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D-Wave Systems

Senior Project Accountant

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Burnaby, BC
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Senior Project Accountant
About us: 
D-Wave is the leader in the development and delivery of quantum computing systems and software and is the world's only commercial supplier of quantum computers. Our systems have solved important prototype problems in areas including optimization of financial portfolios and traffic flow, image and pattern recognition, and materials simulation, and are far more capable than any other quantum computer today. Our patent portfolio leads the industry. D-Wave has installed more than $50 million worth of quantum systems, and our customers include Lockheed Martin/USC Information Sciences Institute, Google/NASA/Universities Space Research Association, Los Alamos National Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab, and Volkswagen. Most customers access our quantum systems through the cloud.
Classical computers are reaching their limits and use enormous amounts of power, while the size of problems grows. Computers that harness quantum effects have the potential to solve many important problems faster and better than conventional computers, using orders of magnitude less power. We focus on customers who need solutions to computationally difficult problems in optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence and materials science. 
D-Wave is looking for exceptionally motivated people who love to see the impact of their work, who are driven to ensure the success of the company, and who want to be a part of something special.  We are working to radically change what is possible with computers and are leading the effort to commercialize quantum computing. 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance, you will be responsible for compiling, helping to manage, and reporting project costs and milestones in accordance with internal guidelines and in compliance with government funding requirements. Working in a fast-paced environment, you will have the opportunity to develop and create a system for accounting for multiple projects. We are a small but complex company so if you enjoy challenging opportunities, this is for you!
Responsibilities include:
  • Analyze internal and external, including government, reporting requirements and develop a cost reporting structure to meet these requirements
  • Review project costs and timesheets on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy in reporting of the costs
  • Work cross functionally with team leads in the technology, engineering, finance and other departments as necessary to understand the costs incurred each month
  • Prepare project financial reports for internal use and preparing or assisting in preparing external reports as required
  • Work closely with technical and business project managers to understand project milestones and their impact on costs, and partner with stakeholders to ensure milestones are met and prepare any government compliance reports required to track progress and costs against milestones
  • Assist in general compliance-related activities for Canadian and US state and federal filings
  Required Qualifications:
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ post-qualification experience, including a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Must have exceptional written and spoken English communication skills, with a desire to communicate and work with multiple technical and business stakeholders
  • Government funding experience a strong asset
  • Strong understanding of US GAAP, IFRS and / or ASPE
  • Proficiency in a mid-market ERP system, with Netsuite knowledge an asset
  • Advanced excel skills required (Macros; pivot tables etc.)
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and priorities

Posted: April 21, 2018
Closes: June 20, 2018