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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!

ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 23, 2021
Diverse and well-rounded senior accounting role with a growing group of publicly-listed junior mining companies.   Read Full Description
Diverse and well-rounded senior accounting role with a growing group of publicly-listed junior mining companies.  

Who- the Company:

Our client is a group of publicly-listed mineral exploration companies (various metals, well-diversified, several countries). It is an exciting place to work as the group always has growth plans and transactions happening. 

What- the Role:

On behalf of our client, SWIM is seeking a new Assistant Controller or Senior Accountant (depending on years of experience) who will take on a variety of full-cycle accounting responsibilities for a couple junior mining companies. The Senior Accountant/Asst Controller will prepare financial statements and roll-forward schedules, will oversee AP and journal entries, support month/quarter/year-end financial reporting, prepare working papers, assist with a variety of process improvement projects and financial system optimization, reconcile general ledger accounts, etc. This is a great opportunity for a senior level accounting professional who loves variety and wearing many hats!

Who- the Candidate:

  • Full-cycle accounting skills, including knowledge of IFRS.
  • Multi-entity accounting and consolidations experience. 
  • CPA designation or CPA candidacy is preferred but not required for someone with lots of relevant work experience.   
  • Public company experience is highly preferred, but not necessarily required for a very quick learner. 
  • Experience in the mining sector is an asset, but not at all required for someone who is bright and eager to learn. 
  • Public practice training is beneficial, but not necessarily required. 
  • Systems savvy and eager to learn and master new software and tools. This company primarily uses QuickBooks and Excel.  
  • We are seeking a well-rounded Senior Accountant or Assistant Controller who is hands-on but who can also see the big picture. 
  • Qualified candidates for this role will be quick learners with an upbeat attitude and a willingness to help in a variety of areas. 
  • Detail oriented, organized, and highly accurate. 

Where:

The company is based is Vancouver.  

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with accounting experience and skills, as well as a stock option plan, benefits and PD support- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this fantastic Senior Accountant opportunity, 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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Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 23, 2021
Diverse and well-rounded administrative and bookkeeping role with a growing and exciting publicly-listed mining company headquartered right here in Vancouver. Great role for someone who wants to work with a tight-knit team and learn from senior accounting & finance professionals. Excellent variety of responsibilities- no two days will be the exact same! SPANISH language skills are a big plus!  Read Full Description
Diverse and well-rounded administrative and bookkeeping role with a growing and exciting publicly-listed mining company headquartered right here in Vancouver. Great role for someone who wants to work with a tight-knit team and learn from senior accounting & finance professionals. Excellent variety of responsibilities- no two days will be the exact same! SPANISH language skills are a big plus! 

Who- the Company:  

Our client is a publicly-listed mining company with operations in various countries. It is an exciting place to work as the company has growth plans, but it’s also stable as the company has been around for close to 20 years. 

What- the Role:

Our client is hiring for a new Administrative Assistant & Bookkeeper. This is a hybrid role involving administrative and bookkeeping support to the Executives of the Company, including the CFO and CEO, and the Financial Controllers. 

The diverse responsibilities will entail around 50% bookkeeping (low volume AP, low volume AR, credit card reconciliation, expense reports, journal entries in QuickBooks, assisting with working papers, etc.) and 50% administration (correspondence with property management firm, maintenance of info email account, reception, managing couriers and mail, digitizing filing system, ordering office supplies, etc.) 

Who- the Candidate:

Qualified candidates will have 5+ years relevant and progressing work experience in a corporate office. 
  • Excellent knowledge of the complete MS Office suite, especially Excel. 
  • Experience in, or willingness to learn, foreign jurisdictions such as the Latin Americas. Spanish language skills are a significant asset! 
  • Experience working in TSX Venture Exchange public companies is an asset, especially within the mining sector. 
  • Detail-oriented and organized 
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with all levels of directors and management.
  • A self-motivated team player who takes initiative and pursues process improvements in a fast paced office. 
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with the ability to achieve public company deadlines.
  • Professional, cheerful, collaborative, and resourceful.

Where:

This company is based out of a corporate office in downtown Vancouver. 

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, qualifications, and skills, plus a stock option plan, benefits, vacation, etc.- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this diverse bookkeeping and administrative opportunity, 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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Intermediate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on November 23, 2021
Work from home during covid. Great role for an Intermediate who is looking for the next step in their career and taking full ownership of the accounting function reporting to the Controller. Read Full Description
Work from home during covid. Great role for an Intermediate who is looking for the next step in their career and taking full ownership of the accounting function reporting to the Controller.

Who - The Company: 

Our client is a well-established and successful organization with great, supportive leadership, and a tightknit, and team-oriented culture.

What - The Role:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged by this company to find a fantastic Intermediate Accountant to join their tight-knit team! Our client is going through some very exciting changes and the new Intermediate Accountant will be responsible for aspects of the accounting, payroll assistance and Invoicing. This is a great opportunity to grow your career and own the accounting function within a supportive team environment.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Payroll importing, payment generation, and posting to the general ledger
  • Accounts Payable importing, payment generation, and posting to the general ledger
  • Assisting Controller with tax and government filings
  • Assisting Controller with account reconciliations
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Assisting Controller with period-end financial statement generation and journal entries

Who - The Candidate:

We are looking for an experienced Accountant/Bookkeeper with over 2 years’ progressive experience.

We are looking for:
  • A minimum of one years’ experience in an intermediate accounting role 
  • A certificate, diploma or equivalent
  • Great Plains and MS Office
  • Can be pursuing or not up to candidates preference. Controller in organization is designated.
  • Proven expertise in creating systems and efficiencies
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking
  • Excellent communication skills – not afraid to ask questions and pass on information to others
  • Passionate about deadlines
  • Strong computer skills

Where: 

Surrey, BC (Guildford area) (work from home during covid) 

How Much:

Very competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new Accountant with a solid overall compensation package.

When & How To Apply: 

Swim Recruiting has been engaged as the recruitment partner on this search and our firm 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' and send us your resume.
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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 23, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for a designated accountant who is seeking a diverse, stable, and fulfilling job with a friendly, close-knit team. This company provides very good work/life balance. Working for a very stable, highly successful, and extremely reputable family-owned multi-entity company! Responsibilities include full-cycle accounting, tax compliance, payments, investor reporting, and cash flow management. Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for a designated accountant who is seeking a diverse, stable, and fulfilling job with a friendly, close-knit team. This company provides very good work/life balance. Working for a very stable, highly successful, and extremely reputable family-owned multi-entity company! Responsibilities include full-cycle accounting, tax compliance, payments, investor reporting, and cash flow management.

Who- the Company:

Our client is a highly admired, reputable, and respected entrepreneurial family-owned company with over a 20-year history and over 12 entities. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a Senior Accountant for this great organization.  The new Sr. Acct. will support the full-cycle accounting for half a dozen entities and is responsible for the preparation of financial statements, payments management, routine and ad hoc investor reporting, working papers, as well as assisting with treasury/banking/cashflow management, and taxation matters.  Accuracy and integrity of the data is paramount and must be performed in a confidential manner. This is a small yet mighty organization, and the accounting team pulls together on administrative tasks, as well. 
This position offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional with strong finance, accounting, tax, general bookkeeping, and cash management skills to contribute to a well-run and diversified executive office.  This is a stable and long-term career opportunity! Many people have been with the company for over a decade. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking a Senior Accountant who has relevant work experience and skills, of course, but also has the personality to mesh well with the tight-knit, collaborative, and humble team. Friendly and effective communication skills are key, as is an approachable and down-to-earth style. Candidates will ideally have previous experience with a privately-held and multi-entity holding company (can be from client portfolio at public practice). Strong technical accounting skills are crucial and tax compliance knowledge is highly preferred.  
Knowledge, Skills, & Experience
  • CPA Accounting designation (or legacy CA or CGA) or International equivalent. 
  • Experience with multi-entity businesses (public practice clients and/or in-house), ideally family-owned businesses. 
  • Experience with treasury, banking, and cashflow management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) is crucial and prior experience using QuickBooks is a significant asset. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Corporate and personal tax compliance experience, including experience completing forms and filings (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, GST, PST, payroll, WSIB/employer health tax, etc.) would be advantageous.

Where:

This organization is headquartered in the heart of downtown Vancouver corporate office, just a short walk away from a SkyTrain station and plenty of amenities. There will likely be some work-from-home flexibility should the Senior Accountant require it- please discuss with SWIM.   

How Much:

Generous base salary, commensurate with accounting experience, education, and skills. The package also includes 4 weeks’ vacation, CPA support, health & dental benefits, and other employee perks.   

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively on this unique search and we will be representing short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity with a reputable and very well-established family organization, please let us know today and we can discuss further! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Revenue Manager

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 23, 2021
Working with a vibrant, fun-loving, and fast-paced technology company- one of Vancouver’s new darling organizations! This Revenue Manager will directly support one of the Regional Controllers in close collaboration with other Regional Controllers and one direct report.  Read Full Description
Working with a vibrant, fun-loving, and fast-paced technology company- one of Vancouver’s new darling organizations! This Revenue Manager will directly support one of the Regional Controllers in close collaboration with other Regional Controllers and one direct report. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a large, very admired, highly successful and award-winning global tech company headquartered in Vancouver. They have a vibrant corporate culture with fantastic people to work with and learn from.

What- the Opportunity:  

This is a well-rounded Revenue Manager opportunity. You will be based in Vancouver Headquarters and be responsible for the APAC and region. Responsibilities include:
  • Oversee AR processes to ensure timely and accurate invoicing and collections of receivables
  • Own and administer the revenue recognition process, being an independent advisor for the business
  • Ensure appropriate reporting of revenue in accordance with IFRS and the company's internal policy
  • Analyze revenue on a monthly basis and communicate monthly KPI and financial results to key stakeholders
  • Review and streamline processes by identifying continuous improvement opportunities and implementing action plans
  • Drive timely month-end close procedures and assist in monthly and quarterly reporting as needed
  • Lead and mentor a Junior Accountant – AR.
  • Assist with external year end audits
  • Assist teams outside of finance on managing large accounts and provide guidance on revenue related issues
  • Represent the finance team on company-wide projects (system/process improvements, new initiatives, ad-hoc projects)

Who- the Candidate: 

Our client is seeking a highly dynamic and engaged Revenue Manager with the following qualifications: 
  • Must have a CPA designation or equivalent. 
  • 2-3 years relevant post qualification experience ideally gained in fast-paced and dynamic large complex environments in the tech sector will be considered a strong asset.
  • Expertise in accounting and financial principles and governance (GAAP, IFRS)
  • An understanding of IFRS 15 (Revenue from contracts with customers) will be considered a strong asset.
  • Proficient in MS Excel and ERP systems. 

Where: 

The Revenue Manager will be working from the Vancouver head office with the flexibility to work remotely a couple of days per week.

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. 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. SWIM is presenting short-listed candidates profiles directly to the hiring team for review. Thanks! 
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Compensation Specialist

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC
Posted on November 19, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation specialist to team up with a Global leader within Technology. You will know this exciting company and all they represent!  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation specialist to team up with a Global leader within Technology. You will know this exciting company and all they represent! 

Who- the Company:

This company is known for their exciting projects! The company is a global leader with offices around the world. This company is headquartered in Vancouver. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Compensation Specialist on behalf of our client. Reporting directly to the Director. The Compensation Specialist is a strategic and highly visible role responsible for developing compensation programs and policies, advising and training managers and HR on compensation practices and maintaining global job, salary, and benefits information. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description

Who- the Candidate: 

  • Support HR with conducting analysis, validating results, and making compensation recommendations.
  • Participate in design, development, and revision of remuneration policies, such as salary structures, wage management, incentive programs, etc. Assuring governance can be supported within the HRIS, as much as possible.
  • Advise Managers on the application of various compensation programs and policies. 
  • Act as resource person and trainer for the HR community with respect to compensation.
  • Analyze market data and make recommendations in order to properly position the company’s remuneration in relation to its market references; maintain and update internal salary ranges.
  • Support annual salary reviews
  • Administration and maintenance of annual bonus plans. Maintain and update all documents, assure all bonus information is tracked, prepare annual bonus payouts for approval. Communication and training on bonus plans for HR and leadership, as needed. 
  • Participate in salary surveys and other studies, as needed. 

Where:

The company is headquartered in Vancouver; however, the Compensation Specialist will be based from home currently until further notice.

How Much:

The Compensation Specialist will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! Swim Recruiting will be representing 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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Accounts Payable Clerk

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver OR Remote, BC, CA
Posted on November 19, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Payables Clerk to team up with a Global leader within Technology. You will know this exciting company and all they represent!  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for an Accounts Payables Clerk to team up with a Global leader within Technology. You will know this exciting company and all they represent! 

Who- the Company:

This company is known for their exciting projects! The company is a global leader with offices around the world. This company is headquartered in Vancouver. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Accounts Payables Clerk on behalf of our client. Reporting directly to the Controller. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description

Who- the Candidate: 

  • Manage the accounts payable inbox and organize all invoices, purchase orders, statements and other relevant documentation
  • Coordinate with all departments to ensure all invoices, purchase orders are properly approved
  • Code invoices to GL accounts and input vendor invoices into ERP system
  • Reconcile vendor statements and communicate with vendors and/or internal departments as necessary
  • Validate approved vendor invoices in accordance with company policies and procedures
  • Prepare vendor cheques, and coordinate wire and EFT payments
  • Create new and maintain existing vendor records
  • Process weekly expense reports 
  • Perform credit card reconciliations, by working with stakeholders across the company to ensure the accuracy, timeliness and proper documentation of all charges incurred
  • File accounting documents, which includes: invoices, receipt documentation, vendor banking information, vendor credit applications and other corporate documents

Where:

The company is headquartered in Vancouver; however, the Accounts Payables Clerk will be based from home currently until further notice.

How Much:

The Accounts Payables Clerk will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! Swim Recruiting will be representing 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 Development Analyst

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 18, 2021
Unique and rewarding career opportunity within the fast-moving and impressive Vancouver HQ of a reputable global public company. Plenty of room for learning and career development while working on strategic initiatives.  Read Full Description
Unique and rewarding career opportunity within the fast-moving and impressive Vancouver HQ of a reputable global public company. Plenty of room for learning and career development while working on strategic initiatives. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a very successful global company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. They are a leader in an important niche industry and they have operations in many countries. The company has a corporate culture which emphasizes collaborative problem-solving, integrity, and high performance. The employees are very dedicated to their work and also know how to have fun. This company values their people and provides great perks that promote a healthy work life. 

What- the Role:  

We are seeking a new Analyst (Corporate Development & Strategy) who will undertake quantitative analysis to support the company’s position on potential investments, market opportunities, joint ventures, business partnerships, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), organic growth such as setting-up offices in new geographies, and ad hoc strategic initiatives. The Analyst will work alongside a few others in Corporate Development under the guidance of very impressive leadership. Responsibilities are diverse and will include complex market research, manipulation & maintenance of key economic models, due diligence work, negotiation support, business case preparation, cost/benefit analysis, and ad hoc financial modeling.

We are seeking an intelligent, curious, driven, and well-rounded business professional who takes pride in producing top quality work and who enjoys collaborating with a variety of people across all departments of a matrixed organization. People tend to stay at this company for a long time because there is great opportunity for learning and career growth. Being in corporate development at this company is a unique chance to get to know their multifaceted business at a very deep level. Swim Recruiting will provide interested and qualified candidates with a thorough job description. 

This is fantastic and unique corporate development career opportunity, and one that doesn’t present itself often in Vancouver!

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for highly analytical individuals who are business-minded, hands-on yet strategic, and who have the drive and talent to learn the company’s business inside-out. Detail-orientation and an analytical mindset are paramount in this role. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership, are essential. Our client has a high performing culture, and we are seeking a Corp Dev Analyst who can seamlessly integrate with this collaborative team and reciprocate help to colleagues. 

  • At least 2 years’ and ideally 4 years recent and relevant work experience, perhaps in investment banking, management consulting, or private equity. 
  • Must have a relevant designation or graduate degree such as CFA, CPA, or MBA. 
  • Highly proficient in Excel, with ability to build sophisticated financial models and create macros from scratch. Experience using a BI tool is an asset, as is experience working with DCF models. 
  • Experience in a large and complex global company is highly preferred. 

How Much:

Generous compensation total package commensurate with experience and education, including a performance-based bonus, excellent benefits, a pension plan, employee share purchase program, professional development support, a very competitive paid time off program, and a top-notch working environment. SWIM can provide more insight! 

Where:

Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with great views and an inviting feel. Please note this job may involve occasional International business travel. 

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this unique opportunity with a high-profile Vancouver corporation, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 
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Senior Analyst, Corporate Development

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 18, 2021
Unique and rewarding career opportunity within the fast-moving and impressive Vancouver HQ of a reputable global company. Plenty of room for learning and career development while working on strategic initiatives.   Read Full Description
Unique and rewarding career opportunity within the fast-moving and impressive Vancouver HQ of a reputable global company. Plenty of room for learning and career development while working on strategic initiatives.  

Who- the Company:  

Our client is a very successful global company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. They are a leader in an important niche industry and they have operations in many countries. The company has a corporate culture which emphasizes collaborative problem-solving, integrity, and high performance. The employees are very dedicated to their work and also know how to have fun. This company values their people and provides great perks that promote a healthy work life. 

What- the Role:  

We are seeking a new Senior Corporate Development Analyst who will undertake quantitative analysis to support the company’s position on potential investments, market opportunities, joint ventures, business partnerships, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), organic growth such as setting-up offices in new geographies, and ad hoc strategic initiatives. The Senior Analyst will work alongside several others in Corporate Development under the guidance of very impressive leadership. Responsibilities are diverse and will include complex market research, manipulation & maintenance of key economic models, due diligence work, negotiation support, business case preparation, cost/benefit analysis, and ad hoc financial modeling.

We are seeking an intelligent, curious, driven, and well-rounded business professional who takes pride in producing top quality work and who enjoys collaborating with a variety of people across all departments of a matrixed organization. People tend to stay at this company for a long time because there is great opportunity for learning and career growth. Being in corporate development at this company is a unique chance to get to know their multifaceted business at a very deep level. Swim Recruiting will provide interested and qualified candidates with a thorough job description once they are shortlisted. 

This is fantastic and unique corporate development career opportunity, and one that doesn’t present itself often in Vancouver!

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for highly analytical individuals who are business-minded, hands-on yet strategic, and who have the drive and talent to learn the company’s business inside-out. Detail-orientation and an analytical mindset are paramount in this role. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, including executive leadership, are essential. Our client has a high performing culture, and we are seeking a proven Corp Dev Analyst who can seamlessly integrate with this collaborative team and reciprocate help to colleagues. 
  • At least 5 years’ and ideally over 6 years of progressive work experience, perhaps in investment banking, management consulting, or private equity. 
  • Must have a relevant designation or graduate degree such as CFA or MBA.
  • A technical educational background, such as engineering (P.Eng.), is a significant asset. 
  • Highly proficient in Excel, with ability to build sophisticated financial models and create macros from scratch. Experience using a BI tool is an asset, as is experience working with DCF models. 
  • Experience in a large and complex global public company is highly preferred. 

How Much: 

Generous compensation total package commensurate with experience and education, including performance-based bonus, great benefits, competitive RRSP match, professional development support, and a top-notch working environment. Excellent paid-time-off program. SWIM can provide more insight. 

Where: 

Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with great views and an inviting feel. Please note this job may involve occasional international business travel. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this unique corporate development opportunity with a high-profile Vancouver corporation, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible as this search is moving quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly.  If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 
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Director of Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on November 15, 2021
Newly created position with a reputable, well-established, and entrepreneurial manufacturing company based in Vancouver. Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance will be responsible for managing the financial affairs of this well-established organization.  Read Full Description
Newly created position with a reputable, well-established, and entrepreneurial manufacturing company based in Vancouver. Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance will be responsible for managing the financial affairs of this well-established organization. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a manufacturer and wholesaler of furniture and art with a 20+ year history and over 100 employees in 4 countries (with 20+ new hires in the pipeline). As a result of family values, a collaborative culture, and hard work, the company is now one of North America’s leading wholesalers of unique home goods. The company has expansion plans in the US in place for 2022. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged to by our client to help them find their new Director of Finance. The DoF will work collaboratively within the Senior Leadership Team to identify opportunities to grow the organization and build new efficiencies in financial and operational processes while ensuring the financial health remains strong. Reporting to the President, the DoF will lead, mentor, and develop an accounting & finance team of 3 people, including a Controller, and will nurture relationships with all other departments.

What- the Responsibilities:

  • Provide findings of financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting to the President and Senior Leadership Team.
  • Ensure strong financial governance of the organization’s activities through the development, implementation and maintenance of general accounting policies, procedures, processes, internal controls and systems in compliance with applicable business, legislation and regulatory requirements. 
  • Ensure efficient processing, recording and reconciliation of all payments, accounts receivable transactions, general ledger entries, changes to capital assets, and payroll.
  • Participate in the annual financial planning process. 
  • Manage cash flow and recommend options for managing funds.
  • Manage tax planning, transfer pricing, annual audit, multi-currency issues, etc. 
  • Lead the annual budgeting process.
  • Lead finance and strategy related projects as they come up. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a dedicated accounting & finance professional with experience leading in a fast-paced environment. Candidates will be comfortable working in an entrepreneurial company and will be able to jump into work and handle a variety of tasks while partnering and supporting individuals at all levels of the organization.  
  • Canadian CPA Accounting Designation or International equivalent. 
  • 8+ years progressive accounting and finance experience.
  • Excellent leadership, mentorship, and change management skills.
  • Experience working with mid-size private companies. 
  • Experience in the manufacturing sector is highly preferred but not necessarily required for a quick learner who has plenty of common sense! Likewise, experience working for an entrepreneur-owned business is an asset. 
  • Experience working in a multi-jurisdictional company with cross-border and transfer pricing matters. (experience working for a company with operations in the US and/or Asia is particularly relevant) 
  • Strong relationship building skills and ability to collaborate well with peers in non-finance functions. 
  • Sound knowledge of accounting systems and accounting control processes.
  • Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent prioritization, time management, and organizational skills. 

Where: 

Headquartered in Surrey, BC- great location for someone living in Surrey, Langley, White Rock, Delta, etc. The company has an open-concept and casual office space that promotes free-flowing communication.  The head office is also where a good deal of the production takes place, and the DoF will have the opportunity to get know 100+ loyal and long-standing employees working in various functions. If you are seeking some work-from-home flexibility, please discuss with SWIM. 

How Much: 

Competitive compensation package commensurate with work experience, skills, and demonstrated accomplishments- please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

If you are interested in this great leadership opportunity with a well-established manufacturing company, please let us know soon! Swim Recruiting is sourcing, screening, and shortlisting on behalf of our client and presenting candidate profiles directly to the President 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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Director of Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver OR Work From Home, BC, CA
Posted on November 15, 2021
Fantastic and unique accounting & finance leadership opportunity! This company is doing a lot of good in our world- both socially and environmentally. This company is growing by leaps and bounds, which should translate to long-term career growth for the new Director of Finance. This company is based in Vancouver and is very global in nature, and allows for a primarily work-remote model.  Read Full Description
Fantastic and unique accounting & finance leadership opportunity! This company is doing a lot of good in our world- both socially and environmentally. This company is growing by leaps and bounds, which should translate to long-term career growth for the new Director of Finance. This company is based in Vancouver and is very global in nature, and allows for a primarily work-remote model. 

Who- the Company:

SWIM is very excited to be representing this company to our candidate networks! Our client is a fascinating social enterprise company that is making a very positive impact in our world while still earning a profit. The company was founded over 5 years ago and has operations on several continents. This is truly a company you can feel proud to work for and to grow with! Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with plenty more insight into the company’s values, vision, and culture. 

What- the Role:

Our client is hiring for a new Director of Finance who will report into the CFO and who will have a small team of direct reports (local and International).  The DoF will manage the global accounting & finance team which spans 4 continents. This role is very diverse and involves a blend of FP&A, strategy, and accounting oversight. The Director of Finance will collaborate with leaders in various countries, and will be responsible for streamlining, automating, and consolidating processes. This is a dynamic and ever-evolving role, and we are looking for a strategic leader who thrives in a multi-cultural and ever-changing environment.! SWIM will provide interested candidates with a more detailed job description.

Who- the Candidate:

We are seeking candidates with at least 8 years and ideally 10+ years in accounting & finance, including 3+ years in a leadership role with 3+ direct reports. Experience managing the accounting & finance function of a GLOBAL organization is paramount- this company is very international and multi-cultural, and the business will expand into more countries in the near-term future. 
Another crucial component is experience with growing, building, scaling, and improving (in terms of revenues, geographic locations, business lines, number of employees, etc.). The Director of Finance will be putting in place better processes and systems, and contributing directly to the company’s impressive year-over-year growth. Excellent relationship building skills with diverse stakeholders is vital (internal and external stakeholders, in Canada and Internationally). Speaking languages other than English is a plus.  
Aside from the finance and accounting skills, it is very important for the Director of Finance to be a great match with the organization’s culture. This company employs a very fun-loving and friendly group of people who care about our world and who lead a sustainable and socially responsible lifestyle. We are looking for qualified candidates who truly align with the company’s values and vision- SWIM can provide more insight. 

Where:

The corporate office is based in Vancouver, BC. Candidates can work from the office and/or from home- with the expectation to be in the office at least 3 days a month. 

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of skills and experience, plus benefit and an equity program- please discuss with SWIM.  

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving quickly so please reach out soon if you are interested! SWIM is presenting shortlisted 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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Compensation Analyst

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
REMOTE, BC, CA
Posted on November 11, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation analysis professional to work remotely from anywhere in BC for one of Canada’s best managed and best loved companies!  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for a compensation analysis professional to work remotely from anywhere in BC for one of Canada’s best managed and best loved companies! 

Who- the Company:

Our client is one of the largest private sector “living wage” employers in Canada and is known for being a very values-based organization that champions diversity, social responsibility, business ethics, and philanthropy. The company has been recognized as a best local employer, a best managed company, and a best corporate citizen. The company has close to 3000 employees and is headquartered in Vancouver. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Compensation Analyst on behalf of our client. Reporting directly to the Manager of Compensation and working on a tight-knit compensation team of 5 people, the Analyst will be responsible for managing compensation policies and ensuring the company is following compensation procedures. The Comp Analyst will be helping to develop and optimize the company’s ongoing total rewards strategy. The Comp Analyst will conduct job evaluations, job leveling, and participate in annual performance & compensation review cycles. Compensation analysis is the main focus of this role, with some benefits analysis.  SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description

Who- the Candidate: 

Qualified candidates will have at least 2 years’ experience in compensation analysis/total rewards, and ideally 5+ years. The CCP designation is considered an asset but not at all required. Candidates will have experience in designing and implementing compensation programs, as well as experience evaluating and benchmarking corporate and operational positions. Strong communication and collaboration skills are crucial. We are looking for professionals who are proficient at conducting Excel-based compensation analysis- the stronger in Excel, the better! HRIS analysis skills are also important. Experience working in large, complex private sector company with operations in geographic locations across BC is a significant asset. 

Where:

The company is headquartered in Vancouver; however, the Compensation Analyst can work remotely from ANYWHERE IN BC!  Remote working is perfectly suitable for this role. Ideally the Analyst will be located within driving distance to Vancouver for occasional visits to the office (important team meetings, social events, etc.). These in-office visits will be scheduled in advance so if the Comp Analyst lives in the Interior, on Vancouver Island, in Northern BC, etc., they can work it into their lives and perhaps combine an office trip with a personal reason for wanting to be in the Lower Mainland. 

How Much:

The Compensation Analyst will receive a competitive salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! Swim Recruiting will be representing 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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Manager Capital Accounting & Special Projects

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Burnaby, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
This is an amazing opportunity to manage our client’s capital asset portfolio and lead a small team. Our client offers a welcoming environment, work-life balance, a hybrid in-office and remote work schedule and opportunities for growth! Read Full Description
This is an amazing opportunity to manage our client’s capital asset portfolio and lead a small team. Our client offers a welcoming environment, work-life balance, a hybrid in-office and remote work schedule and opportunities for growth!

Who- The Company: 

Our client is a globally recognized organization and a large employer in the Vancouver area. Known for their exceptional reputation and collaborative work culture, they are passionate about learning and challenge their employees to grow. 

What- The Role: 

  • Manages the organization’s capital asset portfolio and retains fiscal accountability for the administration of its capital assets and associated debt, if applicable.
  • Manages, maintains and ensures integrity and accuracy for accounting of acquisitions, dispositions, original cost or value, depreciation, and classification of fixed assets including monitoring and controlling the fixed asset module and capital assets inventory
  • Manages and controls the organization’s capital equipment budget by tracking and reporting all ongoing commitments and expenditures. 
  • Prepares budgets for the capital fund accounting portfolio. Assists in strategic planning related to the department’s and organization’s budget committees.
  • Provides forecasts on cash outflows for capital purchases and other forecasts as required for capital accounting portfolio including managing the organization’s capital debt activities including the development of long and short-term debt. 
  • Prepares capital, deferred capital contribution and debt portions of quarterly reports for the Ministry, and Audit and Finance Committee.
  • Supports in managing various process improvement initiatives, internal control implementation, and other Financial Services projects on a range of accounting and treasury related matters.

Who- The Candidate: 

  • Equipped with a bachelor’s degree and professional accounting designation (CPA), you have a minimum 5 years of progressive work experience, preferably in a complex unionized, public sector environment. 
  • Advanced demonstrated knowledge in capital asset accounting and debt management.
  • A strong leader and strategic visionary, you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a logical approach to problem solving.  
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to influence and get buy in
  • Strong Project management skills with extensive experience in managing large, complex projects, project planning and scheduling work in advance of critical deadlines • 
  • Excellent knowledge of ERP as it relates to financial management systems with financial software management skills as they pertain to capital accounting
  • A natural leader, you give clear direction, and have a desire to grow professionally and develop and grow your team.  

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience, 5 weeks’ vacation, robust benefits package including pension. Please discuss further with Swim. 

Where: 

Burnaby, BC

When & How To Apply: 

Swim Recruiting has been engaged as a trusted recruitment agency partner on this important search. If you are interested and already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. 
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Group Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Accounting & Finance leadership role with a complex multi-entity company with both a long history and a bright future. Ongoing growth plans, which will translate to long-term room for growth for the Group Controller. Leading a team of 6 direct reports, including divisional controllers, as well as 4+ indirect reports.  Read Full Description
Accounting & Finance leadership role with a complex multi-entity company with both a long history and a bright future. Ongoing growth plans, which will translate to long-term room for growth for the Group Controller. Leading a team of 6 direct reports, including divisional controllers, as well as 4+ indirect reports. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a multi-national and privately-held company headquartered in Greater Vancouver with over 1000 employees. The company has 2 main divisions and over 15 entities, plus joint ventures. Several of the company’s operations most local candidates will likely to have heard of. It’s a very complex, well-established, and successful company. 

What- the Role:

Due to the company’s ongoing growth, the Company is seeking a new Group Controller. The Controller will have 2 Divisional Controllers as direct reports, as well as 4 other direct reports and 4+ indirect reports. 
The portfolio of responsibilities is varied and includes period-end close, team mentorship and coaching, oversight and analysis of financial statement preparation, accounting process improvements, budget preparation, financial system optimization, etc. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description! 

Who- the Candidate:

  • Canadian CPA designation (or International equivalent). 
  • Relevant hands-on experience with financial reporting and consolidations for a complex, multi-entity organization.
  • We are seeking a proven people leader who has managed a team of at least 5 direct reports, preferably also with experience with a few indirect reports (i.e. having a middle-manager layer)
  • Experience working for a company that is growing (organically and through M&A) is highly preferred. 
  • Public practice training is preferred, but not required. 
  • Strong experience with financial systems is needed for this role, including system optimization and process improvements. It is an asset if a candidate has directly participated in a major financial system implementation or upgrade project. 
  • Experience in an operations-heavy and industrially oriented company is an asset, but not at all required for a quick and eager learner. 

Where:

Headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Good commute for someone living in North Vancouver, East Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, etc. Around a 20-minute drive from downtown Vancouver, depending on traffic.

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with work experience and relevant education/qualifications- please discuss with SWIM. In addition to the base salary, there is also a bonus (partly based on company profitability, partly based on individual performance), 4 weeks vacation, PD support, and a robust defined contribution pension plan.
Additional Notes: 
  • The Company is in the process of rolling out a Covid-19 vaccination policy. 
  • The President and many other leaders work in the office 5 days a week. Given this is a people leadership role, the preference is to have the Group Controller in office 4 to 5 days a week
  • The Company is implementing a new ERP, including accounting & finance modules, in the coming year

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! SWIM is presenting shortlisted candidate profiles 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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Senior Manager, Financial Reporting

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a publicly-listed high-tech manufacturing 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. One (1) Senior Accountant as a direct report and reporting directly into a Senior Director. Candidates will ideally already be in senior management, but also open to individuals with highly relevant experience who are seeking a step-up to Senior Manager level.  Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a publicly-listed high-tech manufacturing 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. One (1) Senior Accountant as a direct report and reporting directly into a Senior Director. Candidates will ideally already be in senior management, but also open to individuals with highly relevant experience who are seeking a step-up to Senior Manager level. 

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 yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are an accounting & finance professional with 7+ 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 Senior Manager, Financial Reporting. The responsibilities of this role are diverse, and the new Senior Manager will take care of the Company’s external financial reporting and global consolidations, as well as ad hoc projects and process improvement. The Senior Manager will report into the Senior Director and will mentor and lead a Senior Financial Accountant. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an individual with at least 6 years of progressive accounting work experience. Canadian CPA designation (or International equivalent) is required, as is public company reporting and consolidation experience. Training in a public practice firm (midsize or multi-national, with large, complex multi-entity clients) is preferred. Candidates must have experience with US GAAP or experience with a global company (and of course, both is ideal!).  Candidates will have a friendly, clear, and professional communication style and a “lead by example” approach to people management.  
Bonus Points… 
  • Experience working for a technology company 
  • Experience using an ERP such as Oracle, SAP, or JD Edwards. Experience with other systems and tools such as Solium and Workviva. 
  • Multi-lingual- this company has operations in over a dozen countries, so there are quite a few languages that would be beneficial! 

How Much:

Very competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new Senior Manager with a solid overall compensation package, including a performance-based bonus, an RRSP match, paid vacation and sick days, and excellent health, dental, & vision benefits.  

Where: 

The company is headquartered in Greater Vancouver. Currently this accounting team is for the most part working from home. The Senior Manager can choose to work primarily from office or primarily from home in future, or a hybrid schedule- but with the understanding that the Senior Manager will be able to be in the HQ office as needed for important meetings, discussions, and events.

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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Senior Analyst, Total Rewards

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded and senior level total rewards professional who is looking for career development with a complex, high-growth, and global public company. Based in Vancouver and the company is open to relocating a successful candidate from elsewhere in Canada.  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity for a well-rounded and senior level total rewards professional who is looking for career development with a complex, high-growth, and global public company. Based in Vancouver and the company is open to relocating a successful candidate from elsewhere in Canada. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a billion-dollar global public company, headquartered in Vancouver, with a stellar reputation worldwide as a leader in their industry. This company is going through positive changes under the direction of impressive executive leaders. 

What- the Role:

We are seeking a new Senior Analyst, Total Rewards. The portfolio of responsibilities is diverse and includes strategic Compensation Analysis, providing HR Analytics and HR Reporting, managing the integrity and optimization of the organization’s HRIS, and Benefits Management. This role entails both routine and ad hoc reporting and presentations for the Executive Leadership Team, the Board of Directors, and other internal and external stakeholders. The Senior Analyst will also collaborate on HR-related budgeting. 

Who- the Candidate: 

Candidates will have at least 5 years’ progressive Total Rewards experience, preferably with a complex, and multinational public company (although the latter is not required for candidates who ready and eager to ramp up quickly in a global pub.co.). 
  • Compensation analysis experience and skills (compensation reviews, salary surveys, data collection, process improvement of compensation programs, etc.) 
  • Candidates will be able to produce and present quantitative and qualitative analytical findings (mostly using Excel) to the executive leadership team to support strategic business decision making 
  • HRIS subject matter expertise  
  • Hands-on Benefits Management experience is highly preferred. 
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) or Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) certifications is an asset. 

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office with great views. Close to public transit and many amenities like restaurants and shops. Most employees on the HR team are choosing to work from home 2 days a week, but the Senior Analyst could also work in the office full-time, should they prefer that. We are open to qualified candidates from across Canada, but must be able to relocate fully to Vancouver within a couple months.

How Much: 

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

When & How to Apply: 

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

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Richmond, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global technology company with operations in over a dozen countries. Qualified candidates only need to have 1 year (ideally 2+ years) of relevant work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and/or collections. Personality, communication skills, and positive attitude are most important!  Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global technology company with operations in over a dozen countries. Qualified candidates only need to have 1 year (ideally 2+ years) of relevant work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and/or collections. Personality, communication skills, and positive attitude are most important! 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international company headquartered in Richmond with over 20 years of history, approximately 1000 employees, and exciting projects on the go. The company has a fun-loving yet hard-working corporate culture with friendly and down to earth employees. If you are an AR professional with at least 1 year of relevant work experience who is looking for a successful and exciting technology company to work for, this could be the place for you! 

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking a new Accounts Receivable & Collections Clerk who will be responsible for invoicing, cash applications, soft corporate collections, credit checks, and AR process improvements. This is within a multi-currency, multi-national, multi-entity company, so there is a good deal of interesting complexity for the AR Clerk to get to know!  

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an individual with at least 1 year of full-cycle AR and collections work experience in a complex company.  Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, V look-ups, etc.) is required. Candidates will have a friendly, clear, and professional communication style. 
Bonus Points… 
  • Experience working for a multi-national company and/or public company 
  • Experience using an ERP such as Oracle, SAP, or JD Edwards. 
  • Multi-lingual- this company has operations in over a dozen countries, so there are quite a few languages that would be beneficial! 

How Much:

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

Where: 

The company is headquartered in Richmond. The AR Clerk can work from the office full-time or can work from home 1-2 days a week if preferred, even after the pandemic has ended! Initial training will be full-time in the office. 

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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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Fantastic opportunity to work in a multifaceted role as a Senior Accountant with a growing and successful multinational Fintech company.  Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity to work in a multifaceted role as a Senior Accountant with a growing and successful multinational Fintech company. 

Who - the Company: 

Our client is a dynamic and growing Fintech (financial technology) company with an impressive leadership team. The company currently employs approximately 50 individuals in the Vancouver and US offices, and they are looking to grow over the next year. It’s an exciting time to join the organization!  

What - the Role:

Senior Accountant reporting to the Controller. The responsibilities the Senior Accountant will be accountable for are diverse and include consolidations, revenue recognition, intercompany reconciliations, tax returns, deferred revenue schedule, capital asset continuity schedules, reviewing and approving accounts payable invoices, and processing accounts receivables. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a more thorough job description.

Who - the Candidate:

We are seeking self-motivated and driven individuals with progressive relevant accounting experience who thrive in a fast-paced environment managing challenging work and having an aptitude for process implementation. Soft skills such as excellent communication abilities and social EQ are just as important as the technical accounting skills.

  • 3-4 years of progressive experience as an Accountant 
  • Must have consolidations experience (ideally multi-currency) 
  • Must be actively pursuing Canadian CPA designation and close to completion, or already designated 
  • Tech industry experience is an asset- particularly FinTech! As is experience working with a public company and reporting under IFRS

Where: 

Currently all staff are working remotely, with plans to open the office this winter. Office is located in Vancouver and the company will likely offer a hybrid remote work model when the office opens.

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of experience and depth of skills, plus performance-based bonus. Please discuss with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified for and interested in this great opportunity. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out to that person directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. Thank you! 

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Regional Controller – American Operations

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Working with a vibrant, fun-loving, and fast-paced technology company- one of Vancouver’s new darling organizations! This Regional Controller will directly support the CFO in close collaboration with other Regional Controllers.  Read Full Description
Working with a vibrant, fun-loving, and fast-paced technology company- one of Vancouver’s new darling organizations! This Regional Controller will directly support the CFO in close collaboration with other Regional Controllers. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a large, very admired, highly successful and award-winning global tech company headquartered in Vancouver. They have a vibrant corporate culture with fantastic people to work with and learn from.

What- the Opportunity:  

This is a well-rounded Regional Controller opportunity. This role reports directly to the CFO, who is based in Vancouver Headquarters and will work closely with three other Regional Controllers responsible for the APAC and EMEA region. Responsibilities include: 
  • Lead the day-to-day accounting functions including revenue recognition, accounts receivable and accounts payable management
  • Ensure compliance with commodity taxes for the region
  • Prepare financial reports and analysis for Senior Management and the regional General Manager as required
  • Oversee the month end and year end closing for the region, provide variance analysis to the corporate reporting team as necessary
  • Establish and maintain standard accounting policies and internal controls consistent with the Global Operations
  • Assist in financial audit processes by the preparation of the related support and analyses as requested by the corporate reporting team and auditors
  • Coach and guide junior accounting team members

Who- the Candidate: 

Our client is seeking a highly dynamic and engaged Regional Controller – America Operations with the following qualifications: 
  • 6+ years of full-cycle accounting and financial reporting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Designated Accountant (CPA) or equivalent
  • Expertise in accounting and financial principles and governance (GAAP, IFRS)
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Detail-oriented, performs well under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Flexible and easily adapts to change
  • Experience with Salesforce and FinancialForce is an asset
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment 

Where: 

The Group Controller will be working from the Vancouver head office with the flexibility to work remotely a couple of days per week.

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. 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. SWIM is presenting short-listed candidates profiles directly to the hiring team for review. Thanks! 
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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Our client is a Vancouver-based well established real estate development and property management company that develops commercial and residential projects across Western Canada, with focus on British Columbia. Read Full Description
Our client is a Vancouver-based well established real estate development and property management company that develops commercial and residential projects across Western Canada, with focus on British Columbia.

Who - the Company:   

Their projects are known to be of high quality and well-designed. The company is very financially stable with an impressive accounting & finance leader at the helm.

What - the Role:  

This company is seeking a Senior Accountant to join their tight-knit accounting & finance team. The role will be constantly evolving, and the responsibilities will be diverseThe Senior Accountant will be responsible for managing, coaching, and leading a small team. You will conduct, and also oversee, full cycle accounting for properties in the Lower Mainland: 
  • Responsible for the effective preparation, maintenance, and reporting of internal financial records.
  • Cash balance statements and cash management.
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly cost to date reports and account analysis for properties under development. 
  • Liaise with property managers and job managers on matters such as monthly/annual reporting; review and analyze costs to date, payment information and investigate coding issues.
  • Responsible for overseeing accounts payable and preparing account and vendor analysis and cheque payments.
  • Responsible for ongoing improvements accounting controls, and implementation of effective accounting systems.
  • Preparation of GST filing. 
  • Year-end assistance.
  • Accounts receivable processing and assisting in the collection of commercial tenant’s outstanding accounts receivable.
  • Banking duties such as payments, transfers and wires.
  • New project set-up.

Who - the Candidate:  

We are seeking a well-rounded individual who is self-motivated, high-performing, and hard-working. This is an exceptional opportunity for someone who is keen to steadily progress their accounting and finance career in Vancouver’s real estate development sector. We are looking for people who are solutions-oriented, hands-on in their work, and who have a positive attitude and lead by example.
Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years full cycle accounting experience, including at least 3 years recent and relevant experience in property accounting, ideally with a mix of commercial and residential properties (but can be one or the other, with willingness to quickly learn). If no true property accounting experience, candidate must have solid exposure to real estate (development & property management) sector with plenty of transferable skills- perhaps gained from public practice or other relevant industry sectors.
  • Prior direct people management experience is highly preferred, but we are also open to individuals who have been in an informal supervisory/team lead/training role and who exhibit natural leadership abilities.
  • CPA designation is not required, although will be considered an asset.
  • Qualified individuals will be analytical and detail-oriented, with excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ideally candidates will be very systems savvy
  • Effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • ‪Advanced Excel skills and Yardi software knowledge will be considered a strong asset.
  • ‪Flexibility to assist with various tasks within the finance team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Where: 

Vancouver, BC, close to public transit and many amenities (shops, restaurants, etc.). Desks are spaced apart, in fact you will have you own personal office and the company is following proper Covid-19 physical distancing and sanitization protocols. 

How Much:  

Base salary commensurate with experience, plus great benefits- please discuss with Swim. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly, contact me very soon if you are interested. Swim Recruiting has been exclusively engaged on the search and will be presenting potential candidates directly to the hiring team. 
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Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Join a successful and fast-paced leading real estate company in a unique Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable role. Seeking a great communicator who is a self-starter, detail oriented and who enjoys collaborating with different departments.  Read Full Description
Join a successful and fast-paced leading real estate company in a unique Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable role. Seeking a great communicator who is a self-starter, detail oriented and who enjoys collaborating with different departments. 

Who - the Company:  

Our client is a successful and reputable company, with a fast-paced and exciting corporate work environment. The leaders there hire top performers who are motivated to develop their career over the long-term with a growing company.

What - the Role: 

This company is seeking a new detail oriented and adaptable Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable who likes being challenged. Having worked with a larger ERP system (ideally Timberline and Yardi) and strong Excel skills are a must have. This is a fast-paced environment and as the Accounts Payable & Accounts Receivable, you must be able to handle multiple projects and work towards tight deadlines. The ability to prioritize and work under pressure is paramount.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
  • Verify invoice accuracy, coding invoices, obtaining approvals and coding of invoices and entering into Timberscan/Timberline/Yardi
  • Follow-up with consultants/vendor for inquiries or discrepancies
  • Reconcile progress billing invoices to contracts to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Assisting Finance department in Vancouver to ensure accurate flow of invoices per deadlines and ad-hoc requests
  • Liaison with project development/property management teams and handling vendor inquiries
  • Printing cheques and processing wire transfer payments
  • Able to process invoices in a multi-currency environment
  • Checking for accuracy on Purchase Orders and Contracts that are submitted to accounting
  • Process corporate invoices and expense reports
  • Other ad hoc administrative duties including filing

Who - the Candidate:  

We are looking for an energetic self-starter with great communication skills to join this dynamic team. The successful candidate will be a detailed-oriented team member who is adaptable and reliable, and likes being challenged. Candidates will have at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience, and a thirst for learning. 
  • 3+ years’ experience in accounts payable and/or accounts payable
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively within a fast-paced environment
  • Address opportunities and challenges with initiative and creativity
  • A team player committed to supporting colleagues and working part of a team
  • Resourceful and organized with great attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must
  • Confidence and ability to "think on your feet" to handle a variety of social situations
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Self-starter that works well with minimal supervision

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver in a corporate office close to many amenities and public transit, like Skytrain, Seabus, Canada Line, and West Coast Express.

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills and experience- please discuss with Swim. Plus excellent perks and benefits. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! Please let me know soon if you are interested in discussing further. 
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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 4, 2021
Senior Accountant with a global company, great culture and people! This company often has long tenured employees for how they treat employees, the interesting work the company provides and opportunity for growth.  Read Full Description
Senior Accountant with a global company, great culture and people! This company often has long tenured employees for how they treat employees, the interesting work the company provides and opportunity for growth. 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a global leader in their industry that is located in 26 countries and has continued to grow and thrive through M&A. With a unique and fun culture that is well known in the local market for their fantastic culture, onsite perks and great teams; this company rarely has local opportunities open up as they have such long tenured staff! 

What- the Role:

A varied and challenging role with great learning opportunity that is broad in scope!
The Senior Accountant will have a broad range of responsibilities involving many aspects of the monthly, quarterly and year end close processes for North America; assisting as well as having the opportunity to lead Corporate Accounting projects; and the development of process efficiencies. This role is overseeing the close, developing and maintaining SOX documentation and partnering with the business for North America across business groups and finance. These roles are not only involved in accounting transactions but also balance sheet cashflow and analysis of the balance sheet, business trends and possibly analysis of the P&L.
SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description! 

Who- the Candidate:

The following skills are necessary to be successful in this position:
  • B.S. in Accounting or equivalent with relevant CPA and experience in public practice and/or public company.
  • 4-5 years relevant financial accounting experience 
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP accounting and reporting
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with Oracle R12 and Hyperion Financial Management a plus

Capabilities 

  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills; solution oriented individual
  • Disciplined self-starter with strong attention to detail and accountability for own work and the work of others
  • Strong business acumen
  • Passion for data integrity, process definition and organizational alignment
  • Strives for excellence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; polished professional; communicates with impact
  • Able to handle multiple and sometimes competing priorities
  • Rapid learner

Talents 

  • Ability to adapt quickly and be effective in new situations 
  • Possesses passion, energy, enthusiasm to drive results; action oriented
  • Thinks outside of the box; willing to challenge existing processes to drive efficiency
  • Is a team player, adept at building relationships within Finance and across organizations
  • Views challenges as opportunities
Where: 
Headquartered in Greater Vancouver area in a beautiful and impressive facility/campus. This role is remote until February 2022 and hybrid beyond that. 

How Much: 

Competitive Base salary commensurate with work experience, bonus and equity along with competitive vacation and benefits. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving quickly! SWIM is presenting shortlisted candidate profiles 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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Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Downtown Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 3, 2021
Fantastic opportunity with a very successful Canadian firm that is in the venture capital and fund management space. This is a great role for a well-rounded accounting professional who enjoys variety and who wants to work for a well-run and successful business.   Read Full Description
Fantastic opportunity with a very successful Canadian firm that is in the venture capital and fund management space. This is a great role for a well-rounded accounting professional who enjoys variety and who wants to work for a well-run and successful business.  

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a very reputable venture capital firm that is dedicated to growing local companies in their portfolio into larger and more successful companies. The firm is led by impressive and down-to-earth leaders and they have built a notable portfolio of companies across several provinces and in various sectors. Swim Recruiting can provide more insight into the people of this firm, as well as the culture. 

What- the Role: 

Our client is hiring for a new Accountant who will take on a variety of tasks related to fund administration, investor relations, banking and treasury, processing payments (via EFT), regulatory filings, invoicing, and bookkeeping. This is a great role for someone who wants to progress in their career within accounting and/or investor relations- there are great business and finance leaders to learn from at this firm! 

Who- the Candidate: 

Our ideal candidate will have 4+ years progressive experience in accounting and bookkeeping.  
  • Understanding of full-cycle accounting, including General Ledger, AP, AR, treasury, etc. 
  • Relevant post-secondary education. Pursuit of CPA designation is an asset. 
  • Detail-oriented, organized, professional, and efficient. 
  • Experience working in a similar role within a venture capital, private equity, financial services, investor relations, or wealth management firm is an asset, but NOT required for someone who is keen to learn and who is interested to work in this area of business. 
  • Experience working in a similar role involving fund accounting and communication with investors is highly preferred, but not required for someone who shows a keen interest in the venture capital space. 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), with ability to prepare polished business documents and materials. 
  • Systems savvy, particularly within Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Teams, etc.). Ability to learn new technologies and software (for example, an investor database).

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver. There may be opportunity for some flexibility in work schedule and some work-from-home. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with level and relevance of previous work experience. Please discuss further with Swim Recruiting. 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting will be screening and shortlisting on behalf of our client and presenting suitable candidates directly to a hiring Director for review. If you are interested in this great opportunity with a successful and stable Canadian firm, please do not hesitate to apply. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out 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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Assistant Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on November 1, 2021
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable organization entering an exciting growth phase with an upcoming IPO in the fall! Our client embraces a hybrid work-culture, with most teammates splitting their weeks between home and office.  Read Full Description
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable organization entering an exciting growth phase with an upcoming IPO in the fall! Our client embraces a hybrid work-culture, with most teammates splitting their weeks between home and office. 

Who- the Company:

A fast-growing international Vancouver based company led by a powerful and influential CEO. Our client stands for high integrity, high quality work and driving high quality results. 

What- the Role:  

  • collaborate with the Controller and the CFO and manage the full cycle accounting of the company and all its subsidiaries under IFRS. This includes month-end close, quarterly financial statement preparation, and external reporting of results as a public company
  • lead a team of one direct and one indirect report, a Senior Accountant and Office Administrator, and help mentor and guide their development
  • manage the preparation of monthly working papers, consolidation, and internal reporting of KPIs to the CFO
  • assist with identification of software requirements to automate various components of the accounting cycle, followed by procurement and implementation of said software. Upcoming projects include a new ERP system!
  • collaboratively build out internal controls and processes, and continuously provide feedback and proposed changes as the business scales
  • assist with supporting the Board functions and various company committees
  • assist with tax compliance, both corporate and sales taxes.

Who – the Candidate:

  • a bachelors’ degree in accounting, plus a professional accounting designation (CPA, CA) with 5+ years of progressive, hands-on experience (1+ years in a managing role) in private or public companies
  • well-versed background in Microsoft Excel, Power Query, and Power BI
  • project management experience of driving the completion of multiple simultaneous projects over the finish line
  • a passion for collaboration, mentorship, and team development that you will use to mentor and help build out the Accounting Function
  • desire to build a career in a fast-paced, fluid, high-growth, and collaborative environment

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience, robust bonus, opportunity for stock options, full benefits.

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly. Swim will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for consideration. 
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Treasury Analyst

Accounting & Finance
Permanent