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Senior Accountant Description of the College SAE Institute, with over 50 campuses in more than 25 countries, has been setting the global benchmark for creative media education since 1976. In North America, we proudly offer accredited Bachelor's Degree, Associate Degrees, and diplomas across multiple disciplines. SAE Institute is managed by Navitas Limited with colleges in Canada, the USA, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

For more than two decades, Navitas has accelerated the internationalization of university campuses around the globe, providing international students greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences.

OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES OF THE POSITION: Navitas is seeking to employ a Senior Accountant to join our North American team in Burnaby, BC. The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing daily and monthly accounting records. Preparing and maintaining an accounting system that properly reflects the financial position of the company and its businesses. This individual, under the direction of the finance manager, ensures procedures are followed and recommends improvements, participates in establishing and implementing major goals and objectives, and serves as a resource in all aspects of accounting. This individual ensures that accounting activities are in accordance with established legal, regulatory, and company policies and procedures.


Develops financial statements, closes book accurately and efficiently, and identifies opportunities to improve processes through automation, standardization, etc. Prepare monthly account reconciliations for all businesses.


Assist in the preparation of monthly journals.


Prepare daily bank reconciliations


Ensure the compliance with internal control measures by establishing or upgrading control policies. Responds to audit queries and adjustments with supporting documents. Assist in the preparation of supporting documentation for all statutory filings. Provides support to auditors and other relevant stakeholders during audit process. Analyzes budgets for patterns and drivers of errors. Monitors and communicates budget performance against pre-set targets. Generates multiple options to solve a problem and systematically identifies the most effective solution. Works with diverse stakeholders and builds strong, collaborative relationships. Manages competing agendas and priorities across different functional departments.


Demonstrates the capacity to manage ambiguity and shifting priorities while remaining calm and controlled.


Escalates internal customer conflicts to the appropriate stakeholders.


Prioritizes customer needs based on business impact.







QUALIFICATIONS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience •

Minimum of 3 -5 years of full cycle accounting experience;

Bachelor’s Degree;

Demonstrated knowledge of a broad set of accounting principles and techniques, accounts book keeping, financial analysis, and cost accounting;

Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)/ US GAAP and its applications in accounting, budgeting, and finance;

Possesses knowledge of audit procedures;

Excellent organizational and analytical skills;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Strong work ethic and integrity;

Effectively communicates with colleagues in a multicultural, multinational environment;

Demonstrated capacity to be a team player in an entrepreneurial environment;

Professional image and forms good partner relationships across functions.

Desirable Skills •

CPA Designation (preferred)

Proficiency in Microsoft Office especially in Excel

Demonstrated prudent judgment when making important decisions by utilizing knowledge of industry best practices and current trends;

Experience with Oracle, Hyperion, Blackline.

What We Offer Navitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, and are a values-driven employer.

To Apply Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references as one file to [email protected]. Applications may be considered for similar open positions. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Successful applicants will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a Criminal background check and professional references checks. Please be advised that candidates with the legal right to work in Canada at time of application will be considered.