Portfolio Finance & Operations Manager - TELUS Ventures


Vancouver, BC, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Req ID:  36664
Jobs by Category:  People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs
Job Function:  Finance
Status:  Full Time
Schedule:  Regular



Join our team

TELUS Ventures strives to seamlessly connect millions of people, companies, and communities by strategically investing in the most advanced and innovative solutions that have the potential to drive significant growth, impact and scale and are strategically aligned to the broader TELUS mandate.


Since 2001, we’ve invested and helped more than 100 market transforming companies tackle some of today's biggest challenges by enhancing their visibility, expanding their business relationships, and driving new business opportunities.


Here's the impact you'll make and what we'll accomplish together

The Portfolio Finance & Operations Manager is at the epicentre of the investment and portfolio development teams. As part of a small and high performing team you will deliver financial insights, portfolio direction and operational recommendations to the TELUS and TELUS Ventures leadership teams.


This is an opportunity to join one of Canada’s most active venture capital groups to launch and/or accelerate your career in either the Private Equity or Venture Capital industries.


Here’s how


  • Manage the finance, reporting and governance of TELUS Ventures including portfolio return, cash requirements, budgets & shareholdings
  • Be the chief storyteller for the portfolio by crafting internal and external stakeholder communications on performance, notable investments, collaboration efforts with stakeholders and strategic outlooks
  • Share insights on portfolio data, capital allocation, investor insights and key performance metrics
  • Position TELUS Ventures to deliver an outstanding experience by serving as a key point of contact for portfolio companies, investors and TELUS business partners
  • Leverage your finance background in the evaluation of investment proposals helping the team craft a well rounded investment strategy
  • Manage the current portfolio of investee companies with a private equity view to value optimisation
  • Lend your financial expertise to portfolio companies to help them scale
  • Develop, track and positively influence the ongoing investment by developing key business metrics in conjunction with our investee companies
  • Stay up to date on current trends in the technology industry and key operational and financial metrics to assess companies
  • Lead the implementation of finance tools and supporting infrastructure across multiple funds in multiple geographies




 You’re the missing piece of the puzzle


  • Minimum 10 years prior experience with at least 3 in a senior finance/accounting role
  • Industry experience in a technology environment or investment management
  • Knowledge of operational and financial drivers and best practices affecting technology companies
  • Demonstrated depth of financial analytics experience and advanced modelling using a driver-based methodology
  • Ability to navigate both the corporate landscape and the start-up ecosystem
  • Experience using CRM and other deal flow, portfolio management tools, and data analytics tools such as PowerBI or Tableau
  • MBA degree, CFA or CPA designation(s)


You will be successful if you have the following


  • Superior financial modelling, research and presentation skills with the ability to present strategic options in a clear concise manner
  • Entrepreneurial spirit which will drive passionate ownership, process improvement and responsibility for the portfolio of investments
  • Proven ability to coordinate multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives in the portfolio and work within an environment of rapid change and evolving priorities
  • Excellent relationship management and collaboration skills including the ability to collaborate effectively in situations without formal influence & across geographies
  • Continuous improvement mentality - challenging the status quo
  • Strong communication skills with experience interacting with senior leaders in both large and small organizations
  • Strong bias to action with the ability to work independently to achieve the required goals
  • A competitive but collaborative personality. Team players only



Midpoint Base Salary: 
Performance Bonus or Sales Incentive Plan: 

Actual total compensation can be above or below the listed pay, based on knowledge, skills, performance and experience. In addition, TELUS offers rewarding benefits, which may vary per job function, such as:

  • Comprehensive total rewards package highlighting competitive salary and bonus structures, minimum 3 weeks of vacation, and flexible benefits plan to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Flexibility to work in-office, virtually or a combination of both
  • Generous company matched pension and share purchase programs
  • Opportunity to give back to communities in which we work, live and serve
  • Career growth and learning & development opportunities to develop your skills
  • And much more …

A bit about us

We’re a people-focused, customer-first, purpose-driven team who works together every day to innovate and do good. We improve lives through our technology solutions and foster a culture of innovation that empowers team members to solve complex problems and create remarkable human outcomes in a digital world. 

You’ll find our engaging, high-performance culture personally fulfilling, professionally challenging, and financially rewarding. We’re committed to diversity and equitable access to employment opportunities based on ability. Your unique contributions and talents will be valued and respected here. When you join our team, you’re helping us make the future friendly.

Note for Quebec candidates: if knowledge of English is required for this position, it is because the team member will be asked, on a regular basis, to interact in English with external or internal parties or to use English applications or software as part of their tasks.





People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs

Across People & Culture, Finance and Corporate Affairs, we are the diverse and talented team responsible for making sure TELUS is managed as a world-leading organization. ​

We are honoured to be recognized

2021 engagement score

Team members worldwide

# of years voted One of Canada’s Best Corporate Citizens


TELUS is proud to foster an inclusive culture that embraces diversity. We are committed to fair employment practices and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities, as required, during the recruitment process.