About Little Canada
Our vision is to entertain our guests with a magical journey of discovery through Canada in miniature, that will be amazing, exciting and meaningful for all ages.
Our mission is to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity about Canada.
Little Canada is a vast, highly detailed and animated journey through Canada in miniature. This permanent attraction will open in summer 2020 in the heart of downtown Toronto and occupy two floors at Yonge-Dundas Square.
Our goal is to be a top 10 attraction in the GTA, with anticipated attendance of over 500,000 / year.
Reporting to the VP General Manager, the Director, Finance & Administration is a participative member of the servant leadership team (SLT), responsible for financial planning and analysis aimed at identifying risks, opportunities and options that will inform strategies to provide resources for the attainment of Little Canada’s vision and the delivery of Little Canada’s cashflow, while ensuring our values are maintained.
He / she will promote a sound fiscal climate and encourage responsible stewardship and value for money utilization of Little Canada’s resources.
He / she will develop and lead an internal team to support the following areas : finance, human resources, administration and IT.
He / she will work to ensure proper procurement and functioning of all financial and administration processes, including accounting system controls and standards, information technology systems, employee salaries and benefits, and other internal processes.
Work with the SLT to deliver Little Canada’s vision, mission, values and operating cashflow targets.
Establish and oversee harmonized financial operations; lead development of annual business plan, P&L and Capital Budgets, establish procedures for financial reporting according to agreed schedule (hourly / daily / weekly / monthly / yearly) and oversee analysis across the business;
monitor financial performance and provide recommendations to support organizational growth
Lead best-practice accounting practices, and ensure compliance with accounting regulations, including reporting / audit functions
Establish standards for corporate financial management and reporting according to an agreed schedule and corporate bylaw requirements
Provide oversight and policy direction for supply management activities including procurement systems, and procedures for contract management, tendering, order, receiving and distribution of supplies and services using a best practice approach
Establish procedures for setting up, submitting and processing of payroll for all staff. This includes determining software or service to be used and ensuring all statutory withholdings, remittances and filings are processed to ensure compliance
Lead responsibility for all corporate insurance requirements, including property, liability and any statutory requirements (WSIB).
Develop an effective procedure for processing claims.
Work closely with Director People, Wellness & Culture and in collaboration with all departments to develop and implement recruitment, onboarding and training plans for all staff.
Work closely with Director People, Wellness & Culture to establish and implement employee programs including a performance management program, categories of employment (Permanent, Seasonal, FT, PT, Exempt, etc.
and employee benefits.
Keep apprised of economic and business situations as they affect industry; provide information and recommend strategies to adequately meet changing conditions
Maintain management oversight of business contracts IT, phone system, payroll, point-of-sale systems for admissions, F&B and Retail, security systems including CCTV and other monitoring services.
Establish and maintain a strong working relationship with the Directors of People Wellness & Culture, Guest Operations, and Marketing Sales & Sponsorship to achieve / exceed established business goals
Embrace the Little Canada Health and Safety Program
Embody the values of Little Canada
Qualifications and Experience
Undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, commerce, business administration, or equivalent work experience. MBA / CPA preferred.
10 + years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management (retail) experience
Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors;
knowledge of accounting and reporting software, as well as point-of-sale retail systems
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills; ability to build rapport and work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Excellent communication skills with ability to prioritize and negotiate
Excellent organizational skills; able to plan and deliver against large pieces of work
Proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong customer service orientation