Kitsilano Capital

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CFO - Chief Financial Officer

Finance | Toronto, ON, Canada | Full Time

Job Description

Kitsilano Capital Partners is looking to hire a CFO - Chief Financial Officer - to join our team Janaury 2018!  The CFO will be responsible for providing financial guidance and support to the company, so they can make sound business decisions. They need a good head for figures and for dealing with complex modelling and analysis, as well as a sound grasp of financial systems and procedures. Clear budgetary planning is essential for both the short and long term, and the company needs to know the financial implications of any decision before proceeding. In addition, care must be taken to ensure that financial practices are in line with all statutory legislation and regulations.

Salary = $120,000 + Bonus + Perks + Incredible Leadership Team


  • Oversees all accounting functions; A/R and Collections, A/P and Payables, Payroll, Billing and Financial Statement preparations
  • Prepares and analyses weekly, monthly and yearly financial statements

  • Builds analytical models that utilize both financial and non-financial data to forecast operating


  • Reports and explains monthly variances to forecast

  • Reporting includes standard services metrics including utilization, profitability, bill rates, capacity modeling, and backlog consumption modeling

  • Performs commercial reporting, including analyses of booking trends, renewal rates, sales rep productivity and margin analysis

  • Prepares and publishes monthly and quarterly reporting packages to executive management, summarizing key trends and relevant analyses

  • Conducts financial analyses, development of KPIs and manages database of information to present


  • Conducts operational analyses designed to support the management team

  • Identifies inefficient uses of regulatory capital and implements plans for improvement

  • Develops best practices and workflows for organizational policies and procedures in collaboration with other departments

  • Participates in the development and implementation of process improvement

  • Participates in cross-functional business projects and analysis as directed by General Manager/VP of Sales

  • Supports strategic initiatives related to each department and business unit where applicable

  • Reviews and analyzes actual results, monthly forecasts and annual budgets for all departments and business units where applicable

  • Evaluates whether the CRM system meets the requirements of all users within the following departments: Management, Sales, Support and Accounting

  • Gains comprehensive knowledge of the company's product line, the competitive environment, and the market it addresses to better support functional initiatives and provide recommendations to business partners

  • Learns and understands the capabilities of all products and services sold to customers

  • Helps identify trends and anticipates the needs to support an evolving business environment

  • Resolves issues between business unit managers, controllers, and international contacts



  • Creates and supports financial recommendations based on both analytics and appropriate logic

  • Runs regular financial reports and queries from Excel and other applications used by the accounting


  • Executes monthly closing and forecasting of assigned cost centers and accounts

  • Updates and maintains financial database for products/services

  • Understands and assists in the development of standardized costing, price points, and overall product

    life cycles

  • Condenses and simplifies large amounts of data as required for financial and KPI reporting

  • Works with Product Management to analyze and organize relevant information of market conditions,

    trends, and competitor movement

  • Assists in the creation of business performance dashboards for each department and the company based

    on strategic goals

  • Educates managers on financial matters, including what the numbers mean and how their everyday

    decisions impact the company’s performance

  • Actively coordinates with departments to ensure consistent, accurate and sufficient information to support in alignment with company strategy

  • Supports the annual budget process for expenditures and investments, including preparation and participation for executive budget presentations

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Must have CPA designated
  • 5+ Years experience in a financial leadership position at a bank or a software start-up environment 
  • Strong business acumen that can be applied to the continuous improvement and compliance of achieving the company’s vision and goals

  • Strong aptitude for accurately analyzing, reconciling, managing and interpreting information, numbers and data

  • Ability to develop, evaluate, and maintain strategic financial plans for a full range of business solutions

  • Ability to think independently, synthesize data and make proactive, succinct recommendations to

    business leaders based on findings

  • Experience in creating dashboards with KPIs to drive organizational performance

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and project management skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-

    paced, dynamic environment

  • Ability to build successful relationships with business partners and senior management
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent collaborative communication

  • Passion for solving complex challenges and driving organizational change

  • Willingness to take on additional projects with changing priorities, as necessary

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines with emphasis on sustained accuracy and attention to detail

  • Fast learner that can adapt to tools such as Business Objects, Crystal Reports