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Director, Finance



Accounting & Finance
Mississauga, ON, Canada
Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

IMAX is not your everyday entertainment experience. With over 50 years of history as a global innovator in entertainment technology, our employees and their careers have constantly gone beyond the ordinary at IMAX. We combine proprietary technology with industry-leading knowledge and relationships with top studios and filmmakers to create theatrical experiences that take audiences beyond the edge of their seats to a world they never imagined. IMAX has revolutionized the way people experience movies and continues to push the boundaries of entertainment experiences beyond blockbusters and into exciting new directions.

Come explore IMAX – where innovation, creativity and passion come together. Get inspired, get involved, and ignite your future with IMAX!

Job Description:

About the Role

IMAX is excited to be looking for a Director, Finance to join our growing team. A new role at the company, you’ll report directly into the SVP, Finance & Controller to oversee a team and three functional areas at IMAX, including Corporate Accounting, Payroll, and Inventory. We’re looking for someone with strong leadership skills with the desire to stay hands-on to be both a coach and mentor for your team. You’ll also focus on process improvement and have an ability to enact change across the larger Finance group.

What You’ll Do:

  • On the Corporate Accounting side, responsible for the financial accounting and analysis related to joint revenue sharing arrangements, theatre maintenance revenue recognition, fixed and intangible assets, financing receivables, current expected credit losses, and leases

  • On the Payroll side, responsible for the financial accounting and analysis related to payroll and benefit transactions, as well as the Company’s sales commission programs

  • On the Inventory side, responsible for the financial accounting and analysis related to theatre system inventory transactions and theatre maintenance services, working closely with Supply Chain Management and Global Theatre Services

  • Oversee the design and execution of the monthly financial close process in partnership with the Director of Financial Reporting with the goal of ensuring a timely and well-controlled process.

  • In consultation with the Director of Internal Audit, ensure the effective design and operation of internal controls over financial reporting for all functional areas within the Assistant Controller’s organization

  • Collaborate with operational business leaders to anticipate and implement new accounting controls and processes in response to business developments

  • Coordinate external and internal audit requests for all functional areas within the organization

  • Work closely with the Vice President, Finance of IMAX China, a majority-owned Hong Kong publicly traded company, to standardize and harmonize accounting controls and processes

What You’ll Need:

  • CPA with 7+ years’ of progressive accounting experience, including a mix of audit experience, preferably at a Big Four firm, and hands-on industry experience at a global publicly traded company

  • Strong technical skills in U.S. GAAP and familiarity with IFRS

  • Mindset of continuous incremental improvement in the areas of internal controls and related processes, including a focus on identifying opportunities for automation.

  • Confident and experienced leader of people who values cross-functional collaboration and is focused on the development of staff through mentorship and teaching.

  • Advanced Excel skills and hands-on experience with SAP

Nice to Have:

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the company, who can provide information, assistance, and support.

  • Provide timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

  • Committed to excellence, looking for improvements continuously, monitoring quality levels, finding root cause of quality problems

  • Ability to prioritize challenges, competing interests; displays diligence in decision making that has risk and/or financial impact

  • Ability to involve others in establishing a shared vision of where the group/function/business is going, setting an example by aligning behaviors with values.


At IMAX, you will be part of a culture built on respect – we are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse atmosphere across our organization.

For consideration, please apply online. We thank all applicants for their interest in IMAX but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.