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Vice President of Finance

  • City: Calgary
  • Province: Alberta
  • Date Posted On: May 9, 2024
  • Closing Date: June 30, 2024


Experience: 4+ Years

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range:

Certification Required: CPA Accredited

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Phone Number: 6479335439

Job Description:

Vice President of Finance Building Materials Calgary, AB

DMC Recruitment is proudly partnering with Dick’s Lumber as they search for a Vice President of Finance. This is a newly created position based in Calgary, AB.

Our Client 

Since its founding in 1964, Dick’s Lumber has evolved into a cornerstone supplier of the building materials industry in Western Canada. Recognized for their high-quality products, unparalleled customer service, and competitive pricing, Dick’s Lumber has continuously been recognized as the primary destination for the assortment of building products that they supply across the region. With the recent acquisition of ZyTech Building Systems LP, Dick’s Lumber has solidified its position as a leader in lumber, truss, door, and modular wall manufacturing and distribution in Western Canada.

The Role

This newly created Vice President of Finance position with Dick’s Lumber represents an extraordinary opportunity to lead a key department within this dynamic, growth-oriented organization. In this role, the VP of Finance will strategically support and further develop the direction of the company's core finance & accounting department(s), with additional oversight of; treasury, insurance, and M&A activity from a finance vantage. As the company evolves, it seeks a visionary leader who can seamlessly integrate financial strategies with broader business objectives.

The Vice President of Finance reports to the President of Dick’s Lumber, acting as a key business partner to shape and execute the financial strategy of the business. This position is not only responsible for overseeing financial operations, but is also tasked with supporting and driving strategic decisions that will support and fuel the company’s growth. The VP of Finance will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, steering the integration of future M&A transactions and ensuring that financial considerations align with the company's ambitious expansion plans.

In addition to core responsibilities of managing accounting, finance, treasury, and credit functions, the VP of Finance needs to be a business-facing leader. This means actively engaging with stakeholders across the organization to understand their needs and challenges, and translating financial insights into actionable strategies that drive growth and innovation. This role demands a leader with exceptional abilities in monitoring, allocating, and controlling finances on a large scale. The VP of Finance must possess outstanding communication skills to effectively convey complex financial information to diverse audiences. Strong leadership qualities are essential for inspiring and guiding teams towards achieving collective goals.


  • Provide strategic management of the accounting, finance, treasury and credit functions
  • Directs and monitors accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls
  • Recommends improvements to ensure the integrity of financial information
  • Develops and adapts systems and reporting for the business
  • Handles negotiations for mergers, acquisitions, and the establishment and integration of new divisions within the business.
  • Manages the relationship with independent auditors
  • Oversees financial systems, implementations, and upgrades
  • Manages relationships with investors and investment institutions
  • Identifies and manage business risks and insurance requirements
  • Hires, trains and retains skilled accounting, finance, and credit staff

As Dick’s Lumber continues its pattern of strategic growth in the markets they serve, they require a candidate with a proven track record of success and transformation within a financial leadership role. Experience in managing M&A transactions and integrations will be particularly valuable as they pursue strategic expansion opportunities.

Experience required:

  • 10+ years of leadership within a company’s financial department
  • CPA Accredited (Mandatory) Undergraduate degree in business, accounting or a closely related discipline
    • MBA an asset
  • Proven experience working with M&A transactions and integrations

This role represents a very unique opportunity to join the Dick’s Lumber team, to support and grow alongside their ambitious vision. If you are a proven finance leader with a track record and passion for driving business success, we invite you to apply.

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