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Since its inception, CQDM has raised more than $275 million to fund the development of 150 + drugs addressing major health challenges, including cancer, neurodegenerative and metabolic diseases.

CQDM is a biopharmaceutical research consortium whose mission is to fund the development of innovative tools and technologies that accelerate the development of safe and effective drugs. We bring together world-leading pharmaceutical organizations, several Canadian biotech companies, the best researchers from the public and private sectors, as well as the Canadian and Québec governments. Our collaborative approach bridges the funding gap needed to drive innovation, especially where early-stage research is concerned.


We are looking for a performance-driven Chief Accountant to manage and improve the financial functions of our organization in collaboration with the Senior Director, Accounting & Finance. Specifically, we are looking for a Chief Accountant to:

  • Manage accounting functions, reporting, treasury, internal controls and contract compliance.
  • Establish internal control policies and procedures, in line with best practices for an organization of our size and complexity, while seeking opportunities to optimize the organization’s productivity and efficiency.
  • Manage all financial data required for accurate and efficient accounting of the organization’s results.
  • Provide compliant financial analysis and reporting, particularly as required for the organization’s audited statements.
  • Calculate and communicate to management the organization’s performance measures and other information essential to their decision-making process and performance monitoring.
  • Lead the budget process with management and monitor and prepare forecasts.
  • Participate in cash flow management and investments.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate all accounting functions (full cycle), including management and supervision of payroll, accounts payable and supplier negotiations, accounts receivable and collections, and project-related disbursements.
  • Manage contracts, in particular compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Produce income and sales tax returns, reports and regulatory compliance.
  • Maintain and implement strong internal controls.
  • Evaluate and implement new tools and procedures to optimize the organization’s productivity and efficiency.
  • Participate in the development and support of the organization’s strategic plans and objectives.
  • University degree in accounting or business administration.
  • At least 5 to 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with external audit processes (an asset).
  • Professional accounting designation, CPA (an asset).
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting fundamentals and standards, especially in financial reporting.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and excellent ability to work as part of a team.
  • Autonomy, proactivity and ability to integrate into a small, agile organization.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and strong organizational skills to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Attention to detail and compliance.
  • Proficiency in Excel software, particularly in combining functions to create complex workbooks.
  • Excellent knowledge of technology, with good knowledge of accounting software and other miscellaneous media.
  • Good knowledge of databases (i.e. QuickBase) and SAGE accounting software (an asset).



We are a small non-profit organization, with a young, agile, and dynamic team of highly qualified professionals. Many opportunities exist for employees to quickly assume a greater leadership role, and for personal and professional development.

CQDM offers competitive employment conditions and a flexible hybrid working environment. CQDM’s offices are in downtown Montréal, near the Square Victoria metro station.

We offer competitive salaries, in line with your qualifications, a comprehensive group insurance plan, and a great vacation plan.

CQDM is looking for diverse profiles that will enrich the team; therefore, all people who share our passion for the advancement of health research and collaboration are invited to apply regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, family status, religion, origin, or disability.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and résumé to info@cqdm.org.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected will be contacted.

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