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Over our 14 years in business, we’ve helped hundreds of candidates land their dream jobs with some of Vancouver’s best, biggest, and most beloved employers. We know what our clients are looking for and can help our candidates make that all-important great first impression. Below is a listing of permanent and contract opportunities based in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and beyond, so please take a look and apply to any jobs where you feel you might be a match. If we agree that you’re a fit, we’ll reach out to talk further about your qualifications. Fingers crossed that we hear from you soon!

Manager of Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 23, 2022
Great opportunity for someone eager to work with a reputable and well-established not-for-profit organization that cares for people in need. We are ideally seeking an accountant who has worked previously in the healthcare sector and/or for an NPO. Extremely values-based organization- excellent place for compassionate people who want to work with purpose!   Read Full Description

Great opportunity for someone eager to work with a reputable and well-established not-for-profit organization that cares for people in need. We are ideally seeking an accountant who has worked previously in the healthcare sector and/or for an NPO. Extremely values-based organization- excellent place for compassionate people who want to work with purpose!  

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a not-for-profit organization in the healthcare sector. The company has a history of over 40 years and is well-regarded as an NPO that provides great care and service to individuals in need. 

What- the Role: 

The organization is seeking a new Manager of Finance who will report into the CEO and lead the NPO’s accounting & finance team (2 direct reports).The Manager of Finance will be joining a team of approximately 10 people on the corporate & administration team, and an overall team of 150+ employees. 
This role can be permanent or contract-to-permanent (for which there would be a quicker interview process & sooner start date). Our client is ideally seeking a Manager who will work full-time hours, but they are open to considering qualified individuals who would prefer a reduced work schedule. 

What- the Responsibilities:

  • Lead the day-to-day accounting & finance function. 
  • Supervise Payroll
  • Supervise AP and AR 
  • Develop and maintain systems, processes, and procedures.   
  • Responsible for reporting including period end reporting, annual reporting, governmental reporting, and ad hoc internal reporting. 
  • Hands-on management of cash flow estimates, forecasts, budgets, banking, and tax returns.
  • Review major contracts and aid with contracts negotiation.
  • Provide decision support and business guidance to the Executive team.  

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a well-rounded accounting professional who has experience overseeing and managing the accounting & finance function of a small company and who has previously led 1-3 direct reports. Experience in the healthcare sector is highly preferred. Experience with a not-for-profit (NPO) organization is also an asset.  CPA accounting designation (or International equivalent) is preferred but not required. We are seeking people who are compassionate, kind, and very much in alignment with the important values held by this organization.

Where: 

Located in Burnaby, BC, close to Metrotown. There may be opportunity to work from home on occasion, please discuss with SWIM. Proper protocols are in place to ensure a safe and sanitized work environment for all staff, and the Manager of Finance will have their own private office.  

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with level of experience and skills- please discuss further with SWIM! Plus, a robust pension plan, strong health & dental benefits, and 4+ weeks of paid time off. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving VERY quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out as soon as you can. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. SWIM is presenting a shortlist of qualified candidates directly to the hiring CEO for review. We’re also very open to referrals- thank you! 

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Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 22, 2022
Fantastic career opportunity with a publicly-listed technology company with operations in over a dozen countries. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work for a complex and interesting company. Reporting into a great boss and working with a tight-knit accounting team. Candidates must have at least 3 years progressive accounting work experience. Read Full Description

Fantastic career opportunity with a publicly-listed technology company with operations in over a dozen countries. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to work for a complex and interesting company. Reporting into a great boss and working with a tight-knit accounting team. Candidates must have at least 3 years progressive accounting work experience.

Who- the Company: 
Our client is a highly successful and innovative technology company headquartered in the lower mainland with over 20 years of history, approximately 1000 employees, and exciting projects on the go. The company has a fun-loving and hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are an Accountant with 3+ years relevant accounting work experience who is looking for a successful and exciting global company to work for, this could be the place for you!

What- the Role:
Our client seeking a new Accountant.  The responsibilities of this role are diverse, and the new Accountant will support the Director of Finance with full-cycle accounting for one of the company’s legal entities in Asia. This will involve financial statements, working papers, balance sheet reconciliations, multi-currency foreign exchange (revenues in made in other currencies but reported in US dollars), month/quarter/year end support, and liaising with a 3rd party accounting firm, as well as ad hoc projects and process improvements.
This is within a multi-currency, multi-national, multi-entity, publicly-listed company in the fast-paced tech sector, so there is lots of opportunity for interesting work and new learning for the Accountant. Working alongside several other designated and non-designated Accountants with different specializations and portfolios. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a full job description.

Who- the Candidate:
We are looking for an individual with at least 3 years of full-cycle accounting work experience. Active pursuit of CPA designation is highly preferred- but candidates who are not yet enrolled in the CPA program may also be considered. Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, V look-ups, etc.) is required. Candidates will have a friendly, clear, and professional communication style. Exposure to a multi-entity and multi-currency environment is highly preferred for this role. A team player mentality and collaborative approach to work is very important!

Bonus Points… NOT required!

  • Experience working for a multi-national and multi-currency company, particularly with entities in Asia
  • Experience working for a public company
  • Experience using an ERP such as Oracle, SAP, or JD Edwards.
  • Experience working in the fast-paced technology sector

How Much:
Competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new Accountant with a solid overall compensation package, including a performance-based bonus, an RRSP match, paid vacation and sick days, CPA PD support, and excellent health, dental, & vision benefits.   

Where:
HYBRID. The company is headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Training and onboarding will mostly be remote/virtual. Long-term the Accountant can choose to work from the office full time or can work from home the majority of the time with flexibility to commute to the office whenever it’s needed (very rarely more than 2 days a week, usually 0-2 days a week)- please discuss with SWIM.

When & How to Apply: 
Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you!

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Property Accounting Team Lead

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 21, 2022
A dynamic, reputable, and professional organization in the property management industry is seeking a Property Accounting Team Lead to join their established office team. This is an excellent role that will give key leadership skills to professionals who want to take their accounting career to the next level.  Read Full Description

A dynamic, reputable, and professional organization in the property management industry is seeking a Property Accounting Team Lead to join their established office team. This is an excellent role that will give key leadership skills to professionals who want to take their accounting career to the next level. 

Who- the company: 

Our client is an established, reputable, and fantastic property management organization that specializes in managing commercial and residential properties. The organization is growing and can provide excellent growth opportunities! 

What- the role: 

Our client is seeking a Property Accounting Team Lead. This is a full-time, permanent role. This role will be in office 5 days a week and will be acting as the property accounting team’s go-to resource and internal coach. This position will directly report to the Controller and will manage the accounting records for a portfolio of properties, which may include residential, office, industrial, retail, and strata buildings. The Property Accounting Team Lead will be providing mentoring, training, and support to the other junior team members. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, below. 

  • Taking the lead in developing the property accountants, ensuring the introduction to the company, processes and property management practices are complete 
  • Facilitating regular meetings and conversations with the Property Accountants, Property Managers to address their working workflow management concerns and accounting issues. 
  • Share knowledge, mentor junior team members, take lead in projects, and other ad hoc duties as needed
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, annual budgets, annual recoveries calculations and lease input for a portfolio of residential, commercial, and strata properties
  • Handling bank reconciliation updates in accounting software 
  • Review of narrative component of monthly reports ensuring accuracy of information 

Who- the candidate: 

We are looking for a detail-oriented, proactive, and diligent Senior Property Accountant. Qualifications listed below:

  • CPA designation
  • 5+ years of progressive Property Accounting experience
  • Team player, collaborative, enjoys mentorship and leading junior team members 
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Service-orientated and works with a sense of urgency 

Where- the location:  

Our client is located in Burnaby, with free parking available and transit access.  

How much- the pay: 

Commensurate with experience, please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & how to apply: 

This search is moving very quickly! There will be one interview for the role and it will be scheduled right away. 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. 

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Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 21, 2022
Fantastic opportunity with a very well-established and reputable mid-size NPO with a rich history that you can feel proud to work for! Well-rounded responsibilities. 3 direct reports. Good work/life balance and generous total compensation. Based in Vancouver. Read Full Description

Fantastic opportunity with a very well-established and reputable mid-size NPO with a rich history that you can feel proud to work for! Well-rounded responsibilities. 3 direct reports. Good work/life balance and generous total compensation. Based in Vancouver.

Who- the Company:

A very long-standing and reputable Vancouver-based non-profit organization (NPO) with over 200 employees. This company is very community-based with a very positive corporate culture. One of BC’s Top Employers.

What- the Opportunity:

Controller- permanent, full-time. This opportunity is open as the current Controller, placed by SWIM, is leaving the organization in the spring or summer of 2023. The organization would like to have a solid few months of cross-over training. The new Controller will report into the Director of Finance and will have 3 direct reports: 2 Accountants and 1 Payroll Administrator. This is a very well-rounded role involving financial reporting (multi-entity, under ASPE), cash management/treasury, budgeting & forecasting, year-end audit, overseeing payroll processing, etc. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.

Why?:

This organization has a great reputation in Vancouver and beyond, and they have long been recognized as a top employer. This is an opportunity to work for an organization that gives back to the community and that provides a positive work environment for their staff. Employees at this organization work very hard but are also blessed with very good work/life balance. This is a great place to work if you’re a team player, and you will be granted benefits such as extended health & dental, a robust defined contribution pension plan, a generous amount of paid time off, and professional development support.

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking a designated accounting leader with at least 2 years experience in senior management and at least 7 years of progressive accounting & finance experience. Qualified candidates will have experience mentoring, leading, and managing at least 1 and ideally 3 direct reports. Experience in an NPO is highly preferred, but not necessarily required for a quick learner who is a fantastic fit with the organization’s culture and values. We are seeking people who are systems savvy and comfortable picking up new software. Strong Excel skills are crucial. From a personality perspective, we are targeting individuals who are down-to-earth, pleasant, professional, and who have excellent relationship building skills. All people working at this organization are encouraged to provide a high level of service, and great people skills and communication abilities are needed as those in accounting are constantly interacting with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Where:

Vancouver. During the first ~3 months of training, the Controller will be in the office full-time Monday to Friday to maximize cross-over training. After that, the Controller can choose to continue coming into the office Mon-Fri or can start to work from home 1 day a week- please discuss further with SWIM. There is free employee parking on site, but employees are highly encouraged to commute to work in a sustainable manner- i.e. carpooling, bus, cycling, or walking.

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of work experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. Employees also receive health & dental benefits, a robust defined contribution pension plan, great incentives for sustainable commuting (such as a subsidized transit pass), CPA financial support, etc. Please also take into account the great work/life balance!

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you!

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Director of Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 18, 2022
A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a talented Director of Finance to join their team. This is a dynamic role that will be responsible for managing the organization’s financial affairs while overseeing the day-to-day matters relating to their finances.   Read Full Description

A fantastic, reputable, and empowering NPO (not for profit) organization is seeking a talented Director of Finance to join their team. This is a dynamic role that will be responsible for managing the organization’s financial affairs while overseeing the day-to-day matters relating to their finances.  

Who- the company: 

Our client is a well-known and respected local NPO that has been serving the downtown community for many years. They provide basic need services, programs and specialized supports. 

What- the role: 

Our client is looking for a full-time, permanent Director of Finance who will be reporting directly to the Executive Director of the organization. This position will be responsible for managing the organizations financial affairs while overseeing the day-to-day matters relating to their finances. This role will work closely with the Board of Directors and Finance Committee and has one direct report – the Bookkeeper. Key responsibilities are listed below:

  • Prepare the annual Operational Budget for Board approval as well as maintain multiple program budgets with historical and current spending data reporting to managers with notes to variances.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and Finance Committee in delivering accurate financial data and strong fiscal oversight. 
  • Liaise with and facilitate the annual audit overseeing the implementation of recommendations
  • Complete financial reports as required by funding agencies’ contribution and grant agreements
  • Develop budgets reflecting program proposal submissions and work plans with the Fund Development Team and Program Managers
  • Collaborate with bookkeeper, prepare the annual Charity Return and gaming report
  • Manage and communicate with financial partners (banking and investment partners)

Who- the candidate: 

We are looking for a professional and diligent Director of Finance candidate. Qualifications listed below:

  • 3+ years accounting experience, preferably in a leadership role
  • 2+ years’ experience in a non-for-profit charitable organization
  • Experience handling government contracts, fluency in CRA guidelines specific to charitable organizations and particularly grants, donations, and fundraising requirements
  • Experience working in varied revenue streams including grant funding, provincial/federal restricted funds
  • Ability to set priorities and assess risk; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making

Where- the location:  

Our client is located in downtown Vancouver. This is a fully in-office position. This will be on a fortnight (reduced schedule). Every other week, this person will work 4 days a week (with Fridays off).

How much- the pay: 

Commensurate with experience, please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & how to apply: 

This search is moving very quickly! There will be one interview for the role, and it will be scheduled right away. 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. 

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Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 17, 2022
Seeking an Accounting professional with 3+ years of progressive accounting experience. Working for a very well-known and loved BC organization with a long history, many passionate customers, and a collaborative team culture. Based in ABBOTSFORD.  Read Full Description

Seeking an Accounting professional with 3+ years of progressive accounting experience. Working for a very well-known and loved BC organization with a long history, many passionate customers, and a collaborative team culture. Based in ABBOTSFORD. 

Who the Company: 

Our client is a complex, well-known, and successful Abbotsford organization that was founded many decades ago. A good deal of their revenue stream comes through food & beverage, but more broadly the organization is in the hospitality and entertainment space. The company has a tightknit, energetic, and friendly corporate culture, with a major emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Accountant who will be accountable for full-cycle accounting including accounts payable, accounts receivable, working papers, budgeting, forecasting, month/quarter/year end close, bank reconciliations, variance analysis, journal entries, etc. The Accountant will also have the opportunity to contribute to process improvements and various projects going on within the business. 
The Accountant will interact with internal and external stakeholders- in accounting & finance, but also in sales, operations, marketing, etc. This is a well-rounded role with lots of variety!  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking people who enjoy working in a fun-loving and fast-paced corporate culture with a focus on teamwork. A hands-on and “we’re all in this together” approach to work is crucial in this role. The Accounting & Finance team at this company celebrates wins collectively and faces challenges together. 

  • At least 3 years of relevant and progressive experience in accounting. 
  • Experience working an ever-changing and fast-paced sector is important- for example, food & beverage, restaurants, hotel chain, gaming, tourism, event planning company, conference facility, etc. 
  • Pursuit of CPA accounting designation is strongly preferred (and the company will provide CPA professional development support). 
  • Good systems skills, particularly in Excel. Experience using a tier 1 ERP such as SAP, Oracle, Dynamics, or JD Edwards is highly preferred but not required. 
  • Confident, professional, and articulate, with ability to liaise with non-accounting colleagues. There will also be some interaction with high-profile customers, business partners, and external stakeholders in this role. 

Where:

This company is located in the heart of Abbotsford. Free employee parking. This is a full time in-office role, with a very fun and vibrant office environment! 

How Much:

Base salary is commensurate with experience, education/qualifications, and skills. Plus an RRSP match, professional development support, health benefits, and some excellent employee perks and discounts! 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly! SWIM is presenting short-listed Accountant candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested and would like to hear more about this great opportunity with a reputable Abbotsford-based organization, please reach out to your contact at SWIM. If you do not yet have a Recruiter at SWIM, please hit “Apply Now” to send us your resume.  Thank you!    

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Accounts Payable Clerk

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 16, 2022
Seeking a tenured AP clerk with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Our client offers a hybrid, flexible work environment. Read Full Description

Seeking a tenured AP clerk with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Our client offers a hybrid, flexible work environment.

Who- the Company:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced and growing global consulting firm with an excellent reputation in downtown Vancouver. Swim has had the pleasure of partnering with this organization for many years. 

What- the Role:  

As the AP Clerk, you will:
 
Accounts Payable

  • Code expenses to projects and business units, obtain approvals from project teams, organize, and maintain records on SharePoint
  • Credit card reconciliations and processing
  • Monitor AP inbox for invoices and ensure all assigned AP is posted by cut off
  • Prepare bi-weekly payments (EFT, online payments, cheques etc.)
  • Prepare AR and AP offsets, troubleshoot to resolve routine discrepancies and assist AP team member as needed

Expense Reports 

  • Review employee expense reports for accuracy coding, sales tax, and tie to backup receipts 
  • Monitor expense report approval workflow, ensure correct approvers are tagged, and follow up as needed
  • Work along with team members to post assigned expense reports by cut off 
  • Process weekly expense report payments  

 Other duties 

  • Cross train on processing cash receipts against accounts receivable, identify and code withholding taxes and other fees 
  • Cross train on billing and generate draft invoices, and forward to technical Project teams on timely basis. Modify draft invoices based on PM’s annotations and clarify discrepancies. Coordinate with PM/PC regarding billing status and other project requirements. 

Who – the Candidate:

  • 3-5 years of accounts payable experience  
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Office 
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 is an asset 
  • Experience in consulting industry is an asset 
  • Organised, with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines 
  • Must be a team player who is willing to assist colleagues as needed
  • Strong communication skills partnered with the ability to coordinate, and problem solve with internal and external teams

How Much:

Competitive compensation and benefits structure, RRSP program, annual incentive plan, an opportunity to own shares.

Where: 

Vancouver BC 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly, and interviews start immediately! 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.

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Director of Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 14, 2022
Exciting accounting & finance opportunity with an ambitious and very well-managed start-up company that is poised for long-term growth and success! Company is has already hit $93 million in revenues in 2022, which is trip what they were a year ago! Continued plans for growth exponentially in the years to come,  Read Full Description

Exciting accounting & finance opportunity with an ambitious and very well-managed start-up company that is poised for long-term growth and success! Company is has already hit $93 million in revenues in 2022, which is trip what they were a year ago! Continued plans for growth exponentially in the years to come, 

Who- the Company:  

Our client is a high-growth tech manufacturing company that is highly specialized in poised for growth and won awards. Already operating in Canada, US and internationally at 110+ employees this company is continuing to grow and progressive with a great culture.  

What- the Role: 

Our client is seeking a Controller or Director of Finance depending on the level of experience of candidates. The Controller will report to their VP Finance and manage an intermediate accountant that does the full cycle accounting. This position is truly varied in leading financial reporting, operational accounting, process improvement and systems enhancements.  
This company has recently implemented SAP. Process improvement, augmenting the functional of the system and integrating with the bank will be a key area of focus for this position. Prior experience with SAP, system implementations are ideal.
They are also looking to go public so public reporting experience is required. 
Key for this position is there is a lot to do, exciting time to scale and they are looking for someone that can lead, do what they can and continue to build and scale.

Who- the Candidate: 

This company is an ambitious, well-run, and fast-growing start-up, so the ideal candidate will be someone who thrives on identifying inefficiencies and creating scalable processes that the company will use as it continues to grow. 
Candidates must have experience in systems with a strong preference for SAP. We are looking for confident leaders who are business savvy and collaborative team players, both hands-on AND strategic, and who are excited to have a direct impact on the success of a growing start-up. 

  • Proven track record and experience either in public practice at the Manager level in public company reporting or as a Controller or another relevant Senior Management role (6+ years’ progressive experience in Accounting & Finance)
  • CPA designation (or International equivalent)
  • Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS and SOX is required.
  • Experience in a business that has scaled.
  • Experience working in a technology manufacturing or tangible products is ideal but flexible in industry experience. 

Where: 

The company’s corporate headquarters are in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Hybrid work schedule available. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary in-line with relevant skills, experience, and qualifications and options- please discuss with SWIM. This company offers a great culture with a week one closure at Christmas and the summer, plus unlimited vacation! 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring VP Finance for review. This search is moving very quickly, so please let us know soon if you are keen to hear more. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 14, 2022
Public Company. Excellent opportunity for an Accounting & Finance professional who is keen to work for a high-profile company headquartered right here in Vancouver. Prior public company accounting experience preferred but not required (multinational, multicurrency, multi-entity, highly complex).  Excellent team culture, great opportunity to benefit from mentorship and learn new accounting skills.  Read Full Description

Public Company. Excellent opportunity for an Accounting & Finance professional who is keen to work for a high-profile company headquartered right here in Vancouver. Prior public company accounting experience preferred but not required (multinational, multicurrency, multi-entity, highly complex).  Excellent team culture, great opportunity to benefit from mentorship and learn new accounting skills. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a significant global public company headquartered in Vancouver. They have a reputation in Vancouver and beyond for hiring top talent, and for providing their employees with interesting and challenging work in a positive and professional environment. Swim Recruiting has been engaged to aid with this Accountant search and has previously placed 15+ people in various accounting & finance roles with this company. 

What- the Opportunity:  

The new Accountant will prepare revenue projections on a weekly basis and conduct monthly reporting. This role involves a mix of both corporate accounting and operational accounting. This is a full-cycle accounting role, including general ledger reconciliation, forecasting and revenue projections, working papers, intercompany balances, invoicing, journal entries, etc. Using Excel and 2 sophisticated ERPs. This is a challenging and interesting role and a great way to get to know the ins & outs of a complex global public company.  Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description. 

Who- the Candidate Qualifications:

  • Actively pursuing CPA accounting designation (or International equivalent). 
  • Relevant post-secondary education in accounting, finance, or business. 
  • At least 1 year and ideally 2+ years work experience in full-cycle accounting. 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Top-notch communication skills are important- ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels in all departments.
  • Great problem-solving skills, very good listener, ability to patiently and effectively help with a variety of financial reporting, financial analysis, and financial systems issues.
  • Systems savvy, particularly within Excel.

Where:  

HYBRID. Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office; very transit accessible. Once trained up, the Accountant can work from home 2 to 3 days a week.

How Much:  

Generous base salary commensurate with experience, plus a premium for health & wellness benefits, 3 weeks vacation plus personal days, etc. Please discuss total compensation in more detail with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 4, 2022
This is a very diverse FP&A leadership role that lends itself well to someone with a versatile skillset who can be both analytical and strategic. The new Director, FP&A will manage and mentor a Senior Financial Analyst and will report directly into the Chief Financial Officer. The Director FP&A will manage the company’s forecasts and operating plans, will analyze potential new projects and investment opportunities, and will make presentations that “tell the story behind the numbers” to the leadership team.  Read Full Description

This is a very diverse FP&A leadership role that lends itself well to someone with a versatile skillset who can be both analytical and strategic. The new Director, FP&A will manage and mentor a Senior Financial Analyst and will report directly into the Chief Financial Officer. The Director FP&A will manage the company’s forecasts and operating plans, will analyze potential new projects and investment opportunities, and will make presentations that “tell the story behind the numbers” to the leadership team. 

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, with business interests and major investments in a variety of areas, including real estate.  

What- the Role:  

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking to hire a new DirectorFinancial Planning & Analysis who will be a key player on the company’s collaborative finance team. This is a large and meaty role that is anticipated to evolve over the years as the Director gains more and more insight into the company’s current and future business plans. 
The Director will manage and mentor 1-2 Senior Financial Analysts and will report directly into the CFO. 
The Director, Financial Planning & Analysis will build out short and long-term financial models for the organization, and producing insightful management reports, strategic plans, and KPIs for the senior leadership team. The Director FP&A will also project manage finance-related initiatives across the organization. Responsibilities will be ever-evolving and will pertain to such areas as financial analysis, data analysis, investment analysis and due diligence, financial modeling, corporate finance, cash management, system optimisation, project work, and process improvement. 

What- the Responsibilities:  

The right candidate will grow the role as they get to know the business. Long-term, the C-Suite would love to see this individual progress and develop within the organization into even more senior leadership capacities. Below are the key responsibilities that the new Director FP&A will likely take on… 

  • Lead, mentor, and coach a Senior Financial Analyst direct report (which could increase soon to 2+ direct reports)  
  • Manage financial and strategic planning rhythms (short, medium, and long-term)
    • Annual operating plan
    • 5-year plan
    • Quarterly forecast
    • 24-month rolling forecast
  • Create, standardize, and maintain innovative and dynamic financial models in Excel, including cash flow models. 
  • Conduct Management Reporting (routine and ad hoc) 
  • Financial evaluation of new projects and acquisitions
  • Directly support the CFO and the CEO in the evaluation of new investment opportunities, including making presentations
  • Prepare investor reports and performance briefs for C-Suite and the Board 
  • Lead organization-wide and project specific strategic initiatives. Examples include advancement of profitability in income-producing assets, opportunity research, and potential acquisition due-diligence
  • Work with variety of department heads to fine-tune assumptions, run scenarios, and create insightful reports and KPIs to monitor performance vs plan
  • Collaborate with the technology team to design, maintain, and update database models that power the company’s budgeting and reporting capabilities. Improve and optimize ERP usage to increase efficiencies. Implement use of other tools and technologies such as Power BI, Power Query, and data visualization tools.
  • Research the economic fundamentals of new growth opportunities.

Who- the Candidate:

This role has a great deal of variety and is a crucial member of the company’s team. The Director FP&A will provide strategic financial guidance and support to Senior Executives including the CEO. We are looking for a well-rounded finance professional with a track record of success in fast-paced and ever-changing environments. This organization 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, eager to learn the business operations, and superb communicators.   Qualified candidates will be excellent mentors and team leaders. The ability to interact with and present to a variety of internal and external stakeholders is essential. 

What- the Qualifications: 

  • At least 10 years’ progressive and relevant FP&A work experience (required). 
  • Experience working in mid-size, high-change, and entrepreneurial privately-held organization (preferred). 
  • Post-secondary education in commerce, economics, engineering, technology, or another related business field (required).  
  • CPA, CFA, CBV, and/or MBA- Finance viewed as a substantial asset (almost required). 
  • Project management and program management experience (highly preferred). 
  • Work experience in the real estate development sector (highly preferred). If no work experience in real estate, then an interest in/passion for the real estate industry and eagerness to learn the FP&A side of the business quickly.  
  • Treasury and cash management experience (preferred). 
  • Highly proficient in Excel, with ability to build financial models from scratch (required). Experience with Power BI, Power Query, and other advanced reporting/visualization tools (preferred). Experience with system implementation, optimization and/or upgrades (preferred). 
  • Passion for data and analytics and a solid understanding of data structures. 
  • Confident and articulate, with excellent written, verbal, and non-verbal communication skills. 
  • High performance and high potential individual with lots of growth potential in an entrepreneurial, well-capitalized organization. 

Where:

Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. Some hybrid/work from home flexibility is provided, please discus with SWIM. 

How Much:

Very competitive and generous total compensation, comprised of base and a solid bonus target. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively to recruit on this unique and exciting Director FP&A search and we will be presenting profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the CFO, who 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. 

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Senior Analyst, Corporate Development

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on November 4, 2022
Highly successful and large multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. Fantastic career opportunity for an ambitious and well-rounded analyst eager to work with & learn from knowledgeable corporate finance leaders. The company’s inorganic growth strategy largely involves acquiring mid-market private companies across North America. Friendly corporate culture, inspiring and impressive senior management in all corporate departments, well-rounded scope, and opportunity for long-term career development.  Read Full Description

Highly successful and large multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. Fantastic career opportunity for an ambitious and well-rounded analyst eager to work with & learn from knowledgeable corporate finance leaders. The company’s inorganic growth strategy largely involves acquiring mid-market private companies across North America. Friendly corporate culture, inspiring and impressive senior management in all corporate departments, well-rounded scope, and opportunity for long-term career development. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a very well-established and highly successful company with operations across North America. They have a stellar reputation and a long history stretching back many decades. Collaborative, innovative, and friendly corporate culture. Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver. The company completed several acquisitions in the last couple of years and has ongoing inorganic growth plans. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a bright and ambitious Senior Analyst, Corporate Development or Analyst, Corporate Development (title subject to experience) who will play a key role in supporting the company’s strategic growth plans. This is a newly created role due to the ongoing focus on buy-side M&A. The Analyst will report directly into the talented Director, Corporate Development, and will have the opportunity to work closely with a well-respected CFO, both of whom have extensive deal-related and financing experience. Although a key member of the small Corp Dev team first and foremost, the Analyst will also play a key role in providing analytical support and collaborating across the broader Finance team which includes FP&A and Treasury. This is a very rare opportunity in the Vancouver market and the Analyst will have the chance to benefit from the mentorship and training from leaders who have varied, deep, and interesting corporate finance and deal-related experience. 

What- the Responsibilities:

The individual in this role will play a lead role in deal-related financial modeling and analysis, market research, deal execution, and development of presentations and business cases for the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors. The Analyst will also play a lead role in commercial, operational, and financial due diligence and the valuation analyses of potential acquisition targets.

  • Serve as a key member of the company’s corporate development team to support the identification, assessment, and execution of strategic growth opportunities, including playing a key role in the full M&A life cycle: origination, target company analysis, valuation analysis, due diligence, negotiations, financing, integration planning, post-closing activities, etc.   
  • Contribute directly to the valuation and financial modeling for identified growth opportunities, providing qualitative and quantitative analysis  
  • Update and refine the M&A pipeline, conduct market research to identify potential acquisition targets, and respond to incoming opportunities from investment banks, M&A advisors, and business brokers.
  • Support internal deal teams and work with external advisors to perform commercial, operational, and financial due diligence on potential acquisitions
  • Update and refine the long-range corporate financial model, including projecting cash flow, debt repayment, and debt covenants under different operating assumptions
  • Play a lead role in developing presentations and analyses for the Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Directors  
  • Provide project-based analytical support to the Treasury and FP&A teams to provide insights and drive decision-making across the business.  

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking a dynamic, proactive, and ambitious Analyst who loves working at a fast pace in a complex corporate environment.  Qualified candidates will have relevant experience supporting the evaluation and execution of strategic acquisitions (ideally specializing on the buy-side) including target company analysis, valuation analysis, due diligence, Board updates, financing, integration planning, and supporting the origination of investment opportunities.

  • At least 2 years of relevant, recent, and progressive work experience (preferably 3 to 4 years) gained in an analytical role with an M&A advisory firm, investment bank, a private equity firm, and/ or in the corporate development group of a large, complex organization. 
  • Post-secondary degree from a reputable institution in business, commerce, accounting, finance, or equivalent. 
  • Designation or qualification such as CPA, CFA, or MBA-Finance is highly preferred, but not necessarily required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate finance and highly proficient in complex financial modeling and valuation analysis

Excellent presentation skills, including proficiency in PowerPoint, and ability to digest and convert complex financial and non-financial information into easily understandable presentations 

  • Systems savvy. High proficiency in Excel is required. Experience using corporate performance management & reporting tools is an asset. 

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with the level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new Analyst, Corporate Development with a solid overall compensation package, including a very generous bonus program, PD support, and excellent health & dental benefits.  Please feel free to discuss this further with SWIM. 

Where:  

This company is headquartered in the heart of Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. The Analyst can choose to work entirely from the corporate HQ or can work from home a couple of days a week. There will be occasional business travel involved in this role, but not nearly as much as many other M&A-focused positions. 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring Director, Corporate Development for review. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Construction Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 2, 2022
Project and Cost Accounting. Excellent opportunity with a successful and well-established real estate construction company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. This is a newly created role and can be either intermediate or senior in level, depending on the hired individual’s years of experience and accounting education. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, lots of opportunity for long-term career growth!  Read Full Description

Project and Cost Accounting. Excellent opportunity with a successful and well-established real estate construction company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. This is a newly created role and can be either intermediate or senior in level, depending on the hired individual’s years of experience and accounting education. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, lots of opportunity for long-term career growth! 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a very reputable real estate construction company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. The company builds residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects across Western Canada. The company has a vibrant and fun-loving corporate culture. The people working at this company are laid back and friendly, but still very serious about their work and passionate about contributing to the organization’s ongoing success. The company is well-diversified and complex, with many exciting projects on the go! 

What- the Role: 

On behalf our client, SWIM is seeking a new Accountant, who will work alongside several others in project accounting as well as peers in corporate accounting, financial planning & analysis, accounts payable, and other areas of accounting & finance. This is a newly created headcount due to company growth. 
The Accountant will be responsible for preparing project financial statements, project cashflow forecasting, draw preparation, reconciliations, variance analysis and ad hoc financial analysis, month/quarter/year end close, coding costs to the correct cost centres and projects, liaising with project managers and suppliers, etc. The Accountant will be doing the full-cycle accounting for 2 to 6 real estate projects at a time (varies depending on size and complexity of the project). SWIM will provide a full job description to interested candidates. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years and ideally 3+ years of work experience in a similar project accounting or cost accounting role with a complex multi-entity company. Experience working for a real estate or construction company is preferred, but we’re also open to candidates who have worked in other or other project-based industries (architecture, engineering consultancy, infrastructure, utilities, large-scale events, etc). Candidates will have excellent communication skills as the new Accountant will be liaising regularly with variety of internal and external stakeholders. Proficiency in Excel is required. 

Where: 

This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver, close to lots of rapid transit options. Most employees are in the office Mon-Fri to enjoy the fun and collaborative office environment. There is some flexibility for occasional work-from-home, as well- please discuss with SWIM. 

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with level of accounting work experience, education, and skills- please discuss further with SWIM.  The company will financially support relevant and approved professional development. Employees also receive great perks such as an RRSP match, a small performance-based bonus, plenty of social events, and employee discounts on company-built real estate properties.

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly and Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Corporate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 2, 2022
Excellent Accountant opportunity with a successful and well-established real estate company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. This is a newly created role and can be either intermediate or senior in level, depending on the hired individual’s years of experience and accounting education. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, opportunity for career growth!  Read Full Description

Excellent Accountant opportunity with a successful and well-established real estate company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. This is a newly created role and can be either intermediate or senior in level, depending on the hired individual’s years of experience and accounting education. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, opportunity for career growth! 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a very reputable real estate company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. The company builds residential, commercial, and mixed-use real estate projects across Western Canada. The company has a vibrant and fun-loving corporate culture. The people working at this company are laid back and friendly, but still very serious about their work and passionate about contributing to the organization’s ongoing success. The company is complex, with multiple entities and cost centres. 

What- the Role: 

On behalf our client, SWIM is seeking a new Corporate Accountant, who will work alongside several others in corporate accounting as well as peers in project accounting, financial planning & analysis, accounts payable, and other areas of accounting & finance. This is a newly created headcount due to company growth. 
The Corporate Accountant will be responsible for full-cycle accounting including preparation of consolidated financial statements, general ledger reconciliation, variance analysis, intercompany reconciliations, month-end/quarter-end/year-end close, journal entries, routine and ad hoc financial analysis, etc. SWIM will provide a full job description to interested candidates. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years and ideally 3+ years of work experience in a similar corporate accounting role with a complex multi-entity company, including consolidations and intercompany reconciliations. Qualified candidates will already have their CPA designation or will be actively pursuing CPA designation
Experience working for a real estate or another project-based company is preferred but definitely not required. Candidates will have excellent communication skills as the new Corporate Accountant will be liaising regularly with internal and external stakeholders. Proficiency in Excel is required. 

Where: 
This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown, close to lots of rapid transit options. Most employees are in the office Mon-Fri to enjoy the fun and collaborative office environment. There is some flexibility for occasional work-from-home, as well- please discuss with SWIM. 

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with level of accounting work experience, education, and skills- please discuss further with SWIM.  The company will financially support relevant and approved professional development. Employees also receive great perks such as an RRSP match, a small performance-based bonus, plenty of social events, and employee discounts on company-built real estate properties.

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly and Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Compliance Officer

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 22, 2022
Reporting into the CCO, this is a great career opportunity for a Compliance Officer looking to grow their career and eager to work for a reputable and growing wealth management company. Qualified candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate strong initiative.   Read Full Description

Reporting into the CCO, this is a great career opportunity for a Compliance Officer looking to grow their career and eager to work for a reputable and growing wealth management company. Qualified candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrate strong initiative.  

Who- the Company:

A diversified wealth management firm with a reputable leadership team and collaborative team environment. Excellent corporate culture with a focus on life balance for all team members.

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking a Compliance Officer with 5-7 years progressive experience. Through the application of a principle-based approach and integrating risk management with compliance functions, you will assist with the design, build, and maintenance of the supervisory process for the different business lines. You will have a thorough understanding of the various separate regulatory obligations amongst these different business lines and responsibilities will include: account activity review, corporate governance, compliance documentation, regulatory reporting, registration and licensing including insurance coverage, sales suitability reviews and researching and monitoring provincial and national legislation pertaining to all business lines. 

Who- the Candidate: 

In addition to a post-secondary degree and successful completion of the Canadian Securities course you have:

  • Branch Manager Course (IIROC) or equivalent
  • Understanding of NI31-103 obligations
  • 5-7 years supervising financial planning, insurance, and discretionary investment management activities with demonstrated knowledge of industry rules and regulations
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated experience with software applications such as NaviPlan, Conquest, Canada Life, NRD, Dataphile, and d1g1t
  • LLQP, CFP/CLU/TEP designations a nice plus

Where:

Hybrid working conditions once the Compliance Officer is up to speed. Office based in Vancouver. 

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, opportunity to participate in bonus program, extended health/dental after 30 days, annual education allowance

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! Swim will be presenting shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring manager for review. 

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Corporate Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 22, 2022
Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager work in Vancouver’s dynamic real estate sector with a very reputable and well-established developer with many exciting projects on the go- prior real estate sector experience is preferred but not required.   Leading a corporate accounting team of 8 and working on a broader accounting & finance team of 30+ people. Seeking a senior accounting & finance leader with at least 10 years progressive experience within complex organizations (multi-entity, $200M+ in revenues, high-growth, growing into new geographies). Read Full Description

Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager work in Vancouver’s dynamic real estate sector with a very reputable and well-established developer with many exciting projects on the go- prior real estate sector experience is preferred but not required.   Leading a corporate accounting team of 8 and working on a broader accounting & finance team of 30+ people. Seeking a senior accounting & finance leader with at least 10 years progressive experience within complex organizations (multi-entity, $200M+ in revenues, high-growth, growing into new geographies).

Who- the Company:

Our client is a growing, reputable, and highly successful real estate development company with an impressive history and a bright future. This company is considered a top employer and their real estate business is very well-diversified. Great corporate culture, with fun social events and a tightknit team-oriented environment. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a new Corporate Controller who will report into senior leadership and who will manage a team of 7 Accountants (designated or actively pursuing designation). The Controller’s team is responsible for financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements (ASPE), consolidation (50+ legal entities), internal controls, accounting policy and process improvements, researching accounting treatment and issues, etc. The Controller will work closely with external auditors on the annual audit.  There will be other responsibilities such as routine and ad hoc reporting for the C-Suite, partners, and joint ventures. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.  

Who- the Candidate:

The new Corporate Controller will be an excellent team leader who enjoys mentoring, coaching, and nurturing talent. Career development and succession planning are very important at this organization.  Qualified candidates will enjoy leading a collaborative team in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. 

  • At least ten (10) years’ experience progressive work experience, including several years in a controllership or senior management capacity. 
  • CPA designation is required. Public practice training is preferred. 
  • Experience working for a complex multi-entity organization, including consolidated financial statements and complex intercompany transactions (50+ entities). 
  • Experience with US operations is an asset but not required. 
  • Systems savvy, with proficiency in Excel. Experience using Yardi (used by many real estate companies) is a significant asset, but not at all required.  
  • Experience working in the real estate sector is beneficial and preferred, but not required. Unless the candidate is a Senior Manager directly from public practice (no industry experience), in which case experience with a real estate focused client portfolio is required. 
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written. 

How Much:

Very competitive base salary commensurate with level of relevant work experience, education, and skills.  Additionally the Controller will be eligible for a bonus, an RRSP match, PD support, social events and networking events, and discounts on the rental or purchase of company-built properties. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

Where: 

HYBRID SCHEDULE. This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver, close to many rapid transit options. Hybrid work schedule (mix of work in office and work from home)- SWIM can provide more insight.  

When & How to Apply:

If you are interested in and excited about this great Corporate Controller opportunity, please do not hesitate to apply. SWIM is presenting the profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, 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. Thank you! 

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Director, Accounting

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 14, 2022
Highly successful billion-dollar multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. Fantastic career opportunity for an ambitious and well-rounded accounting & finance leader. Friendly corporate culture, impressive executive leadership, well-rounded scope. Leading a team of 20+ people.  Reporting directly into a well-respected and inspiring CFO. Long-term career growth. One of SWIM’s favourite clients!  Read Full Description

Highly successful billion-dollar multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. Fantastic career opportunity for an ambitious and well-rounded accounting & finance leader. Friendly corporate culture, impressive executive leadership, well-rounded scope. Leading a team of 20+ people.  Reporting directly into a well-respected and inspiring CFO. Long-term career growth. One of SWIM’s favourite clients! 

Who- the Company: 

Our Client is a very well-established and highly successful billion-dollar company with ~2000 employees, 10+ legal entities, and 30+ operating sites across Canada and the US. The Company has a stellar reputation among their happy customers and partners. Collaborative, innovative, and friendly corporate culture. Healthier work-life balance than is found in most companies of this size. Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver. Relocation may be considered for an excellent candidate. 

What- the Role:

Don’t let the job title fool you, this is a very senior role. Please read on! 
On behalf of our Client, SWIM is seeking a new Corporate Controller who will be based in the corporate headquarters in Vancouver. This role is considered one of the most senior non-executive positions in the entire company and the organization is a big believer in providing clear growth plans. The Corporate Controller will report into a well-respected and inspiring CFO. 
The scope of this role is strategic, wide-ranging, and ever-evolving. The Corporate Controller will lead managers in the functional areas of accounting (financial reporting, financial projects, etc.), accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and tax. The new accounting leader will work in tandem with FP&A, treasury, and corporate development and will likely have the opportunity to cross-train in those functions in future. 
Additionally, the Corporate Controller will take part in post-acquisition integration work as the company continues to growth organically and through M&A. 
SWIM is happy to provide qualified candidates with a thorough job description. Suffice to say this role is meaty and interesting and will put the right individual on an exciting career path to achieve executive leadership level for a billion-dollar Corporation.  

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking a dynamic, strategic, and proactive accounting leader with excellent mentorship and coaching abilities. Leadership skills are the most crucial component of this role. The selected candidate will have a track record of success leading the accounting function of a large, complex, and multi-national business. 

What- the Qualifications:

  • 16+ years’ progressive experience within Accounting and Financial Reporting, including direct oversight of AP and/or AR and/or Payroll and/or Tax 
  • CPA designation required. Legacy CPA, CA designation preferred. Additional qualifications such as MBA will be viewed very favourably. 
  • Experience leading at least 6 direct reports, plus at least 6 indirect reports (i.e. leading managers). An eye for talent and bringing out the best in each individual
  • Foundational training in a multi-national public practice accounting firm is beneficial but not required 
  • Exposure to M&A and corporate development is a significant asset, particularly post-acquisition integration
  • Exposure to US business operations highly preferred 
  • Extensive experience collaborating with C-Suite Executives and Board Members.
  • Experience working with ERP systems in complex technology environments- bonus points for SAP or Oracle! 
  • Proven process improvement and change management skills
  • Ability to work cross-functionally across the business and build effective relationships with non-finance colleagues 
  • Demonstrated desire to deeply understand the relationship between the business operations and the accounting 

How Much:

Highly competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience and qualifications. Above-market compensation for Vancouver. 
The Company will provide their new Corporate Controller with a solid overall compensation package, including a very generous profit-sharing/bonus program, an RSRP match, PD support, and excellent health, dental, & vision benefits.  Please feel free to discuss further with SWIM. 

Where:  

The Company is headquartered in the heart of Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. The Corporate Controller can choose to work primarily from office or can work from home 2 days a week. 
We are seeking a leader who enjoys having a positive presence in the office and taking part in in-person collaboration, team meetings, onboarding and training of new staff, brainstorming discussions, social events, etc. 
Relocation to Vancouver may be considered for an excellent candidate.

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring CFO. 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' to send us your resume. We’re happy to provide more insight and intel than can be shared in this posting. Thank you! 

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Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 11, 2022
A dynamic, reputable, and professional organization in the entertainment and hospitality industry is seeking an ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST to join their vibrant and growing office team. This is a fantastic role that will allow you to grow in your accounting skill set while working with an incredible team and getting amazing discounts for local restaurants, concerts, and events! Read Full Description

A dynamic, reputable, and professional organization in the entertainment and hospitality industry is seeking an ACCOUNTS PAYABLE SPECIALIST to join their vibrant and growing office team. This is a fantastic role that will allow you to grow in your accounting skill set while working with an incredible team and getting amazing discounts for local restaurants, concerts, and events!

Who- the company: 

Our client is at the forefront of entertainment, hospitality, and culture. They are a well-known local client focuses on the West Coast of Canada. They have an incredible team who knows how to work hard and play hard!  

What- the role: 

This is a full-time, permanent role. Our client is seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist who will work closely with the accounting team and help support their accounting operations for the businesses within their portfolio. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Handling all aspects of the monthly accounts payable cycle, including invoice receipt, coding, recording and payment across multiple entities.
  • Communicating with vendors to inquire about invoices and account status.
  • Communicating with operations general managers to ensure accurate, reliable, and timely delivery of invoices to AP. 
  • Ensuring all invoices are submitted properly before issuing statement.
  • Monitoring credit card transactions for accuracy and record all transactions into Sage 300.
  • Review AP aging reports monthly to ensure all outstanding items are valid.
  • Completing credit card authorization forms for vendors.
  • Communicating with executive staff to coordinate signing of cheques.
  • Monitoring prepaid expense ledger for accuracy.
  • Other accounting duties as assigned.

Who- the candidate: 

We are looking for a detail-oriented, collaborative, and efficient professional. Qualifications listed below:

  • 1-2 years of Accounts Payable experience, preferably with a high volume of data
  • Experience with Sage 300 is an asset.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficient with MS office applications and Google Suite with adaptability to learn new applications. 

Where- the location:  

Our client is located in downtown Vancouver and offers a hybrid working schedule with 3 in-office days and 2-work from home days. 

How much- the pay: 

Commensurate with experience, please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & how to apply: 

This search is moving very quickly! There will be one interview for the role and it will be scheduled right away. 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.

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Accounting Clerk

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 5, 2022
Our client is a large, successful, and well-established company that is growing and is seeking an Accounting Clerk to join their exceptional accounting team. Great opportunities for growth for strong performers. Read Full Description

Our client is a large, successful, and well-established company that is growing and is seeking an Accounting Clerk to join their exceptional accounting team. Great opportunities for growth for strong performers.

Who- the Company:

Our client is a well established, successful and growing organization in the financial services industry. They embody a work-hard/play-hard culture, have great charity initiatives and programs and believe in rewarding their employees for their hard work. 

What- the Role:

The Accounting Clerk will assist in the day-to-day operation by performing bookkeeping and transactional services, processing accounts payable and accounts receivable, preparing journal entries and invoices, etc. See other responsibilities below: 

  • Processing accounts payable (processing invoices, payments, and setting up new vendors)
  • Processing of accounts receivable 
  • Preparing journal entries, preparing invoices
  • Handling banking duties including creation of wires, transfers, and management of payment templates 
  • Managing correspondence from external parties
  • Actively engaging in ongoing learning and development to continuously improve skills and knowledge  

SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an Accounting professional with 2 years of related work experience. A certificate or diploma in Accounting is preferred. Familiarity with SAGE 300 and Concur SAP would be an asset. Looking for someone with the ability to work well under pressure, multi-task and manage competing deadlines, and able to work independently and within a team environment. 

How Much:

Very generous total compensation package. Please discuss further with Swim. 

Where:

Vancouver, BC. Flexibility for a Hybrid work model

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in this Accounting Clerk role, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving very 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' to send us your resume. 

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Financial Planner

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 5, 2022
Excellent opportunity for an experienced Financial Planner to join a very successful and well-respected boutique Financial Services firm that has proudly served the Vancouver community for over 70 years. Our client specializes in providing concierge financial guidance to high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and successful business owners, who continue to benefit from the rich value that they deliver.  Read Full Description

Excellent opportunity for an experienced Financial Planner to join a very successful and well-respected boutique Financial Services firm that has proudly served the Vancouver community for over 70 years. Our client specializes in providing concierge financial guidance to high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and successful business owners, who continue to benefit from the rich value that they deliver. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client was established decades ago and has evolved to become one of the best boutique financial service providers in the city. 
Our client specializes in providing concierge financial guidance to high-net-worth individuals, families, entrepreneurs, and successful business owners, who continue to benefit from the rich value that ZLC delivers. 
They offer a wide range of unique and innovative solutions in the following areas: Life Insurance & Living Benefits, Investments & Retirement Solutions, Employee Benefits & Pensions, Business Family Succession, Integrated Financial Planning, Philanthropic Planning along with “Structure d Settlements"

What- the Role: 

The Financial Planner focuses on elevating the client experience by providing valuable and sustainable financial services and advice to clients to strengthen their financial wellbeing. The Financial Planner will channel their entrepreneurial spirit to build their financial services practice and deliver innovative solutions to expand and sustain their client-base. 
As a Financial Planner, you will: 

  • Prepare and present financial plans to help clients reach their goals
  • With the support of our best-in-class team, build a client-base of businesses, employers and high net worth individuals and support their financial requirements 
  • Leverage their expertise to analyze market trends, review best practices, evaluate client needs and build long-term strategies to strengthen the financial position of your client’s portfolio
  • Nurture long-term partnerships through networking and marketing opportunities, to increase your business and elevate the client experience 
  • Provide valuable learning opportunities to increase client and community engagement by hosting financial services sessions, tutorials, and video conferences 
  • Collaborate with various contributors such as vendors, insurance providers and other advisors, to captivate on industry trends and sustain your competitive position in the market

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a dynamic and passionate team player with an entrepreneurial spirit who challenges the status quo, thinks outside the box and inspires innovation at all levels of an organization. Someone who is a highly organized and friendly individual with an outgoing demeanor who leads with a people-centric approach to elevate the client experience and improve their financial services practice. 
A strong relationship builder who can nurture long-term relationships while fostering an inclusive and safe community and has a self-motivated mindset with a positive and resilient energy who thrives when taking the lead and is driven by the opportunity to make an impact, achieve goals and deliver rewarding results for clients.

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a Financial Planner role 
  • LLQP license required
  • CFP designation, completed or in progress
  • High degree of proficiency in financial planning, asset management and insurance
  • Full clean drivers license and own vehicle an asset
  • Excellent network in the lower mainland to provide an opportunity for growth and development of a client base

How Much: 

At first a highly competitive base salary commensurate with calibre of experience and skills- please discuss further with SWIM! 

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver and can work fully remote except for going to the office for team meetings as needed.

When & How to Apply: 

If you are interested in this opportunity to work with a successful and reputable Vancouver company in a fast-paced sector, please do not hesitate to apply soon as this search is moving quickly. 
SWIM is presenting short-listed Financial Advisor candidate profiles directly to the hiring team for review. Please note SWIM is very discreet and careful with the candidacy of currently employed and confidential job seekers. Thank you! 

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Senior Manager, Tax

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 5, 2022
Seeking a well-rounded Tax Leader with at least 6 years (preferably 8+ years) progressive work experience within accounting and tax, deep proficiency within Canadian tax, and ideally US tax skills.  Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to work for a reputable, well-established Vancouver company with growing operations in the US.  Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team. Newly created role- chance to build out the tax function and tax team!  Read Full Description

Seeking a well-rounded Tax Leader with at least 6 years (preferably 8+ years) progressive work experience within accounting and tax, deep proficiency within Canadian tax, and ideally US tax skills.  Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager to work for a reputable, well-established Vancouver company with growing operations in the US.  Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team. Newly created role- chance to build out the tax function and tax team! 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a growing, very reputable, and highly successful company with an impressive history and a bright future. This Company is considered a top employer and their business is well-diversified. Great corporate culture, with fun social events and a tightknit team-oriented environment. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a new Senior Manager, Tax- reporting directly into the Vice President, Accounting & Finance. This is a newly created role and a fantastic opportunity for a senior tax professional to build out a tax function and team! Initially the Senior Manager, Tax will be leveraging the work of external tax consultants as well as the internal corporate accounting team. Longer term the Senior Manager will likely hire a Tax Accountant as a direct report. There are well over 30 people on the overall Accounting & Finance team. This team is tightknit- they have each other’s back, support each other, and celebrate wins together. This is a well-rounded tax role that will involve tax planning & strategy, tax compliance & provisions (overseeing work of external consultants), review of applicability of new tax laws, tax audits, etc. The Senior Manager, Tax will oversee both Canadian and US Tax, as the company has exciting new projects on the go in a couple American states.  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.  

Who- the Candidate:  

Qualified candidates will enjoy working on a collaborative team in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. Business savvy and an eye of long-term tax strategies is important in this new leadership role. 

  • At least 7 years’ of progressive tax experience. 
  • CPA designation
  • Completion of all 3 levels of the CICA In-depth Tax Course (or perhaps actively pursuing at the 2nd or 3rd level) 
  • Experience working in a multi-national public practice accounting firm is highly preferred, ideally at Senior Manager level. 
  • Canadian tax expertise is required. US tax experience is very beneficial. 
  • Ability to manage both tax strategy/tax planning AND tax compliance. 
  • Strategic yet hands-on. Ability to build out the long-term plan for the Company’s tax function and team. 
  • Experience working for a complex multi-entity organization (this Company has over 250 entities). 
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written. Excellent mentorship and people management skills.  

Why: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their tax and finance career long-term with an exciting and successful company. A high-performance Senior Manager, Tax will have the chance to move up over the years. Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team.

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of relevant work experience, education, and skills.  The Company will financially support PD (CPA, In-depth tax courses, etc.) and there are perks such as an RRSP match, a performance-based bonus, business networking events and conferences, social events, etc. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

Where: 

The Company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver, beautiful corporate office, close to many rapid transit options. Hybrid work schedule (mix of work in office and work from home)- SWIM can provide more insight.  

When & How to Apply:

If you are interested in and excited about this great senior tax leadership opportunity, please do not hesitate to apply as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, 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. Thank you! 

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Corporate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 5, 2022
Very large and complex multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. CPA designation (or close to achieving designation) required. Fantastic opportunity for someone who is seeking a friendly corporate culture, job stability, inspiring leadership, and the chance to grow long-term with a very successful company.  Reporting into a fantastic boss and mentor. One of SWIM’s favourite clients!  Read Full Description

Very large and complex multi-national company headquartered in Vancouver. CPA designation (or close to achieving designation) required. Fantastic opportunity for someone who is seeking a friendly corporate culture, job stability, inspiring leadership, and the chance to grow long-term with a very successful company.  Reporting into a fantastic boss and mentor. One of SWIM’s favourite clients! 

Who- the Company: 

Our Client is a very well-established, large, and highly successful company with 30+ operating sites across North America and ~2000 employees.  They have a great reputation among their happy customers and partners. The 40+ person accounting & finance team has a culture that is collaborative, innovative, and friendly. Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver. 

What- the Role:

Our Client seeking a Corporate Accountant for their accounting & finance team of 40+ people. This role will be based out of the Vancouver Head Office, reporting into the Accounting Manager. The new Accountant will be working taking full ownership for the accounting for a certain area related to customers and vendors. This is a great opportunity for an Accountant to have accountability for a very important program within the business. The Corporate Accountant will have frequent communication with colleagues in other departments such as sales, inventory, procurement, and operations.  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a full job description. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking candidates with great organizational abilities, high attention to detail, and analytical skills who love working in a fast-paced and high-volume environment. We are looking for someone who is both accurate and efficient. Candidates must be professional, friendly, organized, and detail-oriented, and reliable. Relationship building abilities are crucial in this role as the Accountant is interacting with people in various internal departments. Strong Excel skills are required and hands-on experience using an ERP is a plus. 

What- the Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ full cycle accounting experience. Inter-company accounting experience highly preferred. 
  • Public practice training is highly preferred, but not necessarily required for accountants who have worked in large, complex companies with many entities. 
  • CPA designation (or very close to achieving CPA designation) is required. Please note that this Company financially supports CPA PD and membership dues. 
  • Ability to build cross-departmental relationships and to collaborate closely with non-accounting colleagues.   
  • An eye for process improvements and operational business savvy beyond “just the accounting.” 
  • Proficient in Excel with strong analytical skills.
  • Experience using a sophisticated ERP is a bonus but not required. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

How Much:

Very competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The Company will provide their new Corporate Accountant with a solid overall compensation package, including a very generous profit-sharing/bonus program, an RSRP match, PD support, and excellent health, dental, & vision benefits.  Please feel free to discuss further with SWIM. 

Where:  

HYBRID. This Company is headquartered in the heart of Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. The Accountant can choose to work full-time from the office or can work from home up to 2 days a week. 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team. 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' to send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Treasury Manager

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on October 3, 2022
Seeking a well-rounded Treasury Manager with at least 5 years (ideally 6+ years) progressive cash management experience within complex organizations (multi-entity, 50+ bank accounts, $100M+ in revenues). Reporting into a VP, managing 3 direct reports, and working on a finance team of 30+ people. Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team Read Full Description

Seeking a well-rounded Treasury Manager with at least 5 years (ideally 6+ years) progressive cash management experience within complex organizations (multi-entity, 50+ bank accounts, $100M+ in revenues). Reporting into a VP, managing 3 direct reports, and working on a finance team of 30+ people. Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team

Who- the Company:

Our client is a growing, very reputable, and highly successful Vancouver-HQ’d company with an impressive history and a bright future. This Company is considered a top employer and their business is very well-diversified, with very established operations in BC and growing operations in the United States. Great corporate culture, with fun social events and a tightknit team-oriented environment. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a new Treasury Manager- reporting directly into the Vice President, Finance and leading, mentoring, and coaching 3 direct reports on the treasury/cash management team. The Treasury team is very tightknit- they have each other’s back, support each other, and celebrate wins together. This role is open as the incumbent Manager is transitioning internally into a different role. The new Manager will oversee the Company’s 50+ bank accounts and manage the Company’s cash positions for operations and capital requirements. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.  

Who- the Candidate:  

Qualified candidates will enjoy working on a collaborative team in a dynamic and results-oriented environment.  An eye for process improvement is key in this role. 

  • Minimum 5 years’ of progressive treasury/cash management experience. CTP designation is an asset.  
  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and guiding a team- at least 1 report, and ideally 2+ people (this Manager will have 3 direct reports) 
  • Foundational accounting experience and knowledge. CPA designation is preferred for this role. 
  • Experience managing the treasury for a company with a high volume of bank accounts  (Company has well over 50 bank accounts). 
  • Experience working for a complex multi-entity organization
  • Systems savvy, with proficiency in Excel.

Why: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career long-term with an exciting Vancouver-based company. The Treasury Manager can move up the ranks within accounting & finance over the years. Great corporate culture and inspiring leadership team. 

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of relevant work experience, education, and skills.  The Company will financially support PD (CPA, CTP, etc.) and there are perks such as an RRSP match, a performance-based bonus, business networking events and conferences, social events, etc. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

Where: 

The Company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver, beautiful corporate office, close to many rapid transit options. Hybrid work schedule (mix of work in office and work from home)- SWIM can provide more insight.  

When & How to Apply:

If you are interested in and excited about this great treasury management opportunity, please do not hesitate to apply as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, 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. Thank you! 

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Accounting Clerk – Real Estate

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on September 30, 2022
Fantastic Accounting Clerk role offering a unique opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in an exciting, ever-changing environment. This is a busy and fulfilling Accounting Clerk role with diverse accounting responsibilities. Read Full Description

Fantastic Accounting Clerk role offering a unique opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in an exciting, ever-changing environment. This is a busy and fulfilling Accounting Clerk role with diverse accounting responsibilities.

Who- the Client: 

Our client is a boutique consulting firm that provides finance and accounting services focusing in the real estate development and other related industries. Company culture is fun, supportive, collaborative, and flexible. They care about our clients and are driven by helping them succeed.

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking an exceptional Accounting Clerk with a strong business sense! This role requires a mature and professional attitude, strong 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 gained in a real estate development company. Experience using Sage 300 or Jonas Premier would be considered a preference. 

What- the Opportunity: 

Reporting to the Assistant Controller this position is responsible for processing payments, matching invoices, entering contracts, monitoring and reconciling holdback accounts, processing ap and ar, credit card reconciliations, processing payroll, constant communication with the rest of the team and client’s contacts as well as other ad hoc tasks. 

Where: 

Vancouver. This location is very transit friendly. 

How Much: 

A competitive base salary. Overall package includes excellent benefits, vacation, and other generous rewards.

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! Swim Recruiting has been exclusive engaged to present our client with a short-list of qualified EA candidates.  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. We also love referrals, so if you are not interested but know someone else qualified for the role who might be- please let Swim know. Thank you! 

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Senior Project Accountant, Real Estate

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on July 8, 2022
REAL ESTATE. Seeking a financial analyst with at least 3 years (ideally 4+ years) progressive experience in project accounting and analysis within complex organizations. Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager work in Vancouver’s dynamic real estate sector with a very reputable and well-established developer with many exciting projects on the go.   Working on a real estate development analysis team of 7 and a broader accounting & finance team of 30+ people.  Read Full Description

REAL ESTATE. Seeking a financial analyst with at least 3 years (ideally 4+ years) progressive experience in project accounting and analysis within complex organizations. Excellent opportunity for someone who is eager work in Vancouver’s dynamic real estate sector with a very reputable and well-established developer with many exciting projects on the go.   Working on a real estate development analysis team of 7 and a broader accounting & finance team of 30+ people. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a growing, very reputable, and highly successful real estate development company with an impressive history and a bright future. This company is considered a top employer and their real estate business is very well-diversified. Great corporate culture, with fun social events and a tightknit team-oriented environment. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a new Development Analyst. This role is open as a previous Development Analyst has been promoted. The structure on this team is- Development Accountant, then Development Analyst, then Finance Manager, then Senior Finance Manager. There is great opportunity for career growth based on performance, with past team members sometimes achieving a promotion within 1.5 to 2 years. There are well over 30 people on the company’s overall Accounting & Finance team (in various areas- corporate accounting, property accounting, investment analysis, AP, AR, etc).  
The Development Analysis team is very tightknit- they have each other’s back, support each other, and celebrate wins together. Responsibilities in this role are diverse and include forecasting, budgeting, cash flow analysis, financial modeling, consolidated financial statement preparation and review (under ASPE), supporting month-end & quarter-end close, year-end audit, process improvement projects, scheduled and ad hoc management reporting, variance analysis, process improvements and other finance-related projects. This role is estimated to be well over 60% analytical and “forward-looking” in nature. 
The new Development Analyst will be someone who enjoys problem-solving, has excellent communication skills, and is looking to learn lots and steadily develop their accounting career. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.  

Who- the Candidate:

Qualified candidates will enjoy working on a collaborative team in a dynamic and results-oriented environment. The new Development Analyst will have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, while demonstrating a positive and enthusiastic attitude. 

  • At least 3 years of progressive project accounting and project analysis experience- ideally in a real estate development company, but candidates with experience in finance for other industries (utilities, infrastructure, engineering, architecture, etc.) will definitely be considered as long as projects worked on are large-scale and long-term in nature (1-5 year timelines, $100M to $1B budgets). We are looking for finance professionals who have an interest in/passion for the fascinating world of real estate!
  • Professional Designation such as CPA, CFA, or CMA is highly preferred, or MBA Finance. 
  • Experience working for a complex multi-entity organization, including exposure to consolidated financial statements
  • Systems savvy, with proficiency in Excel including financial modeling skills. Experience using Yardi (financial system used by many real estate companies) is a significant asset, but not at all required.  Experience using budgeting & forecasting software such as Argus is highly preferred. 
  • Excellent communication skills- both verbal and written. 

Why: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career long-term with an exciting real estate company. The Analyst can move up the ranks within financial analysis and/or accounting over the years. This role is open due to the internal promotion of the previous Development Analyst. 

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of relevant work experience, education, and skills.  This company will financially support CPA studies and there are also great perks such as an RRSP match, a small bonus, professional development events, social events, and discounts on renting or buying of company-built properties. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

Where: 

HYBRID, downtown Vancouver. This company is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver, close to many rapid transit options. Hybrid work schedule (mix of work in office and work from home)- SWIM can provide more insight.  

When & How to Apply:

If you are interested in and excited about this great opportunity, please do not hesitate to apply as this search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, 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. Thanks! 

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