Manager, Financial Reporting

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(8/27/2021 9:54 AM)
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Find a job that lets your imagination run wild!

WildBrain is made up of a team of innovators and creators who bring industry-leading kids’ content and brands to families globally. We inspire imagination, put creativity first, and believe in the power of storytelling. We are constantly connecting the powers of our global team, making WildBrain a collaborative, openminded and passionate environment to work in.


To work at WildBrain means you get to create stories that lets imaginations run wild. Join our team today to become part of the story!


The Role


WildBrain is looking for a Manager, Financial Reporting to join our finance team! Reporting to Senior Director, Corporate Accounting. The Manager of Financial Reporting will be responsible for the internal and external financial reporting function.  The ideal candidate will be trained at an accounting firm with a strong background in public reporting requirements, technical accounting research, have a keen eye for detail and the ability to partner with various stakeholders throughout the organization to drive change.  The Manager of Financial Reporting will lead the charge in continuous financial process improvements to create efficiencies and improve the timeliness of reporting and data integrity, while continuing to develop best practices in policies, processes, controls, and documentation.


What You’ll Do:  

  • Responsible for the consolidation of financial results for both internal and external reporting purposes and ensure accuracy and completeness of information across all jurisdiction (Canada, US, Europe)
  • Prepare external consolidated financial statements, MD&A, and audit committee report on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Manage the quarterly and annual consolidated audit and local statutory audits
  • Research new accounting standards/changes, makes recommendations on accounting policy changes and/or revised disclosures, and ensures that disclosure in financial statements follow IFRS
  • Manage and prepare accounting entries for various accounts, including the company’s debt instruments, shareholder’s equity, acquisition-related accounting, and certain other liability accounts.
  • Support management in the assessment, accounting and documentation of non-routine and complex accounting transactions
  • Assist with legal entity accounting and transfer pricing adjustments for statutory reporting and tax compliance
  • Conduct financial analyses and prepare working papers to support financial accounting positions
  • Lead the quarterly and annual public company filings including SEDAR.
  • Assist with documentation and implementation of accounting policies and internal controls, establishing best practices and process improvements for the finance team
  • Support ad hoc requests, special projects, and strategic initiatives as they arise


What You’ll Bring:


  • CPA, CA designation or equivalent
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience working in a public company and/or media and or studio production distribution environment preferred
  • Have solid knowledge of IFRS (IFRS 9, IFRS 3, IFRS 15 and IFRS 16) including the latest standards and public company reporting requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with leaders at all levels in a cross functional capacity
  • Highly analytical and strong, effective communicator with senior management and other stakeholders
  • Ability to challenge status quo as required by improving existing processes and are open to sourcing ideas from others
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a high level of intellectual curiosity, focus on generating results and exhibit the highest personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics
  • Team player, upbeat, and focused, with a strong passion to learn and succeed
  • Possess a “hands-on” approach for all situations, no task too big or too small to handle
  • Experience with complex organizational and transactions structures preferred
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and other systems (ex. Great Plains Dynamics, Management Reporter, WDesk) is an asset
  • Strong computer skills required including solid working knowledge of spreadsheet programs (i.e. Excel)

What We Bring:


Working at WildBrain is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful, and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive family-focused benefits, we invest in our people and their future with generous RRSP matching, plus bonus time-off, because you deserve it!


WildBrain provides an atmosphere free from barriers to promote inclusion, equity, and diversity. We celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners. WildBrain fosters an environment that respects people’s dignity, ideas, and beliefs, thereby ensuring equity and diversity in employment. We demonstrate our commitment to this by providing a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. WildBrain also accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.


We appreciate all applicants who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings, you will be contacted.


About WildBrain:


At WildBrain we inspire imaginations to run wild, engaging kids and families everywhere with great content across all media. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. At our 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art animation studio in Vancouver, BC, we produce such fan-favourite series as The Snoopy Show, Snoopy in Space, Chip & Potato, Carmen Sandiego, Go, Dog. Go! and more. Our shows are enjoyed worldwide in more than 150 countries on over 500 streaming platforms and telecasters, and our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, garnering billions of views per month from over 150 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well as for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Please visit us at wildbrain.com


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