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Senior Property Accountant

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Fantastic senior-level property accounting role with a well-established and well-managed Vancouver-based real estate company. Great role for an accountant with several years of full-cycle commercial property accounting experience who longer-term would like to gain corporate accounting skills, too. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a respected local real estate developer and property manager with a 50 year history. They create quality properties across the Lower Mainland in a variety of verticals- commercial (retail, office, industrial, etc.) and residential. They have a people-first culture and values that promote trust and a sense of community. 

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking to hire a bright, results-oriented, and systems savvy Senior Property Accountant (mixed portfolio, but mostly commercial) who will report into the Accounting & Finance Manager, interact closely with the VP Finance, and work alongside another Property Accountant (who is more focused on residential) and individuals in Development Accounting and AP. The Senior Property Accountant will play a role in a major system implementation project taking place the duration of 2020. 

In addition to commercial property accounting, this individual will gradually take on responsibilities in corporate accounting, including consolidation work for multiple entities. Longer-term this individual can gain more and more corporate accounting to broaden their long-term career potential. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for candidates with excellent communication skills who enjoy working collaboratively on a team and who pride themselves on a high attention to detail and high quality work. The Sr. Property Accountant will be interacting internally with colleagues in all departments (sales, marketing, property management, development, acquisitions, etc.) as well as with external stakeholders. 

  • We are seeking an experienced property accountant who has had done the full-cycle accounting for a complex portfolio of COMMERCIAL properties with a well-established real estate company (additional experience with residential and/or industrial is appreciated, but not required).
  • Our client is open to individuals with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant property accounting experience, but ideally 5+ years’ relevant work experience.  Individuals direct out of public practice with many real estate clients and solid exposure to property accounting may be considered.
  • Hands-on experience using Yardi is crucial- ideally Yardi Voyager version 7S- and we are looking for people who are naturally systems savvy. Strong Excel skills required. Bonus points for project experience with a financial system implementation or upgrade!
  • CPA accounting designation or international equivalent is almost required- but individuals with serious plans to get their designation, or who have particularly strong commercial property accounting in lieu of a designation, will also be considered.
  • We are looking for people who dream about CAM reconciliations, who get pumped about using Excel to improve property accounting processes, who get out of bed in the morning excited to go to work and bring their A game! 


Located in Vancouver in a vibrant district close to rapid transit, and many shops and restaurants. 

How Much:

Base salary will be commensurate with level of skills, property accounting experience, systems knowledge, and education. There is long-term opportunity for growth based on performance. Please discuss further with Swim! 

When & How to Apply:

 If you are qualified for, and interested in, this opportunity with a well-established Vancouver real estate company, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thank you!