Senior Accountant

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Date Posted: 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Location: 
Vancouver, BC

The Fraser Institute has an opening in our Vancouver office for a Senior Accountant who is self-motivated, enjoys working with numbers and is looking for a rewarding and challenging career opportunity with room to grow in a team of talented, results-driven professionals.

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Senior Accountant is a multi-faceted role, that includes full-cycle accounting, month and year-end reporting, financial analysis and payroll administration. This role is ideal for a financial professional who is analytical, driven, and wants to be involved in all aspects of the organization’s Finance and Accounting team.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Full-cycle accounting and financial reporting activities including balance sheet reconciliations, income statement analysis, fixed asset management and tracking.
  • Month-end and year-end support including the preparation and posting of journal entries, account analysis, cash flow projections, audit preparation and internal control maintenance.
  • Prepare government/compliance reporting and remittances (GST, Non-Resident taxes).
  • Reconcile bank and G/L accounts and monitor cash flow.
  • Assist with monthly financial statement and preparation, working papers and analysis.
  • Arranges for on-time completion and filings of GST, PST, WCB, NRT tax returns, and statistics questionnaires.
  • Annual CRA reporting for NR and T5 summary and issuance of T4A-NR’s and T5’s.
  • Assist with semi-monthly payroll and administration.
  • Maintain accounting and payroll files and documentation in compliance with CRA and audit requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with Finance & Accounting’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide collegial support to the finance team and other departments as requested.
  • Provide back-up support for the Finance & Accounting team.
  • Assist with projects and other duties as assigned.

About you:

  • You have your CPA designation.
  • You have 5+ years’ relevant experience, with some of that experience being in a non-profit organization.
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Excel and Sage 300.
  • You are highly self-motivated and have a strong sense of personal initiative and ownership.
  • You are able to handle confidential information discreetly.
  • You’re an ambitious go-getter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, prioritize, work to deadlines, and you are excited to learn and grow with the organization.

What we offer:

  • A collegial work environment that encourages sharing ideas and learning.
  • An opportunity to work alongside some of the most accomplished policy experts in the country.
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities.
  • An attractive compensation package which includes a bonus program, extended health and dental benefits, MSP coverage, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
Duration: 
Full-time
Compensation: 
An attractive compensation package which includes a bonus program, extended health and dental benefits, MSP coverage, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
Contact: 
Associate Director, Human Resources
Mailing Address: 

The Fraser Institute
1770 Burrard Street, 4th Floor
Vancouver, BC  V6J 3G7

How to Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to the Associate Director, HR at: careers@fraserinstitute.org with the subject line “Senior Accountant.”

Application deadline: March 25th, 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

We thank all candidates who wish to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline: 
Monday, March 25, 2019