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Director of Reporting, Planning and Analysis

Director of Reporting, Planning and Analysis

Wages : TBD

Job Description

The Universal Group (UG) is Canada’s largest Traffic Management company.  With 1000+ employees we are experiencing exciting new growth and we are at the cusp of a transformation to become a dominant North American leader within our specialized segment of the service industry. As such, we have a very exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate Director of Reporting, Planning and Analysis (DRPA).

If you’re a reporting superstar that’s able to easily complete large scale monthly reporting consolidations, able to succinctly call out key operational issues and able to strongly able to lead a team of 7 accountants then we’d love to discuss why this is an outstanding opportunity to turbo-charge your career.

This position reports to our CFO, Scott Karsen, who has an international career, having worked for world leaders in both service and manufacturing and has two great passions in business.  He gains great satisfaction from driving both operational results and building the careers of his direct reports.


  • A CPA/CA plus an undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or related discipline. A postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline is considered an ASSET.
  • Extremely strong reporting, financial planning and analysis skills
  • Adept at large scale reporting consolidations
  • Must be seen externally as a highly skilled financial leader with demonstrated track record of leadership ability, confidence, and executive presence, ability to motivate staff, for at least 10 years.
  • A track record of using financial and operational analysis to help operations and the broader organization improve business performance and profitability.
  • Accustomed to working in a fast paced, complex, growing, entrepreneurial, and dynamic organization punctuated with open dialogue.
  • Previous experience partnering with an executive team which demonstrated an inspiring, engaging, and collaborative leadership style with strong communication skills.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and prioritize effectively while maintaining flexibility (must be accessible outside normal business hours, as required).
  • High attention to detail and focused on process improvement with excellent analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills
  • Able to leverage ERP systems to better facilitate accounting processes is an ASSET.
  • Experience with organic growth as well as change/expansion through alliances, joint ventures and acquisitions is an ASSET.


The right individual has solid business judgment, strong reporting & analysis focus, analytical strength, and drives a fast-paced and growth-oriented Company to positive results with a dedicated and pragmatic approach. The DRPA enables the production of timely and accurate financial statements and supporting analyses to support senior executives at both the corporate and regional level.  Specifically, the DRPA is responsible for the financial management, guidance and compliance that supports successful ongoing profitable growth in a resource efficient fashion.  The DRPA ensures vital administrative and reporting procedures are in place and combines inspirational leadership and the vision necessary to facilitate success and expansion.  Instilling the proper financial and operational controls the DRPA encourages business discipline and promotes, interprets, and translates in-depth financial information into meaningful information and metrics that drive business decisions and growth and support strategic and operational decision making. Financial statements, budgets, costs, capital investment analysis, financial reports, business development support, and strategy support are a few of the responsibilities.


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