Diverse accounting role in the exciting and fast-paced fintech (finance/technology) sector. Excellent opportunity for someone who wants to be mentored by accomplished accounting & finance leaders. Seeking a well-rounded accountant with strong and diverse technical skills. Ideally CPA designated but not required.
Who- the Company:
Our client is a finance firm based in downtown Vancouver. With 20 employees, they are a small yet mighty fintech company with a fascinating business model, impressive leadership, and a very high-profile investment portfolio. Swim can provide more interesting insight into this business!
What- the Role:
Our client is seeking a new Corporate Accountant to join them for what will initially be a 6-month contract (opportunity for permanent employment in future). The new Corp Acct will be responsible for full-cycle accounting, including preparing financial statements for the parent company and a couple subsidiaries, financial reporting (IFRS), general ledger reconciliation, AP (small volume under 30 invoices a month, mostly done by wire transfer), AR (again, low volume), cash management and currency exchange calculations (US-to-Cdn $$), forecasting & budgeting, payroll (20 people, automated system, fewer than 6 hours a month), commission accounting, tax filing for limited partnerships, monitoring operating expenses, etc. Additionally, the Accountant will help with ad hoc analysis and accounting tasks and projects, including process improvements. This position will be varied and will evolve in time- once the Accountant has ramped up on all the core responsibilities of the role, he or she can take on additional tasks in operational accounting, FP&A, etc.
What- the Systems:
QuickBooks Online for accounting and Ceridian for payroll, plus plenty of Excel!
Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking top-notch accountants with strong technical skills who have at least 5 years relevant experience in full-cycle accounting. The more diverse your skillset, the better! CPA designation (or a legacy designation such as CPA, CGA) is highly preferred, otherwise active pursuit of CPA. Experience working in a fintech, corporate finance, or a private equity firm is beneficial, but not at all required- we’re just looking for people who will be excited to work in the fascinating, fast-paced finance industry.
Downtown Vancouver in the heart of the financial district. Most employees are returning to the office in June around 2-3 days a week. The company is taking safety precautions in terms of providing gloves and masks as needed and sanitizing the office. The Corporate Accountant will likely start off working in the office 3 days and from home 2 days a week to start, and eventually in the office full time, once it’s safe for all employees to be back in the office.
Competitive hourly rate commensurate with accounting skills, education, and experience- please discuss with Swim! We will be presenting shortlisted candidates with their hourly rate AND base salary expectations, in preparation for if/when this contract converts to permanent.
When & How to Apply:
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