Sr. Financial Reporting Accountant

Job Order ID:184
Employment Type:Permanent
Job Details:


Located at the Victoria International Airport, Sidney, BC and with an abundance of talent and aviation experience to draw from, the VIH Aviation group is well poised to provide quality helicopter services throughout the world. Under the management of the VIH Aviation Group is a consortium of global helicopter and aviation companies catering to meet all aviation service needs.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Sr. Financial Reporting Accountant will be responsible for a full spectrum of accounting duties including monthly, quarterly and annual financial & operational reporting, complex accounting and tax analysis, corporate tax return and compliance for multiple entities.

• Develop and implement comprehensive accounting and financial reporting practices, policies and processes that include strong internal controls, to ensure financial reporting is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
• Complete monthly and year ends along with preparation or review of quarterly and annual financial statements for all Corporate entities including complex consolidation and combinations;
• Prepare tax returns, GST returns, provisions and planning with external tax consultants;
• Ensure a disciplined accounting closing and reporting process for timely and accurate internal and external financial reporting on an established timeframe.
• Ensure accuracy of financial records to be relied upon by staff in the preparation of financial analyses, through reconciliations of recorded balances, activity analyses and established review procedures.
• Ensure proper design, operation and maintenance of the general ledger, including chart of account structure, department assignments, system access, and segregation of duties.
• Be a leader and key staff resource in the strategic direction and implementation of technology projects, providing finance expertise for system assessments, upgrades, security reviews, and system enhancements.
• Oversee and review the preparation of working papers, financial statements, reporting and all required documents for external auditors and act as a liaison throughout the duration of all external corporate financial audits.
• Be innovative and recommend changes to business units and corporate processes that leverage technology, innovation and excellence with the outcome of creating efficiency, creating capacity, reducing burden and delivering budget savings.
• Provide leadership and guidance to staff, and monitor results of objectives contained in performance development plans.
• Actively participate and contribute to the strategic goals and objectives of the Finance Department and the corporation.
• Assist the CFO with various special projects as required.

• Significant experience related to the duties listed above, normally acquired through several years of progressively responsible experience, plus the completion of a University Degree in Business, Commerce, Accounting or Finance and a Professional Accounting Designation.
• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
• Proven analytical, organizational, and change management skills.
• Able to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate the execution of any external audit and liaise with external auditors to ensure timely and successful outcomes.
• Experience in designing and implementing effective internal control procedures and monitoring and reporting on their effectiveness.
• Demonstrated experience in writing policies and procedures and Senior Management level reports.
• Experience with ERP system assessments, upgrades and/or conversions would be a definite asset
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
• Strong knowledge of IFRS, ASPE and Canadian corporate tax;
• Experience managing the full cycle accounting cycle for multiple entities;
• Aviation experience would be considered an asset


To be considered for this incredible opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability and qualifications.


We thank all who apply but only those considered to be suitably qualified will be contacted for further consideration.