Wanted: Finance Manager 

Do you love world-changing technology? Do you have a passion for sustainable materials? Does understanding the details within the general ledger bring you joy? If so, we’re looking for you! 

Have pulled recyclables out of the trash
Are really interested in circular economies
Appreciate a good debate even with your boss
Figure out how to fix it instead of who is to blame
Aren’t afraid to jump in the deep end
Are excited about building & growing empowered teams

Believe we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children
Work to protect and restore the environment
Aren’t afraid to make mistakes as long as we learn
Care more about your values and intelligence than your experience
Are committed to creating team dynamics that create empowerment vs. entitlement

Our Core Values:
Commit to a culture that builds a strong COMMUNITY
Foster CREATIVITY to inspire fresh innovation
Embrace COURAGE by taking action despite uncertainty
Live with Awareness and CONSCIOUSNESS of our choices

Join Open Mind Developments, a fast-growing Canadian Mission with a Company committed to creating a waste-free future. Over the last 12 years, Pela has helped over 1 million customers switch to more eco-friendly products. We are famous for being the creators of the world’s first compostable phone case and are now innovating waste with Lomi, the must-have home smart-waste appliance for anyone who cares about the environment and wants to contribute to creating a better world by transforming waste into valuable resources! 

The Opportunity: 
We are looking for a CPA to join the finance team as a Finance Manager. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, this position is a key business partner to department leaders and will help drive a culture of continuous improvement. This is an exciting opportunity for you to contribute meaningfully to the company’s growth objectives. This role is part of a team that oversees the finances of Pela Case Corporation & Lomi, a unique opportunity to work on an established brand, and scaling organization

In this role, you’ll:
Take ownership of key financial statement areas for the consolidated business, including inventory and COGS. 
Oversee day-to-day operations, including cash management, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. 
Optimize the consolidated month-end close process to support a 7-day close.
Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards (ASPE), tax regulations, and other financial reporting requirements. 
Assist in preparing annual budgets, financial forecasts, and long-term financial plans, providing insights and recommendations to optimize financial performance and operational efficiency.
Collaborate with senior leadership to increase their financial acumen and impact. 
Work on some cool projects, including supporting the launch of new products/lines of business, process improvements, system implementations, revenue recognition, etc. 

Our ideal team member:
Has 5+ years of accounting experience with a CPA designation and a combination of public accounting and industry experience
Experience in a similar role in a Retail, eCommerce or Wholesale business with in-depth experience with the inventory module in Netsuite or a similar large ERP 
Pays close attention to details and can review their own work thoroughly
Is naturally curious; if something seems off, you want to figure out what is going on
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating across diverse teams, and a history of explaining complex ideas succinctly
May have corporate and indirect tax experience – this is an asset

Commitment to Diversity 
Pela is committed to cultivating and preserving a company culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This means we seek out people with a diversity of opinions and with strengths that will be complementary to our existing organization. We know that we will grow and learn better with a diverse team. When recruiting new members of our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, and sexual orientation.

Compensation Range: $90k -130k CAD