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Accountant (Granville Island)

Granville Island is administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) on behalf of the Federal Government.  Its mission is to "to stewart this public land for meaningful urban and social experimentation among diverse, creative, cultural and business models, engaging local first nations and communities, and welcoming the world." 


Granville Island and its 300 businesses greet approximately 10 million people per year, employ over 3,000 people full-time, and generate over $260 million in economic activity.  Granville Island is seen as one of the most successful waterfront development in North America aspiring to become the "most inspiring public place in the world".


You want to know more about Granville Island?  Read the Granville Island 2040: Bridging Past & Future report by clicking on this link:



Join the Granville Island team in the role of Accountant. The primary objectives of this position are to process all financial expenditures related to Granville Island, including both operating and capital expenditures; to process all financial obligations of the tenant lease agreements, including cash receipts and the financial administration of the lease agreements; and to provide support and assistance to other members of the finance team for a range of activities related to accounting, reconciliation, financial planning, reporting and analysis
This position requires a self-starter who is methodical, has good planning and organizational skills, accurate, tactful, persistent, understanding, yet persuasive and must be flexible to deal with a variety of clients, vendors, and tenants on Granville Island.


  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices, Property Tax remittance, employee reimbursements, and internal Purchase Card transactions and reports. This involves verification of the amounts, account codes, authorizations, purchase orders, and ensuring goods are received in good condition via the approval matrix. 
  • Ensures that all responsibility centres are properly charged to facilitate the budgeting and accountability of both operating and capital budgets including the correct application of applicable taxes (PST/GST/Parking Tax, etc.).  
  • Accounts Payables are entered, verified and posted into the ERP system. Cheque/Payment disbursement reports are produced and submitted for reporting to National Office through the corporate ERP system.
  • Processing and administration of all financial requirements of the tenants lease agreements, i.e. base and percentage rents, property tax charges, advertising, common area maintenance recoveries, chargebacks, and utility charges. 
  • Processing and verification of all cash receipts and deposits for tenant revenues, day tables and parking fees, including posting to the ERP system.   
  • Processes fiscal year end transactions and posts them to both ERP systems.
  • Prepares journal vouchers and spreadsheets for reporting revenues and adjustments to National Office.
  • Responsible for reconciling accounts and items such as returned items (NSF cheques), accounts receivable, Parking Tax remittance, Day Vendor Program, Cash account and Income statement accounts within the Granville Island and National Office ERP systems and making adjustments as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education with accounting concentration and substantial relevant experience or equivalent combination of education, training and at least five (5) years of relevant experience in an accounting environment.
  • Good understanding of financial statements and general accounting principles.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage several ongoing and competing projects.
  • Good working knowledge of corporate financial guidelines and procedures relating to accounting, billings, credit administration and accounts payables/receivables.  
  • Ability to function in a sophisticated technological environment using tools such as spreadsheets, databases and applications as well as consolidation and reporting tools.  


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Completion of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation or active enrollment of CPA pre-requisites (CPA Prep/PEP program) would be an asset.



Posting closing date: Note, the competition will remain active until filled.





On June 14, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that as of June 20, 2022, it will suspend vaccination requirements for federal government employees.  This decision followed a review of the current public health situation, including the evolution of the virus and vaccination rates in Canada. As a result, and consistent with the Government of Canada decision, CMHC has suspended its Vaccination Policy, effective June 20, 2022.  

As a result, at this time, CMHC does not require employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  CMHC will continue to monitor the public health situation and may at any time make adjustments and adopt or reintroduce measures, including mandatory vaccination, attestation and verification requirements. Any such vaccination measures, as updated from time to time, shall form a term and condition of your employment at CMHC.

CMHC is an inclusive workplace where diversity of thought – and of people – are recognized, valued, and considered essential to achieving our aspiration.
We are committed to employment equity and actively encourage applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, veterans and persons of all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We also welcome applications from non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada.
We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

Job Requisition ID: 9172  

Starting Base Salary:  $56,881.48 

Office Location: Vancouver (BC) 

Other Location(s):  

Security Requirement: Reliability Status 

Travel Requirement: Limited