Arlene is responsible for overseeing the global finance function at FMI while partnering with her colleagues on the FMI Leadership Team to develop and monitor strategies that ensure corporate goals are achieved. She leads the Finance & Accounting Team and is accountable for financial reporting, cash flow planning, forecasting, capital budgeting and risk management, as well as planning for future growth. She also oversees internal controls, aspects of corporate governance/compliance for 30 legal entities, treasury functions, as well as corporate and personal tax strategies. Arlene is involved in M&A activities, specifically focused on assessment of opportunities, negotiations, raising capital and oversight of due diligence. She works closely with external financial partners and advisors on a regular basis.
Arlene joined FMI group in June 2008 as CFO after spending 12 years in public practice roles. In the early years, she also filled the role of Controller until her team expanded to include numerous mid-level management positions. What began as a small group has grown into a Finance & Accounting Team of 25 in a variety of challenging roles. Dozens of acquisitions since 2008 have meant constant re-evaluation and team structure changes to accommodate such fast-paced growth.
Arlene attended the University of New Brunswick, earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in 1995. Shortly thereafter she enrolled in the Certified General Accountant program and obtained her accounting designation in 1999. Each year she participates in professional development opportunities to continue growing in her profession and as a business leader.