Assistant Controller

Remote from
🇨🇦 Canada
Annual salary, CAD
110,000 - 137,000
Job function
Finance & Legal
Job type
Full Time,
Job posted
Apply before
29 Jul 2024
Information Technology & Services

About Thinkific

Create, market, and sell your own online courses.

Do you enjoy working on a variety of projects and identifying opportunities for business process improvements? We’re looking for an Assistant Controller to join us at Thinkific!

As the Assistant Controller at Thinkific, you will be a high-impact member of the  accounting team, reporting to the Controller. You will be passionate about process improvement as well as developing and maintaining strong internal controls. You will provide insights for decision making.  You will be joining a high performing and hard-working team that values having fun at work. Your position will be an integral part of the team.

Your key goal will be to execute on the full accounting cycle. Here’s how you’ll accomplish this

  • Own and continuously improve the month and quarter-end processes for the financial operations of the company.
  • Oversee the Company’s treasury policies and procedures, including cash management, accounts payable review and execution, and monitoring the A/R cycle
  • Manage relationships with bankers and investment brokers
  • Provide support on the quarterly Financial statements, including note preparation and review
  • Identify and execute opportunities to drive efficiency, accuracy, and impact across all areas of the accounting and financial operations of the Company, including improvements to processes involving our tools, such as Workday Financials
  • Manage review and approval of stock based compensation plans and associated journal entries
  • Review technical accounting memos evaluating material transactions and ad-hoc transactions of the Company
  • Support the external audit, including liaising with external auditors, responding to audit queries, preparing audit working papers as appropriate, and ensuring the timely completion of all audit procedures
  • Mentor and lead team members and help to grow the Finance team to support organizational needs
  • Work directly with the Controller, Accounting Manager and Financial Reporting Manager, to scale the financial operations at the Company

The person we have in mind likely

  • Has 8+ years of full cycle accounting experience, with 4 years post-designation experience preferred
  • Has previous experience at a Big 4 accounting firm
  • Holds a CPA designation
  • Has experience managing and overseeing a small team and cross-departmental projects
  • Possesses advanced knowledge in Excel or Google Sheets and feels comfortable with large data sets
  • Can think critically and solve problems independently – past experience implementing accounting improvements
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent time management and communication skills
  • Loves to learn and grow. They’ve found (and keep looking for) ways to level up their skills in this field, whether that’s through formal education or gaining professional experience

These things would also be nice, but we think you could learn them on the job

  • Experience working in the technology industry
  • Familiarity with Workday Financials
  • Familiarity with Stripe or other payment processing systems

The recruitment compensation range for this position is $110,000 – $137,000 CAD

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging & Accessibility

This is just our initial idea of who we’re looking for! At Thinkific, we know that people have unique career journeys. If your experience is close to what we’ve described but you feel that you might be missing a few of the requirements, please still apply! We believe in equal opportunity and are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging across every facet of our business.We’re also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview experience for every candidate. If there are any accommodations our team can make throughout our hiring process (big or small), please let us know.

What you can expect if you join Thinkific

  • 👏 An amazing team of talented, passionate, and kind Thinkers. Together, we’ve built an amazing, award-winning culture—we’re a Certified Great Place to Work and one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers!
  • 🚀 The chance to build, improve, and innovate on a platform that’s driving positive impact for thousands of businesses and millions of students around the world.
  • 💸 A competitive compensation package including base salary, equity, team-wide bonuses, and an Employee Share Purchase Plan.
  • 🌴Flexible Paid Time Off to maintain mental and physical health. Our team is encouraged to take a minimum 4 weeks of vacation, plus Thinker Holidays (extended long weekends in the summer) and time off for the December holiday season.
  • 🩺 Health Benefits and Wellness: Comprehensive benefits starting on Day 1 include health, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family, $3,000 for mental health care, a short-term health plan, and an additional health or personal spending account. Plus, family friendly benefits include generous parental leave top-ups for up to 32 weeks, as well as fertility coverage and personalized return to work options.
  • 💻 Flexible Work. Choose to work from home from anywhere in Canada, at our Vancouver HQ, a co-working space, or anywhere there’s wifi for a change of scenery.
  • ⬆️ Learning & Growth. An annual $1500 USD Learn and Grow fund for conferences, seminars, or courses, plus training, mentorship, coaching, and internal promotion opportunities.
  • 🏡 A home office setup so you’re ready to succeed with a company-owned Macbook Pro and a budget to order a desk, chair, or any accessories to help you work comfortably and productively.
  • 🍦Eats and Treats. $50 CAD per month to treat yourself with snacks, lunch, or groceries to cook at home.
  • 💙 A place where you can bring your whole self to work. We know that different perspectives lead to amazing ideas, more innovation, and, ultimately, our success as a company. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds, experiences, beliefs, identities, and statuses. Whoever you are—we can’t wait to meet you!

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What position is Thinkific hiring for?

Thinkific is hiring a remote Assistant Controller from 🇨🇦 Canada

What type of employment does Thinkific offer?

This is a Full Time role.