Senior Accountant - Construction/Real Estate
Vancouver, BC, Canada
3d ago

Passionate about all things accounting and giving back to your community?

Placemaker Group is looking for a CPA designated Senior Accountant to join their ambitious team in North Vancouver!


Partners in community wellbeing. Its what drives us to do what we do. We are committed to ensuring our work advances a sense of belonging and vibrancy in our communities by collaborating with the community and other stakeholders to make this happen.

Placemaker is a real estate development company building rental and strata homes within the Lower Mainland. We acquire, develop, build, and market our projects while striving to do our part in improving the wellbeing of each of those communities.


As a Senior Accountant / Controller with Placemaker, you will spearhead all accounting projects and guide decision-making for short- and long-term planning initiatives efficiently and within budget.

You lead with enthusiasm and will be an integral part of our growth. You are detail-oriented, quick on your feet and ready for an exciting new challenge!


Full-Cycle Accounting & Cashflow Management : Oversee all aspects of accounting operations, including general ledger, AR / AP, month and year-end reconciliations and management of financial statements.

Prepare and monitor project and consolidated cashflow statements for all related entities including amalgamated operating, investing, and financing statements.

Financial Metrics : Partner with the CEO to develop and monitor business performance metrics.

Project Accounting : Collaborate with the project management team to draft, manage and monitor project budget costs, project cash flow, and report on / explain variances.

Prepare budgets by establishing schedules, as well as collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data and providing recommendations.

Reporting : Prepare and present monthly / quarterly / annual financial statements, source and use of funds reports, annual corporate budget & investing, financing & operations cashflow statements, and other compliance type reporting.

Payroll : Prepare and organize inter-company accounts through reconciliations, invoicing, and reporting.

Taxation : Prepare GST returns for all associated entities, T5018s annually, reconcile tax payments against GL accounts, and coordinator year-end tax filing activities with external accountancy groups.

Management / Mentorship : Provide leadership and mentorship to oversee one Accountant and become fully cross-trained in the role to provide absence support when necessary.


Along with a growth mindset, you bring the following qualifications to the table :

5+ years of experience in a similar role overseeing multiple projects and responsibilities.

3+ years of experience in the real estate development industry.

CPA designation.

Proven proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience using technology to manage finance, preferably with Accumatica, Jonas Premier, Procore, Argus Developer, etc.

Demonstrated experience with cash flow projections, forecasts, budgets, costing and accounts payable.

A proven self-starter with sound judgement, a high attention to detail and strong decision-making skills.

Strong ability to take ownership and accountability within the role.

Demonstrated experience building-out accounting controls / processes.


Experience supervising at least one other team member.


We know that work isnt only about what you do, but also who youre surrounded with and how youre able to do your work. Led by the strength of our values of courage and community, our culture is shaped by employee ownership, building on each others contribution, and collaborating in order to deliver the much-needed housing Vancouver needs.

We help you take charge of your career and give you growth opportunities along the way.

Some of your great benefits include :

Comprehensive medical, vision and dental benefits plan.

3 weeks vacation to relax and rejuvenate.

Accessible office location steps away from the SeaBus terminal in the vibrant Lower Lonsdale neighborhood.

Opportunities todevelop your careerwithin our growing company!

Pet friendly office bring your best friend!

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