VP of Finance

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Date Posted:
July 27, 2022

Company

Our company is taking the travel world by storm! Starting in one of our Founders’ basement’s in 2016, Elite Travel Management not only survived the travel pandemic but thrived. We are a company that specializes in business travel and have a team of passionate professionals who want to challenge the status quo of the travel experience. As we continue to scale our business, we will be opening new brands and expanding to new markets.

Elite Travel believes in a business with integrity approach. We look after our people and in return, they look after our clients. Each team member has been carefully selected to join Elite following a comprehensive five step hiring process. They would give you the shirt off their back and believe in collaboration. At Elite Travel, all positions play a critical role in the client service experience.

Like what you’ve read so far? It gets better. A culture that has inspiration from the infamous, “Delivering Happiness” book from the creators of Zappos, we are a business who finds creative solutions to lingering travel industry legacy ways. Yes, we still work in an office, and we invest in that too. Our office consists of a basketball court, food trucks, and a commercial grade gym with TOWEL service (yes, we said it!). Don’t forget about the golf simulator.

This company is going places and the right person is keen to take this business to the next level.

Perks

If we didn’t pique your interest when we said the travel industry, then no need to read further. From conferences in the likes of Mexico, Palm Springs, and Banff to your own travel perks on leisure trips, the incentives are there. A company cell phone, laptop, are of course a given, but don’t forget we provide three weeks of holidays to start with a rapid jump to five weeks. From volunteer days, health spending accounts, and even employee shares at the completion of year two.  

The Right Person

You have a fresh perspective on how finance should be. Yes, your CPA ensures that you have the right skills to apply to this position, but you also look at the way Elite and the industry currently operates, while finding ways to do it better. You are flexible with change and are okay with rapid growth. Over your ten years+ of experience with your previous role in finance, you can bring transferrable skills to our various Microsoft and propriety platforms. You have the modest swagger to debate business initiatives with the CEO, and you know the difference between an RRSP and TFSA. We’re joking… sort of. But the right person should live and breathe finance and be passionate about what they do.

The right person is not about clocking in and out, they are ready to roll up their sleeves and love what they do. You bring new business ideas monthly on what we can tackle next. Work hard and play hard with this fresh approach organization!

The Role

Everything from budgets to client meetings, no job is too small or big for you to take on. Yes, leadership will be required as you have and will grow your own small finance team that helps Elite fly. As the VP of Finance, you will bring new efficiencies to our growing business while finding new areas to increase our profitability. Reporting directly to the CEO, this is a senior position and will require your involvement and several confidential initiatives to grow our corporate travel footprint.

Both internal and external client reports and analytics, Elite will depend on you to bring a financial acumen that ensures our clients feel your confidence. In- person and virtual client/ supplier meetings will be the norm.

You can be ready to introduce new expense platforms to our business, cost centre reviews and allocations, along with understanding our key suppliers who reward our business with the best financial optics. Again, no month or week will ever be the same as we create new brands and cost analyze new hires.

You like what we have to say? Well, we can tell you with certainty this is a growth position in itself. Are you our future CFO? The right candidate will want to grow into a C level position.

Responsibilities of this Role

  • Oversee all areas of accounting operations, including payables, receivables, payroll, and tax preparation
  • Work closely alongside the CEO and executive team to advise in financial strategic planning
  • Successfully lead your financial team, ensuring proper support in any projects/ daily tasks as needed
  • Ensure accurate, timely financial reporting to meet forecasting and budgeting needs of the team
  • Proactively implement department, company-wide finance efficiencies to result in an elevated client experience
  • Act as the liaison with clients and suppliers on any discrepancies and facilitate a successful resolution
  • Oversee the successful preparation of monthly, quarterly, yearly closings
  • Assist the CEO with financial initiatives as necessary
  • Be an active contributing team member. At Elite, our culture is a big deal!

Required Skills for this Role

  • In-depth knowledge of financial benchmarking, accounting, audit, and tax compliance
  • Experience in utilizing Microsoft Business Central is preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication to provide guidance and explain difficult issues clearly, and tactfully, to the appropriate audience
  • Working knowledge of virtual credit card platforms
  • Successfully creating and managing Annual budgets
  • Proven Month End process experience
  • Implementing new programs to improve efficiencies
  • Possession of a CPA designation
  • 5+ Years of experience in a similar role
  • Calgary-based

If you’re an impassioned individual who is seeking to join a movement that is bigger than yourself, submit your resume today to join us on our journey.

If the above sounds like you, please apply for the role here.

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