1+ months

Strategy Manager

Bench Accounting
Vancouver, British Columbia Work Remotely

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We acknowledge that Bench headquarters is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We’re a committed and talented group of diverse people working hard to solve a real, universal problem for millions of entrepreneurs: businesses need to understand their financial performance, but for many smaller ones, this means a trade-off between doing their books and running their businesses. Bench solves this dilemma by taking bookkeeping off of their hands. We’ve paired smart humans with incredibly powerful software to develop the fastest, most efficient bookkeeping service in history. This lets us provide monthly and yearly financials at an incredibly accessible price, giving business owners the time, confidence, and knowledge they need to be successful.

Bench is growing fast. Recently, we’ve onboarded our 10,000th client and our 600th employee. We have a clear, funded path to profitability, and a roadmap that we believe will rapidly accelerate the trajectory of our business. We’re looking for the brightest minds who love solving tough problems to join us on this incredible journey, in pursuit of bringing financial mastery to our clients.

What does the BenchTax department look like?

The Strategy Manager will be leading project management for BenchTax. With BenchTax we will ensure our clients can ditch the tax season stress, forever. We’re a startup within a startup; a growing team that is reshaping the tax industry through providing year round tax advisory, customized tax plans, and the best possible tax return for our small business clients at a price point small business owners can afford.

What you’ll be getting up to:

Team Leadership

  • Ensures that the team is performing at the highest level, and are aligned with the objectives of the Bench Tax Team
  • Constantly creates opportunities for the team to develop themselves to reach higher levels of capability through mentorship, education, and coaching
  • Takes swift and appropriate action to address performance concerns that impact other teammates or our clients
  • Builds the foundation of an excellent team through exceptional hiring and promotion decisions

Strategy and Prioritization

  • Obsessed about finding high impact opportunities for Bench Tax to improve scope of service, efficient service delivery, and data and systems infrastructure
  • Provides succinct summaries of observations, opportunities and recommendations on high value activities.  
  • Continuously prioritize the initiatives and actions of the Bench Tax Team to ensure we’re growing and learning at the maximum possible rate
  • Ensures effective stakeholder engagement and change management across all impacted Bench Teams
  • Ensures that all commitments of the Strategy and Project Team are being met and delivered timely 

Data and Systems Infrastructure

  • Ensures that the data for Bench Tax is accurate and reliable on a  daily basis through leading a team that completes auditing and data management
  • Provides the Bench Tax Service Leaders with reporting that allows for high-impact decision making  
  • Constantly challenge and improve the Bench Tax systems and data environment as we continue to grow and scale our business

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to have:

  • Team Leadership: You are an experienced team leader that prioritizes coaching, training, and mentorship to each person on your team. You must have demonstrated the ability to provide ongoing mentorship and training, to a broad range of people with varying experiences.
    • +3 years of team leadership experience is mandatory
  • Nose for Value: Not all opportunities are created equal. You ensure that we’re focused on the most high-impact initiatives at all times and can balance and prioritize incoming requests from the Bench Tax Team. 
  • An Experienced Project Manager:  As a certified Project Manager, PMP or equivalent with +3 years of experience, you’re no stranger to planning, prioritizing, and executing on projects of any size and scope. You can effectively lead a team of Junior Project Managers and Coordinators to ensure all Bench Tax outcomes are being met while also being an effective stakeholder manager.
  • All About Continuous Improvement: You have demonstrable experience continuously improving processes, workflows, and performance visualizations to enhance client outcomes. You are extremely comfortable working in a space where agile decision making and continuous change is expected.

It could be an even better fit if you have:

  • Experience in FinTech or Financial Service:  You understand the dynamics of a FinTech or Financial Services company and what clients come to expect from professional services like accounting and tax. 

The extra details:

  • This is a full-time permanent position because we want to spend lots of time with your wonderful self!
  • This position offers an annual salary, stock options, and an extended benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision.
  • Our office has gone fully remote! We’ll set you up with everything you need to work from home, from day one.

We believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less. At Bench, we don’t stand for tokenism. We stand for representation.

Salary Details

This salary range is CAD


Posted: 2021-03-04 Expires: 2021-04-18

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