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Head of Accounting

Location: Vancouver, BC
THE OPPORTUNITY
As the Accounting Manager you bring your strong leadership skills into play, overseeing the day-to-day activities of our exceptional accounting team and ensuring that accurate, timely and relevant financial information is available to internal and external stakeholders.  You capitalize on your strong people management and interpersonal skills, motivating your team and building effective working relationships across the finance division. 
 
As a key member of the Finance team, you make an impact at Aritzia by:
  • Managing the period end and quarter end close processes, ensuring timely transfer of accurate and complete financial information to the Financial Reporting team
  • Overseeing the preparation of the monthly management financial package, and providing relevant analysis and insights to our executive team
  • Managing the quarterly bank reporting and government reporting to Statistics Canada
  • Communicating and explaining accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to the team
  • Driving process improvements around period and quarter end close, ensuring proper financial controls over accuracy and completeness of financial statements

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE                                                         
As a seasoned professional in your craft, you use your experience to drive business results through inspirational and effective leadership of your team. As an entrepreneur you look past what ’is’ and see what ‘could be,’ with recognition that it takes collaboration, detail and heart to be successful.  In addition, you have:
  • A professional accounting designation and 5+ years of progressive work experience in accounting
  • Management experience, with well-developed leadership skills
  • Strong communication abilities and demonstrated ability to motivate a team 
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Detail oriented and process driven, with high expectation of self and sense of urgency

THE PURPOSE
We know that great people have great ideas and are passionate about their work.  Our culture encourages excellence and actively rewards contributions with:
  • Advancement             We are growing, quite simply opportunities are abundant – take your pick!
  • Education                   To ensure you are the best at what you do
  • Compensation             Pay is driven by individual performance and we provide a multitude of benefits and perks
  • Connection                 Be surrounded by the best talent from across the globe driven by passion of a common goal


About Aritzia

Aritzia is an innovative design house and fashion boutique. We conceive, create and retail fashion brands with a depth of design and quality that no one can match at our competitive price point.


Each of our exclusive brands is treated as an independent label with its own vision, team and aesthetic point of view. As a group, they are united by an unwavering commitment to superior fabrics, meticulous construction and relevant, effortless design.


Founded by Brian Hill in 1984, Aritzia now has 80 locations in select cities across North America, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, New York, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago. We pride ourselves on creating immersive shopping destinations, selecting each location with care and designing each space individually. Both in our stores and on Aritzia.com, our focus is on delivering truly world-class, memorable customer experiences.



Aritzia is an Equal Opportunity employer. Aritzia believes in providing an inclusive workplace where all individuals have opportunity to succeed. We are committed to doing so by providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation due to a disability can be made at any stage of the recruitment process and applicants are asked to make their accommodation needs known.

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