Corporate Accountant

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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Location : Name (EN)
Vancouver, BC

Your Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Financial Reporting & Tax, the Corporate Accountant is responsible for a broad scope of tasks to support the full cycle accounting of Global Relay. The Corporate Accountant will also work closely with other members of the finance team to support the Financial Reporting, Taxation, Treasury, Accounts Payable, and Payroll functions.


Your Job:


  • Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated and statutory financial statements as well as reporting packages for key stakeholders
  • Assist in the maintenance of the general ledger, including preparation of monthly reconciliations and perform month-end closing procedures
  • Identify and respond to queries regarding key variances in the income statement and balance sheet, including horizontal and vertical analyses and comparison of actual results against budget
  • Create purchase orders and work with various teams to ensure adherence to financial processes and policies and that spend is within budgeted amounts
  • Review bank statements to ensure all entries are accurately recorded in the financial records
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations and investigate outstanding reconciling items
  • Perform detailed review over credit card reconciliations, ensuring adherence to corporate policy, accuracy of coding, and completeness of supporting documentation
  • Review fixed asset sub-ledgers and capital asset tracking for accounting and tax purposes, including tracking capital spend against annual budgets
  • Review and file GST/HST, PST, value added tax, and various United States sales and use tax returns on a timely basis
  • Assist in the preparation of various corporate tax returns (i.e. Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom) and related supporting working papers
  • Assist in the research and preparation of accounting memos and analyses to support financial reporting and tax positions
  • Prepare working papers required for the annual financial statement audits and statutory audits
  • Assist with various payroll and benefit reconciliations, accounting for payroll transactions, and ad hoc payroll analyses on a timely basis
  • Assist in the compilation of time reporting sheets and payroll data for various research and development tax credit applications
  • Participate in ad hoc tax, accounting and finance projects, analyses and initiatives when required
  • Complete administrative tasks and other duties, as needed


About You:


  • A minimum 2 years in experience in an accounting department
  • Knowledge of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprise (ASPE)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Intermediate to advanced level Excel proficiency, with advanced knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly learn and excel with new financial systems, processes, and technology
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and time-manage
  • Impeccable accuracy with numbers and high attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone etiquette and ability to write clear, concise and formal business communications
  • Ability to exercise tact and discretion and to be entrusted with confidential information
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team with minimal supervision
  • Previous experience working in a software-as-a-service (SaaS), technology, or high growth company is an asset
  • Familiarity with the Salesforce CRM system and cloud-based accounting applications is an asset
  • Experience with indirect tax reporting – particularly United States sales and use taxes – is an asset

About Us:

Global Relay is the leading provider of cloud-based archiving, information governancesurveillance, and eDiscovery solutions to the global financsector. We help financial services firms preserve and supervise their communications data for regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, and litigation readiness. We deliver our services to over 20,000 customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our market-leading archiving service supports email, instant messaging, text, market data chat, social media, enterprise social networking, voice, trade data, websites, and more. Recently, we also launched a compliant messaging platform specifically for the finance industry.


Our Global Operations & Development Center is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In addition, we have offices in six other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York, Chicago, and London.


Over the years, we have won several major awards, including:

  • Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association
  • Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People
  • Canada’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
  • Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Platinum
  • Technology Fast 50 – Leadership

We provide fantastic opportunities to individuals passionate about business and technology. For those with international business aspirations, we offer invaluable opportunities for doing business with some of the world’s largest, most influential firms. Our company is also perfect for those who want to create cool technology using massively scalable, big-data architecture, with a strong focus on mobile.


To learn more about our business, culture, and community involvement, visit


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