Accounting Manager

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

Project and Construction Accounting. Excellent team leadership opportunity with a successful, high-growth, and well-established real estate construction company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. Amazing culture, complex and interesting work, lots of opportunity for long-term career development. 4-5 direct reports.

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 Accounting Manager (Construction Accounting) who will lead, mentor, and coach 4 or 5 Construction Accountants. The Accounting Manager will liaise regularly with colleagues in corporate accounting, financial planning & analysis, project management, operations, and senior leadership.

The Accounting Manager will oversee the work of Accountants who are  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, etc. Each Accountant is doing the full-cycle accounting for 2 to 6 residential, commercial, and/or mixed asset class 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 5 and ideally 6+ years of work experience in construction accounting/project accounting, including at least 2 years in a people management capacity.  
Experience overseeing the complex accounting for commercial & residential high-rise real estate projects is of course preferred, but we’re also open to accounting leaders who have worked in construction accounting in other sectors/asset classes.

Qualified candidates will have excellent leadership, coaching, and mentorship skills. The Accounting Manager, Construction will be liaising regularly with project managers, suppliers, internal senior leadership, and colleagues in management in departments other than accounting & finance. Ideally candidates will have their CPA designation, but this is not absolutely 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:
Competitive 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 (purchase or rental) 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!