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Senior Accountant (Temporary 12 months)

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Date: Mar 16, 2019

Location: Kamloops, BC, CA

Company: British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Why you should work with us


At BCLC, we believe that our people are what makes us amazing so we are committed to our people. We have a culture of fun and hard work – it’s not unusual to see teams eating together at lunch in the cafeteria or heading outside for a walking meeting. We continue to have a highly engaged team and we’ve been named one of BC’s Top 50 Employers for over 10 years. Here are a few reasons why it’s great to be part of the team:

  • Flexible work hours
  • Robust wellness program with free onsite yoga, bootcamp, running club and more
  • Competitive compensation
  • Company paid Flexible Health and Dental plan for you and your family
  • Defined Benefit Pension Program
  • Leadership and professional development programs

Why our Kamloops office rocks


The City of Kamloops offers a relaxed lifestyle with an abundance of recreational opportunities and a close-knit community of welcoming people. It has been home to the BCLC head office since 1985 and features:

  • A subsidized cafeteria with healthy and delicious food choices
  • Free gym
  • Free parking and easy access to transit
  • Close proximity to parks, trails and other recreation amenities


Job Summary:

The Senior Accountant delivers professional services and financial solutions to the organization.  This role ensures that policies, programs, services and strategies are conceptualized, developed and implemented.  The Senior Accountant will act as a consultative partner by providing expertise, analysis and advice to internal and external stakeholders to BCLC to enable the business to deliver on operational and financial reporting efficiently and effectively. 


Key Accountabilities:

The Senior Accountant will perform all or some of the following duties:

  • Understands, interprets, and explains financial accounting standards, corporate policies, procedures, standards and guidelines;
  • Understands and explains the function of key business processes and systems;
  • Performs complex analyses and operational  reports which may have high-level or external audiences;
  • Performs primary and secondary reviews of others’ work;
  • Where departmentally appropriate performs/supports master data maintenance on financial operational systems;
  • Acts as a subject matter expert;
  • Researches, develops, and implements processes, policies, and procedures;
  • Provides informal leadership through coaching and mentoring peers and other staff members;
  • Proactively develops, maintains, and manages strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Writes accounting position papers and standards interpretation memos as required.


Minimum Required Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • An accredited professional accounting designation;
  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible accounting experience;
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.


Technical Requirements

  • Advanced knowledge of principles of accounting with the ability to apply them in a practical way;
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong and trusting relationships with managers, employees and peers;
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information in an easily understood manner tailoring the communication to diverse audiences to facilitate understanding;
  • Exceptional time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to prioritize tasks and work within established deadlines and time constraints;
  • Ability to assist,  direct and provide ongoing review, feedback and training on the operational activities of the accountants;
  • Demonstrated ability to act on own initiative and exercise professional judgment;
  • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Proven leadership skills with the ability to be self-motivated, work independently, as well as being part of a team;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and motivational  skills;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical thinking/innovation;
  • Working knowledge of corporate financial systems (SAP, Connect) ;
  • Strong computer skills – MS office suite;
  • Attention to detail.


In addition to the Key Accountabilities, when working in Financial Reporting and Systems this role:

  • Oversees and approves the capture and integrity of financial data;
  • Provides expert accounting, procedural, process, analytical, and business systems expertise to the corporation;
  • Provides analysis, trouble shooting, resolution of accounting and system issues, and training;
  • Oversees the accurate collection and recording of capital assets and capitalizable labour, and provides necessary internal and external reporting;
  • Develops schedules, deadlines and project timelines for and overseeing execution of the capital planning budget process:
  • Assists in providing direction and resolving highly complex issues with regards to capitalization of assets, including, interpreting relevant capital policies and related accounting standards;
  • Provides guidance to the organization on the application of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and support to staff, and interpretation of relevant policies and accounting standards to the business units;
  • Prepares financial reporting in accordance with regulatory requirements; and
  • Performs other duties as required.


Please Note: This opportunity will remain open until a qualified candidate pool has been established.

Please Note: Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada



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