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LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

Senior Accountant

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
Lush North America supports 270 retail stores in Canada and the USA, a digital e-commerce business based in Vancouver, and manufacturing centers in Vancouver and Toronto. Lush is passionate about our handmade product, our ethical sourcing of materials, our Charity Pot program and our Employee Volunteer Opportunities. We are looking for a dynamic and creative individual to join our Finance team to support our Vancouver manufacturing operations

The Senior Accountant plays an essential role in growing talent in our business through collaboration and sharing best practices with the Accounting and wider Finance team. You know how to be curious about opportunities and how to be real with feedback and support.

As a growing business, Lush needs people that can adapt and evolve to the needs of our business. You have a passion for what you do and are ready to join a business dedicated not just to technical proficiency but to the practices of fair-trade sourcing, supporting sustainable communities and giving back to grass roots organizations making a difference through our Charity Pot Program.

The senior accountant is responsible for key components that feed into the monthly and annual financial statements. They fulfil the various needs of the business and ensure day to day operations and inquiries flow smoothly. This role will ensure that general ledger accounts are reconciled and compliance requirements are fulfilled accurately and on time. This role works closely with the entire accounting team focused on serving the different business streams including Digital, Retail, Manufacturing, and Admin/Corporate.

Our Lush staff live with purpose, finding their personal connection with the values of our business, bringing their work and life paths into one holistic journey. #mylushlife

Reporting to the Accounting Manager, your core RESPONSIBILITIES will include:

Month End and Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for full accounting of the corporate operations and how those results flow into the consolidated monthly financial reporting
  • Owner of the consolidated balance sheet, profit and loss and cash flow statements and the associated schedules and reconciliations including eliminations
  • Prepare, review and approve journal entries as needed for month and year end close transactions
  • Analyse variances across balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Reconcile and analyze complex foreign currency transactions across corporate entities
  • Adhere to all financial reporting deadlines
  • Co-ordinate the preparation of the monthly finance pack, supporting schedules, commentary and financial reports for submission to stakeholders
  • Present month-end results and variance analysis to management
  • Prepare and submit Infor file to UK stakeholder on monthly basis
  • Ensure collaboration with inter-department stakeholders (Retail, FP&A, Payroll, Tax, AP and Treasury) to allow for month, quarter and year end close commentary and reporting
  • Assist with the preparation of the budget and other financial forecasts as needed

  • Business Partnering and support:

  • Maintain good working relationships with other finance departments to promote synergies
  • Assist Accounting Manager in analyzing and interpreting statistical and accounting information to allow for reliable decision making at the business level
  • Work with Tax team to support on all tax issues, ensure compliance and timely filing of tax returns
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and solutions to the issues facing the business

  • Compliance:

  • Assist with audit file preparation and financial statements
  • Provide support to the tax team as it pertains to corporate and other audits
  • Responsible for external reporting required by financial institutions and other stakeholders

  • Value Add:

  • Assist with the identification of process improvement areas across Accounting
  • Mentor and develop junior accountant and accountants
  • Responsible for the maintenance of new and existing policies, procedures, controls and processes to ultimately create time savings, efficiencies and synergies across all business units
  • Assist with cross-training of accounting staff to allow for staff development and stability within the department
  • Assist with any ad hoc duties required by Accounting Manager

  • Qualifications:

  • Qualified accounting designation CGA, CMA, CA, CPA or equivalent
  • 5+ years' experience in accounting, 2+ years in industry
  • Strong computer skills including Excel
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX or Prophix an asset
  • Retail / Manufacturing experience an asset
  • Detail oriented / results driven
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi task and prioritize

  • Thriving with a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our staff and committed to inclusion. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.