Head of Finance
Nathan James

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Headquarters: Montreal, Canada
URL: http://www.nathanjames.com

Nathan James is looking for a Head of Finance that will help support the company's triple-digit growth by leading the finance division.
We are a design-first, home furnishing company focusing on the habits of urban dwellers and first time home buyers. We pride ourselves on the best in class customer happiness, providing the highest possible quality products that are affordable for the majority and assembly that isn’t dreadful.


You’ll be responsible for overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial planning, and reporting, cash management, and taxes. You will have ownership over the company budget. And will need to ensure that the company's profit goals are met and that there’s sufficient capital to support company objectives. You will need to manage the relationship with our financial institutions as well as our professional accounting firm. Oversee the accounting team and make sure we are compliant with all relevant governments. You will be reporting directly to the Chief Operating Officer.
A big part of this role is being a leader. You will lead and grow the finance team in order to support the company growth. You will develop efficient internal/external procedures and work with our technology team and the support of our COO in order to simplify operations. With the help of our technology team, you will design our in-house accounting and financial reporting system.
During training, you will learn our systems and our current processes within a four to six week period. Once fully up-to-speed, you’ll want to improve processes and reporting. Understand what our next one to three-year roadmap looks like and start building a hiring plan for the finance division.


We have a rhythm to our work and a very low turnover rate — we have yet to have a single team member opt-out. Your voice matters to us. We make change from fresh perspectives and appreciate new viewpoints, so you should feel comfortable speaking up about your values and goals.
We’re ready for the ongoing work that goes into building an inclusive, supportive place for you to do the best work of your career. Our values, workplace, and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work. Our operating values provide the framework we use in building a healthy, resilient organization.
You can expect a mindful onboarding process with ramp-up and time to learn. You can expect a team that listens, and to be heard. You can expect to give and provide direct feedback. You can expect to work with good people. You can expect to be counted on. You can expect to do your best work and build a career here.


You possess deep knowledge of financial management and accounting standards, demonstrating your ability to work closely and effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, and have excellent financial analysis, reporting skills.
You are a trusted business advisor with the capability for timely, clear and decisive action. You have a successful track record identifying and driving value in an organization, developing and successfully executing strategic plans and complex budgets. You have a strong interest in overall business operations and are a big-picture thinker who is comfortable and effective working both at the strategic and tactical levels.
We would like to see ten plus years of financial leadership experience with the majority working in the consumer finished goods industry. Having hired and developed great people. Experience managing relations with financial institutions. You need to be very comfortable working with ERP and other web platforms.  


Our benefits are all aimed at supporting a life well lived, both at work and away from work.
We’re all about reasonable working hours, sharing, ample vacation time, wellness, education, comfort, and giving back. See our benefits and perks here


Please submit an application here that speaks directly to this position here .
There are no right answers or cookie-cutter expectations. A cover letter is not required, but those that clearly demonstrate how Nathan James would be a great fit for you and how you would be a great fit for us will be given full attention and are highly appreciated. 
We’re accepting applications until 12/30/2019 00:00:00 UTC. 
Next: We expect to take one week to review all applications. 
You’ll hear from us by 1/08/2020 about advancement to an introduction call. Then on to an interview. Our interviews are one hour to 1.5 hours all remote by Whereby video chat (no software needed), with your future colleagues, on your schedule.  
We aim to make an offer by 2/18/2020 at the latest with a start date in early March.
We appreciate your consideration in having Nathan James be part of your career. Our open conversation starts with this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted over 1 year ago