Executive Vice President of Finance

Date Posted February 19, 2021
  • Department Finance
  • Location Toronto
  • Job ID 91339
  • Corporate
  • Toronto

YM Inc. was founded on the strength of a single retail store in the heart of downtown Toronto in 1975, under the name Stitches. Today we are one of North America’s leading apparel retailers operating over 700 stores across Canada and the United States under the following banners: Stitches, Urban Planet, Urban Behavior, Sirens, Urban Kids, Suzy Shier, Bluenotes, West 49, Mandee and Charlotte Russe.

Position Overview:

The Executive Vice President of Finance will be an integral member of the senior leadership team providing financial and strategic leadership to the entire finance function. As an effective business partner to the CEO and Executive Team, participating in and supporting strategic and operational decision making, the CFO will provide timely financial analyses, performance management information and strategic thought leadership to drive the organization towards growth and achieving its objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead all areas of the Finance department (Finance and Accounting, Reporting, FP&A, AP, Payroll, Tax, Lease Accounting, Cash and Treasury).
  • Ensure timely, clear, consistent, financial and management reporting, financial measurement, and analysis is communicated to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide the critical metrics and insights which support planning and performance management within the company.
  • Collaborate and partner with business leaders to provide timely and meaningful information to support strategic and operational decision making as well as expense control.
  • Support M&A activities, providing value-added financial support and post-acquisition integration of the finance function.
  • Drive and manage change and innovation within the Finance department.
  • Partner with CIO to drive effective and efficient financial systems, assessing the need for and implementing necessary system enhancements.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to finance teams encouraging enhanced performance, professional and personal development.
  • Develop an effective talent recruitment and management strategy to attract, develop, and retain finance talent and the skillsets required to support stewardship and business partnership responsibilities.
  • Promote and ensure the presence of strong governance, internal controls, compliance, and ethics.


  • Have a mindset for getting things done and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment bringing a sense of urgency to everything you do
  • A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation
  • A Bachelor or Masters’ degree in Accounting, Finance, or relevant discipline
  • Experience as CFO and/or SVP Finance with a minimum of 15-20 years of broad and progressively responsible experience leading all areas of a finance function
  • Preferred experience within large organizations
  • Having experience successfully implementing/upgrading financial systems in a timely and efficient manner
  • Proven leadership ability combined with strong communication skills

YM Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. If chosen to participate in the selection process, accommodations are available upon request. We will consult with the applicant to provide or arrange suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

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