Senior Manager, Finance

Job Locations CA-ON-Toronto
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/8/2023 1:10 PM)
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Location: Toronto, ON 


Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work. 


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!  


About the Role 

WildBrain is looking for a Sr. Manager, Finance to join our finance team in our Toronto office! Reporting to the VP, Financial Planning & Analysis, the Sr. Manager, Finance will be a trusted business partner for the Distribution business unit.


This role requires a candidate who can work independently and lead a team, as well as take a key role in finding and driving opportunities for process improvement.  A successful candidate will be able to adapt and apply their experience to a wide range of situations. With a keen eye for detail, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in management accounting and/or FP&A and the ability to partner with various stakeholders throughout the organization.



  • Track performance against budget, monthly and quarterly targets, and forecasts
  • Review and analyse monthly and quarterly financial results with all key management groups and provide topline projections
  • Develop a strong understanding of the business to collaborate with management to forecast revenues, operating costs, capital expenditure requirements, report on operating metric and various key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Lead a team of two analysts in London (UK), providing supervision, coaching and mentoring
  • Partner with managers and business unit leaders to support Sales, AVOD, Operations and Technology groups
  • Collaborate with corporate accounting and find opportunities to improve processes and leverage technology to generate efficiencies
  • Supervise revenue recognition, billing and collection cycles
  • Liaise between business managers and Finance to ensure effective partnerships and relationships are built that enhance communication and collaboration efforts
  • Build operating and business models to support strategic decision making, analyze new business opportunities and help formulate strategies to see them through to implementation
  • Participate as a subject matter expert in system implementations and other process improvement initiatives
  • Support project management and new business opportunities



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance; CPA designation or similar
  • Experience working in a public company or public accounting sector; media experience preferred
  • Ability to lead a small team, work independently and set and achieve goals autonomously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with leaders at all levels in a cross functional capacity 
  • Ability to solve problems, innovate and develop new processes/improve existing processes
  • Strong IT skills, comfortable analyzing and working with data and operating and learning new systems
  • Expert level Excel skills are essential, including proficiency with Power Query
  • Experience with Power BI, Tableau, Google Data Studio or similar
  • Experience building forecast models in Excel; experience with non-excel FP&A products beneficial
  • Familiarity with investment modelling including NPV analysis, IRR etc...
  • Highly analytical, with excellent organization skills and attention to detail


What We Offer 

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! 


Our Commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 


About WildBrain: 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. 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. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 


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