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Human Resource Manager

Segal LLP is a rapidly growing mid-size accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in midtown Toronto.  Segal is committed to growth by investing in our team, providing continuous learning and a positive, supportive work environment all with a focus on providing clients best in class client service. 

We are recruiting for a dynamic, people focused HR Manager to join the team and support the firm’s growth objectives.   

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the HR Manager will provide Generalist expertise in all functional areas of HR including recruitment, planning, performance management, compensation and benefits, conflict solution, employee relations, coaching and counselling.  

Our ideal candidate has proven, practical working experience in a professional services environment, ideally a CPA firm, and is comfortable working under pressure and juggling multiple priorities.   

The Human Resource Manager is responsible for all HR functions including performance management, recruitment, employee relations, compensation and benefits, training and development and the development and application of the firm’s HR policies and practices. 

Major Responsibilities: 

Talent Strategy, Culture & Engagement 

  • Works closely with the leadership team to understand business priorities, build and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy.  
  • Establishes relationships and works closely with partners, practice leadership and managers to understand the practice group or department needs and objectives, identifying trends and recommending initiatives and solutions.  
  • Designs the talent brand and employee value proposition. Manages effective talent communication plans and channels firm wide. 
  • Develops new ways to measure employee morale and determines methods for improving overall employee satisfaction.
  • Is an active member of the Fun and Health & Safety Committees. Organizes and coordinates team social events and other Firm-sponsored charitable events. 

Employee Relations 

  • Provides support and guidance to the leadership team when complex or sensitive questions and issues arise.  
  • Resolves conflicts by investigating complaints and concerns, evaluating, and offering possible courses of action, providing advice, and direction.  
  • Coach managers on how to provide feedback to employees.
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations. 

Talent Attraction & Acquisition 

  • Builds a strong talent pipeline by implementing a talent attraction strategy, leveraging networks for key talent acquisition. 
  • Manages the talent acquisition process, which may include recruitment, interviewing, and hiring of qualified candidates; collaborates with partners and managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings. 
  • Supports the university recruitment program.   

Performance Management & Talent Development 

  • Supporting a high-performance culture, participates in the development and maintenance of a performance management system and continuous feedback program.  
  • Collaborates with the leadership team and works with internal and external providers to create learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.  
  • Ensures the success of the development of the firm’s co-op and full-time CPA students and oversees the firms CPA training program. 

Talent Operations 

  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent. 
  • Assists with the administration of the short-term and long-term disability program by maintaining contact with employees.  
  • Maintains fairness and equity in the implementation and administration of the Firm’s HR policies and programs, including benefit and salary administration by interpreting policies, discussing, and consulting and recommending changes.  
  • Review’s policies, practices, and maintains compliance with provincial employment laws and regulations and recommended best practices. 
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by keeping up to date on legislative changes, attending educational workshops, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional associations. Monitors trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.  
  • People oriented and results driven. 
  • Positive, energetic, proactive self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Flexible, adaptable with stellar organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate. 
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality. 
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 
  • Working knowledge of HRIS and talent management systems including the selection and design process.  Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organization’s current HRIS and talent management systems.  

Education and Experience: 

  • Diploma or Certificate in Human Resources Management. 
  • CHRP/CHRL designation is a definite asset (or in progress). Advanced knowledge of the relevant employment and human rights legislation. 
  • Proven working HR experience with a minimum 5-8 years of progressive levels of responsibility. A minimum of two years of HR management experience preferred. 

Physical and Mental Requirements:  

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. 
  • Ability to reason logically and make sound decisions, to consider alternative and diverse perspectives, to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to remain poised under all circumstances, and to interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust. 
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in high stress and conflict situations. 
  • Ability to simultaneously address multiple complex problems.

To submit your resume for this position, please contact us by email here.

Senior Associate / Manager – Valuation & Transaction Advisory

Segal’s Valuation & Transaction Advisory Group services the Canadian mid-market in a wide variety of industries. It provides private and public sector clients with transaction advisory services to support mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance activity supporting their corporate strategy, as well as expert business valuation services in support of tax planning and strategic decision making. 

Job Description 

We are seeking a highly driven and well-rounded Senior Associate / Manager to join our growing Valuations and Transaction Advisory Group. As a key member of the team, this client-facing position will enable you to play a significant role in a wide range of valuation and advisory engagements. Title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience. Core valuation and advisory tasks will include the following: 

  • Managing and executing valuation engagements for regulatory, tax panning, shareholder planning, financial reporting, and transaction support
  • Undertaking detailed financial analysis and industry research to support value conclusions including preparation of financial models and cash flow forecasts.
  • Preparing client deliverables including valuation reports, stakeholder presentations and other correspondence
  • Assisting with tasks relating to transaction advisory mandates including preparation of marketing documentation, identifying potential purchasers, managing data rooms, and liaising with management and other advisors
  • Actively partaking in the group’s growth strategy by undertaking business development initiatives including participation in client pitches and developing relationships with external referral sources 

Qualifications 

  • CBV designation or enrolment in CBV program with 2-4 years of relevant experience 
  • CPA or CFA would be an asset. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

Characteristics

  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills including problem solving, communication and collaboration.
  • A client service mind-set
  • Ability to manage various projects concurrently under and tight deadlines. 

This position represents a significant opportunity for those looking to advance their career by playing a major role in a growing organization, and who have interest in gaining exposure to a broad range of financial and valuation assignments.

To submit your resume for this position, please contact us by email here.

M&A Deal

Segal LLP’s Valuation and Transaction Advisory services team acted as exclusive financial advisor on the sale of M&E Engineering Ltd. Learn more about the deal announcement HERE.

Moore Global Appoints Dan Natale as New Global Leader

Moore Global, one of the world’s leading accountancy and advisory networks, has today announced five of its sector leaders have been appointed Global Leaders. As part of this group, Dan Natale, Managing Partner of member firm Segal LLP, has been appointed Global Leader, Real Estate and Construction.

These newly created roles support Moore Global’s continued growth strategy and emphasise the business’s plans to strengthen its global leadership position in key sectors around the world.

In addition to Mr. Natale, forming the new team of five Global Leaders are;

  • Mr. David Tomasi, Managing Partner, Moore Australia (WA) – Global Leader, Energy, Mining, and Renewables
  • Mr. Graham Tyler, Partner, Moore Kingston Smith – Global Leader, Media
  • Mr. Mark Fagan, Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company LLP- Global Leader, Manufacturing and Distribution
  • Mr. Costas Constantinou, Managing Partner, Moore Greece – Global Leader, Maritime

As principal experts, Mr. Natale and the other Global Leaders will work alongside the 600 plus industry group members and be responsible for promoting and positioning the sectors within the market, driving sector growth and supporting collaboration within the network.

Commenting on the announcement, Anton Colella, Global CEO, Moore Global, said: 

“At the heart of our strategy, we aim to be the world’s most respected professional services network and to drive that business strategy forward and lead our global community, we need an exceptional leadership team.

Dan has already proven his dedication to supporting our business growth and I’m confident that within his new role, he will continue to shape our business, helping our clients and the wider Moore Global team tackle the key challenges of modern business, and ultimately help them thrive.”

Commenting on his new role, Dan Natale, said: 

“I am excited to head Moore Global’s Real Estate and Construction team and look forward to continuing our network’s outstanding leadership in this sector. Together, we will apply our extensive knowledge and experience within the real estate industry, as well as leverage our relationships in the sector, to further expand the influence, capability and reach of our combined service offering. As a leader, I am dedicated to ensuring our network provides the highest-calibre advice and resources to our valued clients. The industry is continuously evolving and as such, collectively we intend to steer our clients into the future with the confidence and insights needed to succeed both locally and globally.”

Please read the full announcement HERE.

2021 Federal Budget Commentary

On April 19, 2021, the Canadian government released the federal budget for 2021.

This budget may be better known for what is not in it versus what is in it. Our focus is on the tax changes. We will leave the spending and program discussions to the political pundits.

There was significant discussion before the budget about capital gains changes. We can confirm that there were no changes to the following:

  • Capital Gains Tax Rates
  • Principal Residence Exemption taxation
  • Taxation of Non CCPC companies
  • Taxation of Professional Corporations

Please follow the link below to our summary comments of the budget and a more detailed listing of the budget highlights. 

Segal Summary and Budget Highlights

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Segal tax advisor.