Pleasant Solutions

Pleasant Solutions Careers


Not your everyday CFO position. Fast moving, yet friendly and supportive: a career you will look forward to every day. Work in an environment where the company is growing, you work with smart people, and where everyone in accounting is involved in improving their department to handle further company growth.

Position Overview:

  • Flexible hours (for example: choose to start your day between 6am and 10am, work late some days and shorter on others)
  • Building relationships with new potential lending partners, and being persuasive in pitching our growth plans.
  • Presentation of financials to stakeholders such as banks, lending partners, and prospective partners.
  • Deciding the presentation approach of projections, including balancing optimism with conservatism.
  • Running a competitive bid process for new lending partners, and determine capital structures.
  • Analysis of acquisition targets during M&A.
  • Advising on tax and asset-protection restructuring, in collaboration with our tax consultants.
  • Advising the CEO on speed of hiring decisions.
  • Submitting government grant applications: both the forecast spreadsheets as well as the sales pitch sections. Collection of historic information for convenience would be delegated to our bookkeeping team.
  • Position does not involve also being a controller or monitoring bookkeeping like at many smaller companies (we have a solid team taking care of that).
  • Position does not involve maintaining status quo at a slow growth company where there aren't many strategic transactions and changes, or where most decisions are defensive for survival.
  • Be a general sounding-board for the CEO.
  • Assisting the executive team with driving growth from a 3-digit employee count to a 4-digit employee count on a short timeframe.
  • Primary focus is on balance sheet.


  • Intelligent
  • Handles complexity well
  • Persuasive one-on-one presentation skills
  • Several years of experience in a role, with any job title, involving "VP of Lending" duties or on the other side of the table.
  • Several years of experience in a company with at least 100 employees.
  • Medium to strong computer skills
  • No specific requirements for formal education or previous job titles. We evaluate each applicant based on merit rather than formalities.

Nice To Have:

  • Experience in a fast-growth company.
  • Experience with either the tech industry specifically, or alternatively multiple other industries or as an investment banker
  • Experience with cashflow (as opposed to asset-based) or growth lending.

About The Work Environment:

  • Friendly, non-threatening, and non-political environment.
  • Mid-sized company but retaining the speed and flexibility of a smaller company.
  • We are a great environment for both outgoing people and those who are very shy and introverted (applicable to non-client facing positions).
  • We strive to have every employee sitting near a window for natural light and to have plenty of plants throughout the office; we care about employee health.
  • Free onsite massage therapy.
  • Private nap rooms for isolated thinking time or for taking a nap if you didn’t sleep well last night.
  • Atrium to enjoy the sun during lunch.
  • Social events worth remembering (fencing competitions, curling, video game or board game parties, coding competitions, commando combat training, robotics club coming soon, etc).
  • An example of our culture: Lunch together is in a very comfy sofa room, and even the quiet types are comfortable there.
  • Unlimited access to pillage our kitchens for caffeine, sugar, healthy snacks, soups, and more :)
  • Additional perks that are cost-shared like motorized sit-stand desks.
  • Task focused: everyone in the company heavily uses centralized to-do lists to stay organized, prioritize, and coordinate.
  • Fast paced
  • Consistent work/life balance: mandatory overtime is very rare.

About The Company:

  • Pleasant Solutions is a dynamic company headquartered in Edmonton, a large satellite office in Toronto and Vancouver, and small satellite offices across Canada (including in Calgary, Ottawa, etc).
  • Silicon Valley kind of excitement and growth potential.
  • Fast growth: One of the 200 fastest growing technology companies in North America with 955% growth over 5 years (based on growth rates in published rankings of the 2014 Profit 500 and 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500). Canadian Profit Guide ranked us #88 out of 500 for fast growth in Canada, announced in Sept 2015.
  • Stable and well diversified.
  • We also operate Western Canada's most advanced studio, which might also be the largest capacity video marketing studio in Western Canada except for television and news stations. The studio team has won multiple awards.
  • Full of smart and passionate people whom you can learn from.
  • Very low employee turn-over rate, attesting to the value of working here.
  • As of 2021, we are more focused on in-house product development than previous years which had a focus on consulting services. Currently, our lead focus is on Sheetcast, a tool that lets non-technical people build their own full-blown web applications using spreadsheets, and which is beginning explosive growth (see as well as privacy products as seen under We still do some software development services, electronics manufacturing, marketing services, and IT services. Other in-house products include the high-security Pleasant Password Server.
  • An innovative technology company with an aim of achieving results in creative ways.
  • We develop high quality software you will take pride in. Our company name says it all.
  • Socially conscious (for example, we pay for employees to sponsor hundreds of WorldVision children).
  • Achieved zero layoffs throughout Covid.



  • CFO
  • chief financial officer
  • VP of lending
  • vice president of lending
  • VP of financing
  • vice president of financing
  • senior VP of finance
  • senior vice president of finance
  • managing director
  • financial manager
  • finance manager
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  • corporate financing
  • corporate accounting
  • investment banking
  • investment banker
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