Expected salary:

Location: Dartmouth, NS

Director of Finance (with CFO potential in 1 year) Job Details:


Director of Finance (with CFO potential in 1 year)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaAre you a dynamic senior professional in Finance who wants to live your values and ambitions creating an exceptional experience as part of the most engaged team? Do you want to be:

  • empowered to thrive?
  • engaged for team success?
  • someone’s favorite mentor?
  • someone who influences tomorrow?
  • part of something meaningful?
  • part of something more?

At Baker Tilly Nova Scotia (BTNS), a 25-partner entrepreneurial, local, independent member firm of Baker Tilly Canada, you will collaborate with a team of 145 dynamic, interesting professionals who pride themselves on exceptional service and commitment to success along with our 40 member-firm offices across the country providing value-added accounting, tax and advisory services to a wide range of clients from individuals to not-for-profits to large private companies. We are thrilled to work directly alongside Harbinger Law, providing an even more innovative offering. Affiliated with Baker Tilly International, a global network of 148 territories with 39,000 people working in more than 706 offices, you can collaborate with a talented group of high-performing colleagues across the world. Baker Tilly International was honoured to receive the “Network of the Year” Award at the prestigious International Accounting Forum & Awards 2023.Our team is in search of a Director of Finance to grow with our Baker Tilly Nova Scotia Team into a Chief Financial Officer role within 1 year.Your Contribution to our story:At Baker Tilly Nova Scotia (BTNS), our Partners and leadership team are dedicated to creating the best experience for our colleagues. As Director of Finance, you will collaborate closely with the CFO to enhance the programs, processes, and practices within our Finance team to positively impact our firm’s accounting and payroll functions while making an elevated career transition towards the CFO role within 1 year. The Director of Finance produces periodic financial reports, ensures an accurate system of accounting records, and implements a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk while identifying opportunities for financial and operational efficiencies. The Director of Finance at BTNS is someone who prides themselves on technical knowledge and practical application. Transition into the CFO role is contingent upon demonstrating insight into the bigger picture, adding value daily, and displaying major project implementation capabilities.We will support you to do what you do best every day by offering you:

  • Competitive total rewards package, including salary and incentive program
  • Robust benefits plan (health, dental, life, dependent life, AD&D, STD, LTD, etc.)
  • Fantastic perks:
  • RRSP matching
  • Generous paid time off package (vacation, personal, sick, firm holidays, etc.)
  • Wellness allowance
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Complimentary on-site gym
  • Free, plentiful parking
  • Dress for your day, including casual
  • Growth-focused coaching, mentoring, feedback, and growth plan reviews​
  • Learning and professional development opportunities as well as paid professional dues
  • Work-life integration (professional flexibility, working remotely opportunities, compressed work weeks, EFAP, etc.)
  • Fun at work year-round with firm-sponsored social events, yoga, lunch and learns, registered massage therapy visits, espresso happy hours, free snacks and meals, teambuilding events, therapy dog visit, off-site Staff Day, etc.

You will play an integral part in helping our Baker Tilly NS team provide exceptional experiences to our colleagues, clients, and community!Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee all accounting processes, as well as financial and banking functions.
  • Maintain documented system of accounting policies and procedures for all accounting functions.
  • Supervise the preparation of semi-monthly payroll.
  • Provide support and mentorship to the finance team, as needed.
  • Complete month end reconciliations and assist CFO in the preparation of the financial reporting package.
  • Collaborate with the CFO in the development and preparation of all internal management reports, including variance analysis.
  • Prepare and deliver custom reports, as required, to support the needs of partner analysis of business operations – including financial and operating metrics.
  • Collaborate with the CFO and COO in the effective coordination of the annual budgeting process and the period forecasting updates.
  • Collaborate with the CFO to ensure that ad hoc requests are supported through the organization.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline.
  • CPA Accounting Designation, or an equivalent combination of related experience and education.
  • Minimum 10 years accounting experience in progressively senior accounting or financial management roles with at least 4 years’ experience in a public accounting firm.
  • Ability to building strong, trusting relationships internally and externally and work effectively and collaboratively in a complex, nuanced, multi-stakeholder, matrixed environment.
  • Experience working efficiently and accurately with complex budgets, forecasting, internal transactions. Strong analytical mind that can tie the micro and macro together to make strategic recommendations.
  • Exceptional proactive ownership, planning, solution-finding, attention to detail, and project management abilities to excel in a high-performance environment.
  • Skilled communicator with a broad range of colleagues and situations, learning and adapting in the moment. Easily connects proactively, 1-1, teams, in person, virtual, informal, formal, etc. Proven ability to lead, manage, and coach a team of finance and accounting colleagues.
  • Trusted by all, you have sound professional judgment, integrity, confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Proficient technological ability, including systems such as MS Office 365 (especially Excel), Practice Management (time, billing, accounting platform), QBO, ADP Workforce Now, Caseware (audit, financial reporting, and data analytics system), etc.
  • Strong HST and corporate Tax knowledge will be given preferential consideration.

If you are ready to Be True to yourself while creating great relationships, great conversations, and great futures, we welcome your application to be part of something more. Join our diverse team that delivers high service and performance through deep connection, empathy, and creativity. Now, for the future.Application Information:Are you ready to live your values and ambitions as part of the most engaged team in NS? by sharing your cover letter and resume.We are actively seeking to add team members from communities with lived experiences of marginalization and underrepresentation. We respect and value everyone for their unique perspective and the difference that they bring as we create a culture of trust and belonging. If you identify as Black, Indigenous, a Person of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, Disabled/Person with a Disability, or another marginalized group, we strongly encourage you to apply, even if you wonder whether you fully meet the qualifications in the posting. If accommodation at any stage of the application process would assist you, please connect with our People & Culture team at and we are happy to help.

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