Accounting & Finance
Downtown Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada
Posted on January 16, 2023

Project and Cost Accounting. Excellent opportunity with a successful and well-established real estate construction company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. This is a newly created role due to ongoing company growth. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, lots of opportunity for long-term career development!

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

What- the Role:
On behalf our client, SWIM is seeking a new Accountant, who will work alongside several others in project accounting as well as peers in corporate accounting, financial planning & analysis, accounts payable, and other areas of accounting & finance. This is a newly created headcount due to company growth.

The Accountant will be responsible for preparing project financial statements, project cashflow forecasting, draw preparation, reconciliations, variance analysis and ad hoc financial analysis, month/quarter/year end close, coding costs to the correct cost centres and projects, liaising with project managers and suppliers, etc. The Accountant will be doing the full-cycle accounting for 2 to 6 real estate projects at a time (varies depending on size and complexity of the project). SWIM will provide a full job description to interested candidates.

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years and ideally 3+ years of work experience in a similar project accounting or cost accounting role with a complex multi-entity company. Experience working for a real estate or construction company is preferred, but we’re also open to candidates who have worked in other or other project-based industries (architecture, engineering consultancy, infrastructure, utilities, large-scale events, etc). Candidates will have excellent communication skills as the new Accountant will be liaising regularly with variety of internal and external stakeholders. Proficiency in Excel is required. Pursuit of CPA designation is preferred but not required.

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

How Much:
Base salary commensurate with level of accounting work experience, education, and skills- please discuss further with SWIM.  The company will financially support relevant and approved professional development. Employees also receive great perks such as an RRSP match, an allowance for a transit pass or downtown parking, plenty of social events, and employee discounts on company-built real estate properties.

When & How to Apply: 
This search is moving quickly, and Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out very soon. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' to send us your resume. Thank you!