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

Senior Strategist

We’re Pound & Grain, a creative agency with digital in our blood. We are 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 are looking for a Senior Strategist to drive strategy development across key clients. Our projects stretch the breadth of communications today, from branding and campaigns to social and websites, the job offers variety and the opportunity to broaden your skill set as needed. 

What Does Strategy Mean to Us:

Strategy is at the heart of everything we produce at P&G. From a simple banner ad, to a national campaign, to a full-blown brand strategy, we seek to ensure that everything we create is strategically-sound. This senior-level position is like the proud parent of our strategy team; they know when to support, when to let their team shine, when to lead, and when to course-correct. The Strategy team is highly visible across our agency (Toronto and Vancouver), to our senior leadership team and, of course, with our clients, who often heavily rely on the strategic insights from this team to inform important business and creative decisions. To us, strategy is a requirement throughout the entire lifecycle of a project. We don’t subscribe to the “brief and walk away” method and we are always willing to learn, adapt and change, as the market indicates. Does this sound like you? Then read on!

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the development of strategic deliverables and presentations with minimal oversight
  • Create meaningful insights and messaging recommendations designed to help clients achieve their objectives and overcome business challenges
  • Establish a strong strategic vision or narrative that is backed by evidence and research
  • Guide, collaborate with, and challenge clients or colleagues to produce the best work
  • Generate and adapt strategic models or frameworks that help to simplify complex business problems
  • Develop inspiring creative briefs and work with creative teams to deliver winning concepts
  • Able to conduct primary research with strong facilitation skills that could also apply to client workshops
  • Uncovering and communicating strategic, creative or CX opportunities with clients, or potential clients that are in line with P&G’s offering
  • Work closely with the Director of Strategy to help the strategy department achieve its vision and mentor junior strategists
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to ensure projects run smoothly
  • Stay up to speed with the latest in planning trends, digital trends and behaviours to educate clients and team on emerging or changing best practices
  • Help lead research initiatives and manage outside consultants 
  • Work across a wide range of brands solving a variety of business problems 
  • Provide strategic counsel to key clients on a regular basis, including thought leadership and expertise to expand business relationships
  • Actively participates in client presentations and discussions 
  • Proactively help pitch and win new business opportunities and add value to our existing clients. 

Experience:

  • 6+ years in strategy or related roles
  • Experienced at leading strategies for projects that include, branding, campaign, social, UX/UI and CRM 
  • Proven ability to drive effectiveness for client
  • Strong ability to build relationships with clients, becoming a trusted advisor for them
  • Self starter, naturally curious and a relentless problem-solver
  • Highly collaborative, working closely with other departments from social to tech to creative
  • Experience leading customer interviews and briefing research teams
  • Strong presentation skills and experience creating and leading workshops
  • Positive energy person who strives to solve problems
  • Are a nice person to work with, who prioritizes team health and a positive working culture
  • Loves digital

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. 

Sound like you?

If you’re our kick ass Senior Strategist please share your details and interest with us.

Apply now