Careers

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The Catalyst team has a wealth of experience in real estate development, community based projects, social enterprises and socially progressive businesses. If you are interested in working with a dynamic team of professionals who are helping to build affordable rental housing in communities throughout BC, we want to hear from you. Please note we have no active openings at this time.

job opportunities

Project Accountant

We are currently seeking a Project Accountant to join our team. The successful candidate will be a methodical, detail-oriented accounting professional who takes satisfaction in creating and maintaining strong financial reports, has an unflappable demeanor, excellent strength of character, and a dedication to “getting it right”.  The Project Accountant will have primary day-to-day responsibility for all project-related accounting functions for up to eight development projects.  

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Accounting & Administration, your responsibilities would include:

  • All aspects of project accounting including invoicing, bank, loan schedules, monthly reports, cost controls, and GST filings.
  • Prepare monthly reporting package for all Joint Venture projects, including comparative reports of GAAP operating results and financial position and variance explanations, as well as cash flows for multiple entities.
  • Assist external accountants with preparation of year-end Notice to Reader financial statements. Ensure systems and methods are in consideration of a move towards fully audited statements.
  • Correspond with CRA, our financial institutions, and external resources as needed.
  • Prepare and review draw requests/funding.
  • Special projects as required.

 

Qualities

  • Extremely systems-oriented – enjoys creating replicable forms and methods. Able to maintain sight of the bigger picture whilst spending time in the details.
  • Responsive and analytical by nature, with a strong aptitude for finance/numbers.
  • Extremely curious, with a solutions-oriented approach to problems and the ability to focus on the details while keeping an eye on the bigger picture.
  • Thrives in an autonomous work environment and has the foresight to bring others in as needed.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a strong commitment to accuracy.
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

 

Qualifications/Experience

May include:

  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities and skills, with a minimum of four years’ directly relevant work experience in the real estate development/construction fields. Project Accountant or equivalent experience would be highly desirable.
  • CPA designation.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel and QuickBooks (Desktop Pro version) skills.

 

If you think you’d be a good fit for us and for this role, please send your resume in pdf format to info@pivothrservices.ca with “Project Accountant + Your Name” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. This is a full-time position located in Vancouver, BC.  This posting will remain open until filled.

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HR & Administration Manager

We are currently seeking an HR & Administration Manager to join our team. This role provides HR, administrative, governance, and IT support to staff, the Board, and the Board Committees. The role requires the ability to work independently and to make wise decisions while juggling a variety of tasks and the varied needs of internal and external stakeholders. Required skills and capabilities include excellent Gmail and MSOffice skills (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and a strong aptitude for numbers. This role requires a mature, kind, and discerning individual, with a strong ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Accounting & Administration, your responsibilities would include:

Recruitment & Hiring

  • Developing and posting job openings for vacant or newly created positions, pre-screening resumes, and scheduling interviews. Ensuring job descriptions are maintained through an annual review process.
  • Monitoring, reviewing, and refining staff handbooks and hiring/orientation processes, including maintenance of a hiring/exit checklist.
  • Seeking out and pursuing potential internship and other funding opportunities.
  • Participating in staff orientation/exit activities including: arranging for fobs, keys, and memberships, IT needs, and conducting in employee orientations.

Administration:

  • Administering the Catalyst Benefits Plan through Great West Life. Assisting staff with queries.
  • Monitoring and ordering office supplies as needed.
  • Managing incoming mail and couriers as needed. Bank Deposits as needed.
  • Manage staff meeting agendas including scheduling staff and external presenters
  • Organizing public and private events. Scheduling team meetings, agenda, notifying staff via email, and taking minutes as required.
  • Finance support – Assisting with banking (deposits, payment processing), society filings, insurance renewals/updates
  • Ongoing office maintenance: desk/key distribution, decluttering/cleanup, supplies, keeping inventory.
  • Ongoing updates of safety/emergency plans and procedures, and staff training
  • Managing retention/destruction of paper files.
  • Regularly monitors and enforces electronic filing protocols and naming conventions. Ensures electronic filing system is functional for all staff.

Governance:

  • Coordinate logistics for all board meetings and board committee meetings including agendas, informational materials for board and committee meetings (i.e., board and committee packages).
  • Prepare minutes for board and committee meetings
  • Review Joint Venture, legal, and funding agreements for reporting requirements, set up, and maintain tracking system and calendar of reporting deadlines to ensure compliance.

Information Technology:

  • Tracking hardware, managing repairs/new purchases with staff and external IT consultants.
  • Working with external IT consultants to ensure the organization’s IT infrastructure and security protocols are optimal.
  • Purchasing and administering other software solutions as needed
  • Ad-hoc activities/tasks as required for all of the above areas (HR, governance, administration, and IT).

Qualities:

  • Employs a positive and proactive approach to problem-solving. Identifies and seeks out increased efficiencies.
  • Enjoys being part of a team and recognizes the importance of each team member and their role.
  • Loves getting into the “why” of things, mastering new skills, getting things right, staying organized.
  • Methodical, perceptive – able to develop and maintain routine.
  • Kind, smart, discerning, with a strong ability to respect and maintain confidentiality.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Work experience that demonstrates the above qualities.
  • Apple Mac experience with strong skills in MS-Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Gmail.

If you think you’d be a good fit for us and for this role, please send your resume in pdf format to info@pivothrservices.ca with “HR/Admin Manager + Your Name” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. This is a full-time position located in Vancouver, BC. This posting will remain open until filled.

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