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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, Real Estate Financial Planning & Analysis

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 23, 2021
Diverse, exciting, and challenging senior level FP&A role with an extremely successful real estate company based in Vancouver. Great opportunity for long-term growth within a vibrant corporate culture. Reporting to a Vice-President Finance. An Analyst as direct report. This is one of SWIM’s favourite clients to recruit for! We’ve placed many happy people at this company.  Read Full Description
Diverse, exciting, and challenging senior level FP&A role with an extremely successful real estate company based in Vancouver. Great opportunity for long-term growth within a vibrant corporate culture. Reporting to a Vice-President Finance. An Analyst as direct report. This is one of SWIM’s favourite clients to recruit for! We’ve placed many happy people at this company. 

Who- the Company:  

Swim Recruiting is very excited to represent this reputable real estate company to the Vancouver candidate market! The company is successful and stable, with several best-in-class projects on the go and opportunity for career development. 

What- the Role: 

The Manager, Real Estate FP&A will be responsible for a variety of FP&A responsibilities including budgeting, forecasting business decision support, market research analysis, business development and SWOT analysis, cash flow analysis, financial proformas, etc.  The Manager will report into the VP Finance and will have one (1) direct report- a Market Research Analyst. This is a fantastic opportunity for a proven and talent Analyst who is eager to use their FP&A toolkit within a fast-paced, friendly, and successful company. A passion for real estate is key! Plenty of opportunity for long-term career growth based on performance and potential.   Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a full job description. 

Who- the Candidate: 

Qualified candidates will have excellent financial modeling skills! We are looking for well-rounded Senior Analysts who are bright, hard-working, professional, confident, humble, upbeat, and dynamic. 
This is a wonderful career opportunity for someone who wants to grow over many years with a reputable and complex Vancouver-based real estate company.  We are seeking a hard-working and talented Analyst, of course, but the successful candidate will be much more than that- we are looking for people who lead a well-rounded and active life, whether that be through philanthropic pursuits, sports, hobbies, travel, etc. 
  • Ability to create, improve, and maintain sophisticated, complex, and robust financial models is paramount. (There will be a financial modeling assessment as part of the interview process.)
  • Systems savvy, with extremely strong Excel skills. Experience with BI tools and data visualization tools is preferred. 
  • At least 5 years relevant and progressive FP&A work experience. 
  • Experience working in real estate is highly preferred, but potentially not required for very talented FP&A individuals who are very keen to work in the real estate sector and who have many transferable skills.
  • CPA or CFA or MBA-Finance is highly preferred, but not necessarily required for someone with an abundance of relevant work experience.  The company will support further professional development should the Manager choose to pursue in future.
  • A professional and friendly communication style is key, as are polished presentation skills.

Where: 

Head office is located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core. The new Manager will likely work from home and from the office on a rotational basis during physical distancing. 

How Much: 

VERY competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills- this company pays well for top talent. The company also provides a competitive performance-based bonus, professional development support, and some fantastic perks and benefits. Please discuss further with SWIM! 

When & How to Apply:  

This search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out directly to that person very soon. 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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Financial Analyst – Global Business Analytics

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 23, 2021
Swim is proud to partner with lululemon on this exciting opportunity! Read Full Description

Who- the Company:  

Swim is proud to partner with lululemon on this exciting opportunity!
Are you a Financial Analyst looking to join an amazing team of passionate, active and dedicated leaders who are counted on as a key business partner in strategic and operational decisions?
FP&A is responsible for planning and managing lululemon’s overall financial performance. They are an amazing team of passionate, active and dedicated leaders who are counted on as a key business partner in strategic and operational decisions. They provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the various operations within lululemon, working often in cross-functional teams on a variety of projects. You will be able to add value immediately, see the big picture, and develop a business and finance skill set that you can leverage in your future roles within the organization. Lululemon stands for high quality work, driving high quality results and living a high-quality life.

What- the Role:  

  • Perform quantitative analysis of business performance, using MS Excel, OLAP cubes, Power BI and other data visualization tools.
  • Prepare weekly/period/quarterly management reporting, presentations, dashboards and business commentary in MS Excel and Power BI.
  • Partner with the BI (Business Intelligence) team and assisting in UAT of BI enhancements.
  • Provide deep dive analyses to explain changes in trend and translate results into actionable insight.
  • Re-imagine and optimize dashboard reporting through Power BI and Oracle Analytics Cloud platforms.
  • Perform financial modeling/simulations, sensitivity analysis, hypothesis creation and testing.

Who – the Candidate:

You bring: 

  • 4+ years of Finance / FP&A experience with a focus in advanced quantitative methods.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Statistics, Business Data Analytics, Engineering or a related field
  • MBA, CFA or CPA is an asset.
  • Management Consulting or Investment Banking Analyst experience is an asset.
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel, including pivot tables and complex logic-based formulas. 
  • Hyperion, Oracle or large financial planning software knowledge is a plus.
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills / can present to functional teams and management.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple tasks in a time sensitive manner.

Must haves:


  • Acknowledges the presence of choice in every moment and takes personal responsibility for their life.
  • Possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and continuously innovates to achieve great results.
  • Communicates with honesty and kindness, and creates the space for others to do the same.
  • Leads with courage, knowing the possibility of greatness is bigger than the fear of failure.
  • Fosters connection by putting people first and building trusting relationships.
  • Integrates fun and joy as a way of being and working, aka doesn’t take themselves too seriously

How Much: 

Competitive base salary, bonus, extended health, 4 weeks vacation and wonderful perks!

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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Accounts Receivable Supervisor

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 22, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 5 years of work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections, including at least 2 years in a team leadership capacity.  Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 5 years of work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections, including at least 2 years in a team leadership capacity. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international 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 AR leader with at least 7 years of relevant 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 is seeking a new Accounts Receivable Supervisor who will mentor, train, and lead a team of AR specialists taking care of invoicing, cash applications, soft corporate collections, credit checks, and AR process improvements. This is within a multi-currency, multi-national, and multi-entity company. 

Who- the Candidate: 


We are looking for individuals with at least 5 years’ progressive experience in full-cycle AR and collections. Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, V look-ups, etc.) is required. Candidates will have a friendly, clear, and professional leadership style and a team player mentality. 
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: 

Very competitive base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new AR Supervisor 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. The AR Supervisor can work from the office full-time or can do a mix of work from home and work from office, even after the pandemic has ended.  

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– Okanagan

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Okanagan, BC, CA
Posted on July 21, 2021
Excellent career opportunity for a CPA who’d love to move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley and work with one of the largest global companies headquartered in the region. Newly created position. Successful and well-established company with a family-oriented and supportive corporate. Rare opportunity to work for a global company (which you typically have to live in a big city to get) with all the year-round lifestyle advantages of living in the Okanagan.  Read Full Description
Excellent career opportunity for a CPA who’d love to move to the beautiful Okanagan Valley and work with one of the largest global companies headquartered in the region. Newly created position. Successful and well-established company with a family-oriented and supportive corporate. Rare opportunity to work for a global company (which you typically have to live in a big city to get) with all the year-round lifestyle advantages of living in the Okanagan. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a successful global company based in the beautiful Okanagan! This company has a high-performance accounting & finance team of 80+ people. 

What- the Role:

Senior Accountant. This is a newly created position due to volume and continued growth. 

Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Prepares or reviews financial statements for multiple entities. 
  • Analyzes, researches, and resolves of complex and non-routine accounting issues. 
  • Reviews account reconciliations prepared by other team members.

Finance Business Process and System Improvements
  • Seeks out opportunities to automate and streamline business processes and collaborates with other business units to improve business processes. 
  • Works with Information Systems stakeholders, researches and analyses potential solutions to business needs and performs fit-gap assessment of solutions to business needs.
  • Maps “as is” and “to be” business processes using industry standard tools such as process maps, flow charts, use cases, etc.

Financial Performance Analysis for Management Decision Making
  • Understands the entire business from a Finance perspective.
  • Collaborates with all levels of Leadership to understand what information is needed for business decision-making.
  • Analyzes data and summarizes findings in a manner that clearly identifies key business performance issues, facilitating efficient and effective management decision making. 

Team Leadership
  • Participates in the planning and execution of projects that impact Accounting.
  • Provides mentorship to team members.
  • Assists others in the performance of their duties as required.
  • Supports the recruiting, hiring and training of corporate accounting team members.

Who- the Candidate:

  • CPA designation (having written and passed the CFE sometime from 2017 to 2021). 
  • 5 years of progressive accounting & finance experience. 
  • 1-2 years in industry is preferred, but candidates with only large public practice firm experience will also be considered. 
  • Strong financial reporting skills within IFRS. 
  • High level of proficiency in Excel; strong Excel-based analytical skills. 

Where: 

Okanagan, BC. Close to Vernon. Ideally seeking a candidate who already lives in the Okanagan, but our client is open to considering candidates from BC, Alberta, and elsewhere in Canada who want to relocate to the Okanagan within a couple months. 

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience, plus a profit-sharing program, RRSP match, PD support, great health benefits, etc. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Thanks! 
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Financial Analyst/Intermediate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Burnaby, BC, CA
Posted on July 19, 2021
Seeking a well-rounded and experienced Financial Analyst/Intermediate Accountant for our well-established Burnaby client. Read Full Description
Seeking a well-rounded and experienced Financial Analyst/Intermediate Accountant for our well-established Burnaby client.

Who- The Company:

Our client is a family-owned business established in 1945 with 17 locations throughout Western Canada. They are an industry leader in providing refrigeration and HVAC wholesale solutions by providing creative solutions and unrivaled experiences, both, in-store and online, which makes them the first choice for customers, suppliers and employees at every location.

What- The Role:

Our client is seeking an exceptional Financial Analyst/Intermediate Accountant to join them on a long-term permanent basis. Reporting to the Controller and working closely with another Senior Financial Analyst, you will be involved in various finance areas such as planning, controlling, reporting and measuring accounting data & financial information and assets of the organization.
 You will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
  • Collecting and analyzing financial information and provide timely financial reporting that is accurate, consistent and maintains data integrity.
  • Provides analytics on the assigned region that supports strategic planning and decision making.
  • Provides month-end analysis for the company and related entities. 
  • Creates, modifies, and ensures the data integrity of various monthly, quarterly, and year-end management reports for the branches, department managers and the accounting department.
  • Responsible for updating and providing the monthly summary of capital expenditures against budget.
  • Reviews Customer rebates and Supplier rebates calculation and provides the amounts for the monthly accruals.
  • Performs regular testing of the company’s internal control procedures.
  • Performs certain account reconciliations, maintaining trial balance and general ledgers.
  • Assists the accounting department with completion of year-end and other audits.
  • Assist in periodic testing of the key internal controls and review of company’s policies and procedures.
  • Participate in process improvement projects, create efficiencies, and automate procedures.
  • Provide coverage and support to the accounting staff if required.

Who- The Candidate:

  • CPA designation or at a minimum pursuing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible accounting and analysis experience and/or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting software. Computer skills including: spreadsheets, database software, email, and web browsers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high degree of initiative.
  • A team player, must be able to communicate effectively and build tactful relationship with other departments within the organization.
  • A self-starter, flexible, with the ability to multitask and work independently with minimal supervision.

Where:

Burnaby, BC. This is a work from the office opportunity.

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience. 

When &How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit ‘APPLY NOW’ and send us your resume. Thank you so much!
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Project Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 19, 2021
Swim Recruiting is seeking an adaptable and dynamic Project Accountant for a fast growing, reputable company! Read Full Description
Swim Recruiting is seeking an adaptable and dynamic Project Accountant for a fast growing, reputable company!

Who - the Company: 

Our client is a successful and reputable Architecture Firm in Downtown, Vancouver.

What - the Role:

The Project Accountant will be part of a dynamic accounting team and will be responsible for project set up, cost analysis, revenue recognition, invoicing, liaising with the project managers, following up with project managers regarding company-wide report for AR to see if there are any discrepancies. We are ideally seeking a candidate who is able to pick up on trends and adapt to each client’s needs for multiple different projects. In addition to keeping in constant communication with the project managers, this incumbent will have meetings with the project managers to touch base and discuss project related financials on a monthly basis.

Who - the Candidate:

  • Minimum 1 year of project accounting experience and 3-5 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Pursuing or completion of CPA designation is highly preferred, but not required
  • Experience in construction, engineering or architecture industry is preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet required deadlines 

Where: 

Downtown Vancouver

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with level of experience

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume. 

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Director of Business Planning

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 17, 2021
A role for a forward-thinking, operationally-minded FP&A professional with a desire to support exceptional patient care in British Columbia. Join a regional managing body for healthcare providers in a leadership position with strong emphasis on strategic planning, financial reporting and budget development, and operational process optimization.  Read Full Description
A role for a forward-thinking, operationally-minded FP&A professional with a desire to support exceptional patient care in British Columbia. Join a regional managing body for healthcare providers in a leadership position with strong emphasis on strategic planning, financial reporting and budget development, and operational process optimization. 

Who- the Company:

Our client manages and oversees a regional network of healthcare providers. With connections to multiple large British Columbia healthcare institutions, the client supports its members in delivering outstanding specialized healthcare services and prioritizes patient care. 

What- the Opportunity: 

Our client is seeking a Director of Business Planning to take charge of financial reporting, budget development, and strategic business planning. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with senior executive staff, the Director of Business Planning plays a key role in the client’s financial health, overseeing various  budgets. 
Reporting is an important component of this role — materials to be prepared and compiled include annual and multi-year operating budgets, as well as interim and year end financial statements. The Business Director will also provide written variance analysis and review internal controls to identify and correct deficiencies. 
Fluency with financial and business planning processes and tools are crucial to this role, as well as strong organizational, staff training, and leadership skills.
Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for FP&A professionals with over 10 years’ experience honing their management and operational skills, preferably at large, complex multi-site organizations and in shared services or project-driven environments. 
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) required, a Masters Degree in Business, Leadership or other relevant field a plus! 
  • Analytical thinker with strong budgeting and forecasting skills informed by a background in business operations
  • Demonstrated expertise in strategic business planning, financial and operational planning and reporting, forecasting, financial modelling, and business process engineering 
  • Strong people skills: this role requires excellent communication, customer service, and relationship building
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, envision the organization’s future, and plan strategically to realize it 

Where:

Vancouver, BC

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss further with Swim. Robust benefits plan and pension.

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified for and interested in this great finance leadership 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. Thanks! 
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Director, Financial Reporting

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Anywhere in Canada - Remote
Posted on July 17, 2021
Unique opportunity for a well-rounded, collaborative, and entrepreneurially-minded financial reporting leader who is seeking long-term career development. Working with a high-growth, technology investment platform with a history of success and plans to go public. The new Director can work from anywhere in Canada (on PST hours).   Read Full Description
Unique opportunity for a well-rounded, collaborative, and entrepreneurially-minded financial reporting leader who is seeking long-term career development. Working with a high-growth, technology investment platform with a history of success and plans to go public. The new Director can work from anywhere in Canada (on PST hours).  

Who- the Company:

Our confidential client has an interesting history and ambitious future plans. Their business model is simple and in a short time is demonstrating immense returns. The holding company has dozens of wholly owned subsidiaries as well as minority investments in many other companies. The executive leadership team at this company is considering an IPO and they are looking to hire new talent to help them with their growth plans for 2021 and beyond. 

Why:

Given the confidentiality, we cannot go into great detail, but here are few key elements that make this a great place to work: a) dynamic culture that encourages both an entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork b) fully digital/remote yet highly integrated workforce c) international scope while still being a home-grown Canadian company and d) learn and grow alongside a technology investment platform.

What- the Role:

Our client is seeking a Director of Financial Reporting (newly created role) to help them on their growth journey and to achieve the goal to go public in the coming years. The new Director of Financial Reporting will report directly into the CFO and will manage and mentor a growing team.  The portfolio of responsibilities is diverse and evolving, but the foundation of the role is high-quality financial reporting under IFRS. 

  • Lead the head office financial reporting team – currently 3 direct reports, with more team members to be hired in near future. 
  • Provide support/oversight to portfolio company reporting teams.
  • Oversee the compilation and consolidation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Primary review and responsibility for drafting MD&A.
  • Technical accounting research and analysis. 
  • Oversee group financial audits of operating subsidiaries.
  • Oversee financial reporting of contract accountants for smaller subsidiaries.
  • Coordination on tax structuring in collaboration with Director of Tax.
  • Oversee application of internal control framework and work with Manager, Internal Audit to ensure integrity and effectiveness of internal controls and SOX compliance
  • Accounting for M&A transactions, including purchase price allocation (PPA). 
  • Review and improve accounting processes and accounting systems at both the holding company and operating company level. 

Who- the Candidate: 

  • Candidates will have at least 10 years’ progressive experience within accounting, with a specialization in public company financial reporting. 
  • A blend of public company experience in both public practice and industry is preferred, but candidates with only one or the other will also be seriously considered. 
  • IFRS and SOX experience is highly preferred. 
  • CPA designation (or International equivalent).  
  • Direct, formal people management experience, with the ability to lead by example and effectively mentor and coach a small team. 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions accounting experience, including post-acquisition integration, is an asset. 
  • Hands-on experience using ERP systems. Highly proficient in Excel. 
  • Involvement in taking a company public (in-house or a client) is a plus. 

Where:

The new Director of Financial Reporting can work remotely anywhere in Canada on PST (West Coast) hours.  That said, it is preferred for the Director of Financial Reporting to be located in Vancouver to allow for in-person business meetings and teambuilding events. Qualified out-of-province candidates will absolutely be considered.

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications. Participation in the company’s bonus plan and equity once the company is public. The company also provides generous health & dental benefits, a health spending account, fitness benefits, PD support, and a flexible paid time off program. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply:

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively on this exciting search. SWIM will be representing shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring CFO for review. If you are interested and would like to discuss further, please let me know soon as the search is moving quickly. Thank you! 
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Director of Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 10, 2021
Well-rounded, unique Director of Finance opportunity to work with a high-growth organization within the tech industry. Ideal is an experienced Controller or Director in industry, that initially went through public practice, and has strong technical IFRS, and M&A experience. Read Full Description
Well-rounded, unique Director of Finance opportunity to work with a high-growth organization within the tech industry. Ideal is an experienced Controller or Director in industry, that initially went through public practice, and has strong technical IFRS, and M&A experience.

Who - the Company:

Our client is a hypergrowth organization based in Vancouver. They are in an exciting phase, paving the way within the tech industry.

What - the Role:

As a member of the broader leadership team, the Director of Finance will provide strategic and financial insights, supporting all business lines and functions. The position is responsible for overseeing financial and management reporting, internal controls, external audit, cash management, financial planning and analysis, day-to-day accounting, profitability and margin analysis, and strategy support. This will be a hands-on position proficient in developing and implementing financial systems, controls and best practices and procedures which meet the current and future demands of a growing company. 

Organizational Relationships 

The Director of Finance reports to the CFO and will manage a diverse team of finance professionals to take ownership on core finance and accounting functions. The Director of Finance will interface and work with a variety of business leaders in their respective functions and provide senior financial guidance on complex finance and accounting matters. This position will also collaborate closely with external auditors, banking institutions and other relevant finance partners. 

Responsibilities
  • Lead a team of high-performing Finance professionals with cross-functional/multi-department impact. Encourage growth and facilitate the development of team members' skills through training, mentorship and sharing of knowledge 
  • Manage finance resources/staff to deliver timely and efficient financial advice and support pertaining to the individual units 
  • Provide strategic advice to business leaders consistent with organizational objectives on the effective and efficient use of financial resources 
  • Drive the annual financial plans and projects for the company 
  • Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing its performance and risks 
  • Support M&A activities as required, participating in due diligence activities and financial analysis/review of targets 
  • Prepare long-term financial forecasts to support the Company’s strategic planning process 
  • Oversee and manage the overall annual operating budget process, quarterly reforecast, cash flow forecast, long-term financial modelling, and special financial modelling projects as required 
  • Lead the preparation of monthly management financial reporting packages and consolidated quarterly and annual financial reports for public reporting 
  • Lead the timely and accurate reporting for all financial statements, analyses and other financial information for the group of companies 
  • Manage the annual audit and quarterly review of financial statements, and coordinate with external auditors 
  • Ensure that all of the company's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations and legislation 
  • Evaluate the internal control environment and recommend appropriate internal controls, policies and procedures to safeguard the assets of the business, improve efficiency/integrity of financial data and ensure compliance with GAAP/IFRS and applicable regulatory rules 
  • Ensure the finance team and business leaders are complying with internal control policies and procedures in according to guidelines and regulations. 
  • Lead the development of corporate accounting frameworks, consistent with internal control policies and procedures, to be deployed to the divisions and subsidiaries of the Company 
  • Perform business process reviews, re-engineering and develops new processes and procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Makes recommendations to senior management for changes to procedures relating to improved financial control or accountability 
  • Establish departmental goals, policies and operating procedures, along with implementing new technologies for scaling the company's financial capabilities; 
  • Create and maintain relationships with service providers and contractors, including banking institutions and accountants 

Who - the Candidate:

We are seeking finance leaders with a 10 – 15 years of progressive accounting and finance experience, and at least 5-8 years of experience in a leadership role.

  • CPA professional designation required 
  • Experience in M&A integration and public companies are required 
  • Experience in growth stage company is an asset 
  • Experience in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring financial controls, policies and procedures 
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate strategic and policy issues related to corporate financial management and budget functions, and to develop financial plans and budgets 
  • Experience in implementing and altering financial systems and procedures 
  • Demonstrated experience providing financial advice to achieve optimum allocation of financial resources. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, managing a large team in a complex environment 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as presentation skills, to be able to have impact and influence with a diverse group of individuals with varied levels of financial/business backgrounds 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external contacts, to consult and negotiate with clients, and to represent the department in meetings and on committees 
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure and commitment to meet deadlines 
  • Flexible and willing to work in a very fast-paced environment 
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft suite 

Where:

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

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss with Swim!

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume.
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VP Finance

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Surrey, BC, CA
Posted on July 10, 2021
VP Finance opportunity with a fantastic company located in the Fraser Valley! Great opportunity to join a friendly, tight-knit, stable, and successful private company headquartered in Surrey with a fantastic culture! Ideal is an experienced Controller or Director in industry, that initially went through public practice, has strong technical IFRS, system implementations experience and has managed teams.  Read Full Description
VP Finance opportunity with a fantastic company located in the Fraser Valley! Great opportunity to join a friendly, tight-knit, stable, and successful private company headquartered in Surrey with a fantastic culture! Ideal is an experienced Controller or Director in industry, that initially went through public practice, has strong technical IFRS, system implementations experience and has managed teams. 

Who- the Company:  

Our client is an established industry leader in its field that has continues to grow with great people. The company has a culture that is tightknit, professional, and friendly with great work life balance. They also have a new office with onsite gym, yoga, free parking and more.

What- the Role:

The VP Finance will support the CFO and Finance Team with the execution of strategy and control for this group of companies. Swim can provide interested candidates with a detailed scorecard in addition to the below. Additional responsibilities include: 
  • Managing a team of 4 direct reports and 12 indirect reports, this role will be responsible for leading the finance function in the areas of: accounting, financial reporting, analysis, tax and treasury.
  • Responsible for complex consolidation of 15 entities in IFRS. This role is looking for an experienced technical accounting leader that is well versed in IFRS. 
  • Liaising and partnering with all levels of the organization and business units, this role will be responsible for reporting on financial data to Presidents, lead planning and working with Managers on budgets.
  • This role will also play a key role in supporting the CFO with special projects such as leading a new accounting system implementation and ad hoc mergers and acquisitions. This includes the process from start to finish in terms of identifying systems, creating project teams, process mapping and managing the implementation with various stakeholders.

Who- the Candidate:

  • Looking for a technically strong Chartered Accountant with proven industry experience in IFRS and strong people management experience and a great team based personality. 
  • Seeking someone with strong communication skills that can build strong relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Proven experience in leading projects and/or system conversions is also ideal. 

Where:

With Headquarters in Surrey. This position would be a mix of virtual and in office. 

How Much: 

Competitive base salary plus bonus commensurate with level of relevant experience and skills- please discuss with Swim. 

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this key position, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible! Confidentiality of currently employed candidates will be highly respected. 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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Sr. Accountant – Fixed Assets

Accounting & Finance
Contract
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
6 mo. Contract. This is an amazing opportunity to join the fixed assets and leasing team with one of Vancouver’s most reputable companies and a favourite brand! As an integral part of this team, you will work with multiple teams to ensure accuracy in these accounts and compliance with US GAAP. You have a desire for continuous improvement and contributing to the success of the company. Read Full Description
6 mo. Contract. This is an amazing opportunity to join the fixed assets and leasing team with one of Vancouver’s most reputable companies and a favourite brand! As an integral part of this team, you will work with multiple teams to ensure accuracy in these accounts and compliance with US GAAP. You have a desire for continuous improvement and contributing to the success of the company.

Who- the Company:

Our client is a people-centric organization and known for their collaborative team culture.

What- the Role:


  • You will ensure accurate accounting treatment of all capital assets, including performing US GAAP analyses.
  • You will perform and review various monthly reconciliations related to PPE and depreciation.
  • You will assist in preparing quarterly and annual disclosures related to fixed assets and leasing accounts.
  • You will play a key role in month-end and quarter end closes, including booking complex accruals and adjustments related to fixed assets and leasing.
  • You will liaise with FP&A on actual vs forecast variances.
  • You will liaise with internal and external auditors.
  • You will support the Business by managing the Projects and Fixed Assets modules.
  • You will assist with system configuration and enhancements in the ERP including testing, training, and rollout.
  • You will be responsible for the completion of monthly SOX controls and maintenance of process narratives.
  • You will be part of a team committed to ensuring the accuracy of lease and fixed assets related accounts.

Who – the Candidate:


  • You are a person with a minimum of 4 years work experience and hold, or is close to finishing, your CPA Designation.
  • You love number crunching as much as you love people.
  • You have strong skills in Microsoft Excel (Familiarity with VLOOKUPs, SUMIFs, and pivot tables are a must).
  • You have a good understanding of US GAAP and SOX compliance rules and regulations
  • You are a detail-oriented person who loves taking initiative.
  • You love dreaming up and creating new or improving current systems, templates, and reports.
  • Experience with Oracle EBS is a plus.

How Much:

Hourly rate on Swim’s payroll commensurate with level of experience

Where: 

Vancouver, BC 

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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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Richmond, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 2 years work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections. Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 2 years work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections.

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international 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 AR professional with 2 or more years of relevant 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 is seeking a new Accounts Receivable Specialist 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 Specialist to get to know! 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an individual with at least 2 full years of full-cycle AR and collections work experience. 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 Specialist 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 Specialist can work from the office full-time or can work from home 1-2 days a week if necessary, even after the pandemic has ended. 

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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Junior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Greater Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have 1-3 years full-cycle accounting work experience.  Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have 1-3 years full-cycle accounting work experience. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international 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 Accountant with 1-2 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 who will be responsible for a variety of operational accounting duties including journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, preparing working papers, supporting reporting, taking care of ad hoc accounting data entry, etc. This is within a multi-currency, multi-national, multi-entity company, so there is a good deal of interesting complexity for the Accountant to get to know! Reporting directly to the Accounting Manager  

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for an Accountant with at least 1 year and preferably 2+ years’ relevant accounting work experience. 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 
  • Experience working for a 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: 

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, 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. The Accountant can work from the office full-time or can do a mix of work from home and work from office, even after the pandemic has ended.  

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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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Richmond, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 2 years work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections. Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates must have at least 2 years work experience in accounts receivables, credit, and collections.

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international 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 AR professional with 2 or more years of relevant 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 is seeking a new Accounts Receivable Specialist 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 Specialist to get to know! 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an individual with at least 2 full years of full-cycle AR and collections work experience. 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 Specialist 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 Specialist can work from the office full-time or can work from home 1-2 days a week if necessary, even after the pandemic has ended. 

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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Accounts Receivable Administrator

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Richmond, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates only need to have 1 year of relevant work experience in accounts receivables, credit, or collections. Read Full Description
Fantastic career opportunity with a global public 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. Candidates only need to have 1 year of relevant work experience in accounts receivables, credit, or collections.

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a highly successful and innovative international 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 AR professional with at least 1 year of relevant 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 is seeking a new Accounts Receivable Administrator 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 Administrator to get to know! 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for an individual with at least 1 full year of full-cycle AR and collections work experience. 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:

Base salary commensurate with level of skills, experience, and education. The company will provide their new AR Administrator 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 Administrator can work from the office full-time or can work from home 1-2 days a week if necessary, even after the pandemic has ended.  

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 Corporate Administrator, Accounting

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
CHANGING CAREER PATHS? This is a great role for someone in Administration who wants to get onto an Accounting career path OR for an Accountant who wants to segue more into Administration and HR. Interesting hybrid role involving a mix of accounting, administration, and HR. There is flexibility on the job title.  Read Full Description
CHANGING CAREER PATHS? This is a great role for someone in Administration who wants to get onto an Accounting career path OR for an Accountant who wants to segue more into Administration and HR. Interesting hybrid role involving a mix of accounting, administration, and HR. There is flexibility on the job title. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a successful company with operations in various countries and a very healthy financial outlook. The company currently employs fewer than 20 individuals in the Vancouver office (many others are employed at subsidiary offices), and they are looking to grow over the next year. The company is well-managed by an impressive leadership team. The company has a tightknit and collaborative team culture with a classic “work hard/play hard” attitude. They are a group of self-starters who are excited to develop their own careers in tandem with the growth and success of the company. 

What- the Role: 

Our client is seeking a new Corporate Administrator, Accounting. There is flexibility on the title, depending on the individual’s long-term career path (i.e. accounting or administration). This is an approximately 1-year contract- given it’s contract, the cash compensation will be more robust. 
The new Corporate Administrator will responsible for a variety of tasks including Accounts Payable (with help from the Senior Accountant and Controller), processing a small BC-only Payroll, Human Resources administration, Benefits Administration, Office Management, and ad hoc administrative and transactional tasks as they come up. 
Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a more thorough description of the responsibilities. 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are seeking self-motivated high-performers who are team players and who can also work independently. Soft skills such as excellent communication abilities, work ethic, and common sense are just as important as the work experience 
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in corporate administration, with some level of work experience in payroll and AP 
  • The more diverse your skills, the better! This is an opportunity to wear many hats and contribute to the smooth functioning of a small executive office. 
  • Systems savvy with ability to learn new systems and software. Must have strong Microsoft Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Beneficial to have experience with Sage software products and/or ADP payroll products. 

How Much: 

This company will compensate the 1 year contractor very competitively given it’s not a permanent role. In future if/when it does convert to permanent, the total comp package will include both an LTIP and an STIP, an RRSP match, a health allowance, and PD support. Please discuss further with SWIM! 

Where: 

The head office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Ideally the Corporate Administrator, Accounting will work from the office full time, but there is flexibility for work from home as needed. 

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. 
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Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a reputable organization entering an exciting growth phase with an upcoming IPO in the fall! 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!

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:  

As the Controller you will be responsible for operating the day to day finance functions including but not limited to ensuring proper internal controls, developing or enhancing accounting processes as well as coordinating internal and external audits. In addition to being responsible for all required regulatory filings; you will have two direct reports who you will mentor and guide in their development. There is a lot of autonomy in this role and the CFO does not micromanage, but rather empowers. In addition to being the resident expert for any technical accounting issues/analyses with respect to IFRS compliance, you will manage the regulatory requirements with respect to quarterly and year-end financial statements and other filings, and manage compliance with tax filings and requirements for both corporate and sales taxes, and assist in budgeting, forecasting, planning and analysis as required.

Who – the Candidate:

  • A bachelors’ degree plus a professional finance or accounting designation with 7+ years of progressive, hands-on experience (3+ years in a managing role) in private and public companies
  • Big four accounting experience is an asset
  • In depth knowledge of IFRS
  • Excel and operational knowledge of MS Office (Word and PowerPoint) and data analytics software (Power BI and Power Query experience is an asset) 
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, high-growth, and collaborative environment with the ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong initiative and demonstrated track record as an outstanding problem-solver and strategic thinker
  • Ability to work in and bring structure to evolving environments
  • Ability to work both independently and on a team with strong interpersonal and people leadership abilities

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with level of experience, 20-25% bonus, stock option, full benefits.

Where: 

Vancouver, BC 

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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Senior Financial Analyst

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 9, 2021
Fantastic FP&A opportunity with a well-established Canadian company.  Opportunity to work on strategic business decision support, market analysis, sales analysis, budgeting, forecasting, etc. Reporting into a great Director, FP&A. Opportunity for long-term career growth!  Read Full Description
Fantastic FP&A opportunity with a well-established Canadian company.  Opportunity to work on strategic business decision support, market analysis, sales analysis, budgeting, forecasting, etc. Reporting into a great Director, FP&A. Opportunity for long-term career growth! 

Who- the Company:

Our client is a well-established and reputable Canadian organization that was founded over 20 years ago. In addition to their business achievements, the organization is very much values-based and promotes a corporate culture where employees are collaborative and are encouraged to give back to the communities they live and work in. This private company is frequently recognized on various high-profile business lists. 

What- the Role:

Swim Recruiting is seeking a new Senior Financial Analyst for this great company.  The new Sr FA will report into a very experienced and talented Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (who in turn reports directly to the CFO) and will have a variety of responsibilities including budgeting, forecasting, business decision support, sales analysis, product line analysis, market analysis, KPI reporting, etc. The Senior Analyst will put together reports, presentations, and business cases. Using Excel, Power BI, and other tools, and the company’s ERP. There is a major emphasis on Excel-based financial modeling in this job. Working on a tight-knit FP&A team, and on a broader accounting & finance team of 20+ people. Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description.  

Who- the Candidate:

  • We are seeking individuals with 5+ years relevant work experience including strong financial modeling skills.  
  • CFA or CPA designation or MBA-Finance is highly preferred, or actively pursuing one of these qualifications. 
  • Very system savvy, with excellent Excel skills. Experience with Power BI (or other business intelligence or data visualization tools) and a sophisticated ERP highly preferred. 
  • Successful candidates will align well with the organization’s corporate values and culture- SWIM can provide more insight. 

Where:

Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. Opportunity for hybrid work from home office/work from home flexibility.  

How Much:

Base salary commensurate with experience, skills, and education- please discuss with SWIM. Additionally this company provides employees with excellent health and dental benefits, an employer RRSP contribution, a vehicle allowance, and professional development support. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving very quickly! SWIM is presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested and would like to hear more about this opportunity, 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. Thanks! 
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Senior Manager, SOX

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 8, 2021
Unique opportunity for a well-rounded, collaborative, and entrepreneurially-minded Internal Audit and SOX leader who is seeking long-term career development. Working with a high-growth, technology investment platform with a history of success and plans to go public. Although preference is Vancouver-based, the new Senior Manager can work from anywhere in Canada (on PST hours).   Read Full Description
Unique opportunity for a well-rounded, collaborative, and entrepreneurially-minded Internal Audit and SOX leader who is seeking long-term career development. Working with a high-growth, technology investment platform with a history of success and plans to go public. Although preference is Vancouver-based, the new Senior Manager can work from anywhere in Canada (on PST hours).  

Who- the Company: 

Our confidential client has an interesting history and ambitious future plans. Their business model is simple and in a short time is demonstrating immense returns. The Holding Company has dozens of wholly owned subsidiaries as well as minority investments in many other companies. The executive leadership team at this Company is considering an IPO in the US and they are looking to hire new talent to help them with their growth plans for 2021 and beyond. 

Why: 

Given the confidentiality, we cannot go into great detail, but here are few key elements that make this a great place to work: a) dynamic culture that encourages both an entrepreneurial spirit and teamwork b) fully digital/remote yet highly integrated workforce c) international scope while still being a home-grown Canadian Company and d) learn and grow alongside a technology investment platform.

What- the Role: 

Our client is seeking a Senior Manager, SOX to help them on their growth journey and to achieve the goal to go public in the coming years. This is a newly created role and the Sr Mgr will work closely with the Director of Financial Reporting, Director of Finance, CFO, and several others on the growing Accounting & Finance team.  The portfolio of responsibilities is diverse and evolving, but the initial foundation of the role is putting in place a SOX program, internal controls, and a robust internal audit function for the Company and Subsidiaries. 

What- the Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the SOX Compliance program, including evaluating the adequacy of the Company's internal controls to ensure the protection of assets from loss, the completeness and accuracy of financial information, and compliance with policies.
  • Establish the Company’s Internal Audit function and framework in advance of IPO and develop an effective internal audit strategy and roadmap for the Company.
  • Manage and execute audits for Company and Subsidiaries, including identifying and analyzing risks, planning, and prioritizing the audit work, developing audit recommendations, and preparing audit reports.
  • Partner with the external SOX consultants on initial control design, documentation, testing and remediation work as part of IPO readiness efforts.
  • Continuously improve and innovate the SOX program methodology to become more efficient and effective. This includes the strategic deployment of technology to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of control performance and testing.
  • Review and test controls regularly to ensure adequate design. Identify improvements to control design and monitor remediation efforts.
  • Create and/or update documentation, including process flowcharts, process narratives, risk and controls matrix and evaluate controls as new systems are developed and/or processes change.
  • Provide education and training to internal stakeholders on SOX, internal controls, and fraud risk.
  • Consult on new business initiatives, system implementations, accounting policy changes, personnel changes, and assess the impact on internal controls.
  • Collaborate with the Company’s Big 4 external auditors and external SOX Consultants

Who- the Candidate:  

The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of SOX in a high-growth and complex environment. Other success factors for this role include being comfortable with change, being resourceful, and exhibiting professional curiosity. The Senior Manager needs to collaborate with other stakeholders, internal and external, and possess excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Candidates will have at least 7 years’ progressive experience within accounting and audit, with a specialization in public company audit and SOX
  • CPA designation (or International equivalent) is required. CIA or CISA certification is highly preferred. Degree in business, finance or accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Section 404, PCAOB Standards, Internal Controls, Corporate Governance role at a Public Company.
  • Extensive relevant and progressive work background and expertise in risk advisory or audit/attestation.
  • A blend of public company experience in both public practice and industry is preferred, but candidates with only one or the other will also be seriously considered.
  • Strong understanding of ITGCs.
  • Detailed knowledge of SOX testing methodologies, risk assessment practices, the COSO Framework, PCAOB Auditing standards and IFRS.
  • Expertise in designing, monitoring, and evaluating internal controls and SOX compliance programs for a multinational organization.
  • Experience with US listed companies is an asset.

Where: 

The new Senior Manager, SOX can work remotely anywhere in Canada on PST (West Coast) hours.  Qualified out-of-province candidates will absolutely be considered.  

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications. Participation in the Company’s bonus plan and equity once the Company is public. The Company also provides generous health & dental benefits, a health spending account, fitness benefits, PD support, and a flexible paid time off program. Please discuss further with SWIM. 

When & How to Apply: 

Swim Recruiting has been engaged exclusively on this exciting search. SWIM will be representing shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you are interested and would like to discuss further, please let me know soon as this search is moving quickly. Thank you! 

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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Toronto or Vancouver, Canada
Posted on July 8, 2021
Based in Greater Toronto Area OR Greater Vancouver Area. Great opportunity for an accounting professional who would love to work for a reputable, well-established, and high-growth Canadian organization.   Read Full Description
Based in Greater Toronto Area OR Greater Vancouver Area. Great opportunity for an accounting professional who would love to work for a reputable, well-established, and high-growth Canadian organization.  

Who- the Company: 

Our client is a reputable and well-managed technology company with close to 1000 employees. It is a company that promotes an innovative, passionate, and values-based work culture, as well as good work-life balance. 

What- the Opportunity: 

Senior Accountant, working on the company’s large accounting & finance team and reporting directly into the Senior Manager of Accounting. 
The new Senior Accountant will be responsible for a range of responsibilities including preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements, preparing MD&A and other regulatory reporting, year-end audit, analyzing financial data, etc. 
There will be a blend of routine and ad hoc reporting and analyses to be completed. This role requires excellent business communication skills and the ability to build solid relationships.
Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a thorough job description.

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for accounting professionals who are self-motivated, systems-savvy, and able to work successfully in a collaborative team environment. 
  • Canadian CPA designation or International equivalent, or actively pursuing designation. 
  • Relevant post-secondary education in accounting, commerce, or business. 
  • At least 5 years’ relevant and progressive work experience in full-cycle accounting.
  • Experience working in financial services sector is highly preferred.  
  • Systems savvy with ability to learn new finance systems quickly. Senior level proficiency in Excel. Exposure to Workday ERP is a big plus! 
  • Team player approach as well as coaching and mentoring skills. 
  • Comfort and confidence working in a fast-paced and high-change organization. 

Where: 

Working from home for foreseeable future due to physical distancing. The new employee will be set-up with the technology and system access needed to work from home. Longer term, the Senior Accountant will likely be working out of a corporate office in TORONTO, MISSISSAUGA, or VANCOUVER, although there is also opportunity for this role to be 100% work from home in another Canadian city on a long-term basis. 

How Much: 

Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss further with Swim. This company provides a robust bonus plan, an RRSP match, PD support, a flexible health & dental benefits plan, and many other perks! 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving extremely quickly, so please don’t hesitate to apply if you are qualified for and interested in this great Accountant 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. Thanks! 
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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, REAL ESTATE

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 6, 2021
Diverse, exciting, and challenging senior accounting role with an extremely successful real estate company based in Vancouver. Great opportunity for long-term growth within a vibrant corporate culture. One of SWIM’s favourite clients to recruit for! We’ve placed many happy people at this company.  Read Full Description
Diverse, exciting, and challenging senior accounting role with an extremely successful real estate company based in Vancouver. Great opportunity for long-term growth within a vibrant corporate culture. One of SWIM’s favourite clients to recruit for! We’ve placed many happy people at this company. 

Who- the Company:  

Swim Recruiting is very excited to represent this reputable real estate company to the Vancouver candidate market! The company is successful and stable, with several best-in-class projects on the go and opportunity for career development. 

What- the Role: 

The new Senior Accountant will be responsible for a variety of full-cycle accounting responsibilities including financial reporting (IFRS), variance analysis, consolidations, tax compliance, forecasting, cash management, system optimization, process improvement work, and special ad hoc projects etc. Joining an overall accounting & finance team of 25+ people. This is a fantastic opportunity for accountants who are eager to use their diverse accounting, finance, and analytical toolkit and to prove themselves in a fast-paced, friendly, and successful corporate environment.  Swim Recruiting will provide interested candidates with a full job description. 

Who- the Candidate:  

We are looking for designated CPAs (or  almost designated) who are bright, hard-working, professional, confident, upbeat, and dynamic. Candidates will have diverse technical accounting & finance skills, including solid financial reporting (IFRS). Experience in public practice is preferred, but not required. Likewise, experience working in real estate (or with real estate clients) is preferred, but not required as long as someone has a genuine interest in this fast-paced and high-change sector. 
We are seeking a solid accounting & finance professional, of course, but the successful candidate will be much more than that- we are looking for people who lead a well-rounded and active life, whether that be through philanthropic pursuits, sports, hobbies, continuing education, travel, etc. 

Where: 

Located in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core. During the current period of physical distancing, the company will interview, hire, train, and onboard virtually. The new Senior Accountant will likely work from home and from the office on a rotational basis.  

How Much: 

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience and skills- please discuss with Swim. The company also provides a competitive performance-based bonus, professional development support, and some fantastic perks and benefits. 

When & How to Apply:  

This search is moving very quickly! If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out directly to that person very soon. 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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Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on July 6, 2021
Great opportunity for a Controller who enjoys a diverse portfolio and who wants to be right-hand to a CFO. Working for a producing mining company that is undergoing positive changes. Based in Vancouver with occasional (approx. once a year) international business travel.  Read Full Description
Great opportunity for a Controller who enjoys a diverse portfolio and who wants to be right-hand to a CFO. Working for a producing mining company that is undergoing positive changes. Based in Vancouver with occasional (approx. once a year) international business travel. 

Who- the Company: 

Publicly-listed mining company with a producing mine as well as other projects in the pipeline. Headquartered in Vancouver.   

What- the Role: 

 The new Controller will report to the CFO, will directly manage an Accountant, and will interact closely with the finance team based at the overseas mine site. One of the first projects the Controller will tackle is a conversion of the corporate office’s finances from QuickBooks to Netsuite (the operations are already on Netsuite). Other projects will include a revamp of the consolidation processes, and generally improving and optimizing processes and systems. The Controller will directly contribute to the collaborative and supportive corporate culture. SWIM will provide interested candidates with a detailed job description 

Who- the Candidate: 

We are looking for a senior accounting & finance professional who is eager to work with a tightknit team and who wants to make an immediate positive impact. 
  • Candidates will hold their CPA designation, or International equivalent. 
  • 7+ years progressive accounting & finance experience. 
  • Experience in the mining sector is highly preferred, although experience in other relevant industries such as manufacturing and oil & gas will also be considered. 
  • Must have public company experience.
  • IFRS financial reporting.
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite is a significant asset, as is experience with a system transition/upgrade/conversion.
  • Excellent communicator (verbal and written). 
  • Natural mentorship, training, and coaching abilities.  

Where: 

Headquartered in Downtown Vancouver. Employees can work in the office full-time or can have a hybrid schedule working in the office 2-3 days a week and from home the rest of the time. Once the global pandemic situation subsides, the Controller will take a business trip to visit the operating mine to get to know the on-site finance team. After that, business travel will be infrequent, perhaps once or twice a year, depending on the Controller’s personal situation and thoughts on business travel. 

How Much: 

Very competitive base salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Additionally, the Controller will receive a bonus, stock options, and 4 weeks vacation. 

When & How to Apply: 

This search is moving very quickly. If you already have a Recruiter at Swim, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Swim is presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the CFO for review. If you are interested in this Controller opportunity with a Vancouver-based mining company, please don’t hesitate to reach out soon. Thank you! 
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Junior Tax Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Contract
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on June 30, 2021
14 mo. maternity leave contract. This is an amazing opportunity to join the tax department of one of Vancouver’s most reputable companies! Read Full Description
14 mo. maternity leave contract. This is an amazing opportunity to join the tax department of one of Vancouver’s most reputable companies!

Who- the Company:

Exciting opportunity to join a fast-growing international Vancouver based company and one of Vancouver’s finest! Our client is a people-centric organization and known for their collaborative team culture.

What- the Role:

  • Prepare North American GST/HST and SUT returns and coordinate remittance payments
  • Maintain and verify proper registration, filing frequency and payment methods
  • Reconcile sales tax general ledger accounts
  • Prepare sales tax rate set up and registration for new store locations
  • Action sales tax exemption requests and coordinate on boarding exemption status for Strategic Sale Partnerships
  • Collaborate with accounting team members to ensure departmental deadlines are met and objectives are achieved
  • Support the Tax Analysts with sales and use tax audits in North America

Who – the Candidate:

  • Education in accounting required.  Preference will be given to candidates with, or pursuing, a professional accounting designation
  • Experience with indirect tax returns and tax compliance is an asset
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality  
  • Proven team player but must also have the ability to work independently and deliver results
  • Comfortable with rapid growth, changing environments and increasing workload
  • Passion for fitness, the outdoors and an active lifestyle is an asset
  • Dedication to continuous improvement both professionally and personally
  • Responsible and dependable, proactive and solution oriented
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Strong research, problem solving and decision‐making skills
  • Strong computer and database/spreadsheet skills are required; experience with an MRP/ERP system and Oracle is an asset
  • Experience with Vertex tax software an asset

How Much:

Hourly rate on Swim’s payroll commensurate with level of experience

Where: 

Vancouver BC 

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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Senior Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Contract
Burnaby, BC, CA
Posted on June 30, 2021
Senior Accountant (7 month contract position) for a global public company, amazing culture, complex work and a great team! Great opportunity for someone out of public practice looking to gain some great experience with a public complex and supportive company. Read Full Description
Senior Accountant (7 month contract position) for a global public company, amazing culture, complex work and a great team! Great opportunity for someone out of public practice looking to gain some great experience with a public complex and supportive company.

Who- the Company:

Global public company with a fantastic culture! This company has an amazing campus in normal times with interesting work, amazing fun projects and a great team.

What- the Role:

Reporting to a great Accounting Manager, 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 company is going through some exciting times!!! They just completed 3 acquisitions. This role involves FX balance sheet hedging, contract review, advising the business, lease accounting and Canada support for accounting and north American exposure. 
Responsibilities include but not limited to: 
  • Performing close activities including, but not limited to:
    • Journal entry preparation for complex, high profile transactions;
    • Review and preparation of reconciliations;
    • Overseeing and coordinating aspects of the close calendar; and
    • Preparing and reporting on close schedules to the Controllership team including presenting key aspects of the balance sheet.
  • Provide accounting and general ledger business partner support; act as a liaison to selected business groups across finance (i.e., FPA, SEC reporting, Revenue, AR, etc.)
  • Develop and maintain External Audit and SOX documentation as it relates to the role. Further, act as liaison between external auditors and business partners during quarterly reviews and annual audits.
  • Identify process improvements with emphasis on streamlining and/or improving controls within accounting. Further striving for Global Standardization.
  • Conduct quarterly business unit balance sheet reviews.
  • Produce standard and ad-hoc reporting to analyze trends vs. prior quarter and prior year for the statement of operations and the balance sheet. 
  • Prepare memos/whitepapers on accounting issues as required.
  • Facilitates the compilation of balance sheet FX hedging forecasts to Treasury and performs analytics to bridge forecast to actuals.
  • Spend a portion of time on projects (e.g., globally aligning accounting practices, improving documentation, building more robust analytical reporting).

Who- the Candidate:

What you need:

Technical skills and experience
The following skills are necessary to be successful in this position:
  • B.S. in Accounting or equivalent
  • 4-5 years relevant financial accounting experience 
  • Ability to effectively coordinate with Global teams (including offshore teams) and obtain desired results in a timely manner a plus. 
  • CPA preferred
  • Relevant experience supporting public companies in public practice highly preferred. 
  • 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:

Remote for now but typically Burnaby near Vancouver, BC

How Much:

Competitive base salary commensurate with level of relevant experience and skills- please discuss with Swim. 

When & How to Apply:

If you are qualified for, and interested in, this Senior Accountant position, please let Swim Recruiting know as soon as possible! Confidentiality of currently employed candidates will be highly respected. 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 Corporate Controller

Accounting & Finance
Permanent
Vancouver, BC, CA
Posted on June 25, 2021
Working for one of Vancouver’s most beloved retail brands, with stores across Canada and into the US, is seeking a Controller. Great corporate culture. Reporting directly to CFO. Can work remotely from any Canadian province, but on PST time zone.  Read Full Description
Working for one of Vancouver’s most beloved retail brands, with stores across Canada and into the US, is seeking a Controller. Great corporate culture. Reporting directly to CFO. Can work remotely from any Canadian province, but on PST time zone. 

Who- the Company: 

Our client was founded in Canada over 25 years ago and is based in Vancouver, BC. They have stores across Canada and in a few US states. The company has a reputation for treating their employees and customers with respect and care, and for putting an emphasis on wellbeing. 

What- the Role:

Our client is looking for a new Controller to cover an upcoming 1-year parental leave. The Controller will report directly into a great CFO and will lead a team of 3 direct reports, including a middle-Manager who in turn has a team. Responsibilities are varied and include managing the accounting operations, banking & treasury, cash flow oversight, and financial systems. Plenty of opportunity for new learning within a great corporate culture!  SWIM will provide candidates with a full job description. 

Who- the Candidate:

We are looking for proven people mangers who lead by example and can run an efficient, happy, and high quality accounting and finance function. Candidates will have 8+ years progressive experience, including 3+ years in a leadership capacity. Accounting designation is preferred and experience working in the fast-paced retail sector is a significant asset but not required. 

Where:

The corporate office is based in Vancouver, but most employees are currently working from home due to the pandemic. The office optionally reopening in autumn and fully reopening in early 2022. The Controller can work from the Vancouver office, or remotely from home elsewhere in BC, or in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, etc. Must be able to work during core PST hours. 

How Much:

Very generous base salary commensurate with experience, education, and skills, likely $105,000 to $140,000.  As a term employee, the Controller will also receive health & dental benefits and other perks. 

When & How to Apply:

This search is moving extremely quickly, so please do not hesitate to apply if you are interested in hearing more! The CFO and HR team are hoping to be able to have cross training between the incumbent and the interim Controller. Swim Recruiting 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' and send us your resume. Thanks! 
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Accounts Receivable Administrator

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