Senior Accountant | Norsat International Inc

Senior Accountant

Department: Finance
Reports to: Divisional Controller
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Richmond, BC


Reporting to the Divisional Controller, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for reconciliation of account balances, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end and year-end close procedures.  A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to prepare and analyze financial reports.  This position is suitable for senior accountants transitioning from public practice to industry.


  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Conduct general ledger account reconciliations, prepare journal entries and working papers in multiple currencies, and complete monthly management reports, analysis and schedules
  • Prepare monthly expense variance analysis between actual and budget
  • Review all intercompany transactions and maintain intercompany accounts
  • Track project expenses and prepare monthly project costing reports
  • Assist with Canadian corporation tax returns (including SR&ED), sales tax returns and tax audits
  • Assist with external audits and prepare requested schedules and technical accounting memos
  • Document and monitor business processes to maintain internal controls
  • Assist with ERP system implementation
  • Supervise more junior staff members
  • Provide backup coverage and support to accounts receivable and payroll as required
  • Perform other accounting duties and special projects as required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Completion of qualified accounting designation
  • 5+ years’ experience in accounting
  • Experience with multi-company and multi-currency transactions
  • Experience with large ERP systems, preferably Navision and Oracle
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Public practice experience is an asset
  • Payroll experience is an asset

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal, organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Attention to detail with a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Team player and able to initiate corrective action in a positive manner

Security Screening Requirement:

Norsat is a secure facility, thus all employment is contingent upon the selected candidate’s successful clearance from federal security screenings, including Criminal Record Check.

Job Application Requirement:

Email applications must include subject line “Senior Accountant (JB156)”:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (optional)

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We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those under consideration will be contacted.


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