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Technical Engagement Manager (Hybrid)



Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Xanadu:

Xanadu’s mission is to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere.

At Xanadu, we are learners, innovators, researchers, collaborators and problem solvers. We are creating something that has never been built before. Few people in their life will be able to be a part of something like this, where if we are successful, the technologies we develop will solve some of the world’s most challenging problems, and literally change the world. And that is something to be excited about!

Your Role and Responsibilities:

Reporting into the Financial Reporting Manager, this position will provide exciting exposure to various financial accounting and reporting aspects of this quickly scaling start-up as you continue to advance your accounting career. You will be immersed in the following:

  • A real start-up environment
  • GAAP-based accounting (US)
  • Government grant reporting
  • Financial audits
  • Forecasts
  • Accounting software, systems and platforms that can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the monthly accounting cycle

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead government milestone reporting, which includes the provision of evidence to support the pertinent project’s spend (e.g., SRED, SIF, FedDev, etc.).
  • Lead the FP&A portion of month-end close, including journal entries, reconciliations, financial statement analysis, and preparation of board commentary.
  • Maintenance of records pertaining to government reporting in our ERP system, NetSuite.
  • Maintain data set integrity within our Financial systems to ensure that financial reports are accurate and categorized correctly.
  • Develop financial projections and build financial models for management, the Board and existing/potential investors.
  • Assist the Financial Reporting Manager with the coordination and compilation of the annual budget.
  • Undertake the necessary inquiries and document drivers for budget-vs-actual variances.
  • Lead the development and documentation of business processes and accounting policies to strengthen internal controls.
  • Ensure that Finance’s accounting policies are compliant with relevant standards.
  • Assist with the compilation of documentation for the auditors and the coordination of follow-up requests.
  • Develop and track KPIs and prepare financial reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of ad hoc requests for C-Suite.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field.
  • Holding a professional designation (CPA, CFA).
  • 3-5 years of work experience with a background in public accounting and a finance or accounting department, with increasingly expanded and more technical responsibilities.
  • 3-4 years of experience in financial planning, analysis and modelling.
  • Versatile and able to jump into whatever needs to be done.
  • Demonstrated track record of executing consistently.
  • Continuously looking at improving systems, processes and policies to automate and streamline tasks.
  • Detail-oriented and able to perform in a high-pressure and fast-moving environment.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Advanced proficiency in SQL.

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Hands-on experience in a flexible, agile (i.e., start-up) environment.
  • Proficient in the use of NetSuite.
  • Proficient with a data visualization tool like Tableau or PowerBI.
  • Proficient in Python.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP.
  • Many cycles and hands-on experience with month-end closes.


Our values are important. They are fundamental and lay the foundation for the culture at Xanadu.

At Xanadu, we are committed to building an inclusive, safe, and equitable culture and fostering an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. We are committed to meeting the needs of all individuals and support a barrier-free workplace. Should you require accommodations at any point during the recruitment process please contact Human Resources at