Senior Director, Financial Planning & Analysis and taxes

The Senior Director Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and taxes is responsible for all project accounting, project analysis, project budget and project monthly forecast (Revenues and ETC). He is also responsible of all direct and indirect tax and R&D credit claim In addition, they support both finance and operational needs and develop financial modeling tools and KPI.


This role is perfect for you if:

  • You have a 10 years’ experience in accounting or finance department including 5 years in people management
  • You have experience managing SRED claims and in Canadian income and indirect taxes
  • You have experience with data visualization tools like Power Bi and SQL database
  • You are creative, detailed oriented, adaptable, and collaborative
  •  You have strong communication skills (verbal and written in English), as well as strong interpersonal skills




More specifically, the Senior Director FP&A and taxes must:

  • Inspire, lead, and develop all functions within the department by formulating a clear vision for the future and attracting and retaining top talent. This responsibility includes planning and assigning work; overseeing the performance of direct reports and performing annual reviews; guiding professional development; addressing employee relation issues; escalating issues.
  • Ensures adequate resources (i.e., headcount, experience, training) to sustain activities.
  • Oversees resources selection and onboarding processes for new employees. Ensures all project accounting recommendations, including revenue recognition and pass through, are accounted for according to Canadian GAAP for private enterprises.
  • Develop, coordinate, and continually improve annual project Budget models and monthly project forecasts. This includes cash projection, revenues, estimated to complete hours and headcounts.
  • Support Project Management in financial project analysis.
  • Develop and monitor KPIs and identify the cause of any unexpected variances.
  • Monitor actual performance vs plan and recommend timely corrective actions
  • Support BD in bids profitability analysis.
  • Support management team and the Heads of Department with data-driven analysis.
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to improve Company efficiency through optimization of resource planning.
  • Responsible of the ERP module related to project and professional service automation (PSA)
  • Manage the production of the Canadian/Québec SRED claim.
  • Support the preparation of the provincial and federal annual tax report as well as US states taxes declaration.
  • Support the preparation of the tax report for the foreign entities in collaboration with the local accounting firm.
  • Employee may be assigned to other responsibilities that do not pertain to their former description, if they have the required experience, are qualified and/or have received adequate training.





  • University Degree in Finance or equivalent
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant (CPA)



  • 10 years of progressive experience in accounting or finance department, including 5 years of people management
  • Extensive experience in accounting, experience in project accounting will be considered an asset


Knowledge and skills

  • Accounting, systems, financial modeling
  • Experience managing SRED claims and in Canadian income and indirect taxes.
  • Excellent communication skills, in French and English, both written and spoken
  • Analytically proficient
  • Experience with data visualization tools like Power Bi and SQL database
  • Proven ability to set and achieve objectives.
  • Strategic planning experience (multi-year planning)




The work environment

At Innovaderm, you will work with brilliant and driven colleagues. Our values are collaboration, innovation, reliability and responsiveness. We offer a stimulating work environment and attractive advancement opportunities. 


You will be eligible for the following perks: 

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Complete benefits (medical, dental, vision, RRSP, vacation, personal days, virtual medical clinic, public transportation rebates, social activities)
  • Ongoing learning and development


About Innovaderm

Innovaderm is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in dermatology. Since its beginnings in 2000, our organization has benefited from a solid reputation for the quality of its research and services exceeding the expectations of its clients. Based in Montreal, Innovaderm continues to grow and expand in North America and Europe.


Innovaderm is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Innovaderm will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request. 

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