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Head of Finance and Operations

Montreal, Canada

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We’re looking for a new head of house. It’s one of those kinda-tricky-to-describe-my-job kinda jobs, which sits somewhere between “operations whiz”, “office wrangler”, and “high priest of the company chequebook” — not just focused on this-or-that particular task, but about projecting a sense of calm that persists throughout the company. Because of your hard work, everyone else at Transit will be able to stay focused on their work (and sleep without nightmares) knowing that all the important “office things that gotta get taken care of” are, indeed, actually getting taken care of!

Balancing the books is priority one. You’ll preside over Transit’s payroll, which will make you something of an in-house celebrity. More than just clicking the “make it rain” button in our bank app on payday, you’ll be responsible for dealing with our accounting firm — making sure our financial books are in order, i’s dotted, t’s crossed, tax man happy. You’ll build budgets, develop short and long range financial forecasts, and prepare monthly and quarterly reports for our investors. You’ll apply for government grants and tax credits, keeping us in the green like Phil Mickelson’s nine-iron.

You’ll also work closely with our People Manager to make sure “office life” (and its virtual netherworld equivalent) is a smooth-running ship. You’ll help disburse employee benefits, like our mobility allowance program, which gives Transit employees all the metro fares, BIXI passes, and bike shop credits they need to get around the city without a car. Make sure our cleaners and maintenance staff and insurance brokers get paid. And swat down whatever logistical whack-a-moles remain: getting office deliveries into the right hands, paying out flights, office supplies, company swag, flowers, and lawyers (there’s always lawyers).

No task too small? No logistical pickle too slippery to solve? Then there’s no better person for this job than — hopefully — you.

📝 Responsibilities

✅ Requirements

💯 Would be nice if…

Don’t feel like all the requirements apply to you but you still think you’d be a great fit for Transit? Don’t hesitate to apply!

💰 Compensation and benefits

👨‍💻 A note on diversity

Public transit is used by overwhelmingly more women and people of colour than other modes of transportation. We try to make sure the diversity of our users is reflected in the team that serves them. Because when we include people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and identities — we end up building a better app for everyone who uses Transit.

We encourage candidates of all ages, genders, origins and orientations to apply. If you’d like to specify which pronouns you’d like to be referred to, feel free to include that in your application email.

And if your lived experience has given you a unique perspective on all things transportation, mobility, accessibility, urbanism? Let us know, and we’ll make sure your application gets the attention it merits.

📬 How to apply

Send your resume, a brief explanation of why you want to work for Transit, and any other information you find relevant to [email protected] …and don't forget to include your favourite fruit in the subject line.