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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.

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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

  • 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 a plus but not required.
  • 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 maura@catalystcommdev.org 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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