Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on September 5, 2023

Excellent opportunity for an up & coming accountant with 6 months to 2 years of accounting-related work experience and relevant post-secondary education. We are looking for people who are detail-oriented, accurate, professional, and eager to learn. Accounting-related education is required. Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude are both must-haves. Downtown Vancouver company with a hybrid work schedule.

Who- the Company:
Our client is a well-established and reputable Canadian organization. In addition to their business achievements, the organization is very 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 Accounts Payable Specialist for this great organization. The A/P Specialist will be using a great deal of Excel (V looks-up, Sum If statements) as well as an ERP and an in-house system. Working on a broader accounting & finance team of 25+ people. There is great opportunity for long-term growth within the organization- the AP Specialist can continue on a corporate accounting career path, or perhaps even develop in other areas like financial planning & analysis.

  • Ensure proper controls and authorizations are adhered to in order to generate invoice entries and create payments
  • Process payment requests using Accounting Software and ensure balances agree between two financial systems.
  • Make recommendations and participate in changes to systems to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, controls, and accuracy
  • Complete various G/L account and/or monthly claims bank reconciliations as assigned
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Participate in training for backup coverage of other payables accounting responsibilities as necessary
  • Assist Controller with various accounting projects as assigned
  • Prepare year-end working papers and assist with year-end audit

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking individuals with at least 6 months of relevant work experience- can be gained from a permanent role, or perhaps a Co-op term or internship.

Accounting-related post-secondary education is absolutely required- a Bachelor of Commerce with an accounting Major, a financial management diploma, an accounting certificate, etc.

We are looking for people who have a positive attitude and the ability and willingness to learn quickly. Solid intermediate level skills in Excel is required. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and accurate.  Successful candidates will align well with the organization’s corporate values and culture- SWIM can provide more insight.

Downtown Vancouver in a beautiful corporate office. Hybrid work options available once the AP Specialist is onboarded and fully trained (1, 2, or even 3 days work from home per week) 

How Much:
Base salary commensurate with experience- please discuss with SWIM. The new employee will also be eligible for excellent health and dental benefits, an employer-paid RRSP contribution, and 3 weeks vacation.

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 Recruiting. If you do not yet have a Recruiter at SWIM, please hit “Apply Now” to send us your resume (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our interna systems). Thank you!