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Senior Accountant

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago
Our client is a Vancouver-based well established real estate development and property management company that develops commercial and residential projects across Western Canada, with focus on British Columbia.

Who - the Company:   

Their projects are known to be of high quality and well-designed. The company is very financially stable with an impressive accounting & finance leader at the helm.

What - the Role:  

This company is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their tight-knit accounting & finance team. The role will be constantly evolving, and the responsibilities will be diverse. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for managing, coaching, and leading a small team. You will conduct, and also oversee, full cycle accounting for properties in the Lower Mainland: 
  • Responsible for the effective preparation, maintenance, and reporting of internal financial records.
  • Cash balance statements and cash management.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly cost to date reports and account analysis for properties under development. 
  • Liaise with property managers and job managers on matters such as monthly/annual reporting; review and analyze costs to date, payment information and investigate coding issues.
  • Responsible for overseeing accounts payable and preparing account and vendor analysis and cheque payments.
  • Responsible for ongoing improvements accounting controls, and implementation of effective accounting systems.
  • Preparation of GST filing. 
  • Year-end assistance.
  • Accounts receivable processing and assisting in the collection of commercial tenant’s outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Banking duties such as payments, transfers and wires.
  • New project set-up.

Who - the Candidate:  

We are seeking a well-rounded individual who is self-motivated, high-performing, and hard-working. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is keen to steadily progress their accounting and finance career in Vancouver’s real estate development sector. We are looking for people who are solutions-oriented, hands-on in their work, and who have a positive attitude and lead by example.
  • 3-5 years full cycle accounting experience, including at least 3 years recent and relevant experience in property accounting, ideally with a mix of commercial and residential properties (but can be one or the other, with willingness to quickly learn). If no true property accounting experience, candidate must have solid exposure to real estate (development & property management) sector with plenty of transferable skills- perhaps gained from public practice or other relevant industry sectors.
  • Prior direct people management experience is highly preferred, but we are also open to individuals who have been in an informal supervisory/team lead/training role and who exhibit natural leadership abilities.
  • CPA designation is not required, although will be considered an asset.
  • Qualified individuals will be analytical and detail-oriented, with excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ideally candidates will be very systems savvy
  • Effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • ‪Advanced Excel skills and Yardi software knowledge will be considered a strong asset.
  • ‪Flexibility to assist with various tasks within the finance team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Vancouver, BC, close to public transit and many amenities (shops, restaurants, etc.). Desks are spaced apart, in fact you will have you own personal office and the company is following proper Covid-19 physical distancing and sanitization protocols. 

How Much:  

Base salary commensurate with experience, plus great benefits- please discuss with Swim. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly, contact me very soon if you are interested. Swim Recruiting has been exclusively engaged on the search and will be presenting potential candidates directly to the hiring team. 
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