Job Posting: Senior Accountant (Uncommon Purpose)

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Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. CPA considered an asset
  • 5-7 years of full cycle accounting and financial analysis experience. 

Type: Full Time Permanent

Primary Location: Vancouver, BC (Fully Remote option)

Closing Date: Feb 28 2023

Requisition ID: 60

Detailed Job Description

** This role can be done remotely from anywhere in Canada ** 

As our Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for assisting in all financial activities. Your day is filled with variety as you will be wearing multiple hats including performing financial and accounting functions and offering financial insights and analysis to help us scale.  You will learn the business, own your portion of the work, and pitch in when necessary.

What is Uncommon Purpose

We’re more than a tech company, more than an incubator and more than a ventures firm. Uncommon Purpose generates ideas that can be turned into dynamic business solutions. We do this by focusing on the potential of our people. 

Uncommon Purpose is not only our name, but a philosophy that helped evolve Traction on Demand into a services powerhouse that was acquired by the business platform it served – Salesforce. Uncommon Purpose is taking the momentum of developing products and companies such as Traction Guest, Traction Rec, and Traction Complete, applying that innovative thinking and go-to-market savvy to create game-changing solutions that help businesses compete and lead.


We come from a variety of backgrounds, and we are eager to find people that are from non-traditional backgrounds. Typically, we find that people are successful in this role when they have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field. CPA considered an asset
  • 5-7 years of full cycle accounting and financial analysis experience. 
  • Exceptional organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation communication abilities – you can communicate clearly and concisely to a wide variety of audiences, making complex, detailed, data driven, topics simple
  • Ability to assimilate complex information quickly to get to the root of the problem
  • Ability to hold meetings with junior resources as well as senior level management, and the know-how to tailor each meeting for your audience
  • Ability to translate financial information into simple terms
  • Proactive with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency
  • Experience with Adaptive Insights considered an asset

What You Will Be Doing

  • Support full cycle accounts payable including vendor bills, expense reports and corporate credit cards
  • Responsible for customer billing & cash receipt processing including preparation of invoices, record payment, prepare and process bank deposits.
  • Assist with month and year end close processes which includes reconciling accounts and preparing journal entries
  • Assist the financial reporting team in month end closing, financial reporting and various other regulatory reporting requirements
  • Assist with financial modeling including building / updating forecasts for initiatives, identify key financial metrics, challenge assumptions proposed by stakeholders, build & present different scenarios for decision-making purposes. 
  • Support tax remittance and filings including GST, PST and SUT remittance preparation, ensuring accuracy and compliance with governing legislation and regulations
  • Ownership of maintaining an orderly accounting filing system
  • Collaborate with other employees to ensure data in the system is feeding properly into reporting data
  • Involvement in improving and implementing financial processes to drive organizational efficiencies
  • Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit

If you’re interested, so are we! Send your resume our way, and we’ll reach out to you if we are interested in moving forward.

Uncommon Purpose is an equal opportunity employer and love diversity at our company! We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. 

Please note, employment is contingent on successful completion of background and reference checks.

The deadline to apply for this role is 28 Feb 2023.

This position is closed and no longer taking applications.

In order to be eligible to apply for any other position, you must be registered on BC JobConnect. Learn more about how to register for the BC JobConnect here. 

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns.