Director of Finance

500pxcom   •  

Toronto, ON

Industry: Media


8 - 10 years

Posted 38 days ago

The Job

We are looking for an experienced Director of Finance to be accountable for the financial and accounting strategy and operations across the whole organization. The role is a critical leadership role and oversees a wide range of functions like financial reporting, forecasting, strategic planning, internal control and tax preparation all while aiming for the highest possible financial performance.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Developing the finance strategy for both the short and long term, collaborating with senior business executives to determine business priority
  • Reporting directly to the CEO, responsible for functional oversight of all activities of the finance department, including generation of financial reports (P/L, BS, cash flow statements), AP/AR management, budget forecasting, investment and funding activities, tax management and compliance
  • Analyze the reports provided finance/accounting team members to generate forecast information and share results with the senior leadership team to drive toward data-based strategic and operational decisions
  • Act as the key point of contact for all financial matters involving the senior leadership team and representatives from key stakeholders (including parent company members)
  • Maintain and enforce a documented system of accounting policies and procedures across the organization
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, vendor discussions and contract negotiations
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit, complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Streamline operational processes across both the finance/accounting team members and management to ensure accountability of business metrics and financial analysis
  • Ensure that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met
  • Participate in strategic planning as a member of the 500px senior leadership team and lead discussions and planning sessions on financial matters
  • Develop reports, dashboards and key tools for tracking KPIs and critical financial metrics, providing a summary of status on a regular basis to key stakeholders across the business line and senior leadership team
  • Identify any key issues or risks that impact the meeting of pre-established targets and propose and implement solutions and improvements

What the Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business administration, or equivalent business experience
  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in an accounting or finance position
  • 3+ years of experience in a financial management role
  • Demonstrated experience with financial operations and management across an organization or a division of a large organization
  • Preference will be given to candidates with CPA/CGA/CFA designations
  • Experience interfacing and reporting to C-suite executives and senior leadership
  • Advanced knowledge of financial statements and reporting
  • Deep knowledge of accounting software (e.g. Quickbooks, Jonas)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and written skills
  • Proven leadership, organizational, and project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task while making sound decisions and judgments
  • A bias towards action: the ability to cut through any issue, identify the salient points, and rally a team around addressing them
  • High standards: for yourself and your team

You'll get bonus points for

  • A love of photography and familiarity with the 500px platform
  • Experience working in a start-up organization
  • Experience working with muti-national subsidiaries and parent organizations


  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible hours
  • Catered lunches, snacks and drinks
  • Great health and dental benefits
  • Professional development opportunities

Our Interview Process

  • Phone screen: 30 min conversation with a hiring manager
  • Role specific challenge: a take-home challenge to assess role related skills and capabilities
  • In-person interviews: 2-3 hours at our office where you'll meet multiple members of our team.