The entertainment industry in Canada is multi-faceted and vibrant, providing services and facilities for commercial, film, and television projects from around the world. It’s an industry like no other, filled with entrepreneurs, visionaries and personalities.
Our client is a creative agency that specialises in music, sound, and experiential work across film, television, advertising, and immersive content with clients around the world. The business has grown based on building relationships throughout the industry and providing outstanding products and services. A team of strategists, experimenters, developers, and outliers share a passion for music and emerging technology, constantly transforming their offerings and exploring new business directions.
The driving force behind the company are the partners who bring passion, energy, and an entrepreneurial mind-set along with extensive experience in the industry to the table. This is the top finance role in the company and will work closely with the partners to drive the business and its subsidiaries forward through strategic decision making.
Key responsibilities include:
- Management of the company’s accounting and finance and IT functions, including those of multiple related entities and new subsidiaries
- Monitoring of the business model, annual budget, and forecast
- Liaise with external accountants, banks, government, and other finance-related services
- Support the development of the company’s long-term strategy
- Creation of business plans and structures for strategic partnerships
The ideal candidate is a CPA, CA with experience in the creative/entertainment industry in an owner-managed environment. Strong technical accounting and finance skills, including reporting, accounting, controls and cash management, an operations orientation, and experience working with external parties are essential. A collaborative mindset, willingness to be hands-on, excellent communication skills, people management experience, and the ability to build trust and strong relationships round-out the necessary skill-set.
The position offers a vibrant and interesting environment, business complexity and the chance to flourish and grow while working as part of a smart, strategic, and hand-on management team.