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Capital Accountant

LocationBurnaby, British Columbia
Job ID R0003654 Date posted 11/25/2021

Job Description Summary

The Capital Accountant in the Finance department at STEMCELL is responsible for capital asset governance and capital related accounting and reporting over the life cycle of a capital asset. The individual works closely with key business stakeholders including Project Managers to evaluate, forecast, consolidate & obtain approval for capital spend, prepare impact & cost analysis and key financial reports and provides support during the execution, maintenance and disposal phases of an asset (tagging, inventory, impairment and disposal).

This role drives governance over the end to end cycle of a capital asset and ensures the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results for both operational and project capital.

This role requires excellent communication skills, good understanding of the life cycle of a capital asset and ability to work effectively with key stakeholders.

Job Description

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the end-to-end capital process related to both operational and capital projects.

  • Key source to policy on the definition and life cycle of a Capital Asset.

  • Serves as a key finance partner for both departments (Operational Capital) and Project Management (Capital Projects) in responding to various queries regarding process, policy, costs and variances.

  • Accounts for all phases of the asset management lifecycle including planning, acquisition, operation & maintenance and disposal for both Operational and Capital Projects.

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial reporting for Operational & Capital Projects.

  • Analyze financial information, summarize financial analysis and provide recommendations of accounting treatment.

  • Spot, investigate and report on project variances and budget status to management and project stakeholders; suggest ways to improve efficiency on capital spending.

  • Defines gaps in process and prepares recommendations to improve efficiency and spending.

  • Develops and documents the capital asset processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen governance.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned and required by the business.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration or a related field.

  • 2-6 years of related experience including previous accounting and/or financial experience.

  • Professional designation of CPA (CA, CMA or CGA) is required. 

  • Strong business and financial acumen and a willingness to have an impact on the business beyond the disciplines of corporate services and finance.

  • Experience with reporting to government agencies is an asset.

  • Project management experience is an asset.

  • Experience with using ERP systems, specifically SAP.

  • Practice a discipline of Continuous Improvement.

  • Advanced proficiency using MS Office, specifically Excel including use of pivot tables and Google Suites. 

  • Ability to think strategically, analytically and conceptually and collaborate cross functionally to solve complex problems effectively and ensure smooth execution of solutions. 

  • Detail-oriented with a strong work ethic, good tolerance for ambiguity and ability to manage multiple projects and adapt to changing priorities and deadlines in a fast paced environment.

  • Demonstrated experience building strong relationships with department and senior management, external providers, business partners, stakeholders, etc. with the ability to strategically partner cross-functionally and globally.

  • Business and financial acumen; willingness to have an impact on the business beyond the disciplines of corporate services and finance.

  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; communicates in a clear, concise and organized manner; listens to others to obtain information.

This role requires vaccination against COVID-19 as per the current recommendations by local health authorities, including any COVID-19 boosters as recommended by local health authorities and where available.


STEMCELL Technologies Inc. is a privately-owned biotechnology company based in Vancouver that helps power leading-edge life science research around the world. Scientists performing stem cell, immunology, cancer, regenerative medicine and cellular therapy research are among those who rely on our cell culture media, cell separation products, instruments, ancillary reagents and contract assay services. We create novel, useful, standardized products of unfailing quality and deliver them to more than 70 countries via our many regional offices plus distribution centres in Vancouver, Seattle, Grenoble and Singapore.  Driven by our love of science and our passion for quality, we see ourselves simply as “Scientists Helping Scientists” – standing by our customers to provide outstanding products, technical support and training.  We have over 1000 science-oriented employees globally, including 250 PhDs/MScs, with most others holding a BSc or engineering degree.  STEMCELL is proud to be the largest Biotechnology employer in Canada.

This is an opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a science-oriented, creative and dynamic environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and significant career development opportunities.

To apply please select the apply button. You will then be directed to a login screen asking you to set up an account. You must set up an account in order to apply. 

Create an account by selecting the create account button.  You will then be asked for your email and to create a password. Your Password must be eight characters long, contain at least one special character, one capital letter, and a number.Once you have created your password you will be asked to upload your resume. Uploading your resume will provide the ability to auto-populate your application with information from your resume. If you prefer to manually complete all of the fields in the application you can do this by clicking next. You can upload your cover letter as an attachment in the attachments screen. Thank you for your interest in STEMCELL!


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