RM Sotheby's Careers

RM Sotheby's offers challenging careers to individuals ready to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and team-oriented environment.

Professionalism, enthusiasm for vintage automobiles, and the flexibility to work as part of an international team are qualities that top our list of requirements. Resumes and inquiries are welcome. Please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@rmsothebys.com or via postal mail to:

Human Resources
RM Sotheby's
One Classic Car Drive
Blenheim, ON N0P 1A0
Canada


Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Reports to: President
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan or Blenheim, Ontario - Canada

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced financial executive to join our growing team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO will work closely with the President on managing the company’s finance activities, driving strategic growth, and contributing to and evaluating ideas and initiatives designed to advance the company’s mission to be a trusted advisor, market maker, and financier to automobile collectors globally.

Primary responsibilities of the CFO include planning, implementation, managing, and running of all the finance activities of RM Sotheby’s globally, including business planning, budgeting, balance sheet management, and deal negotiations.

The ideal candidate is an experienced CFO in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, deal-oriented environment and is ethical, knowledgeable, nimble, and creative. Further, the ideal candidate has demonstrated track record of cultivating and effectively leading a global team.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, direction, and management of the finance and accounting team
  • Provide strategic recommendations to the President and members of the executive management team as an active participant in shaping the future of the company
  • Manage and oversee the processes for financial forecasting, budgets, and all financial reporting
  • Manage the company’s balance sheet to optimize the company’s capital structure while maintaining financial flexibility
  • Participate as a member of the executive team by collaborating on business planning, policies, procedures, conformance, and compliance
  • Continuously monitor interest rates and relevant foreign exchange rates and work to both capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risk


Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or economics
  • MBA and/or CPA highly desirable
  • At least 10 years of experience in finance/accounting and managing a team
  • Preference for candidates with experience in highly transactional/deal-oriented businesses, auctions, and/or service industry catering to high-net-worth individuals
  • Experience in a senior financial management role, partnering with executive staff to develop and implement creative financial management strategies
  • Exceptional business and analytical acumen along with excellent analytical, organizational, and abstract reasoning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, team management skills, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to obtain work permit/visa in the U.S. and Canada

 

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Overnight travel required on a regular basis, including overseas travel

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "CFO." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.

Corporate/Commercial Lawyer

Job Title: Corporate/Commercial Lawyer
Job Type:
Full-time Permanent
Location:
Detroit, Michigan or Blenheim, Ontario - Canada

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced attorney to join our legal team. Our in-house attorney will work closely with the executive team on managing the company’s growth with emphasis on transaction execution and legal risk management.

 

The ideal candidate is an experienced legal professional who has thrived in fast-paced, entrepreneurial, deal-oriented environments and is ethical, knowledgeable, nimble, and creative. Further, the ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial and global mindset with genuine interest in working in a fast-paced, highly transactional environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key lawyer/legal adviser on all major business transactions
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and administer legal and transactional documentation
  • Analyze and identify legal risks and implications
  • Lead in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures, and programs and provide continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters
  • Advise on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Liaise with external legal counsel and/or specialists
  • Handle ad hoc assignments
  • Keep management informed of all new laws and regulations that may have implications for the company


Requirements

  • Law degree from an accredited law school (JD, LLB, or LLM)
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a Corporate Lawyer in private practice or in-house
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario or licensed to practice law as a lawyer in Michigan
  • Licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to practice law as a lawyer in Ontario
  • At least 3 years of post-call experience drafting and negotiating agreements; exposure to asset-based transactions (e.g. real estate, aviation, automobile, etc.) or financial sectors will be of particular interest
  • Outstanding judgment and ability to think critically and deal with complex, cross-border issues
  • Excellent communication, research, and drafting skills, including the capacity to communicate with business partners
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, transaction-oriented environment with ability to perform under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle multiple sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Ability to develop innovative and practical approach to legal issues in support of strategic business goals
  • Ability to obtain work permit/visa in the U.S. and Canada

Work Conditions

  • Office environment
  • Light overnight and/or international travel may be required from time to time

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to HR@rmsothebys.com with the subject line "Corporate/Commercial lawyer"." Failure to submit a cover letter may result in disqualification from consideration. Please note that only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

RM Sotheby’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any hiring or employment practices. We will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with both Canadian and U.S. law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation in completing the application and/or participating in the employment application process should notify a representative of the Human Resources Team at +1-519-352-4575 or at hr@rmsothebys.com.