ACCOUNTANT (18 month position)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University
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ACCOUNTANT (18 month position) - Competition Number 20-46

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) currently has a full-time temporary opportunity for up to 18 months within the Financial Services Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Financial Operations, the Accountant will provide support in the development, implementation, maintenance, evaluation and improvement of budget, planning, forecasting, performance management, capital and financial systems functions in accordance with KPU policies, collective agreements and statutory requirements.  The Accountant will manage and coordinate special projects in support of KPU’s strategic initiatives.  This role will also have direct reports and will oversee staff performing planning, budgeting, monitoring and financial reporting functions to support faculties/divisions as well as University-wide analysis.

KPU currently has an opening for one full time accountant, however qualified candidates identified through this search may be considered for future openings within the Financial Services team.

This position is located at the Langley campus, however travel may be required between campuses.

The ideal candidate will have completed the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or is in the process of obtaining their CPA designation.  Candidates with an equivalent combination of education, training and work experience will also be considered.  The candidate must have supervisory experience as well as experience in financial budgeting, accounting procedures and financial reporting practices. Excellent communications skills, ability to exercise tact and diplomacy and demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with employees at all levels of an organization.

Please see job description below for a more detailed description of the role and requirements:

In addition to a competitive salary, KPU offers a generous vacation entitlement as well as a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, extended health benefits, an annual health care spending account, life insurance, AD&D, and a defined benefit pension plan.  The incumbent will be eligible for professional development opportunities.

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Please include an application letter and current resume in order to be considered for this opportunity.

A review of candidates will begin on March 30th, 2020, however, this position will remain open until filled.


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The University welcomes and encourages applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email.

We thank all applicants for their interest in employment with KPU. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Kwantlen Polytechnic University is committed to protecting the safety and welfare of employees, students, and the general public, and upholding the reputation and integrity of the University. For this reason, final applicants will be asked to undergo a background check. 



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