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Position: Chief Financial Officer
Organization: Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium
Location: Vancouver, BC

Hi there, I'm JR!

I'm the executive director of the Canadian Advanced Air Mobility Consortium ("CAAM" for short). Never heard of Advanced Air Mobility before? No worries! Advanced Air Mobility involves moving people, goods and services between and within urban and regional settings. Think of it as the next step after drones, and the evolution of the current airline industry. We're building the future of flight in Canada, with the goal of having 1 in 5 flights operating with zero emissions by 2040. We're a Federal Not for Profit working with over 70 organizations currently from government, industry, and academia. Some of these companies are some of the biggest in the world. Canada is leading the charge in building a collaborative space for organizations to build and test policy, infrastructure, software and entire vehicles before this industry gets off the ground worldwide.

We believe that doing good in the world starts with ourselves. Our core values involve leaning into vulnerability, serving the work, taking good care of self, others and the environment, and celebrating the journey. We live these values by being a company committed to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in our work building an industry based on respecting economic, social, and environmental impacts equally. We also intend to live these values by building a platform to support systematically marginalized groups as we build this new industry in Canada. We’re beginning an annual Uplift Series where we'll celebrate Women, LGBTQ+ and Indigenous wisdom in AAM. We'd love your help to make our vision for building a better future together by joining us.


We’re on the hunt for a CFO who has the experience to find creative solutions to the challenges brought by creating a brand new industry with some of the biggest companies in the world. We’re looking for someone who leads with their heart and cares about leaving the world better than they found it. We’re in this work to build an industry with equity for all peoples, and to do our part to reduce climate change. We have 4 major projects taking off this year and won’t have the cash flow to support many more roles that aren’t government funded until 2022. If you’re a CFO with a conscience who’s thinking about the legacy you’re leaving and are interested in supporting us a few hours a week, we’d love to hear from you.

Your role:

  • Conduct analysis and provide insights and recommendations for both short-term and long-term growth plans. Create and establish yearly financial objectives that align with the company’s plan for growth and expansion.
  • Act as a strategic business partner, engage with the Executive Director and Lead operating officer, providing professional advice and objective financial analysis, ensuring that opportunities and risks are fully considered and that decisions are aligned with the overall financial strategies, resulting in profitable, sustainable growth.
  • Manage cash flow and ensure funds availability. Oversee growth investments and asset management.
  • Ensure the accounting of revenues and expenses/assets and liabilities are performed in a materially accurate, efficient, and timely manner in conformity with applicable accounting standards
  • Review and ensure application of appropriate internal controls, compliance, and financial procedures.
  • Implement/ enhance policies, processes, and procedures with the CAAM team.

Who you are:

  • 10+ years progressive financial experience.
  • Experience in aerospace is an asset but not required.
  • You're passionate about creating a zero emissions future with us!
  • You're flexible and supportive of out of the box ideas, with a comfortable preference for nimble and fast!
  • You have a willingness to get your hands dirty when necessary, and are also direct with the work that lights you up.
  • Experience of significant scaling of a business, implementing the relevant business systems and processes.
  • Experience managing all elements of finance including accounting, financial planning and analysis, cash, and banking relationships.
  • Experience in partnering with an executive team and have a high level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Advanced current knowledge & understanding of accounting/auditing/taxation laws/rules and practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, presentation and relationship building abilities.
  • Strategic, resourceful, & creative individual who is a proven hands-on leader that thrives in a team environment.
  • Strong analytical, numerical and reasoning abilities.
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce/Finance or a related field.
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA).
  • Other professional designation (i.e. Chartered Business Valuator, Certified Financial Analyst, or Law Degree) considered a preferred asset.

What we offer:

  • Join a team that’s excited to be building a brand new industry for the world, right here in Canada. We want to build it with a consideration for the earth, and with a more equal footing for all people in this new industry.
  • The chance to work with some of the biggest companies in the world, on exciting problems that do not yet have a solution understood.

To apply:

Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to:
subject: Chief Financial Officer

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 5 2021    ID: 58559