Director FP&A

Finance and Accounting Toronto, Ontario


Description

Role: Director FP&A 
                                                    
Reporting to: Chief Administrative Officer  

Introduction:

Pivotree architects, builds, hosts and manages a wide range of commerce experiences for well-known domestic and global brands. Customers turn to Pivotree as their trusted partner when they want to grow revenue, increase online and in-store traffic, improve customer experience, grow a loyal customer base, achieve operational efficiencies, and higher profits.  

Pivotree is a privately-held and venture backed company with an aggressive growth objective including strategic acquisitions. 2018 was a transformational year for Pivotree with the combination of three existing businesses in this sector: Tenzing, ThinkWrap and Spark:Red. Our combined team is made up of a diverse blend of engineers, solution architects, programmers, UI developers, project managers and analysts who work together to create and manage next-generation commerce excellence. We hold ourselves to the very highest standards and our employees take great pride in our accomplishments.

Position Summary:

We are currently seeking a highly motivated Director of FP&A to support strategic business decisions through financial models, forecasts, business and financial analysis, industry research, and special projects.

The ideal candidate will be a trained accounting or investment banking professional with excellent communication skills and proven leadership, looking to advance his/her career in a high-growth, entrepreneurial company where change happens on a daily basis. He/she is hands-on and detailed-oriented but always understands the “bigger picture”,  and can effectively influence others to achieve strategic objectives.

This position will be based out of downtown Toronto and will report to the Chief Administrative Officer.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead budgeting, forecasting and business planning across multiple business units and multiple geographies
  • Lead monthly functional department reviews with owners, investigate key variances
  • Responsible for all board, executive, and corporate reporting and preparation (business KPIs, key ratios, corporate scorecards, etc.)
  • Drive profit optimization opportunities in a post-merger environment (vendor negotiations and cost take outs, productivity analysis)
  • Analyze profitability by product/service/customer across the lines of business
  • Support investment decisions in new features, products, categories, or process improvements
  • Develop & improve pricing and margin models for existing and new products/services
  • Work with revenue function on deal pricing reviews, commissions reviews
  • Responsible for equity raise initiatives (material preparation, quality of earning audit, cost of capital analysis, due diligence)
  • Lead M&A initiatives for potential acquisitions
  • Implement process & tool improvements to support growth and scale within the finance department and across all operating units
  • Ad hoc analysis and projects as requested

Skills & Competencies:

This position requires someone with the following skills and background:

  • MBA or CPA designation
  • 10 years of professional experience including 5+ years in leadership capacity
  • Expert in Excel required, working knowledge in financial planning tools preferred
  • Experience in fast-paced, growing organization, preferably in SaaS-based tech
  • Experience with M&A activities & equity raise

This position requires someone with the following competencies:

  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and systems
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to dig into an issue or problem with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Highly responsible with a strong sense of ownership and commitment to deadlines
  • Detail-oriented with high work quality and ethics
  • Flexible team player – highly adaptable and comfortable with change
  • Curiosity – this person should not be content with status quo – this position requires someone who is comfortable in recommending improvements to any and all processes company-wide.