Careers

Why join us?

Great question, and to answer that, we propose the following brief:
What’s the business problem?
The math isn’t adding up and we’ve got too much work for the amount of people on the team.

Who’s our target?
Only the hardest working, hustle infused, strategic thinking, tech-forward, production-focused, creative peeps who aren’t afraid to do things differently.

What’s our POV?
We’re tired of the typical, so as we continue building our team we look for what makes people individuals.

What does success look like?
A dedicated team of innovative thinkers who want to blaze a trail into the future of digital.

Open Positions

Senior Accountant

We’re Pound & Grain, a digital creative agency located in Vancouver & Toronto. We hustle to build hardworking, results-driven creative solutions for our clients. And we infuse everything we do with heart because Pound & Grain is “where hustle meets heart”.

We’re looking for that highly motivated and capable Accountant/Senior Accountant to make an immediate impact and influence the direction of Pound & Grain by providing stakeholders with key financial information for a growing business.     

We want someone who is passionate about financials and details and is happy to roll up their sleeves and take care of the day-to-day accounting while being driven to support management with real time analysis and quality decision support. The Senior Accountant will be replacing a bookkeeper as a service as agency growth and greater demand require a broader skill set, deeper knowledge, and real time support. 

Responsibilities

Full-cycle accounting:

  • Take ownership of the day-to-day accounting functions that include, but are not limited to:
  • Working with the production team to execute client billing process and tracking accounts receivable
  • Assisting with bank balance monitoring and cash flow projections by tracking accounts payables and bank balances of multiple currencies 
  • Administering and processing monthly payroll and health benefit plan
  • Liaising with external tax advisors with respect to corporate year-end filings and preparation of supporting working papers
  • Assisting with the implementation of cross platform integration and other process improvements

Management reporting:

  • Work with the Head of Production to maintain costing spreadsheets to report margin and profitability by client and by service line
  • Maintain and enhance monthly reporting of pipeline, forecasted and actual revenues
  • Maintain monthly and annual cash flow projections, conducting budget vs actual variance analysis, and other analyses to support management
  • Assist with the design, development and troubleshooting of excel models that provide financial reporting, sales data, and other ad hoc reporting

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • 5 years of progressive experience in accounting roles, with preference to those who’ve worked in marketing or digital media space
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • Completion of Canadian CPA designation preferred, or active enrollment required.
  • Experience with Excel modelling and analysis.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Experience preparing financial statements and supporting working papers under ASPE for management and other stakeholders an asset.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to evaluate alternatives and provide analysis on business issues.
  • Ability to work in an open team environment while safeguarding confidential information.
  • Proficiency and comfort with web based technologies, Google G Suite and Quickbooks Online.
  • Experience in a fast-paced, energetic agency environment.
  • Ability to multitask effectively as required
  • Entrepreneurial spirit: self-starter and proactive.
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing business conditions and priorities.

The P&G Difference

  • We are a creative agency with heart striving to deliver the best digital-led work to our clients without all those tiresome big agency hassles. 
  • Pound & Grain strongly believes that differences make us all stronger. They make our work and ideas better. The more diverse and strong we are as a team, the better we can be.
  • To that end we’re committed to diversity and inclusion in our team, in our work, and in regular training for all of us to hold us accountable. 
  • Still in a sweats kind of mindset? No worries. We are very pro-flexible and remote working vibes and have casual office experiences in Vancouver and Toronto when you need one.
  • Competitive compensation and physical and mental health benefits, plus annual training and conference opportunities. 

Salary Range

  • Commensurate with experience

Sound like you?

If you’re the awesome Senior Accountant we need please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now

Director of Production

Pound & Grain was born in 2010 with a simple idea that viewing the world digitally would create a better marketing agency. Our culture is still one where hard work, thinking big, loving digital, being nice and having fun is part of who we are. As we move into our 2nd decade as an agency, we are still obsessed with creating work that exploits the creative, technology and media of right now to connect brands with their customers. Today we do this for brands across North America. 

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Production to join our dynamic and innovative full-service advertising agency. As the Director of Production, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of production within our agency, with a particular focus on digital advertising. You will lead a team of talented professionals and collaborate closely with various departments to ensure the successful execution of client campaigns. If you have a strong background in digital advertising production, excellent leadership abilities, and a passion for delivering exceptional results, we encourage you to apply.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Production Operations and Delivery: 
    • Manage and direct all production activities within the agency, ensuring adherence to project timelines, budgets, and quality standards.
    • Responsible for overseeing the high volume and fast-paced delivery of all of Pound & Grain’s marketing services (campaigns, social media, video), complex digital experience projects (including websites, apps, virtual reality, augmented reality), and brand development.  
    • Oversee the agency forecasting and resourcing process. 
    • Provide an escalation point for delivery challenges within the organization.
    • Work closely with the Senior Leadership team to address any delivery challenges amongst the agency departments.
  • Digital Advertising Expertise: 
    • Bring extensive knowledge and experience in digital advertising production techniques, platforms, and best practices to guide the team in executing successful campaigns.
  • Team Leadership: 
    • Lead and mentor a team of producers, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
    • Responsible for the mentorship and development of the production team, working with each of them to highlight opportunities for growth and helping them to achieve individual goals through day-to-day work and monthly one-on-ones. 
    • Manage team workload and accountability and external output. 
    • Responsible for production team assignments and recruiting/hiring as required.       
    • Ensure the team is following project management best practices and develop training as required.
    • Monitor project progress and act as an escalation point for any challenges/issues.
  • Agency Leadership:
    • As a member of the agency’s leadership team, you will play a vital role in shaping the agency’s strategic direction, driving growth, and ensuring operational excellence.
  • Project and Campaign Management:
    • In partnership with the Director of Client Services, oversee the end-to-end execution of client projects and campaigns with a focus on delivery, Including ensuring deadlines, budgets, and quality standards are met.
  • Resource Management: 
    • Efficiently allocate resources to meet project requirements and optimize production workflows.
  • Freelance Management: 
    • Identify and establish relationships with external freelancers, negotiating contracts, and managing freelance onboardings with departments leads to ensure quality and cost-effectiveness.
  • Quality Control: 
    • Implement and maintain rigorous quality control processes to ensure the accuracy, consistency, and adherence to brand guidelines throughout all production deliverables.
  • Finance Collaboration: 
    • Work closely with the finance department to develop, monitor, and manage production budgets, ensuring profitability while maintaining high-quality standards.
    • Track and analyze production metrics and KPIs, generate or contribute to regular reports to evaluate performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results to stakeholders.
  • Project & Client Profitability:
    • Review and approve estimates and SOWs leaving the agency.
    • Oversee financial review process (including revenue recognition) for all clients to assess risk and optimize profitability.
  • Stay Current with Industry Trends: 
    • Continuously research and evaluate emerging technologies, platforms, and trends in digital advertising production, implementing innovative strategies to enhance campaign effectiveness.

Requirements:

  • Proven experience (8+ years) in a leadership role within a full-service advertising agency, specifically focused on digital advertising production.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital advertising platforms, technologies, and industry best practices.
  • Strong project management skills, with a track record of successfully leading and delivering complex projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent leadership and team management abilities, with experience in mentoring and motivating cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with clients, colleagues, and vendors.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to evaluate data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions to optimize production processes.
  • Proficiency in project management software, production tools, and digital advertising platforms.
  • Familiarity with website design and technical development, content creation, video production, animation, graphic design, and other relevant production processes.
  • A keen eye for detail, a passion for innovation, and a dedication to delivering high-quality work.

 

Apply now