Project Accountant

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on August 29, 2023

Our client is seeking a new Project Accountant for their collaborative, fun-loving, and high-performance team. The incumbent can be based in either Vancouver or Calgary. Working within a great team culture. Hybrid work schedule. Generous professional development allowance.

Who- the Company:  
Our client is an international consulting firm with an almost 30-year history that provides professional services on diverse and large-scale projects taking place in countries around the world. The organization hires people who are self-motivated and who are collaborative team players who can also work autonomously. They have a fun-loving, entrepreneurial, and dynamic corporate culture. 

What- the Role:
Our client is looking for a new Project Accountant for their very busy and collaborative team. The new Project Acct will be working along several peers, each with a different client portfolio for which they are responsible for the project billing & invoicing, accounts payable, project reporting (scheduled and ad hoc), work in progress (WIP) tracking and reconciliation, forecasting, budget tracking, etc. Providing excellent internal customer service while having a keen eye for detail is crucial in this fast-paced role!

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years’ relevant work experience in a similar project-based accounting, billing, or accounts payable role. The ability to interpret and manage complex billing and invoicing is very important. Some form of post-secondary education related to accounting is required. Qualified candidates will take an interest in project management and will be keen to contribute to the smooth running of large-scale and complex projects- please note that the company would financially support the Project Accountant should they choose to pursue their PMP certification in future. Great English communication skills are key (written and verbal), and speaking a second language (Spanish, in particular) is advantageous.

How Much:
This company provides employees with a generous total compensation package. Base salary will be commensurate with experience, education, and skills. Additionally, employees will receive a performance-based bonus, and professional development support (i.e. pursuing a relevant certification, attending conferences, etc.). This company has many fun corporate events, and there are employee perks like free on-site exercise classes.

Downtown Vancouver or Downtown Calgary. The corporate office has showers and bike lockers on site, and many employees commute to work by bike, transit, or foot. After training and onboarding, there is a hybrid working schedule of 3 days in office / 2 days from home available.

When & How to Apply:
This search is moving quickly, so please apply soon if you are keen to discuss further. If you already have a Recruiter at SWIM, please reach out to them directly. If you do not yet have a contact at Swim Recruiting, please hit 'APPLY NOW' and send us your resume as soon as you can (preferably in MS Word format, if possible, as it works best with our internal systems). Swim Recruiting will be presenting short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team for review. Thank you!