Accountant

The Role

icona is looking for an experienced Accountant to join icona’s growing team. 

Our ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented, and resourceful problem solver with 5+ years of real estate development or construction accounting experience. Reporting to the VP Finance, you’ll oversee our financial planning ensuring the accuracy of our financial information, preparing financial reports, maintaining our general ledger, and optimizing our business with data-driven recommendations. 

You’d be a great fit if you have a meticulous attention to detail, an analytical mind, and a relentless focus on operational effectiveness. You’ll be responsible for keeping our financial records organized, including tracking accounts payable and receivable, and ensuring that each account is reconciled correctly. You have a successful track record of providing accurate and timely financial information and have the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with the leadership team to keep them apprised of the financial picture. 

If you love flexing your analytical skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, we’d love to hear from you. This is an amazing opportunity for the right candidate as the role will be constantly evolving and the responsibilities will be diverse, working in an entrepreneurial environment.

What You’ll Do 

  • Prepare journal entries and accruals for review by the VP Finance; reconcile accounts, prepare trial balances, maintain general ledgers and chart of accounts
  • Assist with month end close process; balance sheet reconciliations; adjusting entries
  • Compile financial reports for internal and external use; assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures; assist in answering internal and external questions related to accounts and procedures
  • Oversee the payables and receivables functions and ensuring internal controls are effective
  • Assist the VP Finance in the preparation of the quarterly forecasts and annual budgets; maintain fixed asset schedule and update monthly
  • Responsible for monthly and quarterly financing reporting, including monitoring and analysis of operating results against budget and forecast, and providing senior management commentary
  • Ensure standardization and compliance of accounting policies and procedures and work to continually improve processes and procedures
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports and analysis as required
  • Ensure compliance with federal and provincial sales tax reporting, sales tax accounts reconciliations, and sales tax management
  • Coordinate the collection and submission of documentation required for invoicing, including statutory declarations and WCB clearance letters, etc.
  • Assist the real estate development team, or other staff accountants, with other accounting duties as needed
  • Manage the Accounting Clerk as a direct report 
  • Other responsibilities as required

What We’re Looking For

  • You have an associate’s degree in accounting, or business, or related field is preferred 
  • You have a CPA designation and 5 years of experience in accounting with progressive, increasing scope and responsibility
  • You have a background in real estate development, construction or related industry and are familiar with construction accounting concepts, tax strategies, and industry best practices
  • You are exceptionally organized, analytical, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • You have experience managing staff, are a team player and work well independently 
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and readily accept ad hoc accounting duties as needed in our fast-growing company
  • You are proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel, and accounting software, such as Xero, QuickBooks

This Role Description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and is not necessarily an exhaustive list of accountabilities, qualifications and competencies required.

What We’ll Provide 

icona offers a flexible and desirable work environment. Two days per week this role will be based in our Coal Harbour office (located near transit) where you’ll enjoy front row ocean views, seawall access for walking meetings, and a talented team of collaborators. The other three days you’ll able to work from your home office where you’ll be equipped with all the necessary tech.

icona offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, critical illness and long-term disability. Additionally, a generous wellness, personal days and vacation package is offered, as are other perks like a cell phone allowance and a daily fresh fruit stocked kitchen.

Please submit your resume to careers@iconaproperties.com