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Primacorp Ventures Inc
Chief Financial Officer

With a primary focus on changing lives through education, service and care, New Primacorp Ventures Inc. (Primacorp), a diversified international operating & investment company, is Canada’s largest independent provider of private post-secondary education. With annual enrolments averaging 15,000 or more, students are given the opportunity to train and become productive members of our global community through market-driven, career-training programs in the fields of business, art and design, healthcare, teaching education, technology, legal studies and skilled trades. Established in 1995, Primacorp also invests in and manages businesses in healthcare and seniors’ homes, commercial real estate and self-storage facilities in both Canada and the United States. Most recently, Primacorp has continued to grow and expand into education, service and care businesses and, under the direction of its founder, Dr. Peter Chung, is involved with many global humanitarian initiatives.

Reporting to the Office of the Chairman, the Chief Financial Office (CFO) is a key member of the executive team and plays an integral role in the overall financial operations and strategic planning of the organization. Responsible for providing leadership and direction to the finance function in order to enable Primacorp to achieve its goals and objectives, the CFO will act as a trusted leader within the executive team and ensure strong financial reporting, capital & finance strategies and information systems are in place. The candidate will collaborate with and make recommendations to the senior management team and lead the development and implementation of initiatives and associated financial policies for the organization that are sustainable, innovative and allow Primacorp to manage risk, leverage assets and grow. The CFO is a business-savvy and influential leader with a diverse business mindset in addition to possessing the requisite technical, commercial and operational know-how to safeguard & optimize the organization’s assets.

Leading and mentoring a professional team, the CFO ensures proper principals and reporting standards are followed while overseeing the financial activities of the organization including corporate finance, accounting, internal controls, treasury, tax, compliance, strategic financial planning, budgeting and forecasting.

The ideal candidate is an ambitious, entrepreneurial, and business-minded senior finance leader who is accustomed to a dynamic and growing organization with operations across Canada and the US. Upbeat and optimistic, the candidate will be recognized for their financial acumen, multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills, and bring a working style that fosters teamwork. The incumbent will have proven financial planning and acquisition experience, ideally within an entrepreneurial and/or regulated environment. The candidate will also be known and respected as an individual who leads by example and whose successes are derived from excellent general management skills including insightful visioning, careful planning, and skillful execution.

To be considered, candidates must be in possession of the CPA designation and must have had significant exposure to the following areas as a member of the senior executive team: finance, corporate accounting, treasury, business and project controls, monthly and annual reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, risk management planning and corporate development. Having had oversight of project accounting, cash management and taxation will be considered an asset.

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