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Accounting & Finance
Canada · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024
Spare is looking for a Controller with FP&A experience to lead all aspects of financial management including full cycle accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as the development of internal control policies and procedures.

You’ll be a senior member of our Finance team at Spare and will have the opportunity to help shape the future of the team as it grows, as well as provide valuable coverage for a team member on parental leave. This role has the potential to carve off significant FP&A accountabilities and own that function in the near future.

Our HQ is Vancouver, BC, but this position is open to remote work options across Canada with a strong preference for candidates in PST timezone. We have employees located across Canada, with the opportunity for supported co-working, as desired.

Application Deadline
July 25, 2024
Employment Type
Full Time
Remote (Canada)
Workplace type
Fully remote
$117,977 - $135,924 / year
Reporting To
VP Finance/CFO

Key Responsibilities

  • Team Management : lead a remote Finance team effectively
  • Full-cycle accounting processes: AR/AP, Sales Commissions, month-end and year-end functions, Canadian sales tax filing & financial reporting.
  • Work with the executive team to maintain effective budgeting & planning oversight
  • Oversee implementation of new tools and processes such as Mosaic, ERP’s and payroll solutions.
  • Finetune existing processes and build out new effective, scalable processes for accounting functions, including invoicing schedules, global payroll, etc.
  • Own high level FP&A activities such as, annual budgeting process and quarterly forecasting & models.
    • Collaborate with department heads to establish budget targets and analyze variances to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Oversee and finetune your team's day-to-day accounting tasks and responsibilities to ensure our books/records are updated in a timely manner.
  • Manage internal payroll process and work with our payroll vendor to ensure payroll is reviewed and submitted on time
  • Work with our external tax vendor to ensure corporate taxes are properly handled
  • Assist with financial due diligence activities such as audits in cooperation with external funders and VC’s.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise

-You have 5 to 10 years experience as a Senior Accountant, Controller, or Financial Manager at a medium-sized company in Canada.
-You have a combination of education and deep experience, holding professional accounting designations such as CPA, CFA, etc.
- You have at least 3 years of leadership experience, having led a team with 3-5 direct reports previously.
- Experienced with preparing financial statements under ASPE
- Experienced with preparation and review of financial audits and tax filings for financial / investment entities
-You are comfortable operating in a Saas-heavy environment, have extensive experience using various cloud accounting software and new tool implementations.
- Comfortable working shoulder-to-shoulder with a talented finance team and close to execution level.
- Ability to think systemically and envision a better future for enhancing systems and processes with an eye to scale.

Nice to Have:
- Experience lead teams in SaaS technology companies and startups.
- Experienced with preparing financial statements under IFRS
- Experience with US Tax and tax filing protocols preferred.
- Experience leading major tool changes and implementations.
- Experience with tax, payroll and other foorms of audits

About Spare

Spare's mission is empowering everyone to unlock the potential of mobility.

Spare is the future of shared transportation. We’re revolutionizing how the busy mom from Dallas, the retired teacher from Oslo or the aspiring entrepreneur from Tokyo experiences transportation, by partnering with transportation providers around the world to enable worry-free, efficient, flexible, and automated on-demand solutions.

From the daily commute to non-emergency hospital visits, last-minute lunches, and leisurely trips to the museum, our technology makes people’s lives easier and transit more equitable both for those with specialized mobility needs and those without.

With Spare’s Platform, which includes a feature-rich admin web-panel, as well as rider and driver apps, transportation providers can break free from para and microtransit silos and provide holistic demand-responsive services that give each rider exactly what they need. We also help cities easily optimize their transit network so that the entire transportation ecosystem works better together.

At Spare, nothing is impossible. We think safe, affordable, scalable and eventually autonomous transportation is the right way forward. Join us for the ride!

Guiding Principles

At Spare, we don't have a strict set of values, but rather a set of Guiding Principles that represent the most successful people at Spare.

🗝️ Take Ownership
⛰️ Growth Mindset
🚨 Execute with Urgency
🚌 Drive Results
💩 No Assholes
🤩 Customer-Obsession


  • Purposeful work: Be a part of a mission-driven company that is solving real-world problems and improving the lives of people around the world. Learn more about the impact we're making in our 2023 Global Impact Report!
  • Market-competitive pay: We benchmark roles annually to attract and retain top talent. For Growth roles, we also offer a competitive commission/bonus structure that rewards strong performance.
  • Stock options: Enjoy the feeling of ownership. All Spartians are provided stock options, so you can share in the growth and success of Spare!
  • Flexible work: Work remotely from anywhere in Canada, in your own time zone.
  • In-office collaboration: If you're in Metro Vancouver, you have the option to work out of our HQ located downtown, close to Waterfront Station. If you're located elsewhere, you'll have access to CA$200/month to spend on a coworking membership to work together with team members in your city.
  • Home office allowance: We recognize the importance of a productive home office setup to help you do your best work, which is why we provide a CA$1,000 home office allowance.
  • Team offsites & socials: We love the flexibility of remote work, and we also value the importance of in-person connection. Each team has an annual budget for travel and accommodations to get together for a team offsite or hackathon. Plus you have access to a CA$50 monthly budget to socialize with other Spartians in your city - go out for a meal or hit up a karaoke spot!
  • Health insurance: We offer a fully-paid health insurance package for you and your dependents that includes prescription drug, paramedical, mental health, dental, life insurance, travel insurance, and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Lifestyle Spending Account: We offer CA$500 per year Lifestyle Spending Account (taxable benefit), which you can use to get reimbursed for a variety of expenses including education, wellness, transportation, and childcare/pet care.
  • Paid time off: Along with your three weeks of annual vacation, we offer unlimited sick days and have company-wide shut-down days to help you rest and recharge.
  • Parental leave top-up: Top up of up to 80% for 15 weeks to help you adjust to the new addition to your family!