Financial Controller

Vancouver, BC

Job Brief:

We are currently looking for an experienced Controller to be responsible for the full accounting department. You will be doing everything from recording banking transactions to closing and presenting the monthly financial results. You will be reporting to the executive level and will have oversight and guidance to help you deliver what is expected of you. This is an opportunity that will allow you to grow within our company and eventually recruit and lead the financial team.

Who you are:

  • You are early in your career and looking for a role that has growth opportunity 
  • You prefer to work in small teams
  • You are able to take ownership of creating and implementing processes
  • You are not afraid to make decisions and take ownership of wins and losses

What you'll be doing:

  • Manage the operations of all accounting services 
  • Ensure the accuracy of the Company’s financial results
  • Complete the month end process each month on a timely basis
  • Prepare consolidated financial results
  • Prepare and present full financial statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Prepare accounting memorandums to support the accounting treatment of complex revenue recognition transactions, as well as any other complex transactions
  • Manage foreign exchange risk and accurate reporting in a multi-currency environment
  • Develop financial reports for management
  • Proactively manage cash flows and communicate capital requirements to management
  • Conduct meaningful and proactive analysis to improve key business decisions
  • Assist in the annual budget process and monitor performance against budgets
  • Effectively manage banking, tax and audit relationships
  • Manage and comply with all sales tax filings in jurisdictions the Company operates in
  • Manage the corporate income tax filings
  • Manage the HR functions for payroll and benefits

How your success will be measured:

  • Timeliness of monthly reporting 
  • Ability to identify waste in the business through financial analysis
  • Financial KPI’s

Your skillset includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a CPA, or equivalent, accounting designation
  • 5 years experience full cycle accounting
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: self-starter and proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing business conditions and priorities
  • Excellent Excel modelling and analytical skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Experience creating financial statements and reports for management, board members, and other stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills to evaluate alternatives and provide recommendations on business issues
  • Proficiency and comfort with web based technologies, Google G Suite and accounting software

Required experience:

  • Google Apps 
  • QuickBooks online
  • Excel

Ready to become the next Zebra?!

Working at Black & White Zebra

We’re a fast-growing indie media company who excel at creating exceptional content and community.

We are an international team of 35+ with a home base in Vancouver, Canada. We got our start in 2011 as The Digital Project Manager blog, founded by our CEO Ben Aston. Since then, we’ve grown our team and our portfolio with a number of burgeoning online communities. We’re serious about being truthful, authentic and having a good time!

As a company we value and prioritize a flexible work environment. Our employees are entitled to lots of paid vacation per year and are encouraged to use all of it! We also offer opportunities for personal development so you can grow and develop your career. We have monthly team events to build a cohesive and FUN team! Some of our past events have included ropes courses, snowmobiling, go-karts and more! We believe that it is truly important to have a job that is not only rewarding, but one where you can enjoy the ride!

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