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Manager, Asset Accounting

Location: Victoria, BC

Employment Type: (22 month, May 2023 - Jan 2025). Temporary Full Time

Salary: Exempt Band 5, MIN $89,700.00 - MED $105,500.00 - MAX $121,300.00

Closing Date (MM/DD/YYYY): 04/02/2023 


Placement in the salary range is determined by an assessment of knowledge, skills, experience and ability of the candidate to meet the key requirements of the job. In addition, our pay philosophy is to align with the median of the range and be considerate of internal equity comparisons.


Are we right for you...

We’re passionate about people and creating sustainable, safe and affordable public transit solutions to residents across BC. We are an organization that has a people-first approach and considers people first in every business decision that we make. We are part of the solution and what we do matters; from fighting climate change with battery electric buses, to affordability through cost effective transportation, to connecting remote communities, we bring the heart, soul and innovation to public transportation.

It’s an exciting time to be in public transportation sector and we’re looking for a creative and passionate leader to join our team. Not only would you be joining an engaged organization but you’d also get to enjoy flexible work arrangements, extended benefits and a pension plan as just a few of the benefits BC Transit employees are eligible for. Keep reading to find out if this role is meant for you!

What you'll be doing...

As a member of the Finance Division, the Manager, Asset Accounting is a hands-on role that oversees asset accounting and helps drive transit growth through the implementation of fair and affordable leasing charges for local government partners. 
The position is responsible for the accounting of tangible capital assets, including the oversight of related deferred funding balances. The position also manages BC Transit’s leasing program for capital assets and provides financial expertise in the development of related debt financing needs, and oversees the collection of all funding for multi-partnered capital projects.
The ideal candidate is a well-rounded professional with strong technical accounting skills and an excellent understanding of financial modelling. Working closely with other departments, you will build strong relationships and gain the trust and respect of stakeholders, and will support and influence corporate decision-making. This position plays an integral role in the development of new funding models to support transformational change and expansion of transit service.

To view the full job description for this role please see the attached.

What you'll bring to the table...

We value lifelong learners and have found the following combination of education and experience allows people to be successful in this role: 

  • A minimum seven (7) years related experience in progressively more senior roles.
  • A minimum of three (3) years leadership experience managing or directing the work of others.
  • Proven experience with financial reporting and financial analysis.
  • Proven experience in the development of complex financial models.
  • Excellent understanding of technical accounting standards.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and financial systems. Experience with analytical tools is an asset.
  • Proven experience in process improvement or re-engineering initiatives and projects.
  • Experience reviewing legal contracts is an asset.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional critical thinking skills, with the ability to solve complex problems in a timely manner.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and handle competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work with diverse individuals/groups.

What we'll bring to the table...

  • Comprehensive medical and dental benefits to support you and your family, regardless of what life throws at you
  • Membership in a “gold plated” defined benefit pension plan, meaning it’s the best in the Province and one of the best in the country; putting you in a strong position when it comes time to retire 
  • Access to fitness and lifestyle centers to help you take care of your physical fitness and health
  • Various programs that support employees such as an Employee Assistance Program and health and wellness initiatives and events aimed at fostering your mental health
  • A complimentary employee bus pass (plus two taxable dependent passes)
  • An employee recognition program where we all recognize each other's successes (not just your Leaders!)
  • A social club that gives you access to events throughout Victoria

What next steps could look like...

  • Interviews will take place between April 12th to 13th, 2023. 
  • The position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check or Vulnerable Sector Search.
  • If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.
  • BC Transit is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If the organization identifies this position as a reasonable accommodation for an existing employee, all candidates will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.

To prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and keep our team members, customers and the communities we serve safe, BC Transit requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Please be aware that your appointment to this position is conditional on meeting the definition of being "fully vaccinated" as per the definition of Health Canada. Any employee providing false or misleading information, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


At BC Transit, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace; if you’re excited about this role and you have a combination of education and experience that you feel would fulfill its requirements, we encourage you to apply. In keeping with this belief, we do not discriminate on any basis. Should you require any accommodation or have questions, please let us know.





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