Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Hudson's Bay
Toronto (Region), Ontario (CA)
29 Sep 2021
29 Oct 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Hudson’s Bay is a customer facing, in store experience-first , purpose-driven retailer helping Canadians live their best style of life. As one of Canada’s most iconic brands, the organization is comprised of  80+ full-line locations with two full service distribution centers. Hudson’s Bay operates under the HBC brand portfolio and—founded in 1670—is North America’s oldest company. 

This is a truly propitious time for the organization—one that includes opportunities to increase the variety of products and brands among its assortment of fashion, designer, home, beauty, and food concepts as well as to continue advancing a workplace culture where employees coalesce meaningfully around shared values and act as a united team. Hudson’s Bay is staunchly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all its forms and has an abiding commitment to removing barriers to access and opportunity. It is within this context that Hudson’s Bay invites applications for the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)—a position that will have an indelible impact on the continued growth and success of the organization.

Reporting to the President, the Chief Financial Officer will lead the finance function and drive business growth and profitability targets. As a trusted partner and adviser to others on the senior leadership team as well as the North American corporate office, the incoming leader will bring: a proven track-record of developing strategic and financial planning; setting and executing strategic growth initiatives; and, developing strong relationships across all areas of the business to drive key market objectives. The CFO is a central figure in all finance-related matters and is the primary conduit for the Canadian business unit into the corporate-level finance organization. 

The successful candidate will bring: authenticity; innovation and curiosity to their leadership approach; excellent communication skills; a business-partner focus and a strong sense of collaboration; financial and business acumen; and, the ability to lead in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. While all candidates are encouraged to apply—and in doing so, share how they see themselves adding value to the Hudson’s Bay environment—the following credentials and/or experiences are seen as possible markers for a candidate most likely to realize success in the role: a) several years of experience in senior finance roles; b) experience with financial controls and compliance; c) a proven ability to gain buy-in and trust, negotiate, and resolve conflict and; d) post-secondary education in a relevant field (business administration, accounting, finance, economics, data-science, etc.) as well as an accounting designation (CA, CPA).


Hudson’s Bay is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that has greater representation from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. All interested applicants can send their resume to Helen Mekonen or Melissa Sumnauth, or can apply through the BIPOC Executive Search mobile app.

We thank everyone for their expression of interest—and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying—but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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