General Accountant, Accounts Receivable (Contract)

Vancouver Convention Centre - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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The award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre is currently in search for a General Accountant, Accounts Receivable (Contract) to join our team to complete an 18 month contract. This integral role will report directly to the Assistant Controller. As part of the Accounting team, the General Accountant, Accounts Receivablewill ensure the organization is paid for its services in a timely and efficient manner, as we work together to achieve our vision to be the global leader in outstanding venues and events.

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 more than 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 centre. 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:

  • Using your accounting and finance knowledge, you will create and manage accounting figures and reports, prepare client invoices and deposits with accuracy and within established time frames as well as follow up on overdue deposits, invoice payments and collections.
  • You will also record payments made by credit card, wire transfer or cheque, and process credits for event refunds in EBMS.
  • Using your analytical skills, you will research, investigate, and resolve payment discrepancies and customer queries in a timely manner.
  • Assist with ad-hoc accounting duties and special projects as requested.

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE:

  • You bring the combination of education, training, and experience in Finance and Accounting with experience specifically in accounts receivable and financial analysis.
  • You will be familiar with centralized financial software programs.
  • You do everything within your role to meet or exceed guest/client expectations.
  • You demonstrate exceptional communication skills and are comfortable using a broad range of communications styles to different audiences in diverse situations.
  • You will also possess a high degree of organization, detail orientation, and be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • You must be mentally and physically fit to sit for extended periods of time to complete extensive computer work.

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

At PavCo, we are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer that provides equal access to our employment opportunities based on ability. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds and experiences to apply.

The team at PavCo thanks you for your application.

Job Type: Contract