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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT- large global public company in downtown Vancouver

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Vancouver, BC
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Who- the Company: Our client is a very large and complex global company that is a leader in their industry. The company has an excellent reputation, a track record for success, and has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. They have been ranked as a Top Employer. 

What- the Role:  Senior Accountant, reporting into a great Accounting Manager. This is a well-rounded senior level role involving financial reporting, month-end, quarter-end, & year-end work, internal controls, consolidations, financial statement preparation, and ad hoc accounting and analysis. Working with a tight-knit and fun-loving accounting & finance team. This Senior Accountant will be designated (CPA or equivalent) and will be primarily responsible for the financial accounting of various entities in North America and beyond.  Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description.

Who- the Candidate: We are seeking an experienced accountant with at least 5 years’ progressive work experience- either from industry or a large public practice, or a combination thereof. Must have worked for large and complex companies (as clients or in-house), preferably with significant multi-national operations, and preferably publicly listed. Our client seeks people who are technically strong and who are critical thinkers. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are necessary in this role. We are seeking someone who demonstrates a great deal of initiative and work ethic, who also has natural leadership abilities and high EQ.   

Skills & Qualifications- Must Haves

  • CPA Designation is required (CPA- CA, CMA, CGA)
  • At least 5 years progressive corporate accounting experience
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP (strong preference for US GAAP)
  • Experience in a multi-divisional international environment
  • Intermediate-to-Advanced Excel skills, experience with accounting systems, and ability to learn a new ERP quickly
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet required deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Skills & Qualifications- Nice to Haves

  • Experience in a global public company is significant asset (including SOX experience)
  • Experience in a company with multi-divisional operations        

Where: Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. Very transit accessible.

Why consider this role? 

  • Opportunity to work for a global leader with a solid reputation, stable business, and long history
  • Chance to work collaboratively with well-respected accounting & finance professionals
  • Opportunity to work in one of Vancouver’s hottest high-growth industries
  • Swim Recruiting has placed dozens of people with this company, and we can attest to the great people and culture at this organization 

How Much: Competitive base salary commensurate with work experience and proven skills, plus achievable bonus, excellent benefits, professional development support, and other perks.  Please discuss with Swim. 

When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly and interviews are starting immediately. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume in Word format. 

Posted: November 23, 2017
Closes:January 22, 2018