Accounting & Finance

  • Finance Manager

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    This is a very diverse finance & accounting role that lends itself well to someone with a versatile skillset who can be both hands-on and strategic. Reporting directly into the CFO. 

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    This is a very diverse finance & accounting role that lends itself well to someone with a versatile skillset who can be both hands-on and strategic. Reporting directly into the CFO. 

    Who- the Company:

    A reputable and successful Company that was established over 30 years ago. The organization has an impressive leadership team, solid reputation, and interesting history.  

    What- the Role: 

    Finance Manager, right-hand to the CFO. This is fantastic and unique career opportunity, and one that doesn’t present itself often in Vancouver. Responsibilities will be ever-evolving and will pertain to such areas as financial analysis (including financial modeling), corporate finance, full-cycle accounting (supporting the Controller), treasury and cash management, system optimisation, project work, and process improvement. 

    What- the Responsibilities:

    Below are only some of the responsibilities that the new Finance Manager will take on… but it’s not an exhaustive list and it is not a set-in-stone job profile. The right candidate will grow the role as they get to know the business and prove themselves along the way. Long-term, this individual can progress and specialize further in a variety of different areas. 
    • Create, standardize, and maintain innovative and dynamic financial models in Excel, including cash flow models 
    • Improve and optimize ERP usage to increase efficiencies 
    • Manage cash flows, budgets, forecasts, and variance analysis for real estate projects 
    • Manage project cost database and analysis 
    • Monitor real estate projects, assist in debt financing and equity raising activities, and correspond with lenders.
    • Provide ad hoc analytical support to support key decisions & business development opportunities 
    • Project and corporate level reporting and cash management 
    • Presentation of analytical findings to CFO and other key decision makers 
    • Back-up support to the Controller in full-cycle accounting and financial reporting 

    Who- the Candidate:

    This role has a great deal of variety and it is a crucial part of the company’s team. The new Finance Managerwill provide strategic financial support to Senior Executives including the CFO and President. We are looking for a high-potential and well-rounded finance & accounting professional with a track record of success fast-paced and ever-changing environments. This company provides ample opportunity for career growth over the years for high performers. 
    We are looking for highly analytical individuals who are business-minded, hands-on yet strategic, and eager to learn. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership, are essential. 

    What- the Qualifications: 

    Potential candidates will have at least 6 of the following qualifications- please note the first 3 are required:
    1. CPA designation (required). Pursuit of CFA and/or MBA viewed as a substantial asset. 
    2. Highly proficient in Excel, with ability to build financial models (required). Experience using a BI tool is an asset, as is experience creating macros from scratch in Excel. 
    3. At least 5 years’ progressive, relevant accounting & finance work experience (required). 
    4. Public practice training. Preferably within a multi-national firm; preferably with exposure to departments outside of audit such as consulting or corporate finance. 
    5. Work experience in the real estate sector. 
    6. Experience reporting directly into a CFO or business owner. 
    7. Treasury and cash management experience. 
    8. Solid experience with financial systems, including project work in system optimization or upgrades. 
    9. Experience working in mid-size, high-change, and entrepreneurial privately-held organization.

    Where:

    Downtown Vancouver. 

    How Much:

    Competitive and generous total compensation. Please discuss further with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply:

    Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively on this unique and exciting search. Our client is eager to meet with candidates soon. 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. 



  • Financial Analyst, Revenues

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Financial Analyst for a global public company headquartered in Vancouver. Great role for an analytically-minded Accountant who enjoys partnering with the business and putting in place process improvements. Work with a high-performing and high-energy team! 

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    Financial Analyst for a global public company headquartered in Vancouver. Great role for an analytically-minded Accountant who enjoys partnering with the business and putting in place process improvements. Work with a high-performing and high-energy team! 

    Who- the Company: 

    Our client is a high profile and reputable billion-dollar global public company. They have operations around the world, employ over 2000 people, and are respected as an industry leader. The company has been undergoing positive changes and are in a healthy financial position. 

    What- the Role:

    Our client is seeking a new Financial Analyst to join their Accounting team. The new FA will take ownership for the complex reconciliation and analysis of revenues, deferred revenues, accounts receivable, deferred costs, etc. Reporting into the Manager of Corporate Reporting and working alongside many designated accountants. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description.

    Who- the Candidate:

    This role involves a great deal of interaction with colleagues in departments outside of accounting & finance, and we are therefore seeking people who are clear communicators and who can translate accounting terms into general business concepts. 
    • Candidates will have at least 3 years relevant accounting experience, ideally in a similar role such as Operations Accountant/Analyst, Revenue Accountant/Analyst, or Project Accountant/Analyst. 
    • CPA designation is required, unless candidates have highly relevant work experience and other relevant post-secondary education such as an MBA Finance. 
    • Qualified candidates will be analytically minded, and the stronger the Excel skills, the better (pivot tables, V look-ups, etc.). 
    • Experience with corporate reporting is an asset but not required. 
    • Hands-on experience using a sophisticated ERP system is highly beneficial. 
    • Experience in a client-facing role, perhaps gained from working in public practice or a consulting firm, is advantageous. 

    Where: 

    Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with great views. Close to public transit and many amenities like restaurants and shops.  

    How Much: 

    Competitive base salary and total compensation package commensurate with experience and skills. Please discuss further with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving very quickly! Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume. 
  • AR Specialist - Contract

    Accounting & Finance | Contract | Delta, BC

    Contract opportunity with a fast-paced and high change company in Delta. Great role for a team player who is keen to learn new skills and who is adaptable and easy going. Lots happening at this company right now, so upon proving themselves the contractor will have the chance to be considered for longer-term and perhaps even permanent opportunities. 

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    Contract opportunity with a fast-paced and high change company in Delta. Great role for a team player who is keen to learn new skills and who is adaptable and easy going. Lots happening at this company right now, so upon proving themselves the contractor will have the chance to be considered for longer-term and perhaps even permanent opportunities. 

    Who- the Company- 

    Our client is a complex North American manufacturing company with a long history and a high-quality product. The company is undergoing a period of growth and change. 

    What- the Role- 

    Swim is seeking a temporary A/R Specialist on behalf of this company. Reporting to the Controller and A/R Manager, and working alongside others in A/R, A/P, and Accounting. The new A/R Specialist will be responsible for processing A/R and also helping out in a variety of other junior accounting areas on an as needed basis. For example, the company is going through an ERP implementation so potentially the contractor could help out with that project and other accounting-related process improvements. This will likely be a 4-month contract to start- please discuss timelines and potential to convert to permanent with Swim.

    Who- the Candidate- 

    We are seeking self-motivated individuals who are team players and who can learn quickly. Hands-on experience with AR for a mid-size to large company is preferred. Experience using an ERP is an asset.  Candidates must have at least 1.5 years recent and relevant accounting experience and post-secondary accounting education is highly preferred.

    Where- 

    Office is located in Delta.

    How Much- 

    Hourly rate commensurate with level of experience and qualifications- please discuss with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply- 

    Swim Recruiting will be representing candidates directly to the hiring Controller. If you are interested in this contract opportunity, please let me know today as this search is moving extremely 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.

  • Assistant Controller

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Downtown Vancouver, BC

    Assistant Controller for a fast-paced, complex, and successful mid-size private company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. Diverse and interesting role allowing great room for new learning and skill development.

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    Assistant Controller for a fast-paced, complex, and successful mid-size private company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. Diverse and interesting role allowing great room for new learning and skill development.

    Who - the Company:

    Our client is a very well-established and successful privately-held company with operations across North America. They have a great reputation in Vancouver and beyond, and it’s a great company to gain experience with and to have on your resume. There are many wonderful people there in accounting and finance to learn from! 

    What - the Role:

    Assistant Controller, supporting the Corporate Controller and full accounting & finance team in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, the following:

    ·Year-end support (this company has a December 31st year end) 
    ·Financial reporting (under ASPE)
    ·Reviewing and streamlining financial statements- the company implemented a new ERP system a few years ago, and there is room to further improve their financial statements. 
    ·Process improvement work 
    ·Consolidations
    ·Fixed assets
    ·Transfer pricing 
    ·Taxation (Cdn and US)
    ·Treasury
    ·Cashflow forecasting
    ·Ad hoc projects and responsibilities as required 
    ·Mentoring, coaching, and training the corporate accounting team 

    Please note this is a 12-month contract role to start, covering for a maternity leave. 

    Who - the Candidate:

    We are seeking an adaptable senior-level accounting & finance professional with a diverse skill-set and a can-do attitude. Short-listed candidates will be able to see the big picture as well as have the ability to be hands-on and execute on the details. 

    ·At least 6 years progressive experience in accounting & finance, including experience in management 
    ·CPA designation, or equivalent education/designation
    ·Strong technical accounting skills, particularly in financial reporting and year-end audit
    ·Hands-on experience using an ERP is highly preferred, particularly experience with post-system-implementation optimization and improvements. 
    ·Experience with a complex multi-national and privately-held company is preferred. 

    Where:

    Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful office, very close to a SkyTrain station.

    How Much:

    Competitive total compensation commensurate with level of experience. Please discuss further with Swim Recruiting. 

    When & How to Apply:

    This search is moving extremely quickly! 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.

  • Payroll and Benefits Administrator

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | New Westminster, BC

    Seeking an experienced Payroll and Benefits Administrator for our client in New West. End of January 2019 start date. 

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    Seeking an experienced Payroll and Benefits Administrator for our client in New West. End of January 2019 start date. 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is an established Canadian company that has been in business for 50 years. They operate in the industrial sector and are seeing significant growth! They boast a positive environment that cultivates an atmosphere of ideas. 

    What - the Role:

    The Payroll and Benefits Administrator is responsible for payroll, compliance, reporting, and payroll accounting for unionized and non-unionized employees for multiple companies. 

    • Reconcile employee time sheets to ensure accuracy
    • Transfer time sheets into payroll software and make any additions or corrections
    • Reconcile and post all project and job costing entries in accounting system
    • Complete payroll reconciliations
    • Complete all payroll journal entries
    • Complete online expense payments to all employees
    • Calculate payroll taxes that is payable bi-weekly and monthly
    • Complete annual T4, T5, and WCB reporting 
    • Field employee inquiries re. payroll
    • Update, add and change employee benefits when needed (Sunlife, MSP, Manulife)

    Other Duties
    • Complete monthly employer remittances and quarterly WCB returns
    • Assist with accounts payable and expense report / corporate credit card processing

    Who - the Candidate:

    The successful candidate must have the following: 
    • 5+ years’ experience in Payroll and Accounts Payable 
    • Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) designation
    • Experience with systems implementation would be an asset 
    • Strong computer skills specifically with MS Excel, Word, Sage, ADP and Exchange
    • Ability to adapt to a growing company that is constantly changing 

    Where: 

    Conveniently located in New Westminster near the Skytrain and public transit.

    How Much:

    Commensurate with experience around $60,000 base salary. Benefits include extended health, dental, vision, travel and life insurance, 100% MSP coverage, and 3 weeks’ vacation. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 

  • Junior Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Our client is a well-known and very popular hospitality group with a total of 7 locations across the lower Mainland. 

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    Our client is a well-known and very popular hospitality group with a total of 7 locations across the lower Mainland. 

    Who - the Company: 

    They have a very strong brand and have experienced tremendous success these past couple of years, and given this, they are looking to add to their team to support them through this growth!

    What - the Role:

    We are looking for a motivated CPA student to join their successful team. This is an ideal role if you have around 6-12 months of entry level accounting experience and looking for an opportunity to gain hands on experience in a small but very busy team. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for hospitality. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you will be an integral part of the accounting department that currently has one other junior accountant on its team.

    The main duties are as follows but note that this can change over time:
    • Review accounts payable batches and invoices
    • Assist with bank, credit card, and other reconciliations as required
    • Process bi-weekly payroll and issue ROE’s
    • GST, PST and Payroll tax filings
    • Period end journal entries
    • Communication with restaurant office manager and operations team
    • Special projects and ad hoc tasks as they arise

    Who - the Candidate:

    This is a great role if you are a strong communicator, want to work for a small team and thrive in a high-growth & fast-paced environment. We are looking for the following:
    • 6-12 months of accounting experience or equivalent
    • Bachelor Degree in Business or Accounting preferred
    • Working towards CPA designation
    • Restaurant accounting experience is an asset, but not required

    Where: 

    Head office, right downtown Vancouver. 5 min walk from skytrain, and buses. 

    How Much:

    A base salary of max $45k per year, extended benefits after 3 months, 2 weeks vacation to start and discount at their locations.

    When & How to Apply: 

    Please apply online if this sounds like an interesting role for you. This role is moving quickly and interviews will be on-going.  Thank you!

  • ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & SALES ADMINISTRATOR

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Join a successful and fast-paced real estate company in a unique AP role that involves interesting sales support work. Seeking great communicators who enjoy collaborating with different departments and who want to get to know the dynamic real estate business. 

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    Join a successful and fast-paced real estate company in a unique AP role that involves interesting sales support work. Seeking great communicators who enjoy collaborating with different departments and who want to get to know the dynamic real estate business. 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client has an over 25-year history as one of the top real estate companies in Canada. They are successful and reputable, with a fast-paced and exciting corporate work environment. The leaders there hire top performers who are motivated to develop their career long-term with a growing company.

    What - the Role:

    Accounts Payable & Sales Administrator, working alongside several other AP professionals and collaborating with a talented accounting & finance team of over 20 people. Responsibilities will involve a blend of accounts payable and sales support duties, around 50/50. This is a role involving critical thinking and a great deal of internal and external communication. Swim will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.

    Who - the Candidate:

    We are looking for an energetic self-starter to join this company’s dynamic and collaborative team. Candidates will be detailed-oriented, adaptable, resourceful, self-motivated, and solutions-oriented. Good computer skills are a must and knowledge of Yardi Voyager is an asset, as well as experience using Excel.  

    This organization has a very fast-paced and complex environment and the AP & Sales Administrator should be able to handle multiple projects and work towards deadlines with a sense of urgency.  The ability to prioritize and multi-task is crucial in this position. Candidates will have around 2 years of progressive and relevant work experience and a thirst for learning. A natural interest in process improvement is a big plus! 

    Previous experience in real estate or another project-driven industry is very beneficial. 

    Where: 

    Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. The AP & Sales Administrator will benefit from a great computer set-up and several social spaces and kitchens stocked with fresh and healthy snacks. Oh, and there are friendly dogs in the office, too! The HQ is close to many amenities and public transit, like Skytrain, Seabus, Canada Line, and West Coast Express.

    How Much:

    Competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills and experience- please discuss with Swim. Plus, a fitness allowance and professional development allowance, excellent health & dental benefits, and other perks.

    When & How to Apply: 

    If you are interested in and excited about this great opportunity, please do not hesitate in applying as this search is moving very quickly! If you have a Recruiter at Swim already, please reach out to that individual directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “Apply Now” to send us your resume.
  • Senior Accounts Payable Clerk

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Richmond, BC

    Seeking experienced AP clerks to join a well-established company in Richmond, BC. Must have high-volume, fast-paced company experience. 

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    Seeking experienced AP clerks to join a well-established company in Richmond, BC. Must have high-volume, fast-paced company experience. 

    Who - the Company: 

    Our client is a well-established and well-respected mid-sized company. They have several hundred employees in their Richmond office. Their corporate culture is tightknit, people-focused, and are known to give back to the community. 

    What - the Role:

    Reporting to the Manager, Accounting, you will be responsible for:
    •       All AP invoices
    •       Cheque processing 
    •       Data entry 
    •       Updating vendor information 
    •       Back up AR 

    Who - the Candidate:

    •       At least 4 years of AP experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment 
    •       Must be adaptable and demonstrate ability to handle lots of changes
    •       Must be hardworking and responsible; able to accommodate month end/year end deadlines
    •       Detail-oriented and well-organized 
    •       Strong Excel and ADP skills
    •       Strong English communication skills and interpersonal skills

    Where: 

    Richmond, BC 

    How Much:

    Ideally around $55-60k; will consider higher salaries for the right level of experience. 

    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 

  • Intermediate Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Swim Recruiting is looking for a driven go-getter Accountant that could grow into a Controller role within a 2 year timeframe! 

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    Swim Recruiting is looking for a driven go-getter Accountant that could grow into a Controller role within a 2 year timeframe! 

    Reporting to a fantastic Controller who would be a great mentor. 

    Who- the client:

    A rapidly growing company located in Vancouver.

    What- the role: 

    Intermediate accountant

    We are looking for an Intermediate Accountant who, reporting directly to the Controller, will be responsible for
    full-cycle accounting within our rapidly-growing Vancouver company.

    Responsibilities:
    • Full-cycle accounting: overseeing payroll processing, maintenance of accounts receivable and accounts
    payable, reconciling key accounts
    • Adhering to month-end and year-end filing requirements
    • Managing government filings and remittances (GST, Payroll)
    • Support with ongoing reporting and compliance requirements
    • Supporting the business by providing key financial information on a timely basis

    Benefits:
    • Salary will be commensurate with experience
    • Benefits available after three months
    • A great working environment which supports a West Coast lifestyle!

    Requirements:
    Personal Characteristics:
    • Organized - takes pride in staying organized and managing responsibilities and tasks without things
    slipping through the cracks
    • Driven - self-motivated and driven to push things forward no matter the circumstance
    • Independent - ability to communicate effectively with the team, but also act authoritatively on their own
    • Personable - able to build and maintain solid relationships with vendors, clients, and co-workers

    Qualifications:
    • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in full cycle accounting
    • Previous construction experience preferred but not mandatory
    • Post-secondary education in accounting, preferably CPA Designation
    • Exceptional literary and communication skills
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
    • Experience with accounting software systems, such as Sage 100 Construction

    Where: 

    Vancouver

    When & How to Apply: 

    If this role interests to you, please contact your Swim Recruiter to discuss further or apply now. This search is moving quickly!

  • Tax Accounting and Compliance Analyst

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    We require an experienced, organized, detail-oriented, hands-on, tech savvy accountant with strong tax accounting knowledge.

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    We require an experienced, organized, detail-oriented, hands-on, tech savvy accountant with strong tax accounting knowledge.

    Who - the Company:

    Our client is a successful medium-size international engineering consulting firm. They are known for their fun-loving and professional culture and provide excellent professional development opportunities.

    What - the Role:

    Reporting to the Manager, Corporate Tax, this position is responsible for ensuring complete and accurate accounting and reporting of the tax accounts, as well as assisting with the domestic and international tax compliance obligations. This unique role provides both accounting and tax responsibilities. You are an accomplished and designated accountant who has corporate tax experience under your belt and you are willing to delve into our financial accounting system.

    Accounting
    • Prepare detailed breakdown of audited financial statements by country and provinces 
    • Prepare monthly tax provisions and journal entries including tax account reconciliations 
    • Prepare annual consolidated tax provisions including income tax notes and analysis for audited financial statement disclosures 
    • Coordinate with external tax advisors in foreign jurisdictions to assist with foreign company/branch financial statement preparation and intercompany head office charges 
    • Assist with Board, as well as shareholder tax reporting requirements 
    • Reconcile tax withholding accounts and coordinate with the business unit accountants to obtain the required withholding tax certificate backups 
    Tax
    • Prepare the annual Canadian and US corporate tax returns and related Canadian and US tax filings including assisting with the annual Canadian SR&ED claim 
    • Liaise with external tax advisors in foreign jurisdictions to meet the tax compliance (corporate/branch and payroll) filing requirements 
    • Assist with Treaty Residency certificate requests and foreign permanent establishment/ sales tax analysis 
    • Assist with the review of foreign tax returns prepared by external tax advisors 
    • Prepare and file monthly/quarterly excise, commodity and indirect tax returns (i.e. VAT, GST/HST, PST and foreign sales & use tax) 
    • Assist with various tax research projects and duties as required 

    Who - the Candidate:

    This is an excellent opportunity if you are looking to transition into and join industry! We are ideally looking for the following: 
    • CPA designation with minimum 5+ years related work experience 
    • Solid understanding and practical experience in Canadian corporate tax, accounting for taxes, including FIT and general tax accounting are required. US corporate tax and expat tax experience an asset 
    • Good working knowledge of ASPE and interest in international tax 
    • Adept at using MS Office particularly Microsoft Excel (i.e. Pivot Tables, SUMIF, OFFSET, VLOOKUP) and TaxPrep 
    • Self-motivated and organized with a critical attention to detail 
    • Proven track record of ability to multi-task and to deliver high quality work as well as ability to work independently with minimal supervision 
    • Deadline oriented workstyle and strong work ethic: ability to work under pressure during critical reporting and tax compliance deadlines and to be fully accountable for deliverables 

    Where:

    Vancouver, easily accessible by transit.

    How Much:

    Competitive salary offered along with comprehensive benefits

    When & How to Apply:

    Please apply online if this sounds like an interesting role for you. This role is moving quickly and interviews will be on-going. Thank you!
    This search is moving extremely quickly! 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.
  • Controller - leading manufacturing company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Langley, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a well-established leading manufacturer with a solid team, positive environment and a down to earth, relaxed culture!


    Where: Langley, British Columbia


    What- the Role: Controller, reporting into the VP of Finance. The Controller will be responsible for overseeing day to day and operational aspects of the accounting activities, including managing and mentoring a team of 6-8 direct reports. Duties include, but are not limited to –


    • Overseeing all activities pertaining to the generation of financial statements and working papers and ensuring accuracy. Completing quarter-end and year-end special schedules.
    • Overseeing/supervising Accounts Payable ensuring accounts are paid in a timely manner while maintaining vendor relationships. 
    • Overseeing Accounts Receivable and credit department to ensure that proper controls and procedures are implemented and followed
    • Recommending Improvements relating to accounting with a focus on compliance, controls, quality and with consideration of cost-effective strategies; with quality, people and safety as a top priority. 
    • Ensure departmental budget, profit & loss and revenues meet or exceed plans and goals with long-term sustainability focus
    • Assist with and support team projects as required


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking high-performing accounting & finance leaders with at least 8 years progressive, relevant experience. An accounting designation is required, as is experience managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of at least 5 people. 


    • Must have an Accounting Designation
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a management role
    • Strong technical accounting skills and working knowledge of IFRS
    • Previous experience with a large/complex company structure with multiple entities or divisions
    • ERP experience is a must have
    • Manufacturing or Distribution industry experience is a huge asset


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience and skills, please discuss directly with Swim.


    When & How to Apply:This search is moving very quickly! 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


  • Chief Compliance Officer

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Title: Chief Compliance Officer: Great opportunity to lead the compliance function for a fantastic company in Vancouver!


    Who the company: Our client a friendly, family-oriented company in the real estate industry with a fantastic culture and many long-term employees.


    Position Purpose: We are looking for a full-time Chief Compliance Officer at our head office located in Downtown Vancouver. As we look towards securities registration to bring our investment opportunities to outside investors and partners, the Chief Compliance Officer position is responsible for successfully navigating through the securities registration process, ensuring regulatory compliance, establishing and executing compliance programs, and keeping up to date with compliance requirements within Canadian regulations and the investment industry. If you are positive, business-oriented, hardworking and hold yourself to high ethical standards, we want to hear from you!


    Responsibilities:

    • Navigate the securities registration process and putting in place an internal compliance program;
    • Maintain integrity of compliance program by performing periodic compliance risk assessments and ensuring compliance issues are identified, addressed and escalated;
    • Stay current with the regulatory environment and ensure internal compliance program incorporates any new laws and regulations;
    • Assist with internal and external audits and ensure all regulatory registration and filing obligations are met;
    • Have an effective process in place to on board clients, including those who are non-Canadian residents or entities such as trusts, limited partnerships and corporations;
    • Create an effective system of client and file documentation for both internal compliance and regulatory purposes;
    • Able to address and respond to regulatory inquiries as required; and
    • Assist in other aspects on the business as required

    Qualifications:

    • A combination of experience and qualifications required to register as a “Investment Fund Manager – Chief Compliance Officer” as set out in the Nation Instrument 31-103 section 3.14 (https://www.bcsc.bc.ca/Securities_Law/Policies/Policy3/PDF/31-103__NI___June_12__2018/);
    • 3 years of relevant securities industry work experience;
    • CFA, CA, CGA, CMA or professional designation as a lawyer;
    • Successfully pass relevant proficiency exam(s);
    • Functional knowledge of Canadian registration and filing requirements;
    • Experience with using reporting portals such as SEDAR and NRD;
    • Reasonable understanding of securities offered to investors, especially real estate related;
    • Ability to develop positive and professional relationships with senior management and clients while practicing excellent verbal and written communication skills; and
    • Strong time management skills, attention to detail and an innovative problem solver.


    Where: Vancouver, BC. 


    How Much:Competitive salary ideally around $100,000-120,000 (possibly a bit higher), plus benefits and perks.


    When & How to Apply: If you are qualified for, and interested in, this opportunity with a fantastic Vancouver-based organization, 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. All candidate applications are treated very confidentially. 


  • Accounting Clerk - fantastic opportunity!

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | North Vancouver, BC

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    Join a successful & growing company with HQ on the North Shore. This is truly a fantastic opportunity to join a career-driven organization!

    Who - the Company:

    Our client, with head office in North Vancouver, is an extremely successful organization with a tremendous corporate culture and they have repeatedly earned recognition as one of the country’s best managed companies.


    Who-the Candidate: We are seeking an exceptional accounting professional with a strong business sense! This is a unique opportunity to join a very progressive and career-oriented organization, so we are looking for like-minded individuals. This role requires a mature and professional attitude, strong accounting, organizational and communication skills. The incumbent must also have the ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines under pressure. This role requires a minimum of two years of relevant accounting experience, excellent written and communication skills, strong analytical skills and proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint & Word and experience in financial accounting software. A post-secondary degree ideally in accounting or business is preferred.

    What - the Opportunity: This position is responsible for Accounts Payables; timely processing and payment of invoices, keying and batching invoices, reviewing payment runs, printing of cheques and Accounts Receivable; all accounts collected in a timely manner, working alongside collections’ personnel to provide back up, resolving any billing discrepancies and communicating with customers as necessary, as well as assisting the accounting department to ensure the smooth running of all accounting operations.

    Where: North Vancouver. Nice & spacious office very close to the SeaBus and other transit.


    How Much:A base salary in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 dependant on experience, along with excellent benefits, vacation, and other generous rewards.


    When & How to Apply:If you are interested in this opportunity, please let us know today and we can discuss further! 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.



  • Junior Accountant, Purchasing and Distribution

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | North Vancouver, BC

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    Join a successful & growing company with HQ on the North Shore. This is truly a fantastic opportunity to join a career-driven organization!

    Who - the Company:

    Our client, with head office in North Vancouver, is an extremely successful organization with a tremendous corporate culture and they have repeatedly earned recognition as one of the country’s best managed companies.


    Who-the Candidate: We are seeking an exceptional Junior Accountant to support the Purchasing and Distribution team. This is a unique opportunity to join a very progressive and career-oriented organization, so we are looking for like-minded individuals. If you are resourceful, inquisitive, and are capable of working in a fast-paced environment while maintaining accuracy, we want to hear from you. The incumbent must also have the ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks and possess strong interpersonal and communication skills. This role requires a minimum of two years of relevant accounting experience, strong analytical skills and proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint & Word and experience in financial accounting software. 

    A post-secondary degree ideally in accounting or business is preferred.

    What - the Opportunity: 

    Reporting to the Senior P&D Accountant, this role is responsible for coding invoices and forwarding to Accounts Payable, maintaining accounting files, matching invoices to purchase orders, resolving billing discrepancies, providing financial reviews, summarising financial results, reconciling income statements and balance sheet accounts, and establishing accruals to ensure proper financial reporting. Providing support to other positions in the Finance department is also a requirement of this role.


    Where: North Vancouver. Nice & spacious office very close to the SeaBus and other transit.


    How Much:A base salary in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 dependent on experience, along with excellent benefits, vacation, and other generous rewards.


    When & How to Apply:If you are interested in this opportunity, please let us know today and we can discuss further! 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.



  • Senior Corporate Accountant - Global Company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a high profile and reputable global public company headquartered right here in Vancouver. They have operations in a dozen countries and employ over 1000 people. The HQ is very fast-paced, and the company has a corporate culture which emphasizes learning & development, collaboration, team work, and high performance. The people at this company are very dedicated to their work and also know how to have fun. For example, there are many company sports teams, community and charitable initiatives, and frequent company social events. This company truly values their employees and provide great perks that promote a healthy work life.


    Where: Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with great views and an inviting feel. Close to public transit (SkyTrain, Canada Line, Sea Bus, etc.) and many amenities like restaurants and shops.


    What- the Role: We are seeking a new Senior Corporate Accountant who will be responsible for the consolidation of multi-currency financial statements, as well as some business analysis for management reporting.


    Responsibilities:


    • Prepare and analyze the monthly, quarterly, and annual consolidated financial results, including preparation of financial statements and related disclosures, quarterly forecasts, global manufacturing costs, global revenues and consolidated earnings
    • Research and resolve accounting and reporting issues driven by changes in the business or changes in IFRS and ensuring that the Company’s accounting policies are updated accordingly and applied consistently globally
    • Liaises with key accounting staff in the regions to gain an in-depth understanding of the operations/business and to ensure that the information provided is presented consistently, clearly and fairly and represents the financial results
    • Responsible for key and complex financial accounting and reporting issues, primarily relating to hedging, derivatives, consolidation, joint ventures, oil and gas, share-based compensation, leases and employee future benefits
    • Works closely with Treasury, Investor Relations, Marketing and Logistics, Human Resources, Risk Management and Corporate Development departments to provide analysis and support
    • Provides support to members of the senior management team by analyzing a broad range of management and operational information
    • Supports management decision making by undertaking specific projects such as prospectuses, acquisitions, etc. as required


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking top notch candidates with a big four background, having audited large, complex organizations in IFRS. The incumbent must have experience with consolidated financial statements in multi-currencies, have exposure or knowledge of financial instruments (derivatives, currency hedging, etc…), and an interest in business analysis and management reporting. Strong interpersonal skills are crucial to this role, as management hires individuals with confidence, leadership potential, and someone who doesn’t come with an ego.


    How Much:Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills, likely ion the $90,000 range. This company provides an excellent total compensation package including a very generous amount of paid time off, an employee share purchase program, great benefits, and a defined pension plan!


    When & How to Apply:This search is moving quickly! Please let me know soon if you’d like to discuss further.  


  • Senior Project Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who - the Company: 

    Swim Recruiting has been engaged to recruit on behalf of a small and successful real estate business with a tight-knit and fun-loving corporate culture. We have placed many people with this company before and can attest firsthand to it being a GREAT place to work! They hire people who are self-motivated yet collaborative. This company has social events throughout the year, and they look for people who can strike the balance between hard-working and fun-loving. The company is currently seeking a new Senior Project Accountant to add to their team’s success.


    What - the Role:

    Senior Project Accountant, permanent full-time employee. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to grow into a Controller position in the next 1-2 years. Responsibilities are as follows: 


    Project Accounting & Analysis

    • Preparation of project review worksheets including projected budgets and projected cashflows to assist Project Managers with monthly reporting deadlines
    • Assist with project related annual budgeting process
    • Job cost reconciliations and direct cost entries 
    • Assist with quarter-end and year-end project related working papers
    • Variance Analysis comparing actual project costs to budgeted project costs and ensuring costs to complete are sufficient 


    Project Reporting

    • Prepare monthly consolidated project related cashflows 
    • Prepare monthly Project Performance Summary
    • Preparation and reconciliation of monthly project COS/WIP/Deferred Revenue reporting
    • Prepare and maintain equipment monthly reporting & analysis 
    • Creation of new reports through queries as requested


    Who - the Candidate:

    We are looking for CPA-designated accountants who are bright, professional, confident, and dynamic. This is a wonderful career opportunity for someone who really wants to grow with a Vancouver-based real estate company. We are seeking solid project accountants of course, but the successful candidate will be much more than that- we are looking for people who lead a well-rounded and active life, whether that be through philanthropic pursuits, sports, hobbies, continuing education, travel, etcetera. 


    The new Senior Project Accountant will be someone with strong attention to detail and the ability to handle a variety of work. Strong communication skills are key, as is the desire to create new efficiencies and to improve systems, processes, and procedures in corporate accounting. As the role is dynamic, the ideal candidate is flexible and adaptable to changes in a growing environment while maintaining strong support for their team.


    The new Senior Project Accountant will have: 

    • CPA Accounting Designation and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance 
    • At least 2+ years of progressive project accounting experience
    • Must have experience working in a real estate firm- construction or development real estate
    • Strong interpersonal, written & oral communication skills are paramount in this role
    • Business acumen; ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships internally with colleagues & senior management as well as externally with key vendors & business partners 
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills 
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-change environment 
    • Team oriented, self-motivated, and collaborative with proven results 
    • Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks


    Where: Located in a great location in Vancouver, close to Granville Island.


    How Much:

    Base salary commensurate with depth and breadth of relevant experience and education- please discuss with Swim. Benefits package, including extended health & dental and fully paid MSP.


    When & How to Apply: 

    This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 


  • Senior Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who - the Company: Our client is a well-established firm located in Vancouver with a well-established client base, providing financial and management consulting services to public companies, private companies, NPOs and individuals.


    What - the Role: Intermediate/Senior Accountant reporting into the Manager, within the Private Enterprise Group. Duties will include:

    • Prepare complex compilation or review engagement files and review NTR files prepared by technicians, including financial statements and accompanying notes
    • Prepare or review tax returns (depending on complexity) for corporations, individuals, trusts, limited partnerships, tax compliance slips (T4, T5, T101)
    • Prepare payroll, GST/HST, sales taxes, government reports, etc.
    • Identify, investigate, and correct discrepancies / irregularities in financial entries, documents and tax returns
    • Collaborate with other members of firm prior to commencement of work to identify roles, responsibilities, risks, and deadlines
    • Communicate effectively with engagement manager / partner about the identified issues and file progress
    • Prepare professional correspondence, reports, working papers, outlining facts, issues, findings, etc.
    • Work with accounting software and provide support to clients
    • Respond to client’s questions and queries
    • Develop and maintain good relationship with clients


    Who - the Candidate:

    • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience in public accounting working with owner-managed businesses
    • Good working knowledge of MS Office and accounting software (CaseWare, Taxprep, QuickBooks, Sage)
    • Strong understanding of business, tax rules and accounting principles



    Where: Vancouver, BC – Close to Granville Island


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with level of experience, likely in the range of $60,000 to $90,000.


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.



  • Invoicing Clerk

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Richmond, BC

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    Who- the Company: Stable and successful manufacturing and distribution company that was established over 25 years ago.


    Where: East Richmond. There is a bus that goes there that some of the employees use, and there is plenty of free parking. Good driving commute for people living in Richmond, Delta, Burnaby, and New Westminster.


    What- the Role: Invoicing Clerk reporting into the Controller. This role includes primarily invoicing as well as a combination of A/P and A/R support, and administrative work. This is mostly an accounting role, but there are administrative duties, as well, including answering the phone when reception is closed, sending out couriers. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

    • Prepare all invoices and credit memos to customers using ERP system (SAP) and Excel (review pricing, freight, taxes and other details for accuracy) and forward to customer in method required (i.e. mail, email, spreadsheet, customer portal, etc.). 
    • Process all credit card payments and post to SAP 
    • Open mail, distribute, and prepare list of cheques received 
    • Stamp and mail outgoing correspondence 
    • Work together with A/R and A/P clerks, and cross-train so as to be able to support back-up support during vacations or sick days 
    • Answer general phone line as required 
    • Order office supplies 
    • Coordinate with office cleaners 


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking a candidate with 1-5 years’ work experience (combination of clerical accounting and administrative, ideally), some education in the accounting field, and a good understanding of debits & credits. 

    • Exposure to a mid-tier ERP is ideal (SAP, Great Plains, etc.) 
    • Must be detail-oriented and efficient. 
    • Basic to Intermediate Excel skills. 
    • We are seeking someone who has good customer service abilities and a friendly communication style (in-person, phone, and email), an inquiring and logical mind, loyal and dedicated, professional, and detail-oriented.


    How Much: Commensurate with level of relevant experience and skills.


    When & How to Apply:This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Financial Analyst - Manufacturing Industry

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Delta, BC

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    Who- the Company- Our client is a North American manufacturing company with a long history and a high-quality product. The company is undergoing a period of growth and change. 


    What- the Role- We are seeking a new Financial Analyst on behalf of this company. The new FA will be responsible for budgeting, monthly sales reporting, forecasting, KPI and P&L analysis, tracking expenditures on capital asses, etc., and will provide general decision support for the business. Working closely with various departments including Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Procurement, the new FA will report into the who in turn reports to the CFO.


    Who- the Candidate- We are seeking qualified professionals with at least 1-3 years relevant and progressive experience in financial analysis and decision support. Experience business partnering with sales and marketing departments is preferred, as is experience in a manufacturing company. Strong analytical skills in Excel are paramount, and previous experience using an ERP is an asset. Relevant post-secondary experience relating to finance or business is required, and a designation or pursuit of a designation will be viewed favorably but is not a must have. We are looking for individuals with a passion to learn, make things happen and make a difference in a growing environment. Confidence and good communication skills are required as you will be working and leading cross-functional teams locally as well remotely.


    WhereOffice is located in Delta.


    How Much- Base salary commensurate with level of experience and qualifications- please discuss with Swim.


    When & How to Apply-  This search is moving quite quickly! If you are interested in proceeding further, please let me know soon.


  • Accounts Payable Specialist with a well-established Company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the CompanyOur client is a well-established and successful company with operations across North America. They have a great reputation in Vancouver and beyond, and it’s a great company to gain experience with and to have on your resume. There are many wonderful people there in accounting and finance to learn from! 


    Where: Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful office, very close to a SkyTrain station.


    What- the Role: Accounts Payable Clerk, reporting to the A/P Supervisor and working alongside 5 others in A/P. The A/P Clerk will work with their team to ensure that vendors and suppliers are paid within established time limits and that employee expenses are paid in a timely and appropriate manner. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.    


    Who- the Candidate:We are seeking candidates with great organizational abilities and computer skills who love working at a very fast-pace. Candidates must be professional, friendly, organized, detail-oriented, efficient, reliable, and very respectful of keeping information confidential. Complex 3-way matching invoicing experience is required. Hands-on experience using an ERP is highly preferred and experience specifically using SAP is a big plus!

     

    • Post-secondary education an asset. 
    • Minimum of 2 years prior full-cycle accounts payable experience in a high-volume and fast-paced environment.
    • Proficient with MS Excel and Word.
    • Systems savvy with hands-on experience with ERP systems. Experience with an invoice management system such as SAP Concur is a great asset. 
    • A customer focused approach to dealing with internal and external stakeholders. 
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    How Much: Competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience. This company also provides a generous profit-sharing program and benefits from Day 1. Please discuss compensation further with Swim Recruiting. 


    When & How to Apply:This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Senior Financial Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company:Our client is a successful, publicly-listed technology company headquartered in the lower mainland with over 20 years’ history of innovation, around 1000 employees, and many global offices. The business is active in cutting-edge technology and they have many exciting projects on the go. The company has a fun-loving yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are a proven accounting leader who is looking for a stable, successful, and exciting technology company to work for, this could be the place for you!


    Where: A lower mainland suburb, accessible by transit and plenty of free parking provided. Good work location for someone living in Vancouver, Richmond, Delta, New Westminster, Surrey, etc.


    What- the Role: Senior Financial Accountant. This is a blended role with good diversity in the day to day responsibilities, reporting directly to the Director, Financial Reporting. Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for friendly, professional, hard-working, very resourceful, fun-loving, and confident people who are clear communicators. This role involves both a lot of teamwork and autonomy, and we’re looking for someone who is therefore collaborative, shows initiative, is highly self-motivated, and an excellent communicator.  


    • At least 5 years’ progressive experience specializing in financial reporting   
    • CPA accounting designation is required 
    • Global and/or public company experience preferred 
    • High Tech sector experience preferred (in-house or clients) 
    • US GAAP preferred.
    • Hands-on experience with an ERP, ideally JD Edwards.


    How Much:Base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide the new Senior Financial Accountant with a generous overall compensation package, including a performance-based bonus, good health & dental benefits. There are plenty of perks at this company, including an on-site gym, bike storage, on-site exercise classes, plenty of social events, and a fantastic corporate culture! 


    When: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Commercial Property Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is one of North America’s top real estate developers, with extensive experience developing, and managing innovative projects.


    Where: Downtown, Vancouver


    What- the Role: Commercial Property Accountant reporting into the Controller. Responsibilities include –


    • Triple net and gross lease accounting, tenant move in/out, rent roll, process AR and AP
    • Perform credit checks, set up new tenants, and verify and approve lease abstracts
    • Verify and approve move in letters and charges
    • Administer demand defaults, rental increases, tenant files, and security deposits
    • Set up new properties and update and change tenant information as required
    • Administer preauthorized payments
    • Prepare annual CAM / Tax recoveries and budgets
    • Monthly / Quarterly budget variance analysis
    • GST returns, bank reconciliations, and cash management reporting
    • Accrual / adjusting entries, assist in annual year end working paper files
    • Liaison with Property Managers and tenants in a timely and professional manner as required
    • Assist Controllers, COO, and CFO if required


    Who- the Candidate: Minimum 5 years of Commercial Property Accounting experience is a must have. Must have experience working in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency. 


    • Minimum of 5 years commercial property management accounting
    • Excellent communication skills and deadline-oriented nature
    • Attention to detail and accuracy to ensure high quality of work
    • Timberline experience is beneficial


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with level of experience


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Accounts Payable Coordinator

    Accounting & Finance | Contract | Vancouver, BC

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    Who - the Company: Our client has a fascinating business with great values- it’s a company you can be very proud to work for. They have several offices across Canada and just under 200 employees. You’ll get to work with great people in a fast-paced and fun-loving culture!


    What- the Role: Accounts Payable Coordinator, reporting into the Finance Manager and working alongside several others in accounting and finance. This is a 6-month contract to start, with good chance for conversion to permanent employee status if it’s a great match. 

    The new Accounts Payable Coordinator will maintain the accounts payable system and integrity of the general ledger by:


    • Matching invoices with purchase orders and ensure appropriate approvals
    • Ensuring compliance with company’s purchasing, travel and financial policies
    • Reviewing accuracy, coding, and approvals of expenditure claims and invoices
    • Entering all transactions into accounting system accurately
    • Reconciling supplier statements and credit card statements
    • Ensuring all cheques are mailed or couriered upon signing
    • Completing other ad hoc projects as required


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for candidates who are self-motivated and able to work successfully in a collaborative team environment. 

    • At least 1 year of relevant A/P or junior accounting work experience in a corporate environment. 
    • Past experience using a large accounting system is required- ideally an ERP such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, JD Edwards, etc. 
    • Post-secondary Accounting Education, such as a Diploma in Accounting or a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Accounting.  
    • Intermediate-level Excel skills. 
    • Qualified candidates will be self-motivated team players with excellent communication skills (written & verbal). 
    • Very strong multi-tasking and communication skills
    • Attention to detail and accuracy are essential


    Where: Vancouver. Great location for people living in Kitsilano, Dunbar, West Point Grey, Kerrisdale, etc. Transit-accessible.


    How Much: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent health & dental benefits and other perks including bonus time off. Please discuss further with Swim.


    When & How to Apply:  This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 


  • Assistant Controller

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | New Westminster, BC

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    Who- the Company:This company has been in business for over 30 years. This organization doesn’t believe in micro-managing and treats their employees well with a good benefits package, bonus plan, and friendly office environment. Employees in the organization tend to have a long tenure because they get to work with a tight-knit team and the leadership empowers staff to take initiative.


    What- the Role:Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Divisional Controller to join a successful manufacturing company. The new Div. Controller will work take care of the full-cycle accounting and finance for a subsidiary company, as well as support accounting & finance for the corporate group of companies. Responsibilities will include preparation of monthly statements for multiple companies, corporate reporting, ad hoc analysis (particularly of inventory), preparation of reports for management, audit, tax, review of A/P, WCB, and system optimization. This job involves operational accounting, project accounting, and inventory accounting as well as traditional corporate accounting role. This role will entail a great deal of communication internally and externally with a variety of people. Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. 


    Why:If you are a self-starter who takes initiative and enjoys learning the business and the operations while providing excellent financial reporting and full-cycle accounting, then this could be a great job for you! 


    Where:New Westminster, BC. The office location is transit friendly and fairly close to shopping, cafes, and restaurants.


    Who- the Candidate:


    • 5+ years’ progressive experience in accounting roles. Public practice training is highly preferred. 
    • CPA Accounting designation (or very close to fully completing the CPA program) 
    • Inventory accounting and/or project accounting experience is an asset 
    • Systems savvy- using a report-writing tool, an inventory accounting software, and a lot of Excel. 
    • Excellent communication skills- ability to interact and effectively communicate internally with people in sales and operations, as well as externally with key business partners. 
    • Business-minded- we are seeking people who are eager to work with a successful and entrepreneurial company. The ideal Divisional Controller will be someone who will take the time to get to know the company’s business and operations. 
    • US Reporting and US Operations experience is a plus (the Group’s largest company is US-based), as is experience informally supervising and mentoring junior accountants. 


    How Much:


    • Salary commensurate with experience and skills, please discuss with Swim   
    • Generous Health & Dental benefits 
    • Discretionary performance-based bonus (based on individual and company performance, please discuss with Swim) 
    • 3 weeks’ vacation 


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.



  • Tax Analyst- global public company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful, publicly-listed company headquartered in the lower mainland with a long history of innovation, around 1000 employees, and many global offices. The company has a fun-loving yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are a proven tax professional who is looking for a stable, successful, and exciting global company to work for, this could be the place for you!


    Where: A lower mainland suburb, accessible by transit and plenty of free parking provided. Good work location for someone living in Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, etc.


    What- the Role:  Tax Analyst. This is a fast-paced tax role with good diversity in the day to day responsibilities, encompassing tax accounting and reporting, tax compliance & transfer pricing, and tax planning & audits. Canadian, US, and International tax.  Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. 


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for friendly, hard-working, resourceful, and confident tax professionals who are clear communicators. 

    • At least 2 years’ progressive experience specializing in tax. US Tax and/or Canadian Tax is required, experience with both is ideal. 
    • CPA accounting designation is required, and completion of 1+ levels of the CICA In-Depth course is a major asset. 
    • Global and/or public company experience preferred (particularly tax experience with Asia, UK, and/or Europe)
    • US GAAP preferred.

    How Much:  Base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide the new Tax Analyst with a generous overall compensation package, including a performance-based bonus, good health & dental benefits. There are plenty of perks at this company, including an on-site gym, bike storage, on-site exercise classes, plenty of social events, and a fantastic corporate culture!

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Tax Manager, global public company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful, publicly-listed company headquartered in the lower mainland with a long history of innovation, around 1000 employees, and many global offices. The company has a fun-loving yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are a proven tax professional who is looking for a stable, successful, and exciting global company to work for, this could be the place for you!


    Where: A lower mainland suburb, accessible by transit and plenty of free parking provided. Good work location for someone living in Vancouver, New Westminster, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, etc.


    What- the Role: Tax Manager. This is a fast-paced tax leadership role with good diversity in the day to day responsibilities, encompassing tax accounting, tax compliance & transfer pricing, tax planning & strategy, and people management. Canadian, US, and International tax, as well as M&A-related tax work.  2 direct reports, Analyst level. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. 


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for friendly, hard-working, resourceful, and confident tax professionals who are clear communicators. 

    • At least 5 years’ progressive experience specializing in tax. US Tax and/or Canadian Tax is required, and experience with both is very much preferred.  
    • CPA accounting designation is required, and completion of some or all of the CICA In-Depth courses is a major asset. 
    • Global and/or public company experience preferred (particularly tax experience with Asia, UK, and/or Europe)
    • US GAAP preferred.

    How Much:  Base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide the new Tax Manager with a generous overall compensation package, including a performance-based bonus, good health & dental benefits. There are plenty of perks at this company, including an on-site gym, bike storage, on-site exercise classes, plenty of social events, and a fantastic corporate culture!

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Internal Audit Manager

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who - the Company: Our client has a fascinating business. They have fewer than 800 employees with a huge mandate- managing billions of dollars of assets. It’s a company that promotes an innovative, passionate, and values-based work culture, as well as  good work-life balance (especially when compared to public practice). 


    What- the Opportunity:  Internal Audit Manager in the company’s high-profile and fast-paced, Internal Audit group. This is a full-time term employee role for ~13 months, as the current Internal Audit Manager is going on a 1-year leave.  The new IA Manager will be responsible for conducting risk-based internal audits and for providing advisory services. Reporting directly into the Leader of Internal Audit and working closely with 2 Internal Auditors. This is truly a business partnership role requiring excellent communication and presentation skills, and the ability to build solid business relationships with internal and external stakeholders (auditors, consultants, etc.) There will be very occasional Canadian business travel required in this role. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a full job description. 

    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for accounting & audit professionals who are self-motivated and able to work successfully in a collaborative team environment. 

    • At least 4 years’ relevant audit & assurance experience, including experience with SOX and/or c-SOX. 
    • CIA certification and/or CPA designation is strongly preferred. 
    • Other certifications such as CCSA, CRMA, CRM, CRISC, and CFSA are certainly advantageous. 
    • Excellent communication skills, 
    • Experience with internal control, risk management and governance frameworks, (for example: COSO, COSO ERM, ISO 31000, and COBIT) 
    • Previous experience with IT audits and IS governance is an asset, or interest in establishing experience in this area. 

    Where: Vancouver, BC. Located in a vibrant part of town close to plenty of amenities. 


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Please discuss further with Swim.


    When & How to Apply:  This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 



  • Accounting Manager

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Delta, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client was established over 10 years ago and the company has quickly grown to become Canada’s leader in their niche industry. The company has over 200 locations across the country, and they are a testament to how putting customers first is a great business model.  The company has an impressive Board of Directors and great leadership. Over the years, the organization has created a dynamic and values-based corporate culture that encourages top performance in a fun-loving work environment. 

    What- the Role: Accounting Manager. The company has a total accounting & finance team of close to 30 people. The new Accounting Manager will oversee A/P, A/R, and a few other accounting areas, and will also help out with a variety of operational and financial reporting duties. This company is going through a major ERP implementation and the Accounting Manager will have the opportunity to aid with this major project (ERP implementation experience looks great on a resume!). Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description

    How Long: The current Accounting Manager is going on maternity leave at the start of 2019, and we’re seeking a great new Accounting Manager for a 15-month term starting in November.   

    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking a designated accountant with natural leadership abilities and a real knack for genuine mentorship. The new Accounting Manager will have the opportunity to contribute positively to the dynamic culture and to train others while also developing their own technical skills and people management abilities. 

    • At least 5 years recent and progressive accounting work experience. 
    • Experience in a similar leadership role- perhaps as Accounting Manager, Supervisor, Team Lead, Divisional Controller, etc. 
    • Experience in a manufacturing and/or inventory-based environment is preferred, but not required. 
    • Experience with an ERP implementation is a great asset.  
    • Public practice training is preferred but not required, ideally with private & mid-size client portfolio. 

    Where: Based out of the company’s BC corporate office and manufacturing facility located in Delta. 

    How Much: Total compensation commensurate with experience and skills- please discuss further 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. 


  • Accounting Supervisor

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful Canadian organization with an over 30-year old history. They have several offices in the lower mainland and are stable and financially successful. 

    What- the Role: Accounting Supervisor, mentoring and overseeing the work of 6 accountants at the head office and 4 accountants based in the smaller offices. Supporting the Controller with month-end processes, as well as annual budgeting, monthly financial statements, and internal controls. The Accounting Supervisor will also be responsible for payroll accounting, which constitutes around 4 work days a month.  Reporting to the Controller and who in turn reports to the VP Finance. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidate with a more detailed job description. 

    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking an accounting professional who has a knack for process improvements and organizing the work output of a busy accounting team. Candidates will have some form of supervisory or team lead experience. CPA designation is preferred, if not, the active and serious pursuit of CPA designation. 

    Where: Located in a corporate head office within a vibrant Vancouver neighbourhood close to amenities and shopping. 

    How Much: Base salary plus an RRSP match, 3 weeks vacation, and eligibility for a discretionary performance-base bonus. Please discuss further with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving quickly! Swim is presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume.


  • Group Controller

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a mid-sized technology company that has won awards for innovation and for being a great place to work. They have a fascinating product and an exciting history with an even more exciting future! Additionally, the company has a dynamic corporate culture with a high-performing and fun-loving workforce. Lots of great on-site amenities for employees to take advantage of. 


    What- the Role: Group Controller, reporting to the great Director of Finance, directly managing 3 Accounting Supervisors (located in different countries), and overseeing a total team of 10. This is a newly created role involving diverse responsibilities and oversight of the company’s worldwide accounting functions. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a much more detailed job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking high-performing accounting & finance leaders with at least 8 years progressive, relevant experience. An accounting designation is required, as is experience managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of at least 5 people.  


    • International Experience- particularly exposure to business operations across North America, Asia, and Europe. 
    • Technology and/or Manufacturing industry experience.  
    • ERP- must have experience using a large ERP. 
    • Experience dealing with complex company structures
    • Team Management- minimum of 2 direct reports with a minimum total team of 5. Experience managing remote direct reports is an asset.

    Where: Burnaby, BC in an inviting newly-renovated office. 


    How Much: Attractive compensation including a competitive profit-sharing plan. Please discuss further with Swim. 


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume
  • Accounting Manager

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a mid-sized technology company that has won awards for innovation and for being a great place to work. They have a fascinating product and an exciting history with an even more exciting future! Additionally, the company has a dynamic corporate culture with a high-performing and fun-loving workforce. Lots of great on-site amenities for employees to take advantage of. 


    What- the Role: Accounting Manager, reporting to a Group Controller and directly managing 5 direct reports in Accounting, Payroll, A/P, and A/R. This is a well-rounded role involving diverse responsibilities and oversight of the company’s worldwide accounting functions. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a much more detailed job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking high-performing accounting & finance leaders with at least 5 years progressive, relevant experience. An accounting designation is required, as is experience managing, mentoring, and coaching a team of at least 2 direct reports.   


    • Technology and/or Manufacturing industry experience.  
    • ERP- must have experience using a large ERP. 
    • Experience managing Payroll, A/P, and A/R is highly preferred, with experience overseeing a payroll for 100+ employees. 
    • International experience is an asset- particularly exposure to business operations across North America, Asia, and Europe. 
    • Experience dealing with complex company structures

    Where: Burnaby, BC in an inviting newly-renovated office. 


    How Much: Attractive compensation including a competitive profit-sharing plan. Please discuss further with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume. 

  • Corporate Internal Auditor

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Richmond, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a well-established leading manufacturer and distributor with facilities cross Canada and the United States.  


    Where: Richmond, British Columbia


    What- the Role: Corporate Internal Auditor reporting into the Manager of Internal Audit. This role is a newly created head count, due to continued growth and strong performance of the Company. The Corporate Internal Auditor will plan, execute and oversee independent value-added audit and advisory services to all of the Company’s entities and investigation into suspected fraudulent activities.  Moreover, the Corporate Internal Auditor is expected to partner with all internal audit team members to drive the continuing success of the function. Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking individuals who have a laid back, yet dynamic and outgoing personality, have the ability to give opinion based on sound judgment and make a decision, and possess a strong communicative ability when presenting creative ideas in a tactful, well thought out manner.  


    Experience and Technical Skills:


    • Recognized university degree and a recognized accounting designation (CPA, CPA, CA/CGA/CMA).
    • Knowledge of formalized internal control frameworks and risk assessment methodologies.
    • Demonstrated experience in performing operational, financial and/or information technology audits.  
    • Proficiency in drafting a variety of clear and concise reports for a diverse audience that includes value added, common sense recommendations.
    • Possession of, or intentions of obtaining (within a reasonable time from assuming the position) advanced professional certifications (CIA, CFE, CCSA).
    • Specific industry knowledge and experience in manufacturing and distribution.  In particular, costing and related variance analyses.


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience and skills, please discuss directly with Swim.


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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


  • Part-Time Bookkeeper (Flexible Schedule)

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful and well-established Law Firm with a positive culture.  


    Where: Downtown, Vancouver


    What- the Role: Part-time Bookkeeper (3 days a week – flexible schedule). Duties include -

    • Posting accounting transactions
    • Managing accounts payable and accounts receivable
    • Banking
    • Year end trust reporting
    • Managing closed file storage
    • Office administration (primary point of contact with benefits provider, insurers and other suppliers).

    This position is supported by an accountant who looks after preparing month end and year end financial reports and payroll.


    Who- the Candidate:

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a bookkeeper/office administrator, preferably with experience in law firm trust accounting
    • Self-starter
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


    How Much: $24 - $27/hr


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Accountant- Technology Company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a global, high-growth, and innovative Vancouver-based company in the fast-paced technology sector.   The company has a vibrant corporate culture with a head office right in downtown Vancouver. They are in the midst of going through exciting changes.


    What- the Opportunity: We are seeking a competent and talented Accountant to join this company as soon as possible. This is a newly created position open due to the company’s continued growth. The new Acct will be responsible for overseeing the work of an outsourced team and responsibilities will be diverse, including preparation of working papers and financial statements, internal controls, accounts payable supervision, etc. Swim can provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking an adaptable accounting professional who enjoys variety and wants to work collaboratively within a dynamic accounting & finance team. A CPA designation or equivalent international designation is required, as is at least 3 years recent and relevant experience in corporate accounting. Candidates can be directly out of public practice or have only industry experience. Work experience in a global company, with exposure to accounting & finance in such regions as the US, the UK, Australia, and/or Asia is preferred.


    Where: Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with a very inviting and bright environment. 


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience, please discuss with Swim. Plus good benefits, a performance-based bonus, RRS match, and other perks.  


    When & How to Apply: Swim Recruiting will be representing short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you are interested in this accounting opportunity, please let us know today and we can discuss further! 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.

  • Billing Clerk

    Accounting & Finance | Contract | Vancouver, AB

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful and well-established Engineering Firm with a very positive culture and an open-door policy.


    Where: Downtown, Vancouver


    What- the Role: Billing Clerk reporting into the Controller. This is a temp to perm role – 3 months to start with a high possibility for the role to become permanent for the right candidate. Duties include - 


    • Billing – coordinate with project managers & controller to prepare billing invoices for the different branches
    • Respond to Billing Inquiry emails
    • Send out invoices to the customers
    • Prepare Bank deposits
    • Keep track and process accounts and incoming payments in compliance with financial policies and procedures
    • Perform day to day financial transactions including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts receivable data
    • Verify discrepancies by and resolve clients’ billing issues
    • Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted.
    • Prepare various weekly and monthly billing & reports.
    • Collections - Monitor accounts & take appropriate actions with customers to arrange for payment
    • Issue monthly billings statements for customers
    • Ensure that delinquent customers are contacted on a continual basis
    • Enlist the efforts of project managers, when necessary to accelerate the collection process.
    • Open projects in the system
    • Add tasks to projects


    Who- the Candidate:

    • Experience in the Construction, Architect/Engineering industry preferable
    • Project Accounting Experience 
    • Full cycle accounting experience
    • Proficient in Excel & Word 
    • Strong Analytical Skills
    • Experience with reconciling accounts & resolving discrepancies
    • Strong Knowledge of Accounting Principles with the ability to Identify and recommend new approaches and process improvements
    • Ability to deal with high volumes


    How Much: Commensurate with experience, likely around $22/hr


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.


  • Accountant. Real Estate. Abbotsford

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Abbotsford, BC

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    Who- the Company: Swim Recruiting is very excited to represent this Canadian company to the Abbotsford candidate market. The company is successful, reputable, and growing quickly!

    Where: Abbotsford, in a prime location near many amenities.

    What- the Role: The new Accountant will be responsible for a variety of property accounting and corporate accounting duties that contribute to the smooth functioning of a busy and large retail operation.

    * Accounts Receivable

    * Accounts Payable

    * Journal Entries

    * Liaising with tenants on various accounting and administration related issues

    * Accruals

    * CAM calculations and adjustments

    * Bank deposits

    * Ad-hoc reports for management

    * Lease administration

    * Other accounting duties as assigned- we’re looking for people who thrive on variety and who have a can-do attitude!

    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for people who are bright, hard-working, professional, confident, upbeat, and dynamic. This is a wonderful career opportunity for someone who really wants to grow with a mid-sized and highly successful company. We are seeking solid accountants of course, but the successful candidate will be much more than that- we are looking for people who lead a well-rounded and active life, whether that be through philanthropic pursuits, sports, hobbies, continuing education, travel, etc. Almost every company claims that they have a “work hard/play hard culture”, but not all companies walk the walk…. at this company it genuinely applies, and we are looking for people who will add to their dynamic work environment.

    Technical skills, education, and experience

    * 4 or so years progressive experience in accounting

    * Ideally seeking 1 or more years in a property accounting role, but not required if you are a quick and willing learner!

    * Enrolment in CPA and/or post-secondary education related to accounting is preferred but not required.

    * Systems savvy with strong intermediate level Excel skills (V & H look-ups, sum if pivot tables, etc.). Experience with a software like Spectra or Yardi is preferred but not required.

    * Proven leadership and people management abilities

    * Knowledge of…. or PASSION for… the real estate industry, particularly in the retail sector, is a big plus!


    Personality traits and soft skills

    * Upbeat, friendly, and solutions-oriented work style

    * Strong written and oral communication skills

    * Enthusiastic, upbeat, and optimistic

    * Business acumen

    * Team-oriented, self-motivated, and collaborative

    * Displays service excellence in dealing with internal and external parties

    * Strong sense of urgency and ability to prioritize tasks

    How Much: Generous base salary commensurate with experience and skills, likely $40,000 to $48,000. The company also provides a performance-based bonus, professional development support, and good benefits.

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.

  • Tax Manager- better pay, better work/life balance

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Tri-Cities (Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, or Coquitlam), BC

    Who- the Company: Our client is a reputable local CPA firm that was established over 30 years ago. The firm has just brought in 2 new partners who will gradually take over the practice as the original partners transition into retirement. The firm has long-standing and loyal clients, and they are continuing to grow- clients include public companies (15+), many private entrepreneurial businesses, and companies that plan to list on the TSX, and those clients are in a wide variety of industries from mining to bitcoin to cannabis to farming. 

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a reputable local CPA firm that was established over 30 years ago. The firm has just brought in 2 new partners who will gradually take over the practice as the original partners transition into retirement. The firm has long-standing and loyal clients, and they are continuing to grow- clients include public companies (15+), many private entrepreneurial businesses, and companies that plan to list on the TSX, and those clients are in a wide variety of industries from mining to bitcoin to cannabis to farming. 

    This firm is full-service other than they do no do auditing- which means an escape from the normal heavy-duty stress and deadlines of audit season! Services include tax (corporate and private), estate planning, CFO consultancy, bookkeeping, etc. They have a tightknit and family-oriented culture, and the firm provides much better work/life integration than most public practices. If you are looking to have better hours, better compensation, and a shorter timeline to promotions, than this can be a great place for you to work and grow! 

    What- the Role: Our client is seeking to hire a new CPA for their successful and continuously growing tax practice. They are open to hiring a Sr. Associate of Tax, Tax Supervisor, Junior Tax Manager, OR Tax Manager, depending on the qualifications of the individual hired. The new employee will have the opportunity to work in diverse areas of taxation including private tax, public tax, personal tax, estate planning, etc. The beauty of working for a boutique firm is that you will get a great deal of variety and you can work to your strengths. 

    For now, responsibilities will include:

    • Preparing corporate, personal, and trust tax returns. 
    • Conducting compilation, review, bookkeeping, and tax engagements. 
    • Preparing GST, PST, and WCB returns. 
    • Overseeing full cycle accounting performed by bookkeeping team to insure monthly balances are reconciled and complete. 
    • Preparing working papers and draft quarterly financial statements for public companies. 
    • Preparing memos to clients summarizing year-end results and to CRA in response to process reviews. 
    • Performing ad hoc accounting, administrative, and project-related duties as needed and generally aiding the firm in growing revenues and attracting and retaining loyal clients. 

    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking a well-rounded tax & accounting professional who can develop long-term with the tightknit team. A collaborative work style, open and genuine communication style, and solid work ethic are all key. An entrepreneurial mindset and natural business savvy are also attributes that the Partners will be looking for. 

    • CPA Designation- at least 1-year post-qualification
    • Minimum 3 years experience working with private, owner-managed clients in a public accounting firm. 
    • Strong technical knowledge of ASPE, as well as knowledge of review engagement standards, corporate and personal tax compliance, estates & trusts, and purchase & sale of businesses. 
    • Completion of or pursuit of the In-depth Tax Course is definitely an asset.  
    • Experience working with, or exposure to, accounting and tax software such as Caseware, TaxPrep, QuickBooks, and Sage is preferred. 
    • Sound foundation in preparing Canadian personal and corporate tax returns. 
    • Excellent organizational skills including ability to prioritize and multi-task; with the ability to adapt to facilitate timely client service and meet deadlines. 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

    Where:  The firm is planning to move to the Tri-Cities area before end of 2018, most likely to Port Moody. No matter which office in the Tri-Cities they end up leasing, the firm will remain close to transit (the Evergreen line) and amenities. Currently in another lower mainland suburb, very accessible by SkyTrain. 

    How Much: This firm pays competitively and will reward a top performer for their work. Base salary will be commensurate with experience and whether someone is hired at Junior Manager or Manager level. In lieu of a traditional benefits package, the company provides a generous monthly allowance on top of the employee’s salary, which can be applied to MSP, health benefits, gym membership- whatever the employees chooses!   There is also a discretionary bonus based on individual and team firm performance. 

    When & How to Apply: Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively on this search. We will be representing short-listed candidates directly to the partners for consideration. If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity with a local CPA firm that is reputable, well-established, and growing quickly, please let us know today and we can discuss further! 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.

  • Benefits and Payroll Assistant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a well-established, reputable global tech company with a fun and upbeat team environment.


    What- the Role: Benefits and Payroll Assistant, reporting into the Controller. Duties include:


    • Manage the day-to-day benefits operations and assist with payroll as required

    • Enroll and terminate employees for the benefits provider and MSP, and reconcile on a monthly basis
    • Reconcile and remit WCB payments
    • Record and track Time off in lieu amounts
    • Proper recordkeeping of enrollments, waiting periods, work permit expiry
    • Make any necessary changesand updates
    • Record adjustments, retroactive payments and calculate taxablebenefits.
    • Manage companycell phone accountsand reconcile payments
    • Reconcile all GL accountsrelated to benefits
    • Be a back-up for the payrollfunction, process new hires, timesheet, payroll changes
    • Maintain vacation accruals on payrollsystem. Liaise withHR when discrepancies occur
    • Benefits reconciliation for terminations
    • Answer employeebenefit inquiries
    • Host benefit session for new hires
    • Act as liaison betweenemployees and health insurance provider


    Who- the Candidate: 


    • Minimum 2 years’benefits administration experience
    • Good understanding of different benefitplans (Health &Dental, Life Insurance, LTD, AD&D)
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
    • Experience dealing with employees’ benefitsqueries
    • Proficient skills in Excel


    Where: Vancouver, in a beautiful office. Very transit accessible and conveniently close to lots of amenities. 


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience and skills, please discuss directly with Swim. This company offers a competitive total compensation package.


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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


  • Accounts Payable Specialist - fantastic Opportunity!

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company:  Our client is a fantastic and entrepreneurial residential construction company with projects throughout Greater Vancouver. They provide a great corporate culture and interesting project-based work.


    Where: Vancouver, very accessible by multiple bus lines.


    What- the Opportunity: On our growing team, the Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely processing of invoices for their assigned projects while providing an exceptional level of customer service to our suppliers, vendors, and colleagues.  

    As an AP Specialist will be responsible for processing a high volume of AP invoices. This is a fast-paced and diverse role that is great for someone who is self-motivated and hands-on in their approach to work.


    Accounts Payable:

    • Accurate and timely processing of invoices for assigned projects and companies.
    • Review invoices ensuring billings are supported by contracts, schedule of values, Timberline commitments and purchase orders, handwritten purchase orders, quotations, estimates and unit rate agreements.
    • Obtain and compile all necessary approvals and backup for cheque payments.
    • Set up vendors and enter invoices, commitments, and fee proposals in Timberline.
    • Complete mid-month and month-end cheque runs as per payable schedule.
    • Process rush cheque requisitions, utilities invoices and colleague expense claims timely and accurately.
    • Verify vendor’s GST and Work Safe Clearance.
    • Correspond with vendors, realtors, and other representatives regarding billing discrepancies and outstanding invoices.
    • Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures.
    • Other administrative tasks as required.
    • Other tasks as assigned by the AP Lead, Controller, VP of Finance, and CFO

    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking seasoned AP Specialists. The preferred candidate will have experience using Timberline & Yardi systems. Strong preference for construction experience, ideally, Real Estate Construction experience. We are also open to a CPA student who is willing to start in AP. You are organized and detail oriented. You like working in a fast paced environment where you can build relationships and provide exceptional customer service. You love what you do and have already experienced success in your last 2+ years working in an Accounts Payable role within the real estate development or construction industry. You have the drive, energy and determination to make things better. You embrace feedback and aren’t afraid to have an opinion or make a suggestion; and you display a positive, professional and polished communication style. You are the ultimate team-player who brings out the best in yourself and others.


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss with Swim. The company will also support CPA studies.


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! 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.



  • Senior Financial Analyst

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Our client, a reputable, and stable BC based organization is looking for a dynamic and proven Sr. Financial Analyst to join their team.  You will join a highly engaged team, and report into a fantastic Manager who Swim knows well!  


    Overview of role:

    ·75% business case & financial modelling – working heavily with the business units as their finance business partner, building business cases, options analysis, building models to support the findings, analyzing trends

    ·5% support reforecasting/budgeting

    ·20% corporate refinancing, as it relates to risk management, producing quarterly reports for Audit Committee and Board of Directors 


    Must haves:

    ·Strong financial background as it relates to analytics and modelling

    ·Strong business acumen and understanding of statistical analysis and analytical concepts

    ·Great communication skills - verbal and written (will be writing memos)

    ·Excellent PowerPoint skills - be able to tell the financial story in PowerPoint

    ·Good leadership skills - looking for the right blend of strong technical skills and soft skills 

    ·CPA designation/MBA Finance


    Our client offers flexible work hours, great compensation, a defined pension and free parking!


  • Senior Internal Auditor- global public company

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Greater Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Large, complex, and reputable global company headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Publicly-listed. 


    What- the Job: The new Senior Internal Auditor will lead diverse audits for the company, including financial audits, operational audits, and strategic audits. The Sr. IA will help develop the annual internal audit planning and execute on a variety of risk management and internal audit activities. This is a fantastic way to get to know a complex and fascinating business inside & outThe company has made several acquisitions in recent years, and the Sr. IA will be helping in a variety of areas pertaining to post-acquisition risk management, internal controls, and internal audit integration. Swim can provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. Please note this role will involve around 20% global work travel. 


    Who- the Candidate: We are looking for highly analytical individuals who are business-minded, hands-on yet strategic, and eager to learn. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership, are essential. 


    • CPA designation is required. CIA and/or CISA certification is a major asset. 
    • At least 2 years’ recent and relevant work experience in audit (ideally internal audit, potentially only from public practice) and understanding of public company internal controls and SOX compliance projects. 
    • Strong communication abilities and presentation skills 


    How Much: Generous compensation total package commensurate with experience, including performance-based bonus, great benefits, RRSP match, professional development support, and a top-notch working environment. Please discuss further with Swim!


    When & How to Apply: If you are qualified for, and interested in, this great IA opportunity with a high-profile Vancouver corporation, 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. 


  • Finance Manager for leading organization

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Our client, a leader in Healthcare is seeking a proven Finance Manager to join their team. 


    With comprehensive knowledge of GAAP, you will be responsible for the preparation of quarter end financial statements and notes, period end analysis and review of the GL, looking at the reporting and making recommendations, streamlining operations and processes, and developing key relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will be responsible for the financial management of our client’s restricted funds, producing timely reports for grantors and acting as the key contact on internal and external audits by liaising with audit partners and managers.


    In addition to a Professional Accounting designation, the ideal candidate will have 3-4 years public practice experience and superior leadership abilities with proven experience mentoring and empowering an accounting team. 


    • Seeking a critical, high level thinker, self-motivated, and interested in learning 
    • You are politically astute, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to foster and develop sound relationships cross-functionally across an organization.  
    • Ability to handle sensitive information and situations with diplomacy and tact
    • Curious, and interested, you don’t settle for status quo, and enjoy digging into problems and finding solutions


    Our client is offering a good base salary, a robust benefits package, and great work life balance. 


  • Project Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful real estate company with an impressive history and great reputation.  


    Where: Vancouver. 


    What- the Role: The company is seeking a new Project Accountant to work in the company’s collaborative team. Responsibilities will be diverse and will span such areas as project analysis, budgeting, preparing project review worksheets, project reporting, process improvements, overseeing project accounts payable, and ad hoc project. Reporting to the Manager of Project Reporting and Analysis. Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description.


    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking finance professionals who are analytical, passionate about doing high quality work, and effective and personable communicators. Qualified candidates will have their CPA designation or actively pursuing their CPA and will have at least 2 years relevant project accounting experience. Experience in the real estate sector is highly preferred.


    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus good benefits and a performance-based bonus.


    When & How to Apply: This search is moving quickly! 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. Swim is presenting shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration.

  • Junior Project Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Swim Recruiting is seeking an adaptable and passionate Junior Project Accountant for a fast growing, reputable company!

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    Swim Recruiting is seeking an adaptable and passionate Junior Project Accountant for a fast growing, reputable company!
     
    Where:  Downtown Vancouver 

    What- the Responsibilities: Reporting to the Controller, the Junior Project Accountant will be part of a dynamic accounting team and will be responsible for:

    Project Setup and Maintenance 
    • Verify project data and financial information submitted by Project Team are complete and accurate;
    • Coordinate with Project Managers or Project Administrators to ensure project work plans are in plan;
    • Provide detail contract review for scope, fee schedule, terms and conditions, phase and team structure;
    • Set up and maintain project financial details in our ERP, including set up new client, update contract changes, scope changes and/or EWA;
    • Execute project close process; ensure all costs have been accounted for, final invoices are sent and PM sign off. 
    Invoicing & AR
    • Generate suggested billings report and draft invoices for each project monthly 
    • Assist Project Managers through the monthly invoicing process
    • Review and investigate any invoicing variances; ensure changes are captured in our ERP system.
    • Detailed consultant invoice review for invoicing and month end
     
    Who- the Candidate:  
    • Degree or Diploma in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration
    • Demonstrated progress experience in Accounting field, 1-3 years of experience in junior accounting roles. 
    • Analytical mindset with strong MS Excel and proficiency in using ERP systems
    • Highly organized & ability to prioritize multiple request from various stakeholders
    • Flexible to changing business conditions and a fast-paced work environment
    • Not afraid to take on big or small tasks 

    How Much: $50,000 - $55,000 

    When and How to Apply: If you are interested and qualified for this role, please do not hesitate to apply as the search is moving quickly! If you already have a recruiter at Swim, please contact that person directly; otherwise, please send us your resume in Word format by hitting “APPLY” (you will be directed to our webpage and you can apply from there).

  • Accounting Administrator for a growing and fascinating Manufacturing Company!

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Richmond, BC

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    Our client, a small but growing manufacturing company located in Richmond in a fascinating industry is looking for an Accounting Administrator- This role is 80% Accounting and 20% Reception.

    This position has come up as the person that was in this role was recently promoted. The company is growing and there could be further growth for this person!

    What- the Opportunity: Working in a small team and reporting to the CFO, The Accounting Administrator will be responsible for 80% Accounting responsibilities including Accounts Payable, Receivables, analyzing and following up on payables and data entry as well as 20% reception related work. 

    Duties include:

    Accounting:

    · Process Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable

    · Process accounting vouchers for approval

    · Perform reconciliation of accounts

    · Analyze, monitor and update costing of inventory system

    · Prepare export documents such as material packing list, shipping documents, etc.

    · Data entry into accounting system for all related accounting modules

    · Other general accounting duties as required


    Reception / general administration:

    · Greet visitors, handle telephone calls, pick up company mail

    · Coordinate courier of parcels/packages


    Qualifications- Must Haves:

    · Accounting diploma or equivalent

    · Minimum two years working experience in a related accounting position

    · Some reception skills and experience an asset

    · Good organizational skills, ability to multi tasks

    · Good communication and interpersonal skills

    · Excellent computer skills


    Qualifications- Nice to Haves:

    · Knowledge of Syspro 7 an asset

    In addition to the technical qualifications listed in the job description, the candidate we are looking for is detail oriented, has good working attitude, has good analytical and problem solving skills, has people skills and demonstrated stability in their past role. 

    How Much: Base salary is commensurate with experience, please discuss with Swim. Range is: $40-50K.

    When & How to Apply: Swim will be presenting candidates directly to the hiring team and will conduct reference checks and a background check on the finalist. If you are qualified for, and interested in this role please don’t delay. This search will be moving quickly. 




  • Accounting Manager, Property Accounting

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Who- the Company: Our client is a reputable and high-growth real estate development company with millions of square feet of retail, industrial, office, and residential properties, plus a large parcel of land awaiting development. The company has a collaborative and high-performing team of over 250 people and there is lots of room for growing and development.

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a reputable and high-growth real estate development company with millions of square feet of retail, industrial, office, and residential properties, plus a large parcel of land awaiting development. The company has a collaborative and high-performing team of over 250 people and there is lots of room for growing and development.

    What- the Role:  Accounting Manager, Property Accounting, reporting to the VP Finance. The new Acct Mgr will lead a team of 6-7 direct reports including designated and experienced property accountants. Swim Recruiting can provide interested candidates with a detailed job description. The Acct Mgr and his or her team will ensure property financials are closed accurately and on time, while also leading process improvements and managing ad hoc projects.

    Who- the Candidate: We are seeking a designated CPA who has relevant and progressive work experience in property accounting, of course, but also has the personality and overall soft skills to mesh well with a collaborative, hard-working, and entrepreneurial team. 

    • CPA designation
    • 7+ years accounting experience in a complex organization, including at least 2 years in a real estate / property management company 
    • 3+ years managing 3+ direct reports
    • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced work environment
    • Top notch communication and interpersonal skills  
    • Experience with an ERP is highly preferred

    Where: Headquartered in a beautiful corporate office in downtown Vancouver, just a few steps away from a SkyTrain station and plenty of downtown amenities.  

    How Much: Generous base salary commensurate with experience and skills- please discuss with Swim. 

    When & How to Apply: Swim Recruiting will be representing short-listed candidates directly to the HR and hiring team for consideration. If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity with a reputable, well-established, and highly successful real estate company, please do not hesitate to let me know soon! 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.
  • Accounts Payable Specialist

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Who- the Company: Our client is a highly reputable Vancouver-based organization with a great brand and an exciting vision. The company continues to grow, and they are very much people-focused. The organization has a very impressive and experienced leadership team and is known for having an engaged workforce and dynamic corporate culture. One of the best companies to work for in Vancouver today!

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a highly reputable Vancouver-based organization with a great brand and an exciting vision. The company continues to grow, and they are very much people-focused. The organization has a very impressive and experienced leadership team and is known for having an engaged workforce and dynamic corporate culture. One of the best companies to work for in Vancouver today!

    Where:  Downtown Vancouver, in a beautiful corporate office.

    What- the Role: The new Accounts Payable Specialist will be responsible for processing full-cycle payroll and benefits. Reporting into a great Manager and working alongside another great A/P Specialist. Swim can provide interested candidates with a detailed job description. 

    Who- the Candidate:  
    • Recent and relevant work experience in an accounting department with some form of exposure to full-cycle A/P
    • Upbeat, friendly, dynamic, adaptable, and comfortable communicating with a variety of people both inside and outside of the company. Must have a focus on customer service and be people-oriented.
    • Great attention to detail, highly organized, and efficient.
    • Tech savvy, and comfortable learning a variety of new systems.
    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience, please discuss with Swim. The company provides good benefits, a small performance-based bonus, RRSP-matching, and 3 weeks’ vacation.

    When & How to Apply:  This search is moving very quickly! 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.

  • Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis – Leadership opportunity for a talented finance professional

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    Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis – Leadership opportunity for a talented finance professional

    Our Vancouver client, a large and reputable organization in Healthcare, is looking for a Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis. The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis plays an instrumental role in all aspects of financial planning, operational reporting, ad hoc financial/business analysis, case costing, funding analysis, project management and financial modeling. This is a hands-on leadership position that is responsible for providing relevant and value-added financial planning, analysis and reporting to senior management and external parties. This role is responsible for all aspects of the annual financial planning and budgeting process and for the preparation and provision of timely reporting and forecasting. 
    The Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis leads projects in finance, supports external negotiations with other parties and related organizations, as well as develops and implements new case costing standards, develops policies and procedures and represents the executive team on committees and other work groups.

    Responsibilities includes but are not limited to:
    • Manages and prepares the consolidation and reporting of the entire organization during the annual budgeting process. 
    • Works closely with finance team and departmental management to develop meaningful organizational financial plans, budgets and forecasts which are aligned to strategic/business objectives. Reviews and develops budget procedures and tools to continuously improve the budget process.
    • Manages the accurate and timely financial reporting process including the preparation of all period end reports. Provides operational reporting in support of key business processes across various functional areas as well as the entire organization.
    • Leads project teams or completes other projects or tasks as assigned including writing proposals, developing budget, approaching potential funding sources, hiring and supervising project workers, monitoring project progress, and writing interim and final reports. 
    • Develops and implements appropriate/best practices and standardized reporting tools. Identifies new policies and procedures as the result of new process changes, either from a process improvement or technology change.
    • Implements, coordinates and communicates best practices, procedures, policies and tools as needed.

    Qualifications
    • A professional accounting designation (CMA, CGA, or CA) or a Masters Degree in Business Administration and 4-7 years of experience in a senior finance position ideally within a large complex multi-site organization.
    • Leadership experience with an emphasis on knowledge of business planning, case costing and funding analysis, business process engineering, and business case development. 
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team as well as hire, train and complete performance reviews. 
    • Advanced MS Office skills, in particular with Excel and strong experience with ERP systems is a must. 
    • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.

    Please apply immediately as our client is looking to have someone in place very soon.  Note that only qualified applicants will be contacted for this position. Thank you.
  • Payroll and Benefits Specialist

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Richmond, BC

    Who- the company: Our client is a well-established company with a friendly, genuine and professional atmosphere.

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    Who- the company: Our client is a well-established company with a friendly, genuine and professional atmosphere.

    Where - the location Richmond BC

    What- the Role: Payroll and Benefits Specialist - Reporting to the Payroll and Benefits Manager, this role will play an integral part in the Payroll & Benefits function.

    Duties & Responsibilities
    • Responsible for managing the payroll and benefits function for the whole company
    • Process bi-weekly and year-end payroll for salaried, hourly and commission-based employees in a timely and accurate manner using ADP, and Advanced Tracker systems
    • Administer the employee Group Benefit Plan including initial set-up for new hires, employee record maintenance and status changes
    • Reconciliation of recurring payroll and benefit accounts and statements (Receiver General remittances, WCB remittances, health/dental, MSP, Life, and LTD insurance)
    • Responsible for tracking and maintaining employee vacation time
    • Work with Department Managers on ad-hoc payroll reporting and management training on Advanced Tracker
    • Provide high-end customer service to managers and employees regarding their pay and benefits queries
    • Develop and maintain sound cross-functional relationships across the business
    • Review existing payroll processes and systems, recommending updates and improvements as required

    Who- the Candidate:

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    • 3+ years of experience in a Payroll & Benefits role. 
    • PCP and PCM or equivalent Payroll designations an asset
    • Advanced computer and IT skills, especially in Microsoft Office applications
    • Experience with creating process improvement and efficiency
    • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent customer service skills working with managers and employees
    • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communication

    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience and skills

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving extremely quickly! 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. 
  • Director of Business Planning - Established & Complex

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Director of Business Planning - Established & Complex Organization seeking talented finance professional

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    Director of Business Planning - Established & Complex Organization seeking talented finance professional

    On behalf of our client, a well-known and progressive healthcare organization in Vancouver, we are seeking a Director - Business Planning to  join their team.

    The Director, Business Planning generates analysis, reporting and recommendations which are utilized by senior management for the development and achievement of the organization’s strategic and financial goals.  This role will also support the executive team and participate in establishing the goals, objectives and operations of the business planning division to ensure that the goals and objectives are fulfilled.
    The Director, Business Planning takes a lead role in the preparation or supervision of the preparation of operations reviews, business process improvement reviews and service delivery modeling that impact the entire organization. The Director supports the business planning team by assessing and monitoring risks associated with implementation of program and service delivery changes. The Director, in consultation with the business planning team, leads the design, development and implementation of changes in the business planning processes. In addition, this role also has ongoing responsibilities for financial planning and financial management for other specific services as assigned by the leadership team.  

    We are looking for a strong candidate who is politically savvy and strong in handling complex financial issues and discussions. Someone who can “steer the boat” and see the bigger picture. The Director is not expected to be “in the weeds” as the manager and the SFA have a good handle on the day to day financial operations, but the director needs strong FP&A experience to be able to sense check the numbers.   The Director, Business Planning must have a good head on his/her shoulders and just good common sense when dealing with highly sensitive issues with the ability to gain the confidence of the President and Senior Execs right away.

    What we are looking for:
    •  Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA or CMA) ideally combined with a Masters Degree in Business, Leadership or other relevant      field plus at least 10 years of relevant management experience within a large complex multi-site organization.
    •  A proven track record with an emphasis in business planning, financial planning, business process engineering and/or business case      development and review.
    •  Must have solid grasp of Canadian GAAP and proven FP&A experience including budgeting, financial and operational planning and      reporting, forecasting, management reporting, variance analysis, financial modelling.
    •  Strong analytical skills including the ability to comprehend complex issues and related data/information and present information in concise and meaningful ways.
    •  Excellent change management and project management skills as well as strong organizational skills including the ability to prioritize      workload and to meet deadlines.
    •  Strong customer service, relationship building, negotiation and problem solving skills coupled with superior written and presentation skills
    Compensation: Our client is offering a very attractive compensation package including competitive salary and exceptional benefits including generous vacation and good work-life balance. 

    If interested and if this seems to be the right next career step for you, please APPLY TODAY.  Thank you!
  • Property Accountant

    Accounting & Finance | Permanent | Vancouver, BC

    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful property management firm. Their management expertise includes the operations and management of Commercial buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Shopping Centers, and Industrial buildings and Lands, Multi-family apartment buildings.  

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    Who- the Company: Our client is a successful property management firm. Their management expertise includes the operations and management of Commercial buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Shopping Centers, and Industrial buildings and Lands, Multi-family apartment buildings.  

    What- the Role: The new Property Accountant will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 15 buildings, which will include a mix of Residential, Commercial and Strata buildings under management. Due to forecasted growth of the organization, there is anticipated opportunity for career growth and for a high performer.

    What- the Responsibilities:
    • Full cycle accounting experience
    • Full cycles Accounts payables & Accounts Receivable experience 
    • GST Returns
    • Monthly bank reconciliations 
    • Monthly report preparation 

    Who- the Candidate…
    Technical Skills & Experience: 
    • 1-2 years' full cycle accounting experience, and at least 1 year property accounting experience. 
    • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Business or accounting is a huge asset. 
    • Intermediate knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 
    • Experience in using a computerized property management accounting system. 

    Soft Skills: 
    • Strong verbal and written communication abilities,interpersonal skills, and presentation skills
    • Proactive, conscientious, and reliable 
    • Upbeat, highly self-motivated, hard-working, and friendly team player
    • Adept at planning, organizing, prioritizing and executing simultaneous projects and activities with competing deadlines 
    Where: North Vancouver. It is very transit accessible.

    How Much: Base salary commensurate with experience. Reimbursement of $500 yearly towards benefits, 50% MSP is subsidized and vacation. Please discuss with Swim Recruiting in further detail. 

    When & How to Apply: This search is moving very quickly! Please hit “APPLY NOW” and send us your resume in Word format.