Chief Financial Officer

Account Service · Calgary, Alberta
Department Account Service
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Executive

We’re ZGM. And we’re a Modern Marketing Partner! We are more than just the largest, full-service agency in Alberta with over 110 employees based in Calgary and Edmonton. We also have expanded beyond Marketing and have a number of unique initiatives and opportunities that we are exploring. We’ve won both national and international awards. So, what does all this mean for you? It means we have variety and depth. It means we have a great deal of talent and experience, and it means we are a great employer. ZGMers are curious; they aren’t afraid to speak their mind, and they come to work every day ready for the next challenge. We like to think we make a difference by delivering experiences and results for brands that value imagination and innovation - and we have a lot of fun doing it. Still not sure - check out our employee handbook here

For this opportunity:

ZGM is looking to hire a Chief Financial Officer with a strong background in corporate finance, with experience and an understanding of international accounting and financial principles in Canada and the US. This individual will hold a CPA designation and lead a small team of accountants. The CFO will maintain ZGM’s financial records for both Canadian and US business operations. This individual will have strong accounting and leadership skills as well as expertise in various types of accounting.

Here is what you’ll do:

· Working with partners and supporting strategic business decisions for moving forward with proactive planning

· Monitoring and directing the implementation of the various entities strategic business plans

· Proven success working with operations, developing process and procedures designed to improve profitability, efficiency and growth

· Analyzing data to identify trends, opportunities, and risks in businesses

· Drive process improvements and ensure appropriate documentation is prepared to support conclusions and processes

· Prepare reports and document analysis for management's review

· Preparing financial reports such as income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and other reports required by regulatory agencies or internal management

· Recommending ways for companies to enhance their financial health

· Liaise with both Canadian and US Accounts for review engagements, transfer pricing and taxes

· Staying updated with accounting principles both within Canada and the US

· Excellent communicator adept at leading cross-function teams and supervising a small team of accountants

· Build and maintain strong working relationships with Tax and Legal to ensure clear and effective communications for cross-functional tasks

· Prepare tax returns for individuals or businesses using knowledge of tax laws, accounting principles, and software applications

· Preparing budgets and forecasts to predict future business performance based on assumptions about economic conditions, industry trends, and other factors that could affect revenue or expenses

Here is the type of person who will succeed:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related

· 8+ years of experience in a progressive accounting role

· CPA Designation is required

· Strong understanding of international financial principles and processes, with a primary focus on Canada and the US

· Must have proven management experience and effective management skills

· Knowledge of bookkeeping, budgeting, auditing and other financial processes

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, send us your resume and cover letter and tell us why you’d be a great fit for ZGM.


We at ZGM are committed to ensuring that all people, across age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, faith, and physical abilities, feel welcome and are represented in our decision making. We promise our staff, clients, and communities that we will never stop learning, sharing, and working toward becoming a more equitable organizatio

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  • Location
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Department
    Account Service
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience