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Senior Accountant

SAXX Underwear Co. is looking for a SENIOR ACCOUNTANT to join the team based at our Vancouver office location. This is your opportunity to be part of a globally growing brand in a dynamic work environment. SAXX was ranked #1 men’s boxer brief brand in the USA and listed as one of Fast Company’s Best Workplaces for Innovators 2022!

THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT WILL….

help to improve and optimize accounting and reporting processes. This role will play an important part in the timely preparation of month-end financial statements, assist in technical accounting matters, as well as being heavily involved in mapping out new processes as we move towards a system implementation. You will liaise with business partners outside of Finance to ensure timely and accurate departmental reporting, as well as participate in special projects. Strong communication skills, attention to detail, strong analytical skills and progressive accounting experience are a must for this position.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • As part of the month end team, prepare timely and accurate financial statements and reports that are appropriate for the users and are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Reconcile GL accounts, posting journal entries and adjustments
  • Complete working papers and ad hoc analysis, including necessary journal entries to ensure accuracy of financial statements
  • Assist in reviewing working papers and approving journal entries as needed
  • Prepare working papers for audits including financial statement note disclosures, and liaise with external auditors
  • Perform variance analysis on actual to budget/forecasts and liaise with FP&A and departments as required
  • Work with the Director, Financial Operations to build out the landed cost inventory valuation process including reviewing of landed cost estimates, and actual variances to forecast
  • Assist in building out and improving internal control processes including documentation and providing guidance/discussion with other departments
  • Participate in system implementation discussions, building out new processes and user acceptance testing (UAT) as required
  • Assist in managing cash flow
  • Provide mentorship to other more junior staff
  • Perform ad hoc projects under the direction of the Director, Finance Operations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • CPA designation completed with 2+ years in a progressive accounting role post designation, audit experience preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of financial statement preparation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong computer skills; be a ‘power-user’ with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the importance of confidentiality and non-disclosure
  • Prior experience working with retail or eCommerce companies (either through audit or industry experience) a definite plus
  • Prior experience working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 or similar ERP systems a definite plus

REQUIRED SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Perspective: Ability to stay focused and calm under pressure
  • Relationship Building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the organization.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Stakeholder Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create, and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Be grounded: able to work in an environment where humor plays a key role in regulating the tone of our workday.

Don’t meet every single requirement?  Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification.  At SAXX we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace community, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway.  You might just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

Why WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE WORKING WITH US

  • We offer equitable salaries, a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program to support your wellbeing
  • Get additional health care support through a virtual health care platform and a health spending account
  • Have your birthday off to celebrate in style
  • Four paid days off dedicated for you to volunteer in your community
  • Be part of a team of incredibly talented, passionate, and empowered people focused on building and innovating
  • Make an impact with your work—each person has an equal opportunity to contribute to our goals
  • Join one of the fastest-growing companies in Vancouver and find opportunities to grow in your own career—offering advancement opportunities for our team members is important to us!
  • Stay fueled with our in-house chef, healthy snacks, coffee, and tea
  • Hang out with the cute and cuddly dogs at our headquarters
  • Enjoy access to an in-office gym
  • During the COVID 19 pandemic, we learned the majority of our roles are remote-friendly. Although there may be times where it is required or more effective to be in office for certain meetings or tasks. As the pandemic evolves, we will continue to adjust our working arrangements as necessary.

TO APPLY…

Please forward your resume and quote Senior Accountant in the subject line. No phone calls please. We appreciate your interest in the role, however; only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview. Thank you for your interest in a career with SAXX.

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