JASCO is always looking for talented individuals to enhance our capabilities and capacity. If you are a team player, truly believe that you can assist JASCO, and would enjoy our important work protecting marine environments, please send us a cover letter and resume for consideration.

We are particularly interested in individuals with experience in: 

  • Marine biology

  • Oceanography

  • Acoustics

  • Engineering

  • Computer programming

  • Physics

  • Optics

JASCO also supports students and recent graduates trying to launch their careers. Resumes from outstanding students seeking co-op terms or internships are also welcome.

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Position: Chief Financial Officer (Dartmouth, NS)

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the financial team at a fast-growing international Ocean Technology company involved in manufacturing and services. JASCO is a recognized global leader in providing expertise and developing innovative technologies for underwater acoustics and the ocean observatory market. The successful candidate will thrive working in diverse and challenging environments with international customers and project teams.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will be based in Dartmouth, NS reporting to JASCO’s CEO and Executive Management Team (EMT). The CFO is responsible for providing strategic and financial leadership to the company as it navigates the financial challenges of rapid growth and business transformation. You will play a leading role in team development and financial and corporate oversight through scale-up of manufacturing and consulting services. The incumbent will drive excellence through continuous improvements and support all aspects of JASCO’s financial management activities.

The successful candidate must share JASCO’s core values, corporate culture, vision and mission and be guided at all times by the goal of maintaining exemplary standards of ethics, behavior, quality, technical merit and professionalism so as to maintain or enhance the reputation of JASCO.

You will:

  • Lead all financial decision processes for the company and provide timely financial management information for key business metrics including KPIs, budgets, forecasts, and risk analysis including foreign currency hedging strategies

  • Work in collaboration with CEO and EMT to establish financial strategies and growth plans for the company. Develop financial goals with measurable performance timelines to support the company’s business and growth strategies

  • Provide high-quality financial decision support for pricing strategies, customer and product profitability, new product development, and lean continuous improvement projects in operations

  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and financial requirements and ensure that effective internal compliance controls are in place; identify and manage any areas of risk

  • Participate in operational and organizational initiatives to identify opportunities for improved profit margin

  • Ensure proper safeguards and protection over corporate assets, the maintenance and adherence to robust financial and administrative policies and timely and reliable financial reporting

  • Create preliminary business case proposals that support new business with projected sales forecasting, revenues, earnings and cash flow

  • Develop and maintain the annual operations budget

  • Upgrade and maintain all accounting systems and establish efficient processes for data-based decision making, reporting, and analytical capabilities

  • Oversee tax planning and all aspects of account management

  • Prepare and present quarterly financial reports for presentation at Board meetings

  • Prepare the annual SR&ED claim

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with Financial Institutes and corporate finance relationships with key strategic partners in government and industry

  • Direct and manage strong working relationships with external partners including vendors and distributors

  • Manage budgeting and cash flow analysis for various projects, products and services by providing direction and feedback to appropriate parties in order to ensure the company’s goals and action plans are being met

  • Develop financial forecasting plans for all new products and service offerings, monitor from the initial stage through to the completion to ensure they stay within the established budgets and meet target margins and return on investment

  • Ensure financial records meet the requirements of auditors and government entities

  • Manage and provide direction to a team of financial and administrative staff

Education and Experience

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting with an Accounting designation (CA, CMA, CGA, CPA) is mandatory

  • 10+ years’ experience in a Senior Financial or Accounting role with preference given for experience in the high-tech product, services or manufacturing industries

  • Experience conducting business internationally, including contracting services, import/export of products, VAT recovery, US Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), insurance, permit application, contracting, etc.

  • Experience with capital and financial management for high value asset leasing

  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions and managing equity and capital investments

  • Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team

  • Flexible and a self-starter, able to multi-task while also being highly detail-oriented

  • Proven ability to negotiate, build collaborative relationships and strong, enduring partnerships with stakeholders at all levels within the community

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Expert in Microsoft Excel, Word and Accounting software

If your skills and capabilities match the requirements of the above position, send your resume with references and a cover letter outlining your expectations, goals and related experience to

No phone calls please.

Although we thank all applicants for their submissions, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.