Head of Finance - TORONTO, CANADA

Salary Competitive

Shape the world’s fastest growing online platform for shipping containers!

BOXHUB is an e-commerce and logistics startup, on a mission to revolutionise the way shipping containers are traded, transported, and used. By leveraging tech infrastructure and automation, we make the entire user experience and supply chain faster, cheaper, and more transparent for our customers.

Shipping containers are becoming the most sustainable and cheapest solution for many building and retail projects, with the container homes market alone projected to grow to USD 73BN per year. We believe by giving more customers better access to containers for alternative use cases, while improving the inherently broken supply chain, we can have huge positive impact on affordable housing and save thousands of tons of CO2 per year.

BOXHUB is well funded by some of the most successful investors in the tech industry, founded by long-term shipping industry experts, and led by award-winning entrepreneurs. We have product-market fit, are growing exponentially, and need exceptionally motivated talent to join our new HQ in Toronto. 

Join us as ‘Head of Finance’ and help us disrupt an entire industry! We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled finance wizard, to be the founding member of our accounting, budgeting, and financial operations globally. You will employ financial models to drive strategic investments and decision-making, own our budgeting process, and collaborate closely with functional leaders. As we grow, you will scale our administrative processes and implement technological solutions for our accounting needs. You will oversee our external accounting teams, are deeply involved in long-term planning and major strategic decisions, and report directly to the CEO.

Your Mission:

  • Functional responsibility for all global finance and accounting operations, including oversight of financial reporting, ownership of financial analysis, forecasting and budgeting, and management of billing and expense operations

  • Lead and control bookkeeping, AP, AR, payroll, reconciliations, taxes, and BI

  • Cooperate with external accounting, tax, and legal teams

  • Assist management in driving short and long-term strategic planning, while improving efficiency of processes and infrastructure

  • Prepare clear financial models with a focus on flexibility to change assumptions and scalability of outputs

  • Drive cross-functional alignment around the operating model to ensure achievement of our business objectives

  • Provide regular financial and forecasting updates to the Board of Directors

  • Partner with all business units to provide analytical support to drive ROI and align their KPI’s with inputs in the financial model

  • Manage planning activities to achieve business goals, highlight major assumptions and their effects on the budget, and perform sensitivity analysis to assess a reasonable range of outcomes and risks

  • Understand legal requirements and tax reporting across a variety of geographies

  • Continuously improve and automate operational systems and processes

  • Support the CEO operationally and administratively as necessary

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 7 years in finance, consulting, VC/PE, or similar startup positions

  • Degree in economics, finance, business, accounting, STEM, or related field

  • Finance leadership experience in high growth tech companies is preferred

  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills, paired with hands-on growth mentality

  • High level of Excel / Google Sheets and PowerPoint proficiency

  • Demonstrated track record of successfully building a finance organisation from the ground up

  • Familiarity with accounting best practices

  • Experience with capital raises, transaction structuring, and legal documents

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • High attention to detail and ability to juggle multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines at once

  • Incredibly autonomous, driven, self-motivated, and strong problem solving skills

  • Motivation to join a startup and love for building a business from scratch, with ability to see how a product and strategy can evolve

Why BOXHUB?

  • Fantastic opportunity to help build and grow with a company at an early stage

  • Work on something meaningful, with the ability to revolutionise an entire industry

  • Flexible working hours and working from home half of the time

  • Be a decision maker, with huge responsibility and freedom to operate

  • Make a difference by contributing to impactful causes, like conserving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions or advancing affordable housing

  • Join a multicultural team that has built successful startups around the world

  • Flat hierarchy that is based on open feedback, trust, collaboration, and constructive criticism

  • We offer visa and relocation support

Salary:

CAD 100k+ depending on experience

Equity participation 

Company-wide bonus

Start Date: ASAP

At BOXHUB, we believe diversity and representation are key to creating not only an exciting product but also an amazing customer and employee experience. Fostering this environment starts with hiring and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any other aspect that makes you, you.

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at
BOXHUB

BOXHUB is disrupting the sale of used shipping containers - A global billion-dollar industry. We will make it simple, efficient and transparent for everyone to buy and sell shipping containers By doing this we enable the re-use and upcycling of the 25 million shipping containers currently in circulation around the world. Our customers turn shipping containers into anything from Affordable housing, pop-up restaurants, emergency shelters and a number of sustainable storage solutions.

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