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Financial Controller, Family Office  Remote, BC  Posted: 6/14/2024
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Financial Controller, Family Office - Remote (Work from Home)


Elevation Capital - is a group of internationally impactful companies spanning consumer packaged goods, hospitality, technology, real estate, non-profit, and venture funding. Run by a highly entrepreneurial self made founder, and a team of highly capable executives across business units, the business operates globally with interests in US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. With wholly owned companies in a range of growth stages and an ever expanding investment portfolio, this group jointly serves a global vision to create an evolved world where humanity serves our highest purpose. Our mission is to create and deploy capital for a better world.



We are an established and fast growing family office, managing a diversified portfolio of investments, including both wholly owned operational companies in manufacturing, technology,  real estate, private equity, and venture capital. Our primary focus is on generating sustainable long-term returns while also making a positive impact on society.

As the Financial controller  you will report to and be a key strategic partner to the family office president, and the executive team. The primary function in your role will be to build a world class sophisticated finance function / group that provides a high level of actionable financial reporting, budgeting and cash forecasting that aligns with the company's growth plans. The role is a challenging balance of process development and execution of strategy, while maintaining controlled tactical execution in an environment of significant and rapid change.  

You will provide leadership and ownership to all elements of financial operations within the company and develop systems that can scale with the company. You will have the opportunity to work with a world class team across various functions of the company and use your entrepreneurial mindset to create and facilitate actionable reporting, datasets, reports, and systems that facilitate the hypergrowth of the company.  

Your leadership of the finance / accounting function will be strategic and hands on executional where you will have the ability to communicate data & ideas succinctly yet have the background of the details where needed. You will have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing, and controlling all financial-related activities of the company, and building, mentoring, and scale the team as the company grows. You will be involved with and/or own items like insurance, IT systems, ERP, legal, deal analysis and negotiations, human resources, investor relations, partnership compliance, and private and institutional financing. 


Visionary - You see the future and you create it. In your relationships with the executive and team you serve as a beacon for opportunity and assist in keeping everyone focused on the right activities and strategies that drive profitable and rewarding growth.   


Leader - You have a knack, and track record, for pulling people together to achieve amazing things. You have talent that follows you, you have strong recruiting and team building skills, and are great at organizing groups, strategies, and new programs. People are motivated by your direction, and you play well in adjusting roles expectations in a leadership team and reporting to an entrepreneurial leader. 


Organized - You are highly organized and build systems wherever you want. You see business as a series of processes and systems and quickly build structures that support and ensure the right activities occur as they should. With your teams you easily organize complex projects under pressure and can communicate updates and progress in clear and concise fashion.  


Intelligent - You bring a special blend of a knack for numbers and financial strategy but also have a track record of being able to collaborate with others to solve complex opportunities. You communicate your insights and engage others to unlock massive value.    


Relentless - Over your career you have fought many battles. You realize it's not always the quality of the strategy but sometimes a special kind of relentlessness that makes it work. You remain hopeful and positive in the face of adversity, execute fast, have a strong work ethic, reset with resilience and pivot quickly and easily where needed.  

Job Requirements



  • MBA or similar degree in accounting or finance; CPA / CA designation required 

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Controller in a growing organization with multi business segments. Complex corporate structure experience is a plus 

  • Minimum 5 years working with, and reporting directly to founders / entrepreneurs ideally within a family office or similar private wealth management environment.

  • 5 years of US & Canada payroll and benefit administration experience including end to end onboarding and offboarding, management of regulatory filings in Canada (WCB, T4/T4As, EHT) and in the US (COBRA, 401ks, state forms)

  • Real estate and construction financial management, budgeting and budget management 

  • Proven track record of development, implementation and organizational adherence to financial systems and controls

  • Must thrive in fast paced, rapid change, hypergrowth environments  

  • Superior interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a variety of both internal and external teams 

  • Successful leadership of ERP / MRP / CRM system including Netsuite implementation

  • Experience developing and mentoring a team of professionals into a high-performance team 

  • Experience with formal reporting requirements to investors, boards of directors, and other stakeholders 

  • Proactive and able to work independently in a dynamic and high-pressure environment.

  • Proven ability to work closely with a hard-charging leadership, understanding their needs and preferences while providing financial guidance and support.

  • High level of integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.

  • Experience with cross-border transactions.

  • Experience with multi-jurisdiction financial transactions.



  • Oversee and manage all aspects of finance, including reporting across multiple entities including payables, receivables, payroll, and tax 

  • Consolidation of monthly and annual books, management reporting within defined timelines 

  • Provide leadership in financial planning and management, ensuring the development of quarterly, annual, and long-term financial plans, budgets, and forecasts 

  • Lead a review of financial operations, to ensure timely and accurate reporting and forecasting, ensuring the right KPIs are in place to support decision making 

  • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications and risk of business activities and make recommendations for mitigation 

  • Ensure compliance with regulatory bodies, including tax, banking, etc. 

  • Lead, create and manage cross functional budgeting and budget to actual process 

  • Drive annual financial budgeting process and cash forecasting to ensure they are in sync with business objectives 

  • Participate in the leadership of strategic planning, providing recommendations to strategically enhance the financial performance and business opportunities for the organization 

  • Work closely with cross functional teams to form repeatable, budget vs. actuals and cash forecasting procedures 

  • Analyze costs, pricing, variable contributions, production results, and the company's actual performance compared to plan 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external partners, suppliers, banks, lenders, and vendors 

  • Provide leadership and manage objectives and goals and development of the Finance team 

  • Organize and manage international banking relationships

  • Manage cash flow inputs from operating companies in the portfolio


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