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Real Estate Development Accountant

Fantastic role with a well-established and well-managed Vancouver-based real estate company. Great culture. Role is focused on development accounting, with exposure to financial analysis and corporate accounting. Excellent opportunity for someone in project accounting in another sector who wants to move into real estate development or someone in a junior role in real estate sector who wants to move up to Accountant-level.

Who- the Company:
Our client is a respected local real estate developer and property manager with a 50 year history. They create quality properties across the Lower Mainland in a variety of verticals- commercial (retail, office, industrial, etc.) and residential. They have a people-first culture and values that promote trust and a sense of community.

What- the Role:
Real Estate Development Accountant.

1 Year Term Employee Contract to start- this is a newly created position due to ongoing business needs and growth. Please discuss chances to convert to permanent employment with SWIM!

The new Development Accountant will perform full-cycle development accounting duties including: delivering multi-year draw requests, project cash flow forecasting, helping to prepare budgets (annual budgets, project budgets, etc.), coding monthly invoices, assisting with preparation of finance proposals, regulatory filings, accounts receivable & accounts payable for projects, preparing proformas, doing bank deposits and fulfilling month-end reporting duties. The Accountant will communicate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders- in corporate accounting, development, legal, customer service, marketing, sales, banking, construction, etc.   SWIM will provide a full job description to interested candidates.

Who- the Candidate:
We are looking for candidates who are bright, hard-working, professional, confident, and friendly. This is a wonderful career opportunity for someone who wants to grow with a mid-sized, Vancouver-based real estate company.  The Development Accountant role requires a person with strong attention to detail and the ability to handle a variety of work. The ideal candidate will be flexible and adaptable to changes in a growing environment while acting as a collaborative team player. 

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant and transferable accounting work experience, ideally with 1 or more years working in full-cycle development accounting for a commercial real estate company. Candidates with transferable skills from other sectors will also be considered.

  • Some form of relevant post-secondary education pertaining to accounting, finance, commerce, and /or business. CPA designation or active pursuit of CPA designation is preferred.

  • Experience in both commercial and residential real estate is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Yardi financial systems is very beneficial.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

  • Ability to communicate clear ideas in verbal and written form.

Located in Vancouver in a vibrant district very close to rapid transit, and many great shops and restaurants! There is some opportunity for a bit of work-from-home flexibility after training- please discuss with SWIM.

How Much:
Competitive base salary will be commensurate with level of skills, real estate accounting experience, systems knowledge, and education. Plus benefits, paid time off, and other employee perks. If/when this 1-year contract converts to permanent, there is definitely long-term opportunity for growth based on performance. Please discuss further with SWIM!

When & How to Apply:
If you are qualified for, and interested in, this Real Estate Accountant opportunity with a well-established Vancouver real estate company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thank you!

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