Head of Finance – Digital Nova Scotia – Leading Digital Industry

Head of Finance

Life At Covers

We’re a top digital media company, with a strong sense of purpose and a belief that success comes from the strength of our team and our culture. When we offer you a place on our team, it comes with a promise (well a few promises, actually):

We’ll create opportunities for you to grow. We’re a rapidly-growing company so opportunities exist here, and we hold a firm belief that when you grow, we grow.

Find the freedom to build something. We’ll give you the space to imagine and create, and to build our business and your career at the same time.

  • Work alongside the best. Work and learn with people who are the best in their field, and who bring ambition and compassion in equal measure.
  • Play hard to work hard. We help you work on what you love and we support your style of working. We fuel creativity with fun and optimism, and always put our culture and values first.
  • We take care of each other. We know that you bring your best when you bring your whole self to work. We’re a wholehearted, inclusive team that invests in wellbeing and belonging.

What Matters Most To Us:

We understand that our industry is usually associated with a non-diverse persona. We have created, a workplace and community that brings fun, experience and opportunities for all. We welcome people of any gender, race, colour, religion or belief, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other self-identifying group.

Together we are guided by our values in all that we do. If you’re going to thrive here, fueling with fun, tackling it together, building your game and delivering a great experience will be as meaningful to you as they are to us.

Why You Want This Job

We are on the hunt for a data-driven Senior SEO Specialist who is passionate, knowledgeable and a real team player. You will be responsible for on-page and technical SEO for one of our leading brands in the exciting, fast-paced industry of sports betting.

You will work collaboratively with other departments, handling issues in a dynamic and creative way. You will provide SEO recommendations in all parts of the experience – planning and creation. You will also regularly perform technical audits to provide recommendations, counsel content teams to integrate SEO best practices and help with the content strategy through keyword research and competitor analysis.

What You’ll Do

  • Create financial and business growth strategies and provide advice to leadership across the business that will advance the company and ensure we’re investing strategically.
  • Lead the financial planning and budgeting process and work with our related companies to create efficient and timely processes.
  • Own the entire finance function (covering both FP&A and Finance Operations) and be a key business partner to shape the direction of the company.
  • Provide the critical metrics and insights which support business planning and performance.
    Support M&A activities, providing value-added financial support and post-acquisition integration of the finance function.
  • Develop, implement, and manage a management reporting framework and reporting cadence.
  • Develop and manage a decision support model, including profitability analysis, insights and advice to new products and new initiatives.
  • Drive continuous improvement within the Finance department to best support the needs of the business.
  • Lead continuous improvement of financial forecast systems, methodology and process, including implementation of the necessary software & tools.
  • Provide leadership and coaching support to Finance team. With an emphasis on high performance, collaboration and personal development.
  • Promote and ensure the presence of strong governance, internal controls, compliance, and ethics.
  • Responsible for managing various functions including legal, industry compliance, and facilities operations.

What You’ll Bring

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in a leadership capacity.
  • Demonstrated success growing the finance function within a scaling company.
  • Proven leadership ability combined with strong communication skills.
  • Flexible, collaborative, and proactive; a business partner who brings both strategic and tactical ideas, insights and decision support.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience empowering the people around you, effectively utilizing the team’s expertise and enabling them to do their best work.
  • Comfort and excitement working in a fast-paced, constantly evolving scale-up environment.
  • High-performance standards and a passion for excellence and continuous improvement.

What We Can Do For You

  • Competitive base salary
  • Annual discretionary bonus based on company performance
  • 4 weeks’ vacation, public holidays off, birthday off
  • Health and dental benefits
  • 5% company matched pension contributions
  • Self-driven yearly training budget so you can continue to grow professionally
  • Flexible working hours and work from home options
  • Company parties in the summer, winter, and a few fun events in between
  • Engaging, fun, and casual company culture
  • Remote work available for the right candidate

About Covers

We’re becoming the world’s leading sports betting authority by making smarter sports bettors.

We’re a digital platform that brings together expert insight, rich user experience and a passionate community to help sports bettors bet smarter. In the overwhelming world of sports betting, we’ve created a single place where people who love the risk and rush of competition come together to share their passion and harness our 26 years of expertise, to build their game, win more consistently, and have fun doing it.

We currently see 20 million sports fans visit our site annually, and our goals for the coming year are aggressive. We’ve doubled the size of our company in 12 months, and plan to do so again in the next 24.

One thing is for sure: we’re set for a big next season.

Covers.com is serviced by NS Sports Media Pros Ltd., a related company that specializes in professional services and is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.