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Head of Finance

Eventbase is a Canada-based software company, and the leading mobile event technology platform for global brands, powering enterprise event apps for many of the biggest conferences in the world. We are seeking a hands-on, dynamic, strategic, and operationally focused Head of Finance (Vice President, Finance or Chief Financial Officer) to lead our team of two Accounting professionals, supporting a team of ~100 Eventbasers.  The role is 50% hands on execution and 50% strategic partner, plays an active part on the Executive team, and will report directly to the CEO.  While strategic, this position involves a lot of heavy lifting and a necessary hands on approach to guide us through the next phase of our evolution.

This is a full-time remote position based anywhere in Canada. We are open to either a VP, Finance or CFO title based on experience. Please note that we can only consider candidates who reside in Canada with valid working status.

About Eventbase

Eventbase has set the gold standard for live event technology for more than a decade. We power mobile event apps for global brands including Salesforce, Cisco, SAP, Deloitte and Adobe. We also build official mobile apps for massive events including South By Southwest (SXSW) and National Retail Federation Big Show, as well as three Olympic Games. Eventbase has been recognized with more awards than any other event app platform, including being named winner of “Best Event App” at the Event Technology Awards seven times. 

We are driven by our mission: to bring people together for the magic of live events, and we’re proud that our industry-leading products have been at the heart of exceptional live events around the world since 2009. Millions of attendees across thousands of events have held Eventbase’s product in their hand as they walked the conference floor, participated in sessions and interacted with others onsite. Our team has a track record of pioneering breakthrough live event technology, and there are more exciting innovations to come. The event industry is being reinvented in the wake of Covid-19, and Eventbase is uniquely positioned to play a key role in this new world of events. We’re moving forward with our vision to shape the future of live event experiences.

Are you ready to join the industry leader in live event technology?

What You'll Do

  • Work directly with our CEO, Executive team, and board of directors to develop and execute on the company’s vision and strategy

  • Engage all members of the Executive team to align company management with short and long term financial planning and projections, while educating on financial-data driven based decision making

  • Oversee the company’s operating model and financial forecasts

  • Develop and implement high-level financial and operational plans and processes to drive growth

  • Lead the process for fundraising and mergers & acquisitions

  • Achieve key financial targets and metrics through the development and implementation of proactive dashboards, ongoing reporting, measurements, and variance analysis

  • Lead the company’s Finance and Accounting team, and oversee a small team working  on monthly close, quarterly / annual financial reports and other activities including accounting, payroll, internal controls, financial systems, audit, treasury, insurance, and tax

  • Attend Board meetings and own the financial information traffic between Eventbase and our board of directors including preparation and investor communication

  • Oversee our annual financial audit

  • Work closely with our People team on compensation and Stock Option Plan administration

What You Bring

  • Fast and flexible learner and proven team leader

  • Operationally oriented, senior level finance professional and strategic thinker with a strong entrepreneurial drive and track-record of  successfully scaling a B2B software, SaaS or technology company

  • CPA (CA or CGA) highly desired with minimum eight years post designation experience

  • Experience working with global enterprises including Fortune 1000 customers

  • Experience with venture capital fundraising process, private equity firms, and mergers and acquisitions

  • Expert in Google Sheets and Excel 

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills and relationship building skills

  • Nice to have: domain expertise in the events or martech industry

  • Experienced with high growth and highly demanding, deadline driven environments

Personal Attributes

  • Intellectual Horsepower. Bright and intelligent; deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; described as intellectually sharp, capable and agile

  • Business Financial Translator.  You take complex reports and turn them into actionable business insights/opportunities.

  • Action Oriented. Entrepreneurial. Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things you see as challenging

  • Business Acumen. Knows how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting the business 

$170,000 - $210,000 a year

The salary for this position is $170k-$210k and varies based on if your experience best aligns with a VP, Finance or CFO level, commensurate with your job-related knowledge and education, skills, and experience. Our salary ranges are based on market data factoring location, company size, and industry, ensuring competitive compensation.

Why Join the Eventbase Team?

At Eventbase we value trust, respect and authenticity, and believe we are all better together. Joining the Eventbase team means you will enjoy a progressive work environment with some exceptional perks, including the option to go onsite at some of the largest events on the planet. We enjoy “No Meeting Fridays” and Eventbasers get every second Friday off, so you can have an extra 26 long weekends every year in addition to statutory holidays. We have a $1,250 annual professional development allocation and $1,000 per year to set up your home office. We also offer comprehensive benefits including extended health care from your first day, a $1000 flexible health/wellness spending account, paid parental leave for all new parents, gender affirming care, and paid mental health days. And of course we offer competitive market salaries and employee stock options too.

At Eventbase we work hard and smart, and take time to celebrate our wins. We are a “remote-first” organization, so our team can work from anywhere in Canada. You will never be required to work out of an office if it doesn’t work for you.

We’re proud of our diverse team: Eventbasers hail from all over the world, with many different backgrounds, cultures and interests. We actively promote women working in technology both internally and by partnering with women in tech organizations externally. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, veteran status, or disability status.#LI-remote

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