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.