Senior Finance Manager
SkyWatch
Waterloo, Ontario
1d ago

ABOUT SKYWATCH

Every day, hundreds of trillions of pixels of our planet are captured from space. With new applications for this data emerging, such as precision farming, construction planning, disaster relief operations, and retail revenue prediction (to name a few), the demand for satellite imagery is growing.

However, the current process for obtaining satellite imagery is very time-consuming and tedious.

SkyWatch is a venture-backed space technology company in Waterloo focused on the seamless and affordable distribution of satellite data to commercial markets, enabling businesses, applications, and solutions that were never before possible.

OUR TEAM

Let’s face it, the best jobs boil down to a handful of things getting the chance to work with amazing people in a great culture with a leader who has your back, while pursuing a vision that you can get passionate about.

Our team consists of NASA award-winning developers, Earth observation scientists, big data, and unicorn startup veterans who come from ten different countries.

Our leadership team includes leading figures in Canadian Space, a planetary robotics graduate from the International Space University, and a petabyte-scale data leader with patents in location AI and contextual analytics.

We’re a well-financed company, backed by some of the best early-stage investors in our industry, our country, and in the Bay Area.

We have a unique blend of space, satellite, enterprise, and consumer application veterans. And we are just getting started.

OUR PRODUCTS

  • Today, satellite imagery is expensive and difficult for customers to access and manage. SkyWatch addresses these challenges through two products : 1) EarthCache, an easy-to-use Application Programming Interface ( API ), allowing application developers to programmatically integrate satellite imagery, from multiple imagery providers, into their software;
  • and 2) TerraStream, a data infrastructure product that provides satellite operators with an integrated data storage, cataloging, ordering, processing and delivery solution, allowing them to serve customers faster, with less operational and financial risk.

  • Our technology is enabling agriculture customers to monitor crop health; energy customers to monitor oil pipelines and solar farms;
  • and global banks to monitor infrastructure development, among hundreds of other unique use cases. All from space, with just a few lines of code.

    OUR CULTURE

    Culture is the personality of a company. It is our company's shared beliefs, values, and practices. At SkyWatch, our culture is incredibly important to us, and we practice it every day.

    Both as a company and in our products we value simplicity, dependability, and empathy.

    THE ROLE

    SkyWatch is seeking a Senior Finance Manager who will work alongside the Chief Operating Officer and senior leadership team to drive the Company’s business strategy and long-term success.

    The Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for developing and leading the finance and accounting team, be a strong business partner and cross-functional collaborator, be an outstanding communicator, and a strategic thinker.

    The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of previous financial management experience within the software or SaaS business environments with a history of demonstrated success driving operational efficiencies and financial strategies in support of the overall success of the business.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide financial analysis, support, and inputs to management on major business decisions that help support and drive the company’s key business objectives.
  • Partner with the leadership team to provide financial insights, monitor business performance, and make recommendations for refining and improving our business model.
  • Help develop the finance and accounting function and oversee key reporting processes (Financial Statement preparation, FP&A, Payroll, and Internal management Dashboards), including any financial and operating models.
  • Prepare and deliver annual, quarterly, and monthly financial statements and related analyses to the leadership team and investor group.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting and planning process; prepare budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data;
  • forecasting revenue and expenses; recommending plans.

  • Collaborate with the other functional areas to enhance financial and internal management reporting tools and processes.
  • Assist with system enhancements and continuous process improvement efforts in collaboration with the management and executive leadership teams.
  • Support the company through key transactions, including private equity and debt financings.
  • Make recommendations and drive process and systems enhancements for integrating internally developed and third-party accounting and financial reporting systems and tools.
  • Support annual compliance and reporting activities, including audit, tax, and SR&ED activities. processes and proactively communicate with auditors on accounting for complex transactions.
  • SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • BA or BS in Business, Finance or Accounting
  • CPA or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of experience in finance / accounting with a strong record of career progression and demonstrated results
  • Experience working in a high-growth, dynamic business environment or (enterprise SaaS software company)
  • Deep understanding of financial and SaaS Business metrics, along with the ability to build analytical models and operational metrics that can be used as standard management and planning tools
  • Strong understanding of accounting and compliance requirements, including in-depth and current knowledge of Canadian GAAP, revenue recognition, and current reporting standards
  • Experience with Google Suite of products (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) and Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • A disciplined approach to daily activity planning, setting goals, and achieving success
  • Experience with venture capital fundraising a plus
  • ABOUT YOU

  • You are a results-driven leader, with strong analytical skills and the ability to manage significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You live in spreadsheets and love financial models.
  • You bring a swiftness in grasping concepts and recognize the full spectrum of business implications in a rapidly changing environment.
  • You have the tact to influence and drive priorities while building relationships and collaboration across the organization.
  • You are a clear and concise communicator.
  • You are flexible in nature, genuinely curious, and naturally adaptable.
  • A FEW MORE THINGS TO KNOW

  • We offer a great compensation package including a competitive base salary, stock options, and a comprehensive benefits plan for you, and your family.
  • We have flexible work hours and flexible remote working options.
  • New employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation minimum each year, not including paid time-off between Christmas and New Year’s Day (we call them SkyWatch Days’).
  • Our HQ is, in normal times, located in Uptown Waterloo, at the Communitech Data Hub surrounded by other awesome Startups focused on Data, AI, Machine Learning, and IOT.
  • Currently, we operate on a remote-first model with all employees working from home until our situation improves.

  • We Hack the Sky (our internal hackathon), teaming up with our peers for 36 hours to build something awesome that doesn’t pertain to our normal day to day work.
  • Leave your ego at the door. If you are smart but difficult to work with, this isn’t the place for you.
  • If you think you would fit this role then we encourage you to apply now!

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