Head of Finance & Accounting job posting from Apera AI in Vancouver, BC

Head of Finance and Accounting

As a member of Apera AI’s leadership team, you will develop a solid understanding of the overall business and create a long-term financial strategy to support the organization’s plan for accelerated growth. 

We are seeking a talented person to work closely with Apera AI’s leadership team to develop a solid understanding of the overall business and create a long-term financial strategy to support the organization’s plan for accelerated growth. Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will have oversight of all financial functions, including financing, forecasting, budgeting, internal controls, reporting, taxation, risk management, and IT, as it relates to accounting. Additionally, this role will ensure that effective accounting policies, process systems and standards are in place, anticipating the growth and scale of the business.

About Apera AI

Apera AI helps manufacturers make their factories more flexible and productive. Robots enhanced with Apera’s software have 4D vision—the ability to see and handle objects with human-like capability. Challenging applications such as bin picking, sorting, packaging, and assembly are now open to fast, precise and reliable automation. Apera is led by an experienced team from high-growth companies focused on robotics, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day accounting operations of the businesses
  • Lead change and continuous improvement initiatives in automated financial and management information systems. This is a key short-term priority.
  • Establish and monitor internal controls to ensure that activities are in accordance with established legal and regulatory requirements as well as company policies and procedures
  • Be responsible for the annual & quarterly budgeting/forecasting cycles; ensure all stakeholders have strong visibility into plans and expectations
  • Participate in the selection and implementation of new financial systems
  • Provide active management and reporting of cash flows, expenses, cost control, and capital expenditures
  • In collaboration with the CEO, establish a set of key financial and operating metrics and report them to stakeholders
  • Work with the CEO and the Board on identifying and negotiating new sources of finance
  • Provide strategic analysis as required to drive improved decision making
  • Work with the CRO and CEO on product pricing, costing and margins
  • Work with Apera AI’s counsel on legal matters such as options, stock issuance, agreements, and contracts

About you

You are motivated, talented, hardworking and have an entrepreneurial spirit. You enjoy making a large impact at your company. You are decisive and back your decisions with data.

Your qualifications

  • Designated CPA with 5+ years of accounting experience
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of corporate accounting and financial management.
  • Financial analysis, budgeting, and strategic planning experience.
  • Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of Excel and experience of ERP systems, their implementation and management.
  • Ability to understand customer contracts and related revenue recognition
  • Proficient communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven experience in raising capital is a bonus.
  • Thorough knowledge of all relevant Federal, Provincial, and local requirements regarding financial records, taxation, employment records. Similar knowledge of the US system(s) is a bonus.

What we offer

  • Very competitive compensation
  • Generous employee stock option plan
  • A creative work environment alongside an ambitious and talented team