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Senior Accountant Job Opening in Vancouver, BC - Global Relay Recruitment 2017

Job ID: GRAC122
Location: Vancouver, BC
Term: Permanent Full-time
Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based electronic message archiving, supervision, and eDiscovery solutions for the global financial sector, delivering services to 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the world’s top 25 banks. Global Relay Archive securely captures and preserves email, instant messaging, mobile messaging, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more — with Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, Android, Outlook and Web access.
Global Relay is headquartered in Vancouver's Gastown, with offices in New York, Chicago, Raleigh, Halifax, London, and Singapore. We strive to be a top employer and have been recognized with numerous awards, including Company of the Year award from the BC Tech Association (2016), Private Business Growth Award (2015), Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers (2014-2015), Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in North America (2011-2015), Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2014), Ingenious Award (2014), Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2013), and Canada’s Best Managed Companies (2013-2014).
With over 400 employees, Global Relay is growing rapidly and looking for new talent. Global Relay provides fantastic opportunities to individuals with passion in business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, Global Relay offers invaluable exposure to doing business with some of the most influential companies in the world. Global Relay is also ideal for people who want to create innovative technologies using massively scalable "big data" architecture and a strong focus on mobile.
Global Relay is 100% privately held and employee controlled. We develop, own and operate every aspect of our services, with no reliance on outsourcing or third-party subcontractors. We are not venture capital dependent, making us a truly Canadian organization.
Apply today – we have five floors of great open space offices with a fast-paced vibe, lots of amenities, a roof top deck & BBQ, and an in-house chef, all located in the heart of Gastown near Waterfront Station. To learn more about our culture and community involvement, please visit ( ).
The Role:
We are looking for a full-time Senior Accountant to join our growing Accounting Team. This is a great opportunity for a person with experience in financial and tax reporting, high analytical abilities, a willingness to learn, and great interpersonal skills to work in a team that is supporting a fast growing business combined with relevant experience in an accounting role.
Role Responsibilities:
  • Assisting the Corporate Controller with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated financial statements and reporting packages for key stakeholders
  • Preparing monthly budget-to-actual variance analyses, including liaising with various internal departments to obtain information as needed
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the general ledger, including preparing and/or reviewing monthly reconciliations and performing month-end closing procedures
  • Preparing working papers required for the annual financial statement audit
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Accounting for revenue transactions, foreign exchange translation, and reporting
  • Ownership of analysis and accounting for debt and financial and operating lease transactions
  • Preparing and maintaining fixed asset sub-ledgers and capital asset tracking for accounting and tax purposes
  • Assisting in the preparation of SR&ED filing schedules, Canadian and US tax working papers and returns, and other reports
  • Preparing and filing GST/HST, value added tax, and various US sales and use tax returns
  • Participate in ad hoc tax, accounting and finance projects, analyses and initiatives as and when required
  • Coaching and sharing of best practices with junior team members
  • Administrative tasks and other duties, as needed

  • Qualified professional accountant (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) with a strong work ethic and integrity
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in an accounting department; experience in the software/tech industry in a subscription billing environment is an asset
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities with experience in researching and preparing technical accounting and tax memos
  • Expert level Excel proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and time-manage
  • Impeccable accuracy with numbers and high attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and ability to write clear, concise and formal business communications
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to be entrusted with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision
  • Proven experience in identifying and implementing accounting process improvements is an asset
  • Experience in preparing and filing Canadian, US, and UK income tax returns, US state sales tax returns, and other statutory reporting is an asset
  • Familiarity with the Salesforce CRM system and cloud-based accounting applications is an asset

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