Senior Accountant

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Date Posted: 
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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 and financial analysis. 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, audit preparation and internal control maintenance.
  • Prepare government/compliance reporting and remittances (GST, Non-Resident taxes).
  • Reconcile banks, credit cards and G/L accounts.
  • 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, T5’s and IRS NEC-1099.
  • Maintain accounting files and records and other important 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.
  • Assist with semi-monthly payroll and administration – as needed.
  • 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 detail oriented and comfortable working with tight deadlines.
  • You have strong planning, follow up and ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • You have excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.
  • 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 are excited to learn new things and grow with the organization.

What we offer:

  • A collegial work environment that encourages sharing ideas and learning.
  • A hybrid work environment, that offers the ability to work from our beautiful office in Kitsilano and from home.
  • 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, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
An attractive compensation package which includes a bonus program, extended health and dental benefits, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
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 Director, HR at: [email protected] with the subject line “Senior Accountant.”

Application deadline: November 8th, 2021. 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.

Monday, November 8, 2021