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Senior Accountant

About VEGA

Vega is a premium, award-winning brand at the forefront of the plant-based, whole food revolution. We are committed to bringing sustainable plant-based nutrition to the world and we’re proud to be part of the B Corp™ movement; a commitment to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Vega has been named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada and has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women. We honor a triple bottom line approach to business placing emphasis on people, planet and performance. Join a great team atmosphere with a driven, vivacious group of people.


An exciting and challenging position exists as a full-time Senior Accountant at Vega. In this role, you will assist the Accounting Manager to achieve Finance departmental goals and contribute to business decision making.  This role is responsible for the day to day operations of the Accounting department with the primary objective of producing timely, accurate and reliable financial information with a focus on Vega’s Marketing team and the Vega US financial statements. The ideal candidate will be an innovative self-starter with 3+ years of experience in a similar role working within tight deadlines and a high volume environment.

This position is located at Vega’s HQ in Burnaby, BC. During the exceptional circumstances due to COVID-19, we are currently working virtually while our office remains open for access.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for timely and accurate monthly financial internal and external reporting
  • Analyze finance information and provide department managers with P&L variance report
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of expenses according to IFRS
  • Prepare month end standard, provisional, and reclass journal entries
  • Perform and review monthly balance sheet reconciliation
  • Review and approve purchase orders
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Provide support to budgeting and forecasting activities
  • Prepare Ad hoc reporting as assigned



  • Ensure timely and accurate governance filings
  • Assist with providing info for annual tax reporting

Internal Control

  • Ensures that Internal Controls are adhered to through periodic audits of transactions
  • Ensure team’s SOPs are up to date and in compliance
  • Ensure invoice approvals are aligned with the Delegation of Authority
  • Review/approve purchase orders to ensure they are aligned entered correctly from an accounting standpoint
  • Assist with Audit requests as assigned

Business Optimization 

  • Suggest business process improvements and efficiencies
  • Execute and implement the strategic and tactical business plans and initiatives
  • Support Accounting Manager with special projects and workflow process improvements

Skills and Qualifications

  • Professional Accounting Designation or near completion: CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA
  • Minimum of 3 years progressive Accounting experience in a public company environment
  • Ability to coach and mentor team members to improve team productivity and efficiencies
  • Experience working under tight deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to drive process improvements through development of key metrics, implementation of efficient tools and continuing optimization of staff
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of IFRS
  • Strong MS Excel skills
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Innovative problem solving skills and flexible mind-set
  • Detail oriented, highly organized and able to work independently
  • Self-starter, dependable and possessing the ability to respond quickly and accurately on multiple priorities
  • Ability to identify issues / control weaknesses and develop and implement recommendations for resolution
  • Ability to work cross functionally to solve problems

VEGA Must-Haves

  • You have an unrelenting desire to achieve
  • The outdoors isn’t just the place between your car and house
  • You have a sense of humor and passion for health and wellness
  • You love to have fun, but take your responsibilities seriously
  • You live the Vega brand

Benefits of Working for VEGA

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Performance bonus
  • Vega product to try so that you can perform at your best and promote the Vegatopian lifestyle
  • Extended Health Plan
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Summer hours (June to September)
  • Group RRSP Matching program
  • Flexible, unlimited time off
  • Referral bonus program incentive
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • Education fund
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Virtual daily fitness classes
  • Access to Vega’s Online Learning Library
  • Dogs in the office (virtually on video calls) – Woof!
  • On-site kitchen with in-house Vegan Chef offering plant-based food and snacks*
  • Green Transit incentives*
  • Alternative refreshment options that go beyond coffee*

Let your journey begin!

If you smiled and are motivated by this posting, we want to hear from you. Send us your application at careers@myvega.com with “Senior Accountant” on the subject line and let your journey begin!

Vega is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer reasonable accommodations to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We thank all candidates for their time and interest in working at Vega, however, only candidates under consideration for opportunities with Vega will be contacted to participate further in this process. If you are contacted and you require any accommodation in the recruitment process due to a disability, please indicate this and we will work with you to meet your reasonable accessibility needs.