Vice President, Financial Panning and Analysis

April 18, 2019

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a long-term view to generate optimal, risk-adjusted returns. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the residential, office, retail, industrial and logistics sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held more than C$65 billion in assets as of December 31st , 2018 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (cdpq.com), one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers. For more information: ivanhoecambridge.com.

Department : Executive - Finances

Position type : Salaried

Specific accountabilities

Reporting to the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, the incumbent is a member of the management team and, as such, will work closely with the main groups and business units and be responsible for the management and expansion of the financial planning process (short- and long-term) and related strategic analyses. He or she will also oversee the implementation of the budget cycle and production and proper communication of management reports, and will act as the financial partner to the managers of other departments and business units. With the creation of this position, the incumbent’s mandate will be to promote the role of Planning and Financial Analysis through the management of a team of professionals that will play a key role in influencing and supporting decision-making across the various corporate functions and business units. Finally, he or she will foster a collaborative approach with colleagues and support the company’s objectives, exercise leadership and promote teamwork in achieving results.

More specifically, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

  • Review organizational needs to ensure an adequate team and expertise consistent with corporate objectives (communications, innovation, information governance, relationships, expertise);
  • Build and maintain productive partnerships with various internal and external stakeholders as part of the financial processes (monthly analyses, budgets, forecasts, comparative analyses) and various projects;
  • Oversee the implementation and follow-up of the budget cycle, ensuring that all stakeholders are involved in preparing the objectives and analyses stemming from it;
  • Make long-term estimates (including participation in the strategic plan). Ensure that the financial estimates include a fair representation of the initiatives and objectives outlined in the strategic and operational plans;
  • Support the strategic planning team in monitoring to ensure that the strategic initiatives scorecard addresses the financial impact for the various projects;
  • Ensure the coordination and production of periodic management analyses and quarterly highlights for the business units, senior management and the audit committee, pointing out and explaining budget variances and anticipated risks and opportunities;
  • Review operational needs to ensure the quality of the information produced by the team in support of decision-making and understanding performance;
  • Ensure the integrity of the financial impact of various investment projects and other strategic initiatives;
  • Coordinate, between the cash management and financing teams, the cash available for disbursement (Cash Plan) and anticipate future needs;
  • Ensure proper cost management and suggest and support productivity projects;
  • Monitor the market and index to be used as the benchmark;
  • Conduct a review of available technologies that will help improve the financial planning process.

Key requirements

  • 12 to 15 years of experience in increasingly complex roles in finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, and relevant experience in a similar role;
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting;
  • Master’s degree in business administration or professional title is an asset;
  • Experience managing a team of capable professionals;
  • Excellent technical expertise in financial analysis;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills and ability to express oneself clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to influence, motivate and build strong relationships at all levels of the organization;
  • High comfort level with preparing and making presentations to and interacting with senior management and meeting needs and requests with tact;
  • Eagerness to learn, put forward ideas and innovate;
  • Ability to work under pressure within tight deadlines, balancing several files and changing agendas at the same time;
  • Ability to prioritize and organize, team player who likes to be part of a high-performance culture;
  • Excellent command of technological market tools;
  • Bilingualism (written and spoken French and English).

If you are interested in this challenge, please submit your resume.You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada.

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