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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis



Accounting & Finance
Waterloo, ON, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Avidbots is a pioneering leader in the field of robotics, dedicated to developing cutting-edge autonomous cleaning solutions for commercial and industrial environments. Our mission is to revolutionize the way cleaning and maintenance tasks are performed by introducing innovative, efficient, and sustainable robotic technologies. Avidbots is committed to delivering intelligent and autonomous robotic solutions that not only enhance operational efficiency but also promote a cleaner and healthier world.

Our groundbreaking autonomous cleaning robots, specifically the Neo 2 and Kas, are redefining the cleaning industry by offering state-of-the-art technology, advanced navigation, and data-driven insights to businesses across the globe. These robots are designed to perform tasks such as scrubbing and sanitization, and maintain cleanliness in a wide range of industries, including airports, shopping malls, warehouses, retail, and more.

Headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, we are an employee-focused organization that has been certified a Great Place to Work® consecutively for the last 5 years and one of Deloitte's Fast 500 (2021).

About this role:

Avidbots is currently looking for a seasoned Director of FP&A, who will build and transform the FP&A function into a data driven business analysis team supporting operational and strategic decision making as we grow and scale globally. This is a high impact and highly strategic role focused on fostering highly collaborative and effective business partnerships across the organization.

As an experienced finance partner from the hardware and software industry, you will be responsible for setting the standards for financial business planning, forecasting, financial reporting, budget reporting, financial modeling, and strategic decision support. Partnering with all key business leaders, you will be called upon to drive the financial strategy and concurrently be creating rigorous processes and systems that build a firm foundation for our growth plan.

This role is 100% remote and can be based anywhere within Canada or the US with willingness for occasional travel to our Kitchener HQ

How you will make a difference:

  • Team: Lead and continually develop the FP&A team fostering collaborative and business partnership mindset across the business teams.
  • Company Operating Plan: Own the Company’s Operating Plan. Direct and oversee all aspects of the FP&A function including integrated business planning, budgeting, forecasting, financial modeling and long-term planning.
  • Business Partnering: Act as Business Partner and Trusted Advisor to all functions within Avidbots, including Sales and Marketing, Account Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Product, R&D, PMO and Corporate Shared Services teams. Establish and maintain strong relationships with leaders to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions.
  • Strategy: Support leadership in the development and the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives. Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance, including working capital effectiveness.
  • Sales and Account Management Support: Partner with Sales, Marketing and Account Management teams to develop and execute growth strategy and provide oversight and management of financial terms for commercial deals, partnerships and global expansion opportunities.
  • Metrics: Improve and maintain company metrics and KPIs, partner with business stakeholders to develop metrics cascades enabling alignment and cohesion of the Operating Plan execution.
  • Accuracy: Ensure timely and accurate preparation and analysis of budgets, financial trends, and forecasts.
  • Investor and Board Reporting: Own the preparation of periodic board and investor reporting as well as support capital raising and due diligence activities.

Who you are:

  • Curious and empathetic: You are a naturally curious leader looking to learn, grow and contribute to culture of collaboration and growth. We win and lose as a team and we embrace continuous improvement mindset.
  • Collaborative: Our ELT is a close group, working and challenging each other to ensure we are scaling for success. We are looking for someone who partners across the organization and contributes to the ELT with financial and analytical support, enabling better decisions by the team.
  • Data-Driven: We have a story to tell and we need leaders who use data to help shape that story. We are looking for someone who will help set up key metrics and partner across the organization on our data governance strategy as well share this story with our board members, investors, employees and customers & suppliers.
  • Hands-On Leader: We are a scaling start-up and need leaders who are able to lead by example. This may mean getting into the weeds sometimes. The right person for this role will need to balance strategy with execution.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related degree required
  • 10+ years in progressively responsible financial leadership roles
  • CPA, CFA certifications helpful but not required, private equity background preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise with the hardware and software industry (preferably Enterprise) and the related financial aspects
  • First-rate strategic skills must be combined with the ability to drive operational execution at a detailed level
  • Sophisticated depth of communication, analytical, project management and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently, collaborate cross functionally and lead and inspire FP&A team in a hybrid work environment
  • Organized with an ability to implement systems and processes to bring structure to a function while retaining the flexibility required to manage effectively in a business undergoing growth and change
  • Will to display the emotional intelligence needed to influence internal and external parties through a period of profound growth and change leadership
  • Successfully complete pre-employment onboarding requirements that may include criminal/civil background checks

***Applicants must be currently authorized to work in Canada for any employer

Avidbots is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. We are a diverse Canadian company founded by international students, and we are proud of the strengths our diversity brings. We hold our executives to the same standards as all of our employees, and we believe work should be a safe space for all. Avidbots has an absolutely zero tolerance policy for discrimination or hate against members of any race, religion or sexual orientation. We also offer a professional working environment and culture and believe that work / life balance is critical to ensure the happiness/well-being of our people.

Upon request, Avidbots will provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.