General Accountant
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC

The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is currently in search of a General Accountant (6 Month Contract) to join our team. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the General Accountantplays an integral role in ensuring the accuracy of the organization’s general ledger, which involves posting daily financial transactions in a timely and efficient manner. This position will process client invoices, reconcile and generate financial reports, and complete other accounts receivable activities related to month-end. This role will provide support in other areas as needed. This position requires a high degree of organization, detail orientation, effective communication and involves working under pressure to meet deadlines.

ABOUT US:

BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) is a provincial Crown Corporation with a significant mandate to generate economic and community benefit for the people of British Columbia through its world-class facilities - BC Place Stadium and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Our internationally- recognized facilities host a diverse range of events, from global summit meetings, professional and amateur sports to trade and consumer shows, and cultural, film and entertainment events, generating in excess of $400 million annually of economic benefit.

PavCo is recognized as a global leader in venue development, marketing, and management. The Province’s flagship stadium, BC Place is proudly referred to as “Canada’s Home Stadium” for international sporting events. The iconic Vancouver Convention Centre is the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention facility and has twice been named “World’s Best Convention Centre”.

Across all business units, PavCo’s team of approximately 800 staff collaborate with a diverse range of local and international partners, official suppliers with over 1,400 staff, and clientele to host an exciting year-round schedule of events. Together, we consistently deliver an outstanding level of commitment, skill, and professionalism as we host exceptional experiences for a global audience.

WHY WORK WITH US:

Located on Vancouver’s downtown waterfront with a dramatic mountain backdrop, the Vancouver Convention Centre offers one of the most beautiful settings in the world to build your career.

Our award-winning facility hosts upwards of 550 events a year, from global conventions and trade and consumer shows to meetings, banquets, and special events, welcoming hundreds of thousands of attendees from around the world. Apart from generating vital economic activity for BC, these events provide an important platform for the exchange of knowledge and information across industry sectors. The Convention Centre is an enviable position, consistently attracting globally sought-after events that bring industry leaders from around the world working in medicine, education, arts, intellectual science, and many other influential fields.

Apart from the distinction of ‘Best Convention Centre and Best Convention Centre Service in North America’ by Watkins Research Group, we are proud to be the world’s first double LEED® Platinum certified convention center. Our commitment to global leadership in environmental sustainability does not stop at our building; we follow sustainable practices daily from our ‘scratch’ kitchen that provides healthy food offerings to our staff and guests using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients, to our extensive facility-wide recycling program.

At the Convention Centre, you will join an extraordinary team recognized for a commitment to delivering unparalleled, seamless service to our guests and leadership in all aspects of our business. Our leaders are passionate about the growth of others, investing the time to coach, teach and advise every day. Leaders look for talent and find opportunities for that talent to flourish and shine.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

  • Prepare client invoices and deposits with accuracy and within established time frames; following up on overdue deposits, invoice payments, and collections.
  • Records payments made by credit card, wire transfer or cheque, and processes credits for event refunds in EBMS.
  • Researches and resolves payment discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Ensures service orders are closed off in a timely manner and reviews revenue charges in accordance to sales contracts.
  • Investigates and resolves customer queries in a timely manner.
  • Creates and manages accounting figures and financial reports.
  • Assists with ad-hoc accounting duties and special projects as requested.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • You possess an education in Accounting at the post-secondary level.
  • You possess a minimum of two years’ work experience in accounting, with a background in accounts receivable.
  • You have experience with financial analysis and possess an understanding of accounting best practices.
  • You are able to effectively communicate a clear, simple, yet detailed idea, thought or concept.
  • You identify issues and problems and gathers enough relevant information before making a decision and acting
  • You demonstrate personal accountability and understand the desired outcomes of the role and the organization
  • Advanced computer skills including MS Office; Word, Excel, Outlook is critical.
  • Education in Business, Hospitality or Tourism is an asset.

This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative team dedicated to achieving outstanding results.

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.

Job Type: Contract

Experience:

  • Accounting: 2 years (Preferred)