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Director, Finance

Company Description

Porter Airlines has revolutionized short-haul flying with a warm and effortless approach to hospitality, restoring glamour and refinement to air travel. Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®.

The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmins, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston and Washington (Dulles), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que., Stephenville, N.L., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Burlington, Vt., and Orlando-Melbourne, Fla.

Job Details

FUNCTION: Reporting to the EVP & CFO, the Director, Finance is responsible for overseeing a team of approximately 20 finance personnel with four direct reporting managers.

  • Directs all aspects of Finance and accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, corporate accounting, financial planning, taxation and treasury
  • Leads finance team, setting annual goals and cross-training of team members as required, ensuring departmental goals align with overall corporate goals and strategies
  • Reviews monthly board reports, and quarterly and annual financial statements prior to distribution to the Senior Leadership Team (“SLT”) and the Board of Directors
  • Oversees all Company audits, including financial statement, HST, ATSC, US taxes and airport and audits
  • Monitors cash flow and projected working capital requirements, working with lenders and merchant processors to preserve appropriate level of liquidity for operations
  • Provides SLT with reporting and guidance on financials to enable the execution of strategy and decision making
  • Oversees annual Operating and Capital budgets for SLT approval
  • Presents recommendations on issue resolution, tax planning, and other financial issues, as required
  • Establishes and implements accounting procedures and policies, ensuring that the Company is compliant with all new and existing IFRS guidance
  • Acts as a technical expert for the Company, partnering with operational managers to provide guidance and decisions on accounting treatment for various issues
  • Develops, implements and ensures compliance with internal controls over financial reporting and cash disbursements
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with operational managers, directors and the SLT to support and achieve organizational goals
  • Actively participates in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understand, comply and promote the Company Safety Policy 
  • Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.
  • Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.
  • Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).
  • Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.
  • Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high-quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.
  • Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.
  • Exemplifying Integrity: Treating others fairly, honestly, and respectfully, furthering the integrity of the organization and its relationships of trust with team members and the broader community.
  • Inspiring Others: Energizing and inspiring others to strive for excellence and commit to common goals and purposes, creating a sense of self-efficacy, resilience, and persistence in followers.
  • People Leadership: Assuming a leadership role in helping others achieve excellent results.
  • Leading Change: Recognizing the need for change, being open to new ideas and methods, and championing transformational change within the organization and beyond.
  • CPA designation required
  • Big four experience combined with industry experience an asset
  • 8+ years of progressive accounting, reporting, and managerial/leadership experience
  • Demonstrated  track record of proven financial acumen and leadership that demonstrates ability to work with senior leadership to gain insight into how to improve the organization’s operational and financial performance
  • Proven project management and organizational skills to execute time-sensitive deliverables and effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  • Strong team player with demonstrated leadership skills and ability to drive change
LOCATION: Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport - YTZ 

  • December 6, 2017
  • 85-34-75


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