Corporate Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Downtown Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on March 23, 2023

Great opportunity with a growing mining company headquartered in downtown Vancouver. Very well-rounded role involving month-end support, reconciliations, accounts payable, payroll processing, etc. With time more and more responbilities can be layered on including management reporting and financial planning & analysis. Working closely with CPA-designated accountants.  Excellent culture and reporting into a wonderful boss!

Who- the Company:
Our client is a successful mining company with operations in various countries and a 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 as well as a social 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 Corporate Accountant to join their tight-knit team. This individual will report directly into the Director of Finance, a CPA who trained in a Big 4 firm, and will also work closely with the Senior Accountant and the CFO.

This is a well-rounded role involving month-end close, accounts payable, administrating share-based options, processing a small payroll, etc. The payroll piece represents maximum 1 day of work every 2 weeks (processing payroll for ~20 salaried employees).
As the Corporate Accountant establishes themselves and gets to know the processes and systems, they can gradually take on more and more tasks within accounting, management reporting, and financial planning and analysis (FP&A).
As the company has a small corporate team, everyone there “wears a lot of hats”. For example, the Corporate Accountant will support the CFO with various HR tasks such as setting up new hires, assisting with salary increases, and maintaining the company’s compensation spreadsheets. The volume of HR work will fluctuate, but not total anymore than 10% of the work over the course of a year.
Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking candidates with at least 4 years of relevant work experience, and ideally 6+ years. To be successful in this role, the Corporate Accountant will be able to work independently with little supervision but will also be a collaborative and communicative team player.  Qualifications include ability to multi-task, excellent communicator, willingness to take on a variety of corporate tasks, a results-oriented approach to work, and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced work environment.

Qualifications- Work Experience & Education:

  • Education
    • Relevant post-secondary education (required).
    • CPA designated or actively pursuing CPA designation (preferred).
  • Work Experience
    • Experience processing full-cycle accounts payable (required)
    • Experience processing a small salaried payroll (preferred). 
    • Experience working in the mining sector (preferred). 
    • Experience working for a global public company (preferred).

Qualifications- Soft Skills & Capabilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Energetic and approachable with a “can do” attitude. Willing to jump in and help when situations arise
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with strong editing and proof‐reading capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a changing environment
  • Proven ability to exercise confidentiality, tact, and discretion
  • Ability to deal with various stakeholders
  • Capacity to work well under pressure

How Much:
This company compensates their employees competitively. Base salary will be commensurate with skills and qualifications, and likely above market. Please discuss your total compensation expectations further with SWIM.

The head office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, very accessible by rapid transit.

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. SWIM is presenting the profiles of shortlisted candidates directly to the hiring team. 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.