Finance - New Grad



Toronto, Canada
Full Time
2y ago

Company Description

Shopify’s mission is to make commerce better for everyone. From building a new product feature for our commerce platform, to helping a merchant troubleshoot an issue over the phone, we want to empower our ecosystem through our work.

Having a unified vision, a north star, is vitally important to ensure that we are all headed in the same direction. No matter the size or experience, we want to power every merchant’s experience. This is why we’re all here.

Shopify is now permanently remote, and we’re working towards a future that is digital by design. That location you see above? Consider it merely an example of hundreds of potential locations across North America where Shopify is hiring. Learn more here:

Shopify has redefined commerce, raising the standard for how companies of all sizes sell their products and services online and off. With 1,700,000+ merchants in more than 175 different countries, and the most innovative platform on the market, we continue to grow rapidly while constantly looking for new ways to impact and disrupt markets.

Job Description

Finance at Shopify is a great place to hone your technical skills and get exposure to the Shopify product inside and out.  In the last 3 years, the Finance team has grown from 30 to almost 150 people!  In that time, the company has successfully completed multiple follow on equity offerings, its inaugural convertible note issuance, closed several acquisitions and opened entities around the world to support international growth.  

Who are we looking for? We feel that the best way to learn is not always in the typical classroom, but through practical experience, hard work, and passion.💚  If you love challenging yourself with financial/accounting-related projects, reviewing the finances of business both large and small, and thinking outside the box, then keep reading!

Shopify is looking to hire new graduates for 6 month contract positions; these are remote positions and the successful candidates will work from home. The process is open to university and college graduates in Canada and the U.S. located in the Eastern Time Zone who have completed a business or commerce program in the last 2 years. Start dates for successful applicants will be in January 2022.

Being a new grad in finance at Shopify means you get to make an impact and get shit done. In your application, you will choose from 5 streams :


  • Support with the preparation tax returns

  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual tax provisions

  • Assist with the preparation of transfer pricing computations

  • Assist with government tax audits, including indirect tax, income tax and SR&ED audits, and respond to external auditor’s queries

  • Research and analyze various tax issues


  • Assist with administration for our operating bank accounts

  • Support the preparation of both cash and foreign exchange forecasts

  • Support with foreign exchange trading and initiation of wire transfers

  • Analyze merchants’ eligibility for Shopify Capital

  • Assist with the advancement of Shopify’s treasury management system (Kyriba)

  • Develop and support reporting for our $6B investments portfolio

  • A degree in information systems or data science is also acceptable for applicants to this role


  • Support the month/ quarter/ annual close process 

  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly and annual financial statements

  • Assist with the implementation and testing of financial reporting systems relating to new Shopify products and process improvements

  • Conduct research on complex technical accounting issues and draft preliminary position papers

  • We are seeking a candidate who is in pursuit of a CPA designation

Internal Audit

  • Collect and analyze financial and technology control information to reduce process risk

  • Identify opportunities to automate repetitive processes

  • Develop data visualization graphs/schematics to articulate data stories

  • Develop and assist with creating team resources, templates, and educational materials 

  • Coordinate and collect information for external auditor requests

  • A degree in information systems or data science is also acceptable for applicants to this role

Investor Relations

  • Track and maintain financial and product performance disclosures and equity analyst estimates to surface insights and inform discussions with Wall Street and Bay Street

  • Conduct financial and peer analysis to inform Shopify’s narrative and communications to Wall Street and Bay Street

  • Stay informed on Shopify’s stock performance as well as general market trends

For more stories from inside Shopify, check out our blog. 


We want to learn about your passion for finance and initiative beyond school requirements. 🚀  Do you: get involved in your student associations/clubs; work on your own projects; organize events, attend mentoring sessions or meet ups; run your own online business; and seek out challenges and learning opportunities? If you do, tell us about it in your cover letter! You can address it to Johnny Cash 🎸 (emojis encouraged). 


Additional Information

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

This posting will close on October 11 at 11:59PM EST. Successful candidates can expect to hear back from us by October 22, 2021.


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