Career Opportunities

Current Career Opportunities

Below are current career opportunities available through Winchesters. We are always posting new positions so please check back on a regular basis for new career opportunities.

Assistant Controller
Downtown Toronto, ON
$75,000-$85,000 base, bonus, and excellent benefits

Our client is a fast-growing real estate development company, primarily serving the real estate market in the Greater Toronto Area. The business is growing tremendously and thus, will need the services of an ambitious growth-oriented senior accountant. With previous experience in accounting, the Accountant will be responsible for all required accounting functions for multiple projects in a timely and accurate manner. This is a newly created position due to growth and because accounting is being brought in-house for Joint Venture projects and 100% managed projects.

This role will focus on performing day-to-day head office accounting and processing and day-to-day development and construction accounting. As the business grows, so will the responsibilities under this individual and he/she will have the mandate to grow the accounting group in the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and direct every aspect of the accounting function, including everyday accounting activities, month-end processes, financial and management reporting and cash management
  • Develop and maintain timely and accurate financial reports for all projects
  • Process the full cycle of Accounts Payable
  • Prepare loan draw documents
  • Vendor accounts reconciling
  • Coordinate, review and analyze monthly construction progress billing invoices to ensure billing accuracy, fee reconciliation and ledger balance
  • Ensure all statutory requirements are met, including WSIB filings and GST/HST filings
  • Perform monthly bank account reconciliation
  • Prepare and review monthly job costs and budget reporting
  • Prepare annual year-end financial reports and provide all information for external accountants for financial statements and tax filings
  • Assist with special projects as required

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting
  • Designation or working towards a CPA designation is an asset
  • Deep understanding of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role in real estate development industry
  • Highly proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Highly driven, committed, organized and flexible with the ability to meet challenging deadlines and multiple priorities
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

 

Financial Controller
North York, Ontario near 404/401
$80,000-$100,000 base plus bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Our client is a Real Estate development company in North York, ON. They have been growing steadily and have had a general accountant working at the business, but due to growth, they now need to hire a more senior accountant in the role of Controller. This position will be a perfect move for a senior accountant or project accountant/manager currently working at a real estate developer and wanting to take that next step up to the controller position. The position will have one direct report and will work directly with the partners on growing the business.

The Financial Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Financial Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of the company focusing on the accounting for the development side of the business. This position is a very unique position giving the successful candidate the opportunity to work on more than just typical accounting duties. The Controller will direct all finance, accounting and reporting for all projects by working with the executive and project team, joint ventures, financiers, consultants, government agencies and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the COO in the design of the initial ownership structuring of projects and partnerships.
  • Produce, and continuously analyze cash-flow projections for projects from conception to closing.
  • Manage equity draws for project ownership entities, partnerships, and joint ventures consistent with their respective legal structuring.
  • Provide monthly financial analysis of projects and operations to the internal executive team, with a goal to seek improvements and compliance with project/partnership goals.
  • Prepare quarterly reports on projects with financial statements to be distributed to investors and partners and financiers.
  • Direct, monitor and manage the invoice payables of projects, while reconciling with the contracts to ensure accurate, consistent procedure and payment.
  • Manage the monthly construction draw process with the project cost consultant and construction lender.
  • Conduct reconciliation of all project accounts and report to external accounting/auditing firm(s) for month-end, quarterly, and year-end filings.
  • File for monthly HST input tax credits on projects.
  • Continuously seek financial improvement and efficiency for all projects and operations.

Requirements:

  • University degree in Accounting or Business
  • CPA designation would be an asset
  • 5+ years experience in finance/accounting in real estate
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written
  • Positive and professional demeanor

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Financial Analyst
Toronto, Ontario
$75,000-$85,000 base plus 10% bonus and 4 weeks of vacation

Our client is a growing construction company in downtown Toronto. Winchesters recruited one of the first members of the finance team and this role will be the 6th member of the team. In the past 4 years the company has grown tremendously within the residential and commercial development sector. The Controller is looking for a senior financial analyst to join the team, ideally coming from Big 4 (or mid-sized) as a senior accountant. This is a very unique role because it touches on financial reporting, FP&A and also some special projects, tax, project management, and internal controls. It will give the successful candidate growth opportunities that are unmatched in the job market right now.

The Senior Financial Analyst will be primarily responsible for the finance function to ensure the smooth day to day management of cash flows and accurate financial reporting/project cost tracking. The Senior Financial Analyst will also assist with monitoring and analyzing costs to allow for more accurate forecasting.

Huge growth potential with this position, so don’t wait any longer to apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting process, including the preparation of annual corporate Financial Statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Assist in the short/long term cash management of the business including analyzing project cash flow forecasts to ensure the business has an accurate understanding of expected cash flows and cash balances
  • Working alongside project commercial staff to report accurate work in progress data and assisting with the monthly analysis of the stage of completion of large projects up to $300m+. Providing early warning to other senior financial and commercial management of any financial risks coming out of the numbers
  • Assist with the external and internal audit processes
  • Maintaining the internal control environment (including SOX controls) as well as suggestions for improvements
  • Monthly variance analysis of KPIs to be reviewed by senior management and board directors. This will involve consistent exposure to all senior management
  • Assistance with the preparation of the company 5-year business plan which is presented to the Company’s senior management
  • Ad-hoc projects and analysis as required by senior finance and senior non finance staff

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years of working experience in accounting and audit, preferably in the construction/development industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Accounting or Finance
  • Recent completion of the new CPA designation or the CPA, CA designation
  • Experience with general and SOX internal controls preferred

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Financial Controller
Toronto, Ontario
$85,000-$105,000 base plus bonus

This growing downtown Toronto client is looking for a Controller to join the business and work as the head of the accounting department.

The Controller will play a pivotal role in this business and will support the management team in the day-to-day accounting activities, reporting process, internal controls, budgeting, forecasting, special projects and much more. The successful candidate will also prepare the working papers for external auditors and will be a key liaison between the company and auditors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Firm’s senior management to design and implement a comprehensive accounting and reporting process and program for the Firm’s current real estate assets that can be used for future real estate acquisitions;
  • Overall responsibility for full cycle accounting and management of accounting department;
  • Manage preparation of monthly financial reporting for senior management including variance reports, trial balances, and balance sheets
  • Set expense budgets for all properties and prepare month-over-month and year-over-year reports for senior management
  • Oversee CAM and tax reconciliation for all commercial tenants
  • Ensure A/R, A/P, HST reconciliations, bank reconciliations, WSIB, CRA remittances, payroll remittances, and all other accounting functions are being completed on a monthly basis;
  • Oversee property management chargebacks to tenants and properties;
  • Work with auditors to complete year-end financial statements;

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-10 years of work experience in real estate accounting;
  • Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent with an emphasis in accounting;
  • Accounting designation is an asset and in the event of its absence, pursuit of a designation will be supported;
  • Candidates with YARDI working experience will be given preference;
  • Self-starter, capable of working in a fast paced environment with little supervision;
  • Strong communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple assignments and manage rapidly changing assignments in a team environment.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Accounting Analyst (3 Month Contract, potential for permanent)
Etobicoke, ON
$20 per hour

Our client is a growing global company with operations in Canada, US, UK and France. The business is expanding and the Controller needs a strong junior to intermediate accountant to join the reporting team. The position is pivotal for the month-end close activities and you will gain experience with project accounting, consolidated financial reporting, and multiple currency ledgers. Preference will be given to candidates with at 2-5 years of accounting experience.

The position is a permanent role, but this organization prefers to hire individuals on a 3-month contract to begin the working relationship.

Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day accounting operations
  • Period-end closing process activities
  • Preparing journal entries
  • Reconciliation of accounts and providing analysis
  • Bank reconciliations and work with multi-currency transactions
  • Consolidated financial reporting
  • Project accounting
  • Ad hoc special projects

Requirements:

  • University degree or college diploma
  • Minimum 2 years of accounting experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and efficient time management skills

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Project Financial Analyst
Toronto, Ontario
$55,000-$65,000 plus great benefits

Our client is a full integrated real estate company that is in serious growth mode. The headcount has grown by 30% in the past year and a half and this role is a newly created position, working alongside the VP of Development. The Financial Analyst or “Project Financial Analyst” will be part of the accounting team and will report to the Corporate Controller.

This position will allow the successful candidate to move from an accounting position in real estate to more of an analytical one supporting the accounting team and will be in charge of managing the financial operations of the development projects, which are in various stages of development. Working with the development, construction and sales departments, this position will manage the financial stewardship of the development projects.

The role is a pivotal one for the accounting and development groups, so please don’t wait to apply to set your accounting career into the right direction!

Responsibilities

  • Manage and update the original feasibility proformas
  • Manage and update the development budgets on a monthly basis and provide analysis around any variances
  • Update the development cash balances and reforecast cash flows and sources of funds
  • Oversee, track and reconcile trust funds and the associated accounting for funds held in trust for condominium projects
  • Work with external consultants on the monthly development draws
  • Work with the CFO on forecasting and managing investors capital calls for the development projects
  • Track and update project development fees
  • Prepare the suite closings for condominium units
  • Assist with the monthly, quarterly and annual investor reporting
  • Work with sales and marketing to analyze sales trends and forecast future sales
  • Monthly HST preparation
  • Monthly bank reconciliations

Requirements

  • Diploma or university degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in accounting/financial analysis
  • Preference will be given to individuals coming from the real estate development industry
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Strong technical skills with MS Office – Word, EXCEL, and Powerpoint

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Commercial Construction Accountant
North York, Ontario
$60,000-$70,000 plus 4 weeks of vacation and great benefits including a pension

Our client is a growing award-winning real estate developer with operations in the mid-rise and high-rise developments in the Greater Toronto Area. As they continue to grow, they are looking for a construction accountant to join their team who has experience with commercial development accounting. This is a company that prides themselves on high-quality service and products and the position will eventually grow into a managerial one. Commercial development is relatively new to this group of companies, so at least some accounting experience in the commercial development / construction sector will be required.

This role will have a diverse set of responsibilities which will require the successful candidate to be very well-rounded and self-motivated. Don’t wait any longer and apply now.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate invoice processing, chargeback and holdback reconciliations
  • Prepare year-end files and respond to auditor queries
  • Prepare timely and accurate billing proof for all assigned projects, resolving any issues in a timely manner
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for construction and development operations
  • Compare and monitor actual costs to estimates/awarded contracts and analyze variances
  • Prepare monthly progress billings and assist in preparation of funding requests from bank and other financial institutions
  • Process Subcontractor pay applications, review subcontractor documents, payment terms, insurance, and bond requirements
  • Actively manage all aspects of the general ledger, including fixed asset, lease and intercompany accounting
  • Prepare multiple bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist with cash flow forecasting, planning and management
  • Manage government remittances: HST, etc.

Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary Education in University or College in Accounting
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting
  • Accounting experience in development or construction industry
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to multitask
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong technical skills using EXCEL

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Construction Accountant
North York, Ontario
$50,000-$60,000 plus great benefits

Our client is a growing award-winning real estate developer with operations in the Greater Toronto Area. They are looking for an accountant to join them from the real estate or construction sector who will be comfortable with doing more than just accounting.

Our client will need the accountant to work both independently and collaboratively with the internal team, external consultants, clients, government agencies and other stakeholders to support the operations of the company. This role will have a diverse set of responsibilities which will require the successful candidate to be very well-rounded and self-motivated. Being familiar with the development, construction and property management industry is a requirement.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, monitor and manage the invoice receivables from project consultants. Reconcile invoices with the consultant contracts and ensure payment is due by working with the internal management team. When approved, procure payment.
  • Maintain bookkeeping of all project accounts.
  • Conduct reconciliation of all project accounts and report books to external accounting firm for month-end and year-end filings.
  • Conduct ongoing analysis of project cash-flow in order to create forecasts on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain and monitor project and corporate banking.
  • Manage and liaise with tenants of properties under ownership to enforce adherence to contracts and lease payments, provide customer service, and direct maintenance and service when needed.
  • Liaise with and provide customer service to purchasers of condominiums throughout the development process from the initial stage of purchase, through construction, occupancy and post move-in.
  • Liaise with purchasers while receiving requests and inquiries throughout the warranty stages of the project and provide support in rectifying any deficiencies by directing the construction team to attend to the issue at hand.
  • Effectively and independently manage all administrative operations of the office, while always seeking improvements in all aspects of the office functions.
  • Manage team schedules and coordinate internal and external meetings.
  • Maintain and create updates on social media; Twitter, Facebook, and the company website.
  • Plan and manage corporate and public events.
  • Maintain and manage all documents, files, and supplies.
  • Maintain and manage the reception area, boardroom and office.
  • Greet and direct clients and visitors attending for meetings.
  • Assist the team in a vast variety of administrative tasks that present themselves throughout the course of the development of projects.

Requirements:

  • Post-Secondary Education in University or College in Accounting.
  • 3+ years of experience in accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel and Quickbooks.
  • Experience in development, construction, or property management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to multitask.
  • Professional, punctual and hard working.
  • Positive and professional demeanor.
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Staff Accountant
Oshawa, Ontario
$55,000-$65,000 base plus bonus and great benefits

Our client is a public accounting firm located in Oshawa, ON and they are seeking an experienced accountant with his/her CPA completed or actively pursuing it. The continued growth of the team’s assurance practice has led to the opportunity for a motivated intermediate or senior accountant to join the team.

The firm offers great career development and progression, coaching, flexible work arrangements and a very competitive total compensation package for this area of Ontario.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a diverse client base of small to mid-sized owner managed businesses across many industries, not for profit organizations, professional services, and individuals
  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable.  Also, to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements

  • CPA (CA, CGA, or CMA) designation (or close to) with public accounting experience
  • Sound knowledge of GAAP, audit and review procedures, and tax compliance
  • Strong attention to detail and willingness to learn and develop
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills particularly in MS Excel
  • Strong communication skills – both oral and written

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Financial Analyst
Toronto, Ontario
$80,000-$90,000 base salary, 20% bonus, 3 weeks of vacation, RRSP plan, cell phone, and excellent benefits

Our client is a well-known organization that is growing and would like to add two Senior Financial Analysts to the business. These openings have arisen from promotions internally. This is a great opportunity for a CPA-designated external auditor coming with Big 4 experience in downtown Toronto. The client is motivated to hire soon so don’t wait any longer to send your resume in. The hiring manager is open to seeing candidates who are awaiting their letters from the CPA.

As a Senior Financial Analyst, you will have the opportunity to grow to manager, director or even VP within 5-6 years either in this core business or with one of their many operating businesses. This is a highly visible role that will provide access to business planning, forecasting, financial reporting, treasury, tax compliance and investor relations. The successful incumbent will initially start their career with one of our five finance groups with the opportunity to rotate to another role or team in approximately 18-24 months, this truly is a unique experience.

Responsibilities:

  • Support the annual valuation process including in-depth review of models/long-term assumptions and the prep of consolidated management presentations
  • Compile, analyze and report on the company’s corporate and key business platforms
  • Prepare consolidated financial forecasts, tracking operating results of subsidiaries and articulate findings to key stakeholders
  • Lead the resolution of complex technical accounting issues
  • Prepare analysis as part of fundraising process for new private funds
  • Involvement with preparation of forecasting and business planning process
  • Monitoring and reporting of treasury, derivatives, risk, liquidity and capital management
  • Assist in the analysis and reporting for senior management to support their business decision making, and for the board of directors
  • Manage fund operations, including compliance, controls and investor requests
  • Assist with daily cash management, short-term liquidity management, and capital markets activity

Requirements:

  • CPA designation completed
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in audit
  • Working knowledge with ASPE and IFRS
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, complex, fast-paced environment, to adapt quickly and to manage changing priorities
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

 

Senior Staff Accountant
Toronto, ON
$65,000-$75,000 base plus 15% bonus, great benefits and fantastic company culture

Our client is one of our preferred audit clients in Toronto. The firm is looking for a senior associate (designated or close to) to join the business and hopefully grow with the business to become partner.

This firm has divisions in audit, advisory and tax giving the successful candidate opportunities to work in each area of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable.  Also to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion or close to completion of CPA, CA designation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in public accounting
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and Canadian tax
  • Excellent client service skills with desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses
  • Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can-do attitude and a desire to grow and be challenged

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Staff Accountant
North York, ON
$60,000-$75,000 compensation

Our client is a reputable accounting firm in North York with services in audit, tax and advisory. The firm is looking for a senior staff accountant (designated or close to) to join the business and hopefully grow with the business to become partner. The client-base for this position will be privately held owner-managed companies and the successful candidate should take pride and enjoy working with business owners to help them through the many accounting issues that come up.

If you see your career remaining in public accounting and you want a firm that values its employees, apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion or close to completion of CPA designation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in public accounting
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and Canadian tax
  • Excellent client service skills with desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses
  • Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can-do attitude and a desire to grow and be challenged

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Staff Accountant
North York, ON
$60,000-$70,000 base plus bonus and great benefits

Our client is a reputable accounting firm in the GTA with divisions in assurance, tax and advisory. The firm is looking for a senior associate (designated or close to) to join the business and hopefully grow with the organization to become manager and then partner. This firm has divisions in audit, advisory and tax giving the successful candidate opportunities to work in each area of the business as they continue their career in accounting.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and prepare time budget for review and audit engagements for subsequent approval by the Manager and/or the Partner;
  • Prepare financial statements including all the required notes and year end letters (i.e., enclosure letter, legal information letter and engagement letter);
  • Ensure that all planned procedures have been completed in accordance with the firm’s policies and procedures, and GAAS, if applicable. Also to ensure that all queries and outstanding points have been cleared satisfactorily;
  • Complete the following audit sections: walkthroughs, internal control analysis, accounts receivable, accounts payable, inventory, revenue and expenses;
  • Complete entire NTRs, reviews and small audits;
  • Train and supervise junior staff on audit engagements;
  • Prepare corporate and personal tax returns;
  • Promptly review any significant assurance engagement findings or questions involving accounting principles or statement presentation with the Manager or Partner and make suggestions as to their resolution

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion or close to completion of CPA, CA designation
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in public accounting
  • Solid knowledge of GAAP, CAS, and Canadian tax
  • Excellent client service skills with desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses
  • Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can-do attitude and a desire to grow and be challenged

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Manager, Audit & Advisory
North York, ON
$90,000-$105,000 base plus discretionary bonus

Our client is a reputable audit, tax and advisory firm in North York. The firm is experiencing serious growth in the GTA and therefore would like to bring in a new manager or 2nd/3rd year senior to help grow the audit practice and hopefully move up to senior manager and then partner.

This full-service professional firm offers a large range of accounting and audit services and also has an in-house tax department. The accounting firm has a great range of clients from small private businesses to larger public organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise a portfolio of clients with assistance from senior managers and partners
  • Plan and execute the management and review of audit and review engagements
  • Prepare all required client communications and act as a key point of contact for the portfolio of clients
  • Review compilation engagements
  • Review corporate and personal income tax returns
  • Review financial statement disclosures
  • Assist with recruiting top talent to the firm at the intermediate and senior staff accounting level

Requirements:

  • CPA, CA designation
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in public accounting
  • Strong knowledge of ASPE, IFRS, ASNPO and Canadian tax compliance
  • Excellent client service skills with desire and ability to understand the clients’ businesses
  • Strong communication skills to deal with internal and external stakeholders
  • Can-do attitude and a desire to grow and be challenged
  • Ability to supervise and train junior staff

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Recruitment Consultant
Toronto, ON
$80,000-$120,000 plus 4 weeks of vacation

Winchesters is a specialist recruitment company focused on Finance, Accounting and Procurement. Due to the continued success within our business we are seeking an individual who can help grow our Finance & Accounting recruitment division in downtown Toronto, ON.

This is an exciting opportunity that will allow you to build a specialism covering contract and permanent Finance/Accounting roles.

The role will involve developing relationships with clients and candidates across Canada. As you will be based in Toronto you will need the ability to do this work in person, on the phone or by video conference – experience of this type of recruitment would be useful.

Responsibilities:

  • Developing new business opportunities
  • Developing candidate pools
  • Identifying opportunities within vertical markets and developing strategies to exploit them
  • Working with the GTA team to develop opportunities
  • Attending and networking at relevant industry events
  • Identifying current and prospective staffing requirements
  • Preparing and posting notices and advertisements
  • Collecting and screening applicants
  • Advising job applicants on employment requirements and terms and conditions of employment
  • Reviewing candidate inventories
  • Contacting potential applicants to arrange interviews
  • Notifying applicants of results of selection process and preparing job offers
  • Advising managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4 years of sales or recruitment experience
  • A track record of developing new business
  • The ability to source for candidates locally and remotely
  • Individuals with an understanding of Finance and Accounting will be given preference

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Manager, Tax
Toronto, ON
$100,000-$160,000 base plus 15% bonus, 4 weeks of vacation

Our client is a reputable larger public accounting firm in Toronto with audit, advisory and tax services available. The firm is looking for a senior manager to join the business and hopefully grow with the firm to become partner. The firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation working primarily with private organizations and this individual will be reviewing personal and corporate tax work within his/her team along with, trust and estate planning work and some M&A work.

This firm is one where individuals join and don’t leave because of the great working environment and positive culture that they promote. Located in Toronto, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the GTA or commuting in with the GO. Don’t wait any longer and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Tax compliance
  • Planning and implementing tax reorganizations and estate plans
  • Creating and implementing post mortem tax planning
  • Perform research on complex tax issues
  • Prepare written reports as required for various assignments such as tax compliance, tax consulting, objections or appeals
  • Assist with tax mergers and acquisition assignments
  • Serve as a technical resource for staff and provide suggestions for resolving technical issues
  • Hire, mentor and coach professional staff throughout the year
  • Complete knowledge of the firm’s code of conduct and operating policies

Requirements:

  • University Degree and completion of CICA In-Depth tax program OR a Masters of Taxation
  • Minimum of 3 years as a manager of tax in a public accounting firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a commitment to providing excellent client service
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge in Caseware/ Caseview
  • Tax applications including Taxprep, CCH Intelliconnect, Taxnet Pro, and/or Tax Find

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Project Accountant
Toronto, Ontario
$60,000-$70,000 compensation plus bonus

Our client is an established and growing business in the Toronto Downtown Core. The business is involved in real estate development and has a fantastic reputation for being a great builder in Ontario.

Reporting to the Controller, the Project Accountant will be an integral member of the Finance team. The Project Accountant will manage the day to day full accounting cycle for a set of development entities and/or commercial operating companies.

Responsibilities

  • Reconciling bank accounts
  • Managing accounts payable and receivable
  • Completing monthly (or quarterly) HST returns as required
  • Completing project draws
  • Preparing end of year project working papers for external accountants
  • Communicating with other divisions within the corporation
  • Preparing payroll
  • Interacting professionally with project investors
  • Completing ad-hoc projects as required

Requirements

  • Degree or Diploma in related field
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CMA, CGA) is preferred but not required
  • 3 years of practical work experience is a minimum, ideally the successful candidate will have more than 6 years of working experience
  • Real Estate development or Construction experience is preferred
  • Very strong communication skills

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume in confidence to nick@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Our client is a growing consulting firm in the U.S. offering unique work experience for CPA, CA designated professionals looking to make a serious move in their career. The firm is looking for designated senior accountants or senior associates from mid to large-sized public accounting firms. Why jump directly to a role in industry? A single company can’t offer the variety of challenges and environments that this consulting firm can. The firm is recruiting Canadian Chartered Professional Accountants for roles across the U.S.

The business will offer successful candidates amazing experience working on interesting projects like M&A, divestiture support, forecasting and planning, corporate accounting, SEC/financial reporting, technical accounting, transaction support and much more. New hires from Canada typically earn 25% greater compensation than their current packages and they’re able to work and live in the U.S. embarking on an exciting once-in-a-lifetime adventure. In the future should successful candidates decide to return to Canada, they would return with USGAAP experience, consulting experience with Fortune 1000 companies and memories to last a lifetime.

The client will be looking for completion of a university degree and completion or close to completion of the CPA, CA designation. Individuals must have at least 3 years’ experience with a public accounting firm including 2 busy seasons in external audit. The ideal candidate will come with some experience in USGAAP, although it is not mandatory. Individuals must have experience auditing public companies ideally in excess of $200M revenue.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Associate – Forensic, Litigation & Valuation Services
Toronto, ON
$65,000-$80,000 base plus 15% bonus, 3 weeks of vacation, and excellent benefits

Our client is a reputable public accounting firm in Toronto. The firm is looking for a specialist of forensic, litigation & valuation services to join their advisory team. The position will report to a senior manager who reports one of the partners. Because of the relatively small team size, the client will be looking for a hands-on senior associate who doesn’t mind rolling up his/her sleeves to get the job done. This business line for the firm is growing and they want to bring in a strong senior or 1st/2nd year manager into the position.

The plan will be to have this position move up to senior manager and eventually partner. This fantastic public accounting firm has divisions in audit, advisory and tax.

Responsibilities

Your responsibilities include:

  • Compile data, analysis and recommendations with respect to loss or damage quantification in insurance or litigation claims;
  • Analyze data and prepare business valuations;
  • Prepare detailed analysis of accounting records and other personal and corporate financial information;
  • Consult with clients, client’s counsel and representatives of insurance companies;
  • Conduct interviews/meetings with relevant persons;
  • Prepare expert reports for client claims or disputes;
  • Participate actively in practice development activities such as meetings with referral sources, conference exhibits, writing articles; and
  • Undertake ongoing training and development to keep abreast of changes and current issues in the field of forensic accounting and business valuation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
  • CPA, CFE or other certification(s) required
  • Willingness to take CBV programs;
  • Advance knowledge of MS Word and Excel;
  • Ability to perform thorough quantitative analysis;
  • Investigative mindset;
  • Keen attention to detail along with an ability to focus on the overall concepts;
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced and changing environment with tight deadlines;
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (comfortable making contact with clients; conscious of client relations and expectations);
  • Strong organizational skills and;
  • Ability to work efficiently within budgets so that multiple assignments can be handled simultaneously.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Vendor Risk Manager
GTA West

This large Canadian company is seeking a Manager to lead their Supplier Management, Risk and Governance.  They are looking for a bright individual who is able to develop policy and process in vendor management, including scorecarding and questionnaires.  The ability to consult and influence key stakeholders is critical as supplier risk and governance is developing within the company, but work needs to be done.  An opportunity to work in the Head Office of a major Canadian company.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Vendor Management experience
  • Significant Risk and Governance experience
  • Strong leadership experience
  • The ability to consult to key stakeholders

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Procurement Manager – Facilities
Downtown Toronto

This industry leading company is seeking a bright, motivated Sourcing Manager with a strong category background in Facilities Management.  You should have experience of managing RFP’s on key categories including; maintenance, janitorial, hvac, landscaping and snow clearance.  This role will include working with many different stakeholders, so the ability to adapt and work with people at different levels is extremely important.  This is a growing company, which means the opportunity to grow your within the company is extremely likely.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Procurement experience
  • Significant experience in Facilities Management Category Management
  • The ability to work with multiple stakeholders on multiple projects
  • Advanced communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Director IT Procurement
Downtown Toronto

This massive Canadian company is seeking a dynamic IT Sourcing Director to run a team and a significant Category spend.  Reporting to the VP of Procurement, you will be an ambitious individual with an ability to lead teams and influence stakeholders.  This organisation is developing through a new Procurement strategy, so the ability to adapt and consult others through change is vital.  As this is such a large organisations, there is huge potential for career development.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Procurement experience
  • Strong IT category background
  • Consultative approach with stakeholders
  • Experience of working through Procurement transformations

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Position:                      Recruitment specialist (procurement)

NOC:                          1223

About the Position:

Winchesters is a specialist recruitment company focusing on Procurement and Finance. Due to the continued success within our business we are seeking an individual who can grow our Procurement recruitment offering across Canada.

This is an exciting opportunity that will allow you to build a desk covering Direct and Indirect procurement across both permanent and contract roles.

The role will involve developing relationships with clients and candidates across Canada. As you will be based in Toronto you will need the ability to do this work in person, on the phone or by video conference – experience of this type of recruitment would be useful.

You will also need to work closely with our Accountancy and Finance division to ensure crossing selling opportunities are explored whenever possible. Procurement can have significant influence within businesses over how they recruit the ability to leverage this will be important and prior successes in this area would be useful.

You will ideally have significant experience not only in recruitment but also within the procurement market.

Specific skills/experience:

  • Ideally 3-5 years of procurement recruitment experience
  • A track record of developing new business within recruitment
  • The ability to source for candidates locally and remotely
  • An understanding of the Procurement market, key skill sets and gaps would be advantageous

Your duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Developing new business opportunities across Canada
  • Developing candidate pools across Canada
  • Identifying opportunities within vertical markets and developing strategies to exploit them
  • Working with the GTA team to develop opportunities
  • Attending and networking at relevant industry events
  • Identify current and prospective staffing requirements,
  • Prepare and post notices and advertisements,
  • Collect and screen applicants,
  • Advise job applicants on employment requirements and terms and conditions of employment,
  • Review candidate inventories,
  • Contact potential applicants to arrange interviews,
  • Recruit graduates of colleges, universities and other educational institutions,
  • Co-ordinate and participate in selection and examination boards to evaluate candidates, Notify applicants of results of selection process and prepare job offers,
  • Advise managers and employees on staffing policies and procedures,
  • Organize and administer staff consultation and grievance procedures,
  • Determine eligibility to entitlements and arrange staff training, Provide information or services such as employee assistance, counselling and recognition programs

Hours:             Full-time Permanent position – 40 hrs per week

Pay:                             $52,000 per annum plus 20% commission per deal.

Benefits:                      No benefits

Edu credentials:          College or equivalent in experience

Language:                   English

Experience:                 3-5yrs

 

Location:                     468 Queen Street East
Toronto , Ontario
M5A 1T7

Contact:          neil@winchesters.ca

Director Procurement Transformation
Downtown Toronto

This large Canadian organisation is seeking a senior Procurement professional with significant transformation experience to lead change within the department.  Reporting to the CPO, you will ideally have a management consulting background in Procurement or Supply Chain transformation, working at the Manager/Senior Manager level.  A rare opportunity in the marketplace.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years Procurement experience
  • Significant experience in transformation projects
  • A management consulting background from a large firm with a high annual rating
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Sourcing Specialist – Facilities
Downtown Toronto

This large Shared Services organisation is seeking a Sourcing Specialist with a strong background in Facilities or Construction.  This is a project based role where you will be working with multiple stakeholders from multiple sites, advising and leading their procurement needs.  You will need to be a strong communicator, with confidence in your ability to lead a best practice procurement process on behalf of high level stakeholders.  This organisation is going through a period of growth, which means there is huge potential for career progression.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Sourcing experience
  • Category experience in Facilities and Construction
  • Full cycle RFP experience
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Procurement Specialist – Healthcare
Downtown Toronto  

This healthcare organisation is seeking a strong Procurement Specialist ideally with a background in the same industry. A key focus with this role is to work with and advise various stakeholders on the procurement of medical and non-medical supplies and services.  The company is seeking a confident, motivated candidate with excellent communication skills and a can-do, problem solving attitude.  A rewarding opportunity for someone who is interested in really making a difference in what they do.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years Procurement experience
  • Ideally some experience within the healthcare industry
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.

Strategic Sourcing Manager
Downtown Toronto  

A management opportunity for a bright, ambitious Procurement professional ready to take the next step in their career.  Managing a diverse indirect category list including: Professional Services, IT and Facilities.  This is also an opportunity to enter the busy Financial Services industry which usually demands industry experience at this level.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 4+ years Indirect Procurement experience
  • Strong Sourcing, Vendor Management and Contract Management skills.
  • Extremely strong stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional communication skills.

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 416 560 0434.