Director of Finance

The Director of Finance serves as a key part of the leadership team at Talk Shop, working closely with the Vice President, Operations and Managing Partner. The Director of Finance determines the plan to achieve the firm’s long-term financial goals.

Position Type: Senior
Position Title: Director of Finance

Position Start Date: Spring 2021
Application Close Date: February 26th, 2021

About the Role?

The Director of Finance serves as a key part of the leadership team at Talk Shop, working closely with the Vice President, Operations and Managing Partner. The Director of Finance determines the plan to achieve the firm’s long-term financial goals and develops the strategies to become a highly efficient, fiscally responsible organization.?

In this role, you will oversee Talk Shop’s financial operations, including oversight (and in many places, execution) of accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budgeting, bank reconciliations, forecasting, production of financial statements and reports, and recommendations to the leadership team on financial decisions. The Director of Finance is responsible for monitoring, maintaining and improving internal controls, while overseeing financial systems and related compliance requirements.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to Talk Shop’s Vice President, Operations, the Director of Finance will:

  • Direct the day-to-day accounting operations including oversight and execution of accounts payable and receivable; specifically but not limited to, invoicing, billbacks, team and partner expenses, and payroll processing and management
  • Oversee monthly company credit card and bank reconciliations
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Prepare, analyze and present financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; monthly, quarterly and annually
  • Participate in weekly and monthly financial meetings
  • Lead the annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the VP, Operations; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and produce monthly budget P&Ls for all business units and Talk Shop overall
  • Oversee audit and tax functions, coordinate activities with outside audit/accounting firms and review firms’ performance?
  • Manage all short and long term cash needs of the business
  • Provide strategic counsel from a financial perspective on mergers and acquisitions, corporate initiatives and and national expansion plans?
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices
  • Remain up-to-date on best practices in finance, business systems and internal control measures?
  • Ensure adherence to financial laws and guidelines


  • Be the financial leader of a rapidly-expanding firm
  • Be our internal finance and reporting champion – work with Talk Shop leaders to coordinate and plan fiscally responsible practises?
  • Take time to educate and inform Talk Shop Leaders and team members of the ‘why’ behind the firm’s financial decisions?
  • Help implement agency finance policies
  • Recommend resource solutions for the Finance & Admin team as you see opportunity


Specific duties and responsibilities may change as needs arise.?

What you’ll bring

  • An obsession with organization and extreme attention to detail
  • Past experience supporting leaders with financial decisions?
  • FP&A experience??
  • Knowledge of the Google suite of tools including G-Mail, Google Docs, Calendars, Hangouts and Quickbooks online
  • Good communication skills – you give the update before it’s asked for?
  • Proactive nature – you take it upon yourself to start projects and suggest improvements?
  • Flexibility and the ability to manage multiple priorities with complete accuracy independently?
  • Resourcefulness – ability to independently seek solutions to issues/challenges as they arise
  • The Talk Shop team values humility, ingenuity, humour, and integrity. We think you’ll be a great fit if you love to see your hard work come to fruition, celebrate achievements, and connect with your team!?


Salary Range – $80,000 – $100,000, based on experience?

Talk Shop is committed to offering competitive pay for the role and experience that the candidate brings. This is an opportunity to work at an innovative, rapidly growing agency that prioritizes team and company culture and a healthy work/life balance. We offer learning, development and mentorship so that our team can grow.?

We offer comprehensive health and dental benefits and value employee wellness. We look to deliver treats like swag, paid breakfasts and team events whenever possible.

COVID has been a difficult time for all small businesses – we have prioritized taking care of our team through transparency, virtual team days, continued learning and a company-wide bonus structure.?


This role is currently remote with the opportunity to work from a socially distanced and safe office space 1 – 2 days per week once restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. In-office presence at our head office in the South Granville neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC will be required in the future.?

How to Apply

Please email your resume to careers@talkshopmedia.com with the subject Director of Finance.??

Talk Shop is committed to having ongoing conversations with candidates and our team to ensure accessibility needs are accommodated. We are prioritizing the hiring of a candidate that reflects the diverse population we serve, and we encourage applications from all qualified individuals.?

Successful candidates will be contacted and while we appreciate the time required to apply, we ask that no applicants call the office to follow up.