Job Posting 82909

Senior Accountant
BC Housing
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
closed 4 days ago (Mon, 23 May)
full time  •  To be discussed



Reporting to the Assistant Comptroller, the Senior Accountant performs reconciliation and accounting duties related to BC Housing’s investments, HousingHub related accounts, Provincial Rental Housing Corporation (PRHC) fixed assets, long-term debts, deferred contribution, and other liability accounts. He/she/they are also responsible for year-end audit preparations and providing guidance on daily accounting activities to other staff in the department.


The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or other relevant discipline.
  • Considerable experience in a high volume, computerized financial accounting environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer.


  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial administration practices
  • Considerable knowledge and understanding of the Commission’s mandate, its operating/administrative requirements, and related business processes and practices
  • Strong analytical, investigative, conceptual thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including an advanced level of proficiency in computer applications such as Excel
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines with changing priorities
  • Ability to exercise good judgement and initiative
  • Ability to deal with clients with diplomacy and tact, as well as provide accounting advice to staff with non-financial backgrounds


As part of our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy spaces, BC Housing has introduced an interim mandatory vaccination program for all employees. We require proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for reasons related to a protected ground under human rights law (such as medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs) may request an accommodation. Upon receiving a request, we may request additional information to determine whether the applicant can be accommodated in the desired role without undue hardship



How to Apply:

Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications and competencies.  To be considered for this competition, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position.  This information will be used as part of the selection process.

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