Finance and Accounting Manager

June 11, 2019


Reporting to CEO of CVL North-America, the Finance and Accounting Manager is responsible for the accounting, financial and risk management operations of the company. As a member of senior management, this position is responsible for taking on a leadership role in developing financial and operational strategy and procedures to improve the financial health of the company.


1.     Define Strategy and set up reporting

  • Develop financial strategy for North American market
  •  Provide timely and accurate reporting on business performance, including financial/P&L and KPI’s/metrics

2.     Budget

  • Act as business partner with other departments to help them to build their budget. On a monthly basis, challenge budget stakeholders on their budget to ensure alignment.

3.     Accounting: In collaboration with the Chief Accounting:

  • Supervises the Accounts Payable, Account Receiving, and general accounting teams to ensure all financial and tax reporting deadlines are met
  • manage monthly closing process including ensuring all journal entries are recorded, analyzing financial statements and researching variances to budget / forecast and prior year.
  • Give bank approvals for payments.

4.     Manage year-end closing

  • Manage annual Audit process with our external consultant
  • Manage tax system process for US & CA with our external consultant

5.     Compliance and risk management

  • Ensure compliance with local and federal reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Manage cash flow and forecasting
  • Advise on long-term business and financial planning and identify financial risks for the company
  • Update and improve processes for internal controls, budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting

6.     Team Management:

  • Motivate and manage Finance and accounting team (3 employees)
  • Manage performance

7.     Other mandates:

  • Payroll management, including managing relationship with our payroll suppliers
  • Build strong relationship with peers in Headquarters in Switzerland and in other markets, in other to share best practises.
  • Manage annual insurance and collective insurance renewals
  • Manage relationship with our IT supplier


  • Highly collaborative; working with and through others in a team-oriented environment
  • Strong attention to detail imperative
  • Demonstrate competence in analytics (numeric/data processing and interpretations)
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with both internal and external customers.
  • Team Management and leadership skills.
  • Fluent English and French in both writing and speaking
  • Excellent knowledge of Office Suite especially Excel (Advanced Level).


  • CPA Certification
  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 7 years experience Finance and/or accounting
  • Experience in the Beauty and/or luxury industry is preferred


Should be able to travel freely throughout North-America.


Status: full time /40 hours


CVL Cosmetics North America

6300 Avenue Auteuil, Suite 204

Brossard, QC.  J4Z 3P2

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