Accounting Manager

Accounting & Finance
Hybrid - Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Posted on November 6, 2023

Fantastic opportunity with one of Vancouver’s most beloved companies. Multi-national, multi-entity, privately-held, overall accounting & finance team of around 50. The Accounting Manager will be responsible for overall financial reporting and will directly lead a team of 6 accountants. Hybrid work schedule (2-3 days/week in office). Robust total compensation package.

Who- the Company:
Our client has a 30+ year history and in that time has grown to become the global leader in their niche industry. The company’s brand is very well-established and reputable and attracts customers from all over the world. The company has strategic growth plans in place over the near 6 years.  Headquartered in Vancouver, BC.

What- the Role:
Our client is searching for their new Manager Accounting- Financial Reporting. The Manager will lead a team of 6 direct reports- a mix of Senior Accountants, Intermediate Accountants, and Junior Accountants (some of whom are CPA designated, some of whom are pursuing CPA). The overall accounting & finance team is around 50 people. This is a well-rounded role involving consolidations (12+ entities), month/quarter/year-end, budgeting, forecasting, routine and ad hoc analysis, process improvements, and projects. The Accounting Manager will be one of the main points of contact for the external audit firm. Please find a detailed job description attached here.

Who- the Candidate:
We are seeking a designated accountant (Canadian CPA or International equivalent) with at least 8 years of progressive work experience within accounting and financial reporting, including a couple years of experience at management level leading a team of 3+ direct reports (designated accountants).

  • Public practice training (midsize firm or large multinational firm) is preferred, but not required.

  • Experience working in a complex multi-entity company with revenues of at least $100M and ideally $400M+ is required.

  • Exposure to multi-national accounting (particularly the US) and transfer pricing is advantageous.

  • Qualified candidates will be confident leaders who enjoy mentoring, coaching, and inspiring their team.

  • Systems savvy is important in this role, especially as the company is undertaking a financial system upgrade in 2024. Experience with a financial system project is beneficial but not required. The company uses various software and systems, including a procure-to-pay system and an expense management system.

How Much:
Robust total compensation package. Base salary range is being confirmed, but will likely be around $105,000 to $125,000, perhaps up to $130,000- commensurate with work experience, relevant skillset, and accounting education. Our client provides an excellent overall compensation package including a bonus program, an RRSP match program, 100% employer-paid health benefits, PD / CPA support, and other great perks. Please discuss your personal compensation expectations in more detail with SWIM.

Corporate headquarters are in downtown Vancouver. The building has an on-site fitness centre, and a warm and welcoming work environment. Hybrid- after onboarding and training, most folks on the finance team are choosing to work from home 2 or 3 days a week. 

When & How to Apply: 
Swim Recruiting will be presenting the profiles of short-listed candidates directly to the hiring team. 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 (preferably in MS Word format as it works best with our internal systems). Thank you!