Accounting Manager

Greater Vancouver, British Columbia 5 January

Pacific National Exhibition

  • Description

    Full-Time, Permanent
    Date Posted: November 8, 2019

    Who we are...
    The Pacific National Exhibition is an iconic institution in BC, famous for bringing generations of people together to celebrate and build memories. This 109 year old, non-profit organization has an annual operating budget of $48 million dollars and generates revenue through four activity streams: the 15 day annual summer Fair which averages 800,000 guests each year, Playland amusement park which welcomes 375,000 guests annually including Fright Nights, year-round events including concerts, trade shows and film, cultural and community events. The fourth activity stream is park care and facility maintenance. The PNE is proud of the work it does at Hastings Park and has a vibrant team that is passionate about events, guest experience and being the best we can be.
    We are looking for a talented individual to join our PNE Finance Team. Our Accounting Manager will plan and manage all financial and accounting processes to ensure timely production of accurate financial statements. The Accounting Manager will report to the Director, Finance in the Finance Department and oversee a small group of staff.

    Why join our Team?
    - Exhilarating and fun-loving culture
    - Flexible work environment
    - Health and wellness employee events - put your hiking boots on, or enjoy an evening out with your favorite colleagues
    - Opportunity for free or discounted tickets to shows, events, sports games, and much more
    - Staff discounts for Playland, The Fair, and Fright Nights, as well as all PNE Food Stands
    - On-site fitness centre
    - Competitive compensation package
    - Opportunity to create lasting memories and friendships

    What will you do this year?
    In your role as an Accounting Manager, your primary accountabilities will be to:
    - Plan and manage all financial and accounting processes to ensure timely production of accurate financial statements.
    - Review monthly balance sheet reconciliations and review/prepare month-end packages.
    - Review monthly Government tax remittances.
    - Assist in the development of internal control standards and procedures covering all revenue, cash handling, inventories, gaming activities and other expenditures in accordance with Financial Reporting Standards.
    - Review, draft and/or approve daily financial transactions, purchase orders, commitments, and expenditures.
    - Ensure that proper controls exist to safeguard PNE financial assets.
    - Collaborate with external organizations and regulatory agencies to facilitate effective planning and implementing of financial functions.
    - Supervise and develop department staff and direct and evaluate their work in collaboration with the Director, Finance.
    - Along with the Director, Finance, liaise and coordinate the annual audit with the external auditors.
    - Perform other related duties as required

    What else?
    - Professional accounting designation (CPA) and 5-7 years progressive accounting and operations experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    - Must have previous experience in a supervisor capacity.
    - Previous experience working in industry preferred.
    - Professional knowledge of Financial Reporting Standards applicable provincial and national legislation.
    - Excellent planning, organizational, analytical and administrative skills.
    - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    - Strong supervisory and leadership skills to assign and motivate staff.
    - Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff, peers, and industry colleagues /contacts in a team environment.
    - Ability to identify and analyze financial and business planning needs and develop appropriate plans and strategies.
    - Excellent computer skills, particularly with Excel and pivot tables, and the ability to learn new computer programs efficiently.
    - Ability to function independently and under pressure while managing various projects at the same time.
    - Event industry or project management experience considered an asset.
    - Ability to work extended hours and work weeks as required, specifically around the annual Fair.
    - Candidates must undergo a Criminal Record Check.

    Who are you?
    - Proactive
    - Reliable
    - Analytical
    - Detail-oriented
    - Diligent

    Where and when to APPLY?
    Applications can be submitted via the PNE website at and will be accepted until the role is filled.

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: High school
  • Years of experience: 2
  • Language(s): English
  • Knowledge: Accounting, Finances
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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Job summary

  • Accounting Manager

  • Employer

    Pacific National Exhibition

  • Location

    Greater Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Work type

    Full Time

  • Type of contract

    Permanent contract

  • Salary


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