Hyper Hippo Entertainment

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Full time

Oct 25

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Location - Kelowna or Vancouver, BC

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note that all Hyper Hippo Entertainment (HHE) employees are working remotely for the time being due to COVID-19, as the health & safety of our employees and their families is extremely important to us. Due to this, we’re currently having all new hires begin work with us remotely rather than in our office locations.  

The Opportunity

Are you ready to step into your next role in a creative, dynamic, and collaborative environment? Reporting into the SVP, Finance & Business Operations, the Controller will be responsible for financial oversight, governance, and financial reporting across Hyper Hippo Entertainment. This is a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced industry with lots of growth opportunities as we continue to scale at a rapid pace. This role oversees the Accounting team and will work closely with the executive team to provide professional expertise and insight that will guide strategic plans forward. If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding place to work, coupled with your passion for accounting, we encourage you to apply!

A Controller’s Impact 

Financial Oversight

  • Provide governance for all financial transactions including accounts payable, revenue payments and reporting, payroll and general ledger entries
  • Performs internal audit procedures to test internal controls and remediate where necessary
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to facilitate the growth and professional development of direct reports
  • Development and management of company budgets and forecasting
  • Manage banking relationships, including credit requirements, foreign currency risk exposure, cash flow monitoring, and banking security
  • Oversee year-end transactions and liaise with an external accounting firm for assurance engagements and tax preparation

Financial Reporting

  • Collaboratively develop standards, processes, and reporting of revenues to publishing partners
  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial reporting and dashboards
  • Preparation of quarterly departmental financial statements with analysis of actual to budget
  • Empower studio leads and executive team with accessible and insightful financial information to assist in strategic decision making
  • Continually improve budgeting and forecasting analysis for financial planning and accountability
  • Determine accounting software functionality requirements, assess system options, and project manage implementation 
  • Support managers and executive team with ad hoc analysis and reporting as required


  • Prepares development services agreements and other contracts; ensuring review and execution by Corporate officers prior to commencement of activities
  • Maintenance of corporate legal structure
  • Liaise with insurance providers to maintain policies and ensure adequate coverage for corporate matters
  • Supports team members by collaboratively setting processes, project management, goal setting, and monitoring
  • Process intellectual property trademark registrations and renewals
  • Assist with SR&ED and BCDIMTC reporting and monitors available government assistance programs (R&D, labour, trade, export) to support business growth
  • Supports studio leads and executive team with ad hoc applications and other non-routine filings as required

Your Track Record Includes

  • CPA designation
  • 7+ years of experience in finance and accounting with 3+ years of leadership experience with the ability to guide others
  • Experience in strategic analysis and formulating business plans and reports
  • Knowledge of Canadian payroll and tax legislation (US GAAP and US payroll an asset) 
  • Experience managing consolidations, intercompany transactions, and service agreements
  • Proficient with accounting software from daily recording transactions and reconciliations to design and set-up of new corporations, chart of accounts and financial statements
  • Excellent Microsoft Office & Google Suite skills with an extensive working knowledge of Excel & Google Sheets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication & presentation skills

Compensation package

  • Competitive salary
  • Extraordinary incentive plan 
  • Extended health, dental & vision benefits + a health & wellness spending account
  • 3 weeks vacation + 10 paid personal/sick days per year
  • Annual self-development budget to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it!

Our Core Values

  • We Are Bold
  • We Are One Team
  • We Are Player-First
  • We Are Creative
  • We Are Transparent
  • We Are Futuristic

What We’re Building at Hyper Hippo Entertainment 

Hyper Hippo is an award-winning entertainment studio, driven to entertain, connect, and inspire billions of fans around the world. 

Founded in 2012, by the creator of Club Penguin, Lance Priebe, Hyper Hippo is the studio behind the smash-hit idle games, AdVenture Capitalist (with 50+ million players), and AdVenture Communist - a cult mobile hit. 

Headquartered in Canada, with studios in Kelowna, Vancouver, and Seattle, Hyper Hippo brings together an exceptionally creative team that is relentlessly focused on innovating and exploring new forms of entertainment. 

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