Who We Are

At Social Nature, we know that what we consume has an impact - on our health and the planet.

And so we’re driving impact by changing what’s in people's grocery baskets. Changing consumer behavior is hard, but we know that trial is the #1 path to purchase. And so, we’ve built a best-in-class product sampling platform that helps people try something that’s better for them and the planet on their next shopping trip.

Over the last six years, we’ve grown our community to almost one million members and have worked with over 500 natural food and health brands across North America. You can learn more about our #trynatural product sampling platform, community, and client success stories here.

We’re currently a team of 35 changemakers and are growing quickly. We have an entrepreneurial culture that values making it happen, focusing on impact, championing the customer, winning together, keeping it real, and owning our craft.

We have raised growth financing from mission-aligned investors, including Active Impact Investments (climate change VC), the co-founder of VEGA (#1 plant-based protein brand), and the co-founder of Shopify (#1 e-commerce platform for emerging brands) so that we can accelerate our impact.

We’re not stopping until every CPG brand in the world is launching their healthy and sustainable products on Social Nature so that more people can #trynatural.

The Purpose of the Role

As a small but mighty team, you will have a large impact on the company's success by helping us strengthen our internal financial and accounting operations as we scale to new heights.

You will be accountable for performing full-cycle accounting, including bank reconciliations, accounts receivable and collections, accounts payable and payments creating and posting journal entries, and preparing various period-end reconciliations and working papers. You will also be responsible for preparing employee payroll in Canada and the US. Finally, you will assist in filing sales tax returns (Canada and US), EHT, WSBC, and other government filings as required. You’ll help us maintain financial and operational rigor, ensuring accounting standards and deadlines are met on an ongoing basis.

This position reports to our Senior Finance Manager and offers a four-day workweek - ideal for an accounting professional looking for some more work/life balance.

What you will be doing:

Financial Reporting

  • Assist our Senior Finance Manager with the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial statements
  • Assist in the maintenance of the general ledger, including preparation of monthly reconciliations and performing month-end closing procedures
  • Review bank statements to ensure all entries are accurately recorded
  • Input client invoices into the A/R subledger, monitor receipt of payments, and contact clients regarding collections of AR balances
  • Maintain deferred revenue schedules
  • Input vendor invoices into the A/P subledger and process payments through Plooto.
  • Perform detailed review over credit card reconciliations, ensuring adherence to corporate policy, the accuracy of coding, and completeness of supporting documentation
  • Review prepaid expense and capital asset tracking for accounting and tax purposes, including tracking capital spend against annual budgets
  • Prepare working papers required for the annual financial statement review engagement.
  • Participate in ad hoc tax, accounting, and finance projects, analyses, and initiatives when required
  • Complete administrative tasks and other duties as needed

Payroll

  • Process payroll for Canadian employees
  • Process payroll for US employees
  • Reconcile, file and remit monthly, quarterly, and annual payments (WCB, EHT, etc.)
  • Calculating and recording journal entries for payroll for each pay period, and monthly accruals
  • Maintain reconciliations for all payroll accounts
  • Administer vacation, paid-time-off and sick days trackers
  • Keep all benefit deductions accurate
  • Verify new hire information and data changes in the payroll system
  • Resolve time entry issues and assist with time entry as required
  • Respond to payroll inquiries in a timely manner
  • Assist with preparation of year-end tax forms including T4s and all other regulatory reporting
  • Other payroll-related reporting, special assignments and projects as directed

Statutory Filings

  • Prepare and file periodic sales tax returns (Canada and US filings).
  • Prepare other government filings as required

What you will need to succeed in this role:

  • Full-cycle accounting experience (minimum 3 years)
  • Preferably a bachelor’s degree in commerce or an equivalent combination of experience and a non-commerce degree or certificate.
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
  • Experience working in a multi-currency, multi-entity environment is ideal
  • Working knowledge of Xero or Quickbooks Accounting
  • Working knowledge of payroll service platforms, such as Payworks or ADP
  • Intermediate-level Excel proficiency
  • Experience in a tech environment and related programs is a strong asset (Slack, Google Suite)
  • Ability to quickly learn new financial systems, processes, and technology.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and time-manage
  • Impeccable accuracy with numbers and great attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and ability to write clear, concise, and formal business communications
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to be entrusted with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work well with deadlines

You’ll fit right into our culture if you:

  • Identify what is most important and get it done #focusonimpact
  • Are solutions-oriented, creative, and find paths to quick wins #makeithappen
  • Add value at every juncture to get to a better outcome #customerchampions
  • Think like an owner and leverage your resourcefulness and creativity to accomplish more with less #wintogether
  • Are committed to your personal and professional development and communicate in a mindful, straightforward, and open manner #keepitreal
  • Own the full scope of your role and take the time to understand and grow your impact on the organization’s goals and mission #ownyourcraft

One of North America’s Great Places to Work® - it’s official!

Make a difference - Did you know that each year, the average person uses about 200 products? That’s 200 choices you’re making about what you put in your body, in your children’s bodies, and in the environment. At Social Nature, you will be part of a team that is helping more people #maketheswitch to healthy and sustainable products on their next grocery shopping trip.

A total rewards package - From day one, you’ll get comprehensive health, dental, and vision benefits in addition to an annual wellness spending account, employee stock options to benefit from our growth, 3 weeks paid time off, and a flex week to re-charge between Dec 24 - Jan 1, where the focus is 80% on R&R.

Management that invests in you and your development — We invest in developing your leadership capabilities from day 1 by making 5% of your job dedicated to your personal and professional development.

Team events to stay connected — We regularly host virtual and in-person team events throughout the year for connection and collaboration, and every year we bring the entire team together for a wellness retreat.

Flexible work environment - We have an accessible downtown Vancouver office designed to inspire collaboration and innovation and offer a $500 home office improvement stipend to support our hybrid work environment.

Social Nature is recognized as one of the Top 100 Great Places to Work and one of the top 6 high-performance cultures by SupportingLines.

Get to know us by following us on Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, and check out our company Medium account.

Social Nature is an equal opportunity employer and stands for fair representation - we believe that unchecked biases disproportionately impact the most marginalized people in society—including but not limited to BIPOC, indigenous people, LGBTQ2S+ people, immigrants, and people with disabilities. We strongly encourage the inclusion of people with these identities or other marginalized communities because we believe that without you, we are all less.