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jobby: Director of Finance, Guru Studio, Toronto

guru-job board-animationGuru Studio’s dedicated team is passionate about bringing inspired character driven stories to screens

around the world.


Our award winning and internationally renowned Toronto animated entertainment company is looking

for a Director of Finance, who is directly responsible for managing corporate level accounting needs

and supervising production accountants. This role reports directly to the President and Vice President.



– Provide support and financial oversight to the productions; work with Production Accountants, Producers, Business Affairs, and Executives on the preparation of finance plans, cost reports, cash flow forecasts and budgets

–  Schedule and manage the annual review engagement, production audits, and production notice to reader statements, including external tax preparation, and any CRA audits

– Prepare all schedules and adjusting entries for the annual corporate review engagement and tax return, work with external auditors to ensure it is completed on a timely basis

– Closely supervise corporate bookkeepers to maintain accurate corporate general ledgers and ensure banks, intercompany accounts, and AR and AP accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis

– Create and maintain all corporate level cash flow forecasts and overhead budgets, including a 3 year plan

–  Liaise with banks to obtain production financing, set-up new accounts, online banking, and to manage investments and credit cards

– Review all new project budgets for completeness and accuracy, and estimate tax credits for all new projects

– Support Business Affairs department in applying for tax credits on all productions

– Report quarterly on Distribution, Production, Development and corporate results the President and VP’s

– Provide financial analysis to the President and VP on new projects, productions, or business decisions on an ad hoc basis

– Responsible for corporate level payroll and associated remittances, as well as quarterly HST filings

– Propose and implement solutions for process improvement and workflow efficiencies

– Establish effective month-end close and control procedures

– Assist the department budgets (marketing, IT, sales) and assist in evaluating capital purchase decisions



– CPA designation required (either CA, CMA or CGA)

– University degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in either assurance or full cycle accounting

– Strong organizational skills and the ability to work well within a team and in a fast paced dynamic environment

– Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Thorough knowledge of corporate tax compliance and the ability to apply it

-Computer skills; word processing and intermediate MS Excel skills, including Pivot Tables and V Look-up

-Knowledge of film accounting, procedures and Canadian film and television tax credits is preferred


To apply:

Please email CV’s and cover letters to:

with Director of Finance  in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


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