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Finance Leader - FigBytes

Work alongside the CEO in this quickly growing Enterprise Saas start-up. FigBytes is helping some of the world's biggest and most admired companies manage and fulfill on their commitments to environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

Who Is FigBytes& How Are They Changing the World?


Founded in 2013, FigBytes was born as a response from founders Ted and Sonam witnessing devastating breakdowns in our environment: the wildfires in California, cities in India running out of clean drinking water, rising pollution levels and more.

They noticed enterprise organizations and governments move toward corporate social responsibility - tying their success metrics to the impact they have on the world around them (about time, they thought!)


But there was a missing piece to these admirable goals: Metrics and Accountability. How could these organizations quantify their sustainability, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals and measure their progress towards said goals? From these needs, FigBytes was born. Their cloud-based platform allows customers to embed their ESG objectives and metrics into their performance, strategy and brand. They transform data into real-time storytelling, removing data complexity so customers can focus on what truly matters - meeting their ESG goals.


Since environmental sustainability is both impacting and impacted by just about everyone, FigBytes serves a large and diverse market. Their priority segments include consumer goods, hotels/resorts, financial services, technology, oil & gas, and government entities such as states and municipalities. With clients such as the State of Minnesota, AECOM, City of Phoenix, University of Alberta, McDermott, Ford, TongaatHulett, and more, FigBytes stands on solid ground to arm global entities with the means to achieve mission-critical ESG objectives.


How Will I Make An Impact?


We’re looking for a startup Finance leader to join this fast-expanding team. You'll work closely with the leadership team and help them navigate the day to day and longer term strategies.


Reporting directly to the CEO, you’ll join a company that is just starting to rapidly scale-up and is at a very exciting time of growth. As Manager of the Finance function, you’re a motivated self-starter, prepared to get hands-on to manage accounting, budgeting and finance strategy as we endeavour to build a world-renowned company. You’ll be Finance employee #1, leveraging an outsourced finance partner (fractional CFO, controller and bookkeeper) which means the sky's the limit for the person with a “can-do” attitude who is excited about the fun and scrappiness of a technology start-up in hyper-growth mode.


FigBytes has raised an impressive seed round and will continue to grow with VC funding as time goes on, so you'll oversee budgeting, Saas accounting, A/P, and monthly reporting.  As the team grows you'll also develop and implement sales compensation plans and Saas metrics.

As a member of the Administration team, you’ll direct the planning and implementation of policies, practices, and initiatives related to Financial Management, Budgeting, Processes and Systems.

How Do I Know If This Is For Me?

You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, loving the thrill of growth and potential, but also aware of the challenges that come with growth.

You want to be part of a really big mission, working with a passionate and ambitious team and high profile customers.


You've developed and implemented financial strategies, policies and procedures from scratch, and you’re ready to do it again!


You thrive when you get to wrap your head around business priorities, context, challenges and opportunities and recommend and implement business solutions that drive performance and achieve results.


You enjoy partnering with management teams to understand key performance issues, objectives, drivers, and their implications for people and organizational strategies. 


You know that high-growth startups can be demanding (and fun), and require a flexible work schedule. You’re ready to launch your career in a mission-driven organization where the sky's the limit and your career growth is in your hands!

Our Ideal Candidate Looks Like:

To succeed in (and enjoy!) this role:

  • You have experience leading in a B2B Saas company - ideally a VC-backed start-up

  • You have or are working towards your CPA designation - and love the management accounting aspects of the field 

  • You have a demonstrated breadth of experience in finance, while part of a growing VC-backed Saas company

  • You have strong knowledge and understanding of standard accounting practices and laws, requirements, and regulations for Ontario, Canada

  • You thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where you drive for results and wear many hats on any given day

  • You have a can-do attitude, but you also know how to say “no,” when you need to!

  • You consider yourself a skilled communicator; you enjoy working and communicating across all levels of an organization

  • As a finance professional, you operate with the utmost integrity, confidentiality, and trust

  • You’re humble, teachable, and eager to learn

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or a related field


Nice to have:

  • You’re Ottawa-based or ready to relocate to the Ottawa area (you'll work really closely with the CEO and leadership team, so can spend time in the office)

  • You've worked with companies that have offices in both Ontario and Quebec (FigBytes is relocating their HQ from Gatineau to Ottawa)

  • You are a whiz with Quickbooks


We understand, accept, and value the differences between people of different backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, ages, beliefs, and abilities.  We aim to create an inclusive environment and encourage diverse individuals to apply.

We’d love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet 100% of the requirements! Send a note to

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