Chief Financial Officer - Toronto


An incredible opportunity for a CFO in a fast growing, fast paced global advertising agency

Buchanan Group (a WPP company) is the world’s leading provider of endorsement advertising platforms across television, digital and social. As an agency network spanning 40 countries, our brand communication innovations continue to drive phenomenal growth. And now you have the chance to grow with us.  
An integral role in the leadership team of Buchanan, your ability to balance financial know-how and requirements and business needs will be essential in this period of high growth and change.  Change management skills are essential as the company looks to align the finance function in its largest market.


Responsible for the finance function of the companies 9 entities around the globe you will have a range of key responsibilities that can be broken into the following key areas:

Reporting & Compliance

  • Parent company (WPP) reporting & compliance.
  • Statutory reporting in various markets around the globe
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Management reporting
  • Tax
  • SOX compliance

Legal & Human Resources

  • A strong knowledge and experience in legal and contract review is required.

Business expansion & management

  • Working with CEO, market heads and leadership team, managing the expansion of Buchanan within financial guidelines.
  • Ensure markets and offices adhere to internal financial policies and procedures.

Due to recent structural changes to the business, you will be leading a relatively new finance team who have been involved in the transition of the finance function from Australia to Canada.  Leading the finance function during this phase of the business, managing individual and team priorities and ensuring the finance team work with the broader business will be key to your success in this role. 

International travel is required as part of this role.

  • High levels of initiative, self-motivation and time management
  • CPA or CA qualified
  • 10 years of relevant work experience preferred  
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are interested in this role. Specific mention of your experience in organisations with parent company reporting obligations is requested.