Financial Reporting Analyst
Seaspan Corporation
Vancouver, BC
11h ago


Seaspan Corporation (NYSE : SSW) is the world’s largest financial lessor in the containership leasing space with an $8bn+ balance sheet.

Seaspan provides many of the world’s major shipping lines with alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services.


Seaspan’s fleet has evolved over time to meet the varying needs of their customer base. We own vessels in a wide range of sizes, from 2,500 TEU ships to the recently delivered 14,000 TEU vessels.

Seaspan oversees and manages every aspect of the process from ship to shore. A conservative, strategic approach allows for measured and consistent growth, while a strong set of values govern the integrity of their everyday decisions.

As the largest independent charter owner and manager of containerships, we are truly a global operation and employ more than 4000 people at their offices in Hong Kong, Canada, India, China and Korea, as well as on board their large fleet of vessels.

As a member of the Financial Reporting Team, the Financial Reporting Analyst works closely with the Corporate Reporting Manager and Financial Services Team to prepare consolidated financial statements for public company reporting and lead the Financial Reporting Team.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepares monthly consolidation working papers and monthly reports to the Board of Directors and Executive Management
  • Reviews certain monthly working papers prepared by Intermediate and Senior Accountants
  • Prepares / reviews audit working papers and fields queries from external and internal auditors
  • Reviews journal entries and prepares analysis related to all major financial statement captions. Reviews less complex analysis to ensure accuracy of financial reporting
  • Review and manage annual and quarterly financial statements for non-public stand-alone entities
  • Assists in resolving complex accounting reconciliations
  • Assists with review, analysis, and documentation of accounting policies and procedures
  • Assists with preparation and review of public company filings including consolidated financial statements, MD&A, 20-F and earnings releases.
  • Reviews supporting schedules for certain note disclosures

  • Assists with process redevelopment and enhancement of internal controls
  • Assists with preparation of annual budget and quarterly forecasts
  • Provides training to new / junior staff as needed
  • Performs other duties as required
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Accounting, Management, or equivalent from a recognized institution
  • Certified in a recognized professional accounting membership (eg. CPA)
  • Minimum 5-years of accounting experience in audit and / or industry including exposure to financial statement preparation and disclosure
  • Experience with foreign currency transactions and intercompany transactions
  • Strong knowledge of complex account reconciliations including resolution of reconciling items
  • Understands and has applied internal controls and process redevelopment
  • Very good working knowledge of MS Office applications specifically Excel and Word
  • Strong communication skills to lead and coach less experienced staff members
  • Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a public company and SEC requirements
  • Some experience with multiple office organization
  • Familiar with financial systems software (e.g. NetSuite)
  • Job Demands and / or Physical Requirements

  • Periodic overtime to meet deadlines or accommodate time zone differences
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