Mid Vancouver Island (Nanaimo) growing construction company is looking for a motivated and dynamic Director of Finance & Administration. Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Finance & Administration will be responsible for the supervision, direction and administration and financial affairs of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the general operations and financial affairs for multiple companies and construction projects
  • Work closely with the senior management team in providing timely analysis and recommendations
  • Assist in setting the strategy and planning for company growth
  • Provide timely (weekly, monthly, ad-hoc) financial and management/project reporting to senior management
  • Oversee the streamlining of accounting and relevant procedures
  • Create financial policies and procedures, as required
  • Develop/maintain relationships with key external stakeholders (bankers / insurance providers etc)
  • Management of  all company computers systems and hardware with support from the outsourced provider
  • Oversee administrative requirements for the office


  • Review and management of project costing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, overdue accounts, credit applications, credit card reconciliations
  • Oversee and co-ordinate a department of three to four creating a positive team environment
  • Process and enter accounting transactions including: holdback payable/receivable; capital; accruals; prep-paid accounts; expense capitalization; month-end entries; all year-end entries including over/under billings
  • Manage and reconcile inter-company accounts for multiple companies
  • Manage human resource function in conjunction with general manager including: benefits; bonuses; raises; workers compensation etc.
  • Process payroll for 50+ hourly employees
  • Manage fleet insurance for 100+ units and general liability policy
  • Bank reconciliations, cash receipts, and general daily accounting activities
  • Filing of source deductions, GST, PST and other statutory requirements for multiple companies
  • Preparation of year-end working papers and leading external review engagement for multiple companies
  • Prepare budgets (corporate and project)
  • Cashflow management including ensuring timely collections of outstanding receivables
  • Ad-hoc duties as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Professional CPA designation
  • University degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of leading the full-cycle accounting operations for multiple companies preferably in the construction industry
  • Experience in an entrepreneurial, hands-on environment would be beneficial
  • Experience managing, developing and recruiting directly managed staff
  • Solid understanding of GAAP
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, meeting multiple deadlines with minimum supervision
  • Positive professional attitude with the ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to perform complex calculations and analysis
  • Solid organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Highly motivated and proactive

***Competitive compensation, benefits, bonus+

The Search Committee will begin considering potential candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications, including resume in word format along with a cover letter outlining reasons for interest in the position and desired compensation should be submitted electronically, in confidence directly to: lisa@searchwest.ca

Only those candidates currently eligible to work in Canada will be considered.