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BC Public Service

FO-TMA 21R - Senior Lease Accountant

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
7 days ago
63,446 to 72,142 per year
Posting Title

FO-TMA 21R - Senior Lease Accountant

Position Classification

Financial Officer (TMA) R21




Burnaby, BC V3J 1N3 CA (Primary)

Salary Range

$63,446.21 - $72,142.65 per annum plus 6.6% Temporary Market Adjustment (TMA)

Close Date


Job Type

Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date


BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch

Ministry Branch / Division

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

Senior Lease Accountant
Financial Officer (TMA) R21

On November 1, 2021 the BC Public Service announced the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that defines the conditions and expectations for BC Public Service employees regarding vaccination against COVID-19. Among other possible measures, proof of vaccination will be required. It is a term of acceptance of employment that you agree to comply with all vaccination requirements that apply to the public service. More information can be found here .

At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of 'Service. Relationships. Results.' is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.

The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.

We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations - from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC's Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.

Finance is separated into five work groups (Finance Corporate, Finance Wholesale, Finance Retail, Regulatory, and Shared Services) and provides financial services to all LDB departments. The Finance division provides financial reporting, advisory services, budgeting, capital asset reporting, and financial transactional processing (banking, accounting payable, accounts receivable). Finance is responsible for the LDB's enterprise risk management program and oversees regulatory compliance for BC liquor manufacturers/warehouses.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Project Accounting, the Senior Lease Accountant administers the overall LDB lease accounting process, applies the proper accounting treatment for new lease arrangements, and support the month end financial close process. This role will also be a point of contact with our internal stakeholders, such as the real estate team, financial planning & corporate accounting. In addition, this role will interface with the LDB's external auditors on lease accounting related topics.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Lease Accountant is to ensure lease accounting is compliance with accounting standards (International Financial Reporting Standards) by reviewing applicable financial data on a lease contract, calculating the lease liability and interest components and maintaining/updating lease accounting schedules. This responsibility includes re-evaluating lease calculations and assumptions when there are new leases or if there are extensions or terminations of existing contracts. In assessing changes/modifications to leases, the sound judgement needs to be exercised to determine the appropriate accounting treatment. The Senior Lease Accountant ensures that the general ledger accurately reflects leasing information and is reconciled to the lease accounting schedules.

A criminal record check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.

An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements:
Education and Experience:

  • Canadian professional accounting designation (i.e., CPA, CA, CGA, CMA) and a membership in good standing. Note: If your designation was obtained from outside of Canada, you will need to confirm it has been assessed for equivalency through an applicable Canadian Accounting Association.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Oracle.

How to Apply & Application Requirements:

In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.

A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.

Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.

For specific position-related enquiries, please contact Elaine Low, Finance Director, Corporate at 604-252-7541.

Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.

Job Category

Banking, Finance and Insurance