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Senior Accountant

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
7 days ago


Mustang Survival has been solving real problems for real heroes on the water and delivering confidence for over 50 years. Headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, the Mustang Survival Waterlife Studio is a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. We are surrounded by fresh water, a big ocean, and all the weather the Pacific Northwest can throw at us. Our HQ houses a lab to test human physiology and material properties, a product creation shop to craft product concepts, a testing pool to evaluate new ideas (not to mention we are right beside the mighty Fraser River and Pacific Ocean for real-world testing), and a full manufacturing center to carefully craft our marine gear. We are a collective group of people so obsessed with every detail that we control every facet of the product experience and challenge the status quo of how marine gear is designed and built. 


We are looking for Senior Accountant to join our Mustang family who will assist the Controller by providing senior-level accounting services to ensure an accounting system that properly and accurately reflects the financial position of the Company in accordance with GAAP and other established regulatory authorities. You will primarily be responsible for the analysis of various financial reports, initiating changes to the accounting system as required, and the provision of financial reporting, reconciliations, and various administrative functions. If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you!


You will have an opportunity to gain broad exposure within our finance and accounting function. The best part is that you will be empowered to initiate change and have a positive impact. We offer a competitive total rewards package and industry perks.



  • Maintains the General Ledger, prepares income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements
  • Prepares the monthly Journal vouchers and balances subsidiary ledgers to the General Ledger
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly and annual working papers
  • Tax analysis for returns
  • Assists and maintains operating/capital budget databases & monthly reporting
  • Assists in SR&ED related to tracking and reporting research project costs, including cost accumulation from time sheets, & direct costs by project
  • Distributes departmental and other monthly reporting packages in a timely fashion
  • Advises and assists employees with understanding and interpreting accounting policies and procedures.



  • Maintains a complete reconciliation file of all balance sheet and specific income statement accounts
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining supporting audit schedules and reconciliations
  • Reviews accounts payable coding and performs various accounting reconciliations
  • Interprets and advises on trends and deviations from standards
  • Assists & maintains the Fixed Asset ledgers, and monthly amortization schedules.



  • Creates labour productivity reports based on different criteria (SAH’s, direct hours, indirect hours).  Analyses Weekly Labour Productivity reports and investigates causes for unusual variances
  • Analyses other manufacturing variances including Raw Material purchases and investigates variances monthly
  • Analyses and comments on individual department expense variances
  • Analyses financial statements and reviews all accounts for balances
  • Develops and implements various processes to facilitate better cost allocations and expense reductions
  • Prepares the quarterly and annual budgets, with the assistance of the Controller and CFO.



  • Reviews the monthly sales commission statements for accuracy
  • Prepares all royalty, rebate, and other sales incentive program calculations
  • Assists in the yearly preparation of the SR&D tax credit claim through generation of supporting financial documentation and proper review and integration of technical write-ups, with the objective of maximizing SR&ED claims
  • Acts as backup for Accounts Payable, Research WIP calculations and hourly payroll processing
  • Performs monthly inventory cycle count checks as part of internal control.



  • Recognized accounting designation (i.e. CPA CGA, CMA, CA) or near completion of a recognized accounting program. 
  • Minimum 6 years of accounting experience, with at least 3 years at a senior level.
  • Experience with Canadian payroll preparation and regulatory compliance.
  • Experience with NetSuite Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or equivalent.
  • Previous experience as a Senior Accountant in a manufacturing or retail organization.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, regulatory compliance, and procedures.
  • Fundamental understanding of Canadian and US taxations.
  • Strong computer skills in EXCEL & FRX with exposure to recent versions of manufacturing MRP packages (EPICOR preferred), payroll service and database programs.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability to thrive in a team setting & work well with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to adapt and work well in a continuously changing environment and to proactively seek process improvements.


  • Active interest in the activities that we manufacture product for.
  • Good working knowledge of present accounting theory and practice, including foreign currency transactions, sales tax, and cost accounting.  Consolidation experience would be considered an asset.


We offer competitive wages, full benefits, profit sharing and RRSP matching (after one year of employment). Our head quarters are located in south Burnaby next to the Fraser River & Fraser Foreshore Park.