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Controller

Finance - Toronto

We are looking for a Financial Controller with an interest in Real Estate to join our finance team at Properly. In this role, you will be an integral part of the finance team, taking ownership of all operational and compliance aspects of finance at Properly. As the Financial Controller you will help build the department and create the systems and processes the company needs to succeed.

About Properly:

At Properly, we are on a mission to make real estate customer-centric. We envision a future in which real estate transactions involve dramatically less friction and surprising simplicity and where Properly is the first choice of all Canadians throughout the entire experience of buying, selling and owning a home. Check out our CEO’s note (https://bit.ly/Properlynorms) on the culture we are trying to craft at Properly. Properly is headquartered in Toronto. We have a foundation of experienced operators on our team (Uber, Wealthsimple, Bench, Tophat, Wave, Shopify, Ritual, Blackberry, Bain). 

We have raised $160 million in funding from investors like Bain Capital Ventures, Intact Ventures, FJ Labs, Prudence, Golden Ventures, AlleyCorp (Kevin Ryan), Silicon Valley Bank and many prominent angel investors including Mike Katchen (co-founder and CEO of Wealthsimple), Spencer Rascoff (co-founder and former CEO of Zillow), and Eric Wu (co-founder and CEO of Opendoor).

We are a company that values and celebrates diverse experiences and perspectives because they make our team more successful. 

What you will do:

  • Develop and implement internal controls and processes that can scale with a growing business
  • Assess current internal software and programs and evaluate when changes are needed
  • Oversee all day-to-day operations of the accounting function including bookkeeping and payroll activities 
  • Manage the month end close process and external financial reporting requirements
  • Provide management with accurate and timely financial information and analysis to support in decision making
  • Own audit process and evaluate complex transactions in preparation for audit
  • Assist with tax compliance management
  • Own cap table management
  • Support financial analyst with budgeting process and annual forecasting

What we are looking for:

  • CPA designation
  • 5+ years of finance and accounting experience with at least one of which outside a professional services firm
  • Experience leading an audit and overseeing compliance reporting (tax, payroll)
  • Ability to manage financial reporting including preparation of internal and external financial reports
  • Knowledge of ASPE and IFRS and ability to analyze transactions under both standards
  • Intrinsically motivated, able to work autonomously and take ownership of tasks
  • Able to design and implement key controls while maintaining the balance between controls and efficiency 
  • Payroll experience and ability to manage year end payroll processes 
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Thrives in a fast pace environment with a focus on deadlines 
  • Start-up and real estate industry experience an asset

At Properly, you'll have: 

  • Competitive cash and equity compensation
  • Unlimited vacation days and a flexible work day; we care about outcomes over schedule
  • Team events and social activities 
  • Top of market maternal and paternal leave
  • Attractive healthcare benefits for you and your family starting day one
  • Personal development budget; we support our team members' growth
  • WFH stipend; in addition to the essentials including monitor, laptop, accessories
  • Employee discount on Properly’s services