Head of Finance


Ellis Entertainment is seeking a Head of Finance. Working closely with the senior management team the successful candidate will be responsible for accounting and financial reporting for its distribution and production enterprises. The Head of Finance will play a key role in defining financial policies and procedures to ensure the company�s continued growth and success both as an international distributor and as a producer of world class, international programming spanning multiple genres including wildlife, lifestyle, faith and spirituality, history, and science.


Requirements and Responsibilities:


        University degree and professional accounting designation � CA/CGA/CMA or equivalent experience.

        Minimum three years post-qualification, progressive experience, with significant financial responsibility.

        Short and long-term corporate financial planning.

        Development, implementation and maintenance of sound accounting systems, practices and procedures including budgeting and cash-flow planning and management.

        Ability to work collaboratively in a supervisory capacity to meet multiple internally and externally imposed deadlines

        Oversight of all financing, insurance and government (e.g. CRA / MoF) matters, including ability to liaise and manage relationships with bankers, external accountants and government agencies.

        Preparation of financial statements and related production tax filings.

        Knowledge of international co-productions, federal and provincial tax credits and application processes.


Desired Qualities:


        Superior communication/interpersonal skills.

        Strong problem solving and presentation skills.

        Detail-oriented with strong administrative skills.

        Willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right.

        Deadline oriented, multi-tasking and organizational skills

        Thrives on hard work and individual initiative.


Compensation Package:


        Ellis offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience.


Ellis Entertainment is a leading international producer and distributor, supplying programming to the global marketplace for over 40 years from its base of operations in Toronto, Canada.  Our distribution division, Ellis Releasing, licenses network programming worldwide for North American independents, and distributes in Canada and the U.S. for top international producers. Production subsidiary, Ellis Vision, is a multiple award-winning producer of factual television, with a strong track record in family, nature and adventure.  VisionTV International is a joint venture in faith-based entertainment, launched in 2003, co-owned with the world's only multi-faith network, Canada's VisionTV, which celebrated its 15th anniversary as a broadcaster in 2004.


Reply in confidence to:  If your experience reflects the above qualifications and skills, please forward a covering email and CV in word.doc format, by 5:00 PM (EST) Monday March 20th, to [email protected] quoting �Head of Finance� in the subject header line. We thank all candidates for their submissions but only those under consideration will be contacted. . Our client is an equal opportunity employer. Only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. US candidates must be eligible to work in Canada.