Finance Manager

Toronto /
Finance /
Full Time Permanent
/ Hybrid
We’re LumiQ – an audio-first professional education platform for CPAs. We help CPAs get their continuing professional development (CPD) hours through engaging podcasts with business leaders (the CFOs of Slack, Shopify, Yelp, Yahoo!, TD Bank, and Wealthsimple just to name a few). CPD/CPE is the yearly required learning that CPAs generally dread doing. They’re tired of dealing with boring webinars, irrelevant content and product experiences that are out-of-date. That’s why they’ve flocked to LumiQ and our mission to make professional learning enjoyable. 

With hundreds of companies signed up, we’re at the precipice of launching a global movement that’s going to massively change the professional education and podcasting industries. Following our recent Series A, we’ve expanded into the US market and are seeing wonderful early signs of traction. 

Despite our lightning growth, we tend not to subscribe to the mantra of “move fast and break things.” Our goal is to build a profitable company, where our employees can learn and grow, and where customers see real value and genuinely enjoy using the product. We are building a company meant to last, and if this resonates with you, we hope you will consider joining us on our journey to transform professional education!

What you’ll be responsible for:

Reporting, Planning, and Analytics
 ●  Build out and lead the regular forecasting and annual budgeting processes, with key inputs to the annual  
 strategy and thoughtful target and KPI setting
   Maintain the Company model, including understanding and consistently challenging the key drivers to the
 business
 ●  Prepare and improve regular reporting, including Executive variance reports, Investor summaries, and
 quarterly Board decks
   Support the Data and Analytics function with ad hoc analyses including financial "what if" scenarios, as
 required 
 ●  Key contributor to transforming LumiQ into a data-driven organization: inter-departmental collaboration on business cases to drive transparency on goals and key drivers and assisting in the creation and maintenance of operational reporting

Accounting & Tax
 ●  Own the monthly and quarterly financial closing processes, driving constant improvements in efficiency and quality
 ●  Aid the function and company to scale in preparation for a potential audit, including establishing and monitoring controls and thoughtful process improvements
 ●  Lead other critical accounting functions including payroll and the cash conversion cycle
 ●  Prepare the regular HST and income tax filings and support in US tax requirements  

Who You Are:
 ●  Accounting designation (CPA) with 3 - 5 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance
 ●  Strong analytical skills with an aptitude for numbers, and the ability to convey complex information and  
 bridge the gap between financial results and business trends
   Deep comfort in Excel, including financial modelling and report automation
   Able to work independently with little direction but also have a strong collaboration approach
   Have good communication skills and able to build positive relationships within a cross-functional team
   Attention to detail, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a must
 ●  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and within in a cross-functional team (including senior  
 management)  If you think your experience is most of the way there we’d still love to meet you!
If you think your experience is most of the way there we’d still love to meet you! 

Please note this is a flexible hybrid role based out of Toronto, Canada. Employees will be expected to be able to commute to the office for some team and company-based activities.

Benefits and Perks
●  Health Benefits after 3 months with us, including a yearly health spend account
●  Access to an Employee Assistance Program if needed
●  Monthly team social events (Super Smash Bro party, hot chocolate bar, Blue Jays game, Hot Ones Challenge are just a few examples of what we have done in the past)
●  Schedule flexibility. We know our employees have lives outside of work and don’t mind if you need to run to a mid-day doctor's appointment or pick up a kid early from school!
●  Nomad policy: Work remotely 4 weeks of the year from anywhere in the world
●  Office space at one of Canada’s most well-regarded startup accelerators—OneEleven (Front and John Street) which includes ping pong and foosball tables, monthly learning events, and a great opportunity to grow your personal and professional network with dozens of other startup folks in the space
●  The chance to work with the world-class investors behind us, including Jean Desgagne, former CEO of GES at the TMX, Joel Lessem, Founder & CEO of Firmex, Neil Wainright, Founder and CEO of Nexonia, and Dennis Bennie, one of the Founding members of the Creative Destruction Lab.