Chief Financial Officer
Metrie’s story has been developing for over 90 years since its beginnings in 1926 as a family‑owned and operated manufacturer of hemlock trim. Headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, the company is now North America’s largest manufacturer and distributor of solid wood and MDF mouldings, operating five manufacturing facilities plus 26 distribution centres in the US and Canada.
With more than 1,400 full and part-time associates, the Metrie’s strength is its people. Built on vision, focus and innovation, Metrie encourages each associate to provide quality products, competitive prices and superior value through visionary marketing and a customer focus that maintains integrity in a competitive and dynamic market.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a critical member of the Executive Leader Team, contributing to the formulation of strategy and positioning Metrie to ensure long term success of the business. The CFO is a visionary and influential leader with a diverse business mindset, in addition to possessing the requisite technical, commercial and operational know-how to safeguard the organization’s assets. The CFO delivers presentations and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on annual operating plans, budgets and new areas of opportunity for both organic growth and strategic acquisitions. Leading and mentoring a professional team, the CFO ensures proper principals and reporting standards are followed for Canada and U.S. operations, while overseeing all 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, driven and business-minded senior finance leader who is accustomed to an entrepreneurial organization with North American-wide operations. A collaborative and collegial work style across all offices is a hallmark of success, therefore, our client seeks a CFO who has effectively partnered within a multifaceted environment with staff and customers in different time zones. Candidates will be strategic finance executives, in possession of the CPA designation and active members of a senior leadership team. To be considered, there are a number of core competencies required; these include all aspects of finance, accounting, business and project controls, monthly and annual reporting, financial analysis, budget, forecasting, planning and corporate development. Oversight of cost accounting, cash management and taxation are additional accountabilities. On the administrative side, responsibilities include policies, procedures, oversight of insurance aspects in North America and leadership of a diverse team of financial professionals.