Director of Accounting
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Nathan James is looking for a Director of Accounting to join our team to lead our accounting division and maintain financial integrity through the application of financial control.
The people-first company, design-first home.
We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first-time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn’t dreadful.
As a people-first company, we understood from day one the importance of being fully distributed. We encourage everyone to work in whichever manner that helps them perform their best.
ABOUT THE ROLE:
You’ll be responsible for owning day-to-day operations of the accounting division and all aspects of financial control. This includes the consolidation of multiple entities, month-end close, balance sheet analysis, and preparing internal and external financial statements.
You’ll closely monitor and manage our working capital through regular cash flow forecasting, cash flow variance commentary, accounting KPI management, and optimization of our payment and deductions processes. Our entities are located in different countries so you’ll comprehend the impact of foreign exchange on our business and create processes to hedge our risk. You’ll also be responsible for managing transfer prices between entities and ensure we are accounting for our statutory numbers correctly.
You’ll understand the business to ensure we have strong financial controls throughout in addition to managing regulatory compliance. You’ll also be responsible for any projects or ad-hoc analysis impacting accounting and will need to stay organized to manage deliverables.
During training, you’ll be expected to be proactive in your learning and pick things up quickly. Once fully up-to-speed (2-3 months), you will be independently owning your division and take responsibility for making sure things are running smoothly.
We have a rhythm to our work and a very low turnover rate — we have yet to have a single team member opt-out. Your voice matters to us. We make change from fresh perspectives and appreciate new viewpoints, so you should feel comfortable speaking up about your values and goals.
We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values, workplace, and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values provide the framework we use in building a healthy, resilient organization.
You can expect a mindful onboarding process with ramp-up and time to learn. You can expect a team that listens, and to be heard. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect to work with good people. You can expect to be counted on. You can expect to do your best work and build a career here.
We are looking for a seasoned Controller who understands all aspects of the financial control world and is confident in their skillset. We expect you to have an internationally recognized accounting designation and 8+ years of work experience with at least 3 years in a similar controllership role. Having experience in the manufacturing and distribution industries for consumer finished goods will give you an advantage compared to other candidates.
Owning the division means you’ll get to set the vision for the department and create process from the ground up. You enjoy finding ways to create efficiency and structure through practical solutions and leveraging systems and new technology will come naturally to you. You are able to see how issues impact the big picture and you use logic and problem-solving skills to find the best way forward. You are fulfilled by optimizing your day-to-day in order to focus on projects and other value-add activities.
Managing a team gives you energy and you enjoy coaching and mentoring your team to help them solve problems, find efficiency or learn something new. Building relationships and trust, both internally and externally, comes easily to you and you can leverage those relationships to actualize your goals.
For this role, we do require that your normal workday has at least 4 hours overlap with the Montreal workday (currently UTC-5) without impinging on your personal/family life.
This is a remote role since we are a remote company! You’re free to work where you work best, anywhere in the world: home office, coworking space, coffee shops, or in Montreal. While we currently have an office in Montreal, you should be comfortable working remotely—most of the company does! That hinges on effective writing, self-discipline, and comfort with open communication.
BENEFITS & PERKS:
Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a life well-lived both at work and away from work.
We’re all about reasonable working hours, sharing, ample vacation time, wellness, education, comfort, and giving back. We offer competitive salaries, for a similar role in the country you will be working from.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position. There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us, will be given full attention and are highly appreciated.
You’ll hear from us about advancement to a work sample review. You’ll get a chance to see the types of challenges you would be solving in this role. Then on to an interview. Our interviews are one hour, all remote by Whereby video chat (no software needed), with your future colleagues, on your schedule.
We appreciate your consideration into having Nathan James be part of your career.
Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.
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