Director - Corporate Accounting

Brampton, Canada

Full Time

2 months ago

Job description

About MDA:

Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure. The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

The Position:

The Corporate Accounting Director is responsible for the oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting functions, including payroll. This role is a key financial leader and a close partner to the VP of Finance and CFO. This individual will oversee the execution of financial accounting, external reporting, including related processes and financial systems. The Corporate Accounting Director will lead accounting policy and technical accounting analyses to ensure compliance with IFRS.

Job Responsibilities:

Accounting operations

  • Provide direction to enable effective and efficient decision-making in day-to-day accounting transactions while considering the implications to other finance functions or other functions in the organization.
  • Partner with the Director, Internal Audit to monitor proper internal controls to safeguard the Company’s asset in compliance with the Company’s ICFR program.

External reporting

  • Ownership over consolidated quarterly financial reporting cycles to deliver accurate and timely results to the executive team and Board of Directors
  • Oversee annual audit and interim reviews and help manage relationship with external auditors
  • Oversee the global consolidation of three business areas and recording of corporate entries

Accounting policy and technical accounting

  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Develop and implement or update accounting policies to business area finance to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with IFRS
  • Lead the assessment of complex accounting issues and the documentation of accounting positions
  • Provide pragmatic accounting advice to Business Area accounting/finance professionals
  • Provide input and guidance for the company’s M&A activities to help support projected growth of the organization

Equity Incentive Programs

  • Partner with HR and Legal to administer the Global Equity Incentive Programs, using the ShareWorks platform.
  • Lead regulatory reporting related to equity instrument ownership 

Leadership and People Management

  • Coaching and mentoring of direct reports, providing guidance, training, and career development.
  • Process Improvement Mindset: consistently review current financial management processes, policies and systems to build efficiencies and drive best practices
  • Build Relationships: establish strong cross-functional relationships across the company and ensure strong collaboration with other key functions within finance (i.e. Tax, Treasury, Investor Relations)

Job Requirements:

  • Professional certification as CPA-CA or equivalent and a relevant undergrad degree.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of accounting/finance experience, including relevant experience leading the accounting function of a multi-entity, matrixed organization.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS, ideally in a technology / manufacturing business, ideally with experience in a project environment
  • Proven background driving efficiency in accounting operations and leveraging value-added software tools.
  • Knowledge of Equity Incentive programs a strong benefit.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with various levels of management.
  • Experience overseeing audits performed by external audit firms.
  • Ability to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, flexibility a must.
  • Attention to detail with ability to “roll-up” the sleeves, while not losing sight of the big picture
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and analytical skills
  • Strong ability to manage multiple priorities, and take ownership and drive projects/issues to completion
  • Strong sense of ethics and a team player
  • Organized, autonomous, proactive and a good sense of judgment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills


        Comments/Special Considerations  :

        Successful candidates must obtain and hold a security clearance at the Reliability Status level, and pass the security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP).

        MDA offers competitive compensation and benefits to its employees at all locations. As a member of the MDA team, you and your eligible dependents can benefit from a benefits plan that provides a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care, including insurance plans -flexible supplementary health and medication, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans and an employee and family assistance program.

        MDA is an equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion employer. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or recruiting process, please let us know.

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