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.

Financial Controller
North York, Ontario 
$110,000 – $140,000 base plus bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Our client is a Real Estate company in North York, ON. They have been growing steadily and now need to hire a Financial Controller into the company to lead the mid-sized accounting team. This position will be a perfect move for a senior accountant, manager or controller who has real estate experience and wants to take that next step up to the controller position. The Controller will have the support of a team of accountants and will work directly with the partners of the growing 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 construction 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:

  • Corporate budgeting, forecasting and cash-flow analysis
  • Oversee preparation of construction draws, respond to project monitor inquiries
  • Track and analyze construction management fees
  • Track and analyze project job costing and related staffing chargebacks
  • Preparation of year-end working papers, review year-end adjustments, corporate taxes
  • Address CRA matters (HST audits, etc.)
  • Monthly, quarterly and year-end preparation of financial statements
  • Quarterly reporting package preparation
  • Drafting and coordination of contracts
  • Work closely with property managers on the preparation of annual budgets and reporting requirements
  • Review and approve monthly financial statements for presentation
  • Lead, develop and mentor accounting staff, including establishing personal objectives and conducting performance reviews
  • Assess current corporate processes and policies and work with senior management to implement change where required
  • Assist in legal and insurance related matters
  • Review and approve invoices, coordination of cheque process
  • Respond to vendor inquiries
  • Review and coordinate variance analysis for changes in projected costs and budget for various projects
  • General ledger analysis and maintenance
  • Act as a liaison between trades and project managers on billing and payment disputes
  • Review leases, maintain rent rolls and rent schedules, calculate additional rents

Requirements:

  • University degree in Accounting or Business
  • CPA completed and ideally some public accounting experience (not required)
  • 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.

General Accountant
Toronto East, Ontario
Competitive remuneration package

Our client is a services-based organization that is in serious growth mode. The company has continued to beat competition in their industry and has grown organically year on year since its inception over 10 years ago. Because of growth the company is looking for a General Accountant to join the team reporting to the Director of Finance in Accounting.

This is a multi-faceted position that will help you build your skills in many different areas of the full cycle of accounting. The General Accountant will be an integral part of the finance team and will conduct day-to-day accounting operations Reporting to the Director of Finance, the candidate will also work with department managers, VP of Operations and Managing Director on many occasions. Don’t wait longer to apply!

Responsibilities:

  • Enter and process vendor/supplier invoices and reconcile against purchase orders
  • Maintain vendor/supplier database, creating new vendors, and keeping the database up to date and accurate
  • Reconcile accounts payable ledger against vendor statement
  • Correspond with vendors regarding outstanding payments, delinquent accounts, RMAs and credit notes etc.
  • Enter credit card charges and reconcile corporate credit cards
  • Prepare and send out invoices to clients in compliance with clients’ billing requirements
  • Prepare and send client statements monthly basis
  • Follow up with clients re outstanding invoices, and coordinate issues with controller, project managers and solutions team
  • Run job costing reports for completed projects including allocating direct labour hours
  • Maintain job costing and completed project data base
  • Control a process to archive and close the completed projects in QB
  • Conduct Payroll processing requirements to outsourced payroll provider – Direction and training to be provided by Director of Finance
  • Actively involved in the month end, mid-year and fiscal year end processes in connections with daily and monthly routine tasks

Requirements:

  • 2+ years of experience in general accounting
  • University degree in Accounting or Business or diploma in related studies
  • Experience in a REIT would be an asset
  • Experienced with monthly distributions and communicating annual reports to investors
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written
  • Must possess strong multi-tasking and organizational skills

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

 

Senior Financial Analyst
North York, Ontario
$75,000-$85,000 annual salary (potentially $90,000), 4 weeks of vacation, pension, health/dental benefits

Excellent real estate company looking for a Senior Financial Analyst. This is a great opportunity for a CPA-designated senior accountant coming from public accounting looking to get into the hottest industry in the Greater Toronto Area – Real Estate!

Our well-known client in Toronto develops real estate primarily in the GTA and is looking to add a senior financial analyst to the finance team. The senior project accountant will work on a varied array of interesting responsibilities like monthly draw work and preparing project pro forma statements, to name a few. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has in the past or is currently working in public accounting and is looking to make a move to industry.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly financial draw package, effectively communicating with construction team and third-party cost consulting firm to ensure timely delivery of package and receipts of funding
  • Monthly/year end financial statements
  • Preparation of monthly cash flows, reviewing all job costs, account reconciliations
  • HST remittances submission to CRA
  • Customization and upgrades verification & reconciliations
  • Commissions verification and reconciliations
  • Review budget and costs on monthly basis, identifying and discussing potential cost savings with management and construction team
  • Prepare proforma reports, evaluating and discussing financial performance and cash-flow issues of ongoing project, recommending actions to meet project completion date
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Release all cheques, ensuring project funding is available
  • Support team members and other departments as required

Requirements:

  • Degree or diploma and CPA designation completed
  • Experience working at a small to mid-sized public accounting firm or experience working with a residential property developer
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial-related reports.
  • 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.

Accounts Payable Specialist
North York, Ontario

$55,000-$65,000 plus 4 weeks’ vacation

The company is a full integrated real estate company. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Accounts payable coordinator for our corporate office located in North York.

The role of the Accounts payable coordinator provides overall support for the Finance/Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. This position will allow for growth within the Accounts Payable department, so apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Matching, coding and entering of invoices in accounting software
  • Process the weekly cheque runs, including attaching backup (invoice, packing slip & receiving report) for each cheque and mailing
  • Liaise with multiple departments
  • Sorting of invoices
  • Check calculations & prices
  • Receive and verify invoices against contract for goods and services
  • Reviewing receipts (IE: Employee reimbursements – track expenses and process expense reports)
  • Monitor accounts payable to ensure payments are up-to-date
  • Maintain and produce monthly reports – list of unreleased cheques & A/P Aging Report
  • Manage correspondence & respond to vendor queries and maintain vendor rapport
  • Perform AP reconciliations as required, reviewing account histories with vendors
  • Ad hoc projects as assigned

Requirements

  • Diploma or university degree
  • A minimum of 3 years in accounts payable
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • A passion for accounts payable
  • Priority will be given to individuals coming with real estate experience

 

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

Accounting & Office Administrator
Southwest Mississauga, Ontario
$50K – $60K, plus 5% bonus, full benefits

Great established business in Mississauga, Ontario. Our client, based in Mississauga, Ontario is looking for an accounting & office administrator to join their team of tenured accounting professionals. The accounting administrator will perform a range of accounting, clerical, and bookkeeping support functions within this organization. You will be responsible for providing accounting support to accounting supervisors and managers while reporting to a corporate controller. Key daily work primarily consists of updating the general ledger system, ensuring files are complete and maintained as needed, wires are prepared, and other general office management duties.

The role has the following components:

 Weekly unit sales and statistical reporting
 Preparation of monthly cheque run
 Run investor trial balances
 Prepare bank wires
 Reconcile bank statements
 Maintain and organize the document management system
 Prepare monthly head office and investor reporting templates
 Ensure there are sufficient office supplies
 Other ad hoc duties

Key Requirements:

 College Accounting Diploma or University Degree with Accounting focus
 Great communication skills (both oral and written)
 5+ years of experience in a general accounting and office administrator position
 Great organizational skills coupled with a can-do attitude

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

Job title: Project Accountant

Location: Toronto

Salary: $48,000 – $53,000 + Bonus + 3 Weeks’ Vacation + Great Benefits

This great professional services firm requires a project accountant to join their amazing team downtown Toronto. In order to be successful in this position this person must be able to perform the following responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares monthly invoices, budgets and project management reports.
  • Provides accurate and timely accounting, reporting and project information for assigned projects.
  • Sets up and maintains projects on an in-house accounting system according to contract terms.
  • Tracks and inputs budget data for assigned projects.
  • Prepares, codes and inputs project invoices.
  • Answers inquiries from staff, vendors or clients, and communicates financial information to project managers.
  • Inputs and posts consultant invoices, communicates with consultants and submits their payments for approval.
  • Reviews project contracts and additional service requests to understand the financial requirements on each project.
  • Analyzes project cost reports and meets frequently with Finance Management and Project Managers to review status of projects for invoicing, profitability, earnings, and costs.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting and 2 plus years accounting experience; or within professional services
  • Accounting experience as a project accountant is preferred.

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial-related reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of project accounting concepts and practices.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficiency in project accounting software required.

Director of Finance
Downtown Toronto, ON
$130,000-$150,000 base plus discretionary bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Our client is a leading professional services firm in downtown Toronto, Ontario. The business is going through tremendous growth and this Director of Finance opening is newly created with a directive of taking the company to the next level. The business has grown steadily over the past 10 years and is renowned in their respective field. Their reputation is worldwide and they are recognized for design excellence across a broad range of building types for varied clients.

The firm is searching for a head of finance who will be responsible for managing financial planning & analysis and supporting the existing accounting department by ensuring that all financial operations run effectively and efficiently.

If you are working in a professional services firms (legal, architecture, engineering, accounting, etc.) as a number one or two in the finance/accounting department, don’t wait any longer to apply for this exceptional position.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare timely and detailed reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Prepare and contribute to the operational and capital budgeting process, and track to actual
  • Drive the financial planning of the company by analyzing performance and risk factors
  • Develop strategic objectives and participate in long-term planning and other corporate initiatives
  • Conduct analysis to make forecasts and report to upper executives to aid decision making
  • Maintain constant awareness of the company’s financial position and act to prevent problems
  • Review projects’ financial status with Finance Committee
  • Set up and oversee the company’s finance IT system
  • Maintain effective review of capital investments including Cash and Treasury management
  • Financial preparation and planning for the company’s other offices
  • Ensure compliance to financial laws and guidelines
  • Review/oversee Client Agreements
  • Oversee legal requests and act as liaison with corporation’s Legal firm
  • Oversee all audit and internal control operations, including Canada Revenue surveys
  • Ensure revenues are billed appropriately, and follow up on unbilled professional services
  • Monitor status of payables, specifically subconsultants
  • Liaise with HR department regarding Payroll, Employee Benefits, etc.
  • Set targets for and supervise all accounting and finance personnel

Requirements:

  • University degree in Accounting or Business
  • CPA designation is required
  • Proven experience as Director of Finance, Controller or VP Finance within a professional services firm (i.e. architecture, engineering, legal, accounting)
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices
  • Solid knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

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.

Winchesters encourages and welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates in all aspects of the selection process.

Financial Controller
North York, Ontario
$100,000-$120,000 base plus excellent benefits and vacation

Our client is a growing Real Estate company in North York, ON. They are looking for an experienced Controller, SFA, or Accounting Manager to join the small and growing team in accounting.

Reporting directly to the owners, the Financial Controller will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. The Controller will lead all day-to-day finance operations of this low and mid-rise development company and supervise the development and property management sides of the business. This position is a very unique role giving the successful candidate the opportunity to move up to CFO within 5 years. Don’t wait to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the accounting and reporting operations of the company
  • Supervise maintenance of all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate ASPE standards and regulatory requirements
  • Review and approve new construction management budgets
  • Supervise and approve contract management
  • Build and maintain a strong internal controls environment
  • Work closely with the project management teams on budgets, forecasts and actual performance
  • Prepare and present financial reports to senior management on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Analyze project related costs and billings
  • Monthly analysis of performance variances
  • Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
  • Forecast and manage organizational cash flow
  • Supervise a small team of accounting staff
  • Hire, train, lead, create and promote a positive and supportive work environment
  • Conduct performance reviews for all team members

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • CPA designation
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Real estate development industry experience is a key requirement
  • Solid experience in accounting including consolidation, development accounting, job costing, budgets and investment accounting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication 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.

Chief Financial Officer – CFO
Toronto, Ontario
$200,000-$275,000 base plus bonus

Our client is a growing Real Estate company in Toronto, ON. They are looking for an experienced CFO to join the small and growing team in accounting. This will be an excellent position for either a current CFO in real estate or a VP Finance taking the step up into this role from a real estate firm.

Reporting to the owner, the CFO will be responsible for treasury, strategic management, consolidated planning and forecasting, and review of internal/external reporting. A key requirement of this position will be due diligence for purchase and sale of sites, reviewing project proformas, facilitating mortgage and construction financing and dealing with all joint venture partners. Don’t wait any longer to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the firm’s strategic financial objectives and fulfill all financial-related matters; including reporting, modelling, cash management, budgeting, tax and treasury for the organization
  • Provide financial leadership and advice on transaction-related services to the partners, including the limited partnerships, trusts and other entities that the organization establishes for investment vehicles
  • Responsible for all tax matters for the corporate structure. Continually ensure the business is compliant with current and future tax matters at the Individual, Corporate, Trust and Limited Partnership levels
  • Oversee the insurance and risk management practices
  • Responsible to review all financial reporting under IFRS and ASPE

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • CPA designation would be an asset
  • Expertise with mortgages, loans and joint ventures
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Able to create and promote a positive and supportive working environment
  • Proactive, hands-on strategic thinker
  • Experience in real estate finance
  • Strong interpersonal and communication 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.

Assistant Manager / Experienced Senior Accountant
Oakville, ON
$75,000-$90,000 plus bonus and great benefits

Our client is a reputable accounting firm in Oakville with services in audit, tax and advisory. The firm is looking for an experienced senior accountant or manager (already CPA-designated) to join the business and hopefully grow with the business to become senior manager and then 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.

The culture is one of the key selling features of this firm. They have flexibility, work as a team and can laugh about things to make the day go by that much more enjoyably.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Effectively plan, supervise and execute assurance (audits and reviews) engagements, accounting projects in accordance with all relevant professional standards and Firm policies
  • As required, complete the detailed review of assurance and non-assurance engagement files to ensure that the engagement / project is in accordance with the relevant professional standards and Firm policies
  • Conduct and assist others on the engagement team with research as necessary on technical matters related to client situations
  • Conduct or provide input into staff performance reviews
  • Develop the skills, capabilities and potential of less experienced staff through supervision, coaching, mentoring, knowledge transfer, internal training delivery, and assignment of challenging work opportunities
  • Prepare/review corporate income tax returns and other filings

Requirements:

  • CPA, CA designation and University degree
  • Min. 3 years of public accounting experience
  • Ability to prepare T1, T2 tax returns
  • Self-starter with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to liaise with clients, team members and outside parties

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

Manager – Claims Procurement
Mississauga

This role reports into the Director of Strategic Sourcing for this large company in Financial Services.  They are looking for a collaborative Procurement Manager who creates and develops relationships with stakeholders and vendors to ensure the best value and drive bottom-line results.  This team is driven forward by an inspiring CPO.  A great role, with a great team

 

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Procurement experience
  • Automobile repair and replacement experience
  • Property restoration experience
  • Legal services, healthcare professionals and claims adjusters experince

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6769.

Category Manager – Software
Downtown Toronto

This global company is seeking an experienced Software Procurement professional who can manage all of their Licence agreements, including complex cloud agreements.  This procurement team is growing and developing and this client needs someone who they rely on to manage their most complex deals.  This company is centrally located and is very open to flexible working and working from home.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years IT Procurement experience
  • Proven experience in complex software deals
  • Experience with cloud agreements
  • 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 647 715 6769.

Senior Category Manager – IT
Brampton

A Senior Manager role, reporting into a dynamic Director for this large Canadian company.  The role involves managing a motivated team through a transformation, while maintaining a first class procurement service to your stakeholders.  As the ideal candidate you will have considerable experience in IT and telecoms procurement.  A great role with a great company and great salary and package.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years IT Procurement experience
  • Management/leadership experience
  • A strategic Procurement approach
  • 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 647 715 6769.

Category Specialist – IT
Brampton

This massive Canadian brand is seeking 2 bright and ambitious Procurement professionals to join their team and develop their career.  Your role with involve working with different stakeholders and advising them on their Hardware, Software and Network procurement.  As the right candidate for this role, you will be a tech savvy individual with the ability to talk to people of all levels and guide them through a best practice procurement process.  This company is going through a lot of change, which will lead to significant career opportunities over the next few years.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years IT Procurement experience
  • Full cycle RFP experience
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • 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 647 715 6769.

Title: Sourcing Specialist

Salary: Up to $85,000

Location: Mississauga/Etobicoke

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client, a mid-sized manufacturing business have been growing steadily for several years. The Purchasing Manager has changed the team from reactive order placing to a strategic unit who add significant value to the business. However, there is still work to be done on supplier relationships, sourcing and supplier rationalization.

They are seeking to hire an experienced Sourcing Specialist who can work on a category by category basis to uncover opportunities for cost reduction, efficiency and value improvement. It will suit someone who can drive incremental change by winning buy-in from internal stakeholders. If you have experience of fabrication, castings and machining that would be an advantage.

Their business tends to be low volume, high value and so someone from a custom manufacturing environment would be ideal but not essential.

An ideal candidate will have:

• 4 – 6 years Purchasing experience within manufacturing
• A strong team ethic
• Experience of castings, machining and fabrication
• A desire to be part of an evolving team driving change

Title: Purchasing Coordinator – Manufacturing

Salary: Up to $50,000

Location: Mississauga

Contract: Permanent, Full time

This small manufacturing business are growing rapidly. They have nearly doubled their turnover for the past 3 years and their order book is already full until the end of the year. Due to this growth they are looking for a Purchasing Coordinator to join the business to help bring expertise and structure to Purchasing.

This opportunity would especially suit someone who has experience from a low volume, high value manufacturing environment. They have complex BOM’s with long lead times on some components combined with a business that is only beginning to embrace an ERP system to drive their business. If you have experience with fabrication and machine stamping commodities that would be an advantage.

Due to the rapid growth this is absolutely a role where the right candidate can expect salary increases and promotions as they prove their worth.

An ideal candidate will have:

• 2 – 5 years Purchasing experience within manufacturing
• A positive outlook to change
• Great communication skills – Vendor management and internal stakeholders
• Likes the idea of joining an evolving business where not all systems/processes are set in stone

Title: Purchasing Coordinator – Consumer Electronics

Salary: Up to $50,000

Location: North Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a small business who act as a distributor for Consumer Electronic products. Due to growth in the business they are looking to add a Purchasing Coordinator into the team. This role will focus on day to day purchasing activities. Sourcing new vendors and negotiation of terms. It is a role where you will make decisions around new products, manage the relationships with the suppliers and help the business to deliver profitable growth.

You will be given a great amount of autonomy in this role to accomplish goals in the way you feel is best. This will suit someone who will thrive small business environment where you need a lot of flexibility. It is absolutely a role suited to an individual with a great deal of self-motivation. There will be progression opportunities as you grow with the business to take on more responsibility and ultimately lead a small team.

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1 – 4 years Purchasing experience
  • Knowledge of the consumer electronics industry (desirable)
  • Organized and a self-motivated
  • A positive attitude

Title: Procurement Director – Packaging

Salary: Circa $130,000 – $160,000 + Benefits

Location: GTA

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a large international CPG business with significant operations in Canada. Employing over 10,000 people worldwide they are seeking an experienced Procurement Director to join their team. This role will focus on packaging spend and associated services.

They need a great procurement professional who enjoys delivering measurable results and recognizes the importance of doing so. In addition there are a number of internal stakeholder relationships where they need an individual who’s first instinct is to collaborate. The category area can be fast moving and you will need to roll up your sleeves at times and get involved. You would be responsible for a spend in excess of $200m.

As an ideal candidate you will have:

  • 10+ years procurement experience with 5-7 years within a fast-moving industry/environment (CPG is useful but not essential)
  • A successful track record of leading and motivating procurement teams
  • Experience of sourcing, negotiating and managing large deals for fast moving packaging spend
  • A track record of savings delivery

Why should you apply?

  • The opportunity to join a talented team who are seeking to push the value they can offer back to the organisation
  • A fun, professional and ethical working culture
  • The opportunity to make real change and shape the category yourself

Title: Purchasing Coordinator

Salary: Up to $45,000

Location: North Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a specialist business focusing on providing services to the Pharmaceutical industry. They are looking to add a Purchasing Coordinator to the team to take on responsibility for day to day purchasing activities.

This role will ensure that all PO’s are placed in a timely manner and at the lowest possible cost. You’ll act as the primary point of contact for all vendors and make sure all relevant actions are recorded in the company’s finance system. You will ideally be someone with a good head for numbers.

• 1-2 years Purchasing experience
• Pharmaceutical experience would be very helpful
• Detail orientated and very organised
• A positive attitude and genuine desire to work as part of a team

Title: Global Purchasing Leader – Automotive

Salary: Up to $100,000 + Bonus

Location: North Toronto

Contract: Permanent, Full time

Our client is a large multinational manufacturer focusing on the automotive industry. They have been going through a period of sustained growth and are looking to add a new role into their team. This role would report into an influential procurement leader and would be responsible for managing a team of 7 people.

The business operates a decentralized model across procurement and so as part of the head office team you will need great communication and influencing skills to help guide the business through the best commercial decisions.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

• 3+ years procurement experience within automotive combined with 5 – 10 years procurement experience within manufacturing
• An understanding of how Value Engineering can be utilised to drive improvements
• Previous experience leading a team would be very helpful
• The demonstrable ability to develop long term and positive supplier relationships

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to paul@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6469 ext 65.

Category Manager – Software
North Toronto

This global Financial Services organisation is seeking a seasoned procurement expert in software.  This is a mature procurement team with established processes and procedures.  Ideally you will have experience working on complex software deals with large vendors like Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, SAS.  This role is within a forward thinking company who embraces mature HR approaches like flexible work hours and working from home.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years IT Procurement experience
  • Proven experience in complex software deals
  • A strategic Procurement approach
  • 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 647 715 6769.

Category Manager – Construction and Real Estate
Downtown Toronto

A strategic role working on a massive Real Estate spend.  Ideally you will have experience in Construction and/or Engineering procurement.  Knowledge of CCDC contracts would give you a distinct advantage in this role.  This is an opportunity to work for a thriving company who embraces change and strategic development.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years Procurement experience
  • Category experience in Construction and/or Engineering
  • A consultative/advisory approach with vendors and stakeholders
  • A positive and proactive approach to change and transformation

If you are interested in this role, please forward your resume securely and confidentially to neil@winchesters.ca or for more information call 647 715 6769.

Manager, Vendor Risk, Governance and Performance
Waterloo

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.

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.

Senior Manager – Tax
Oakville/Burlington, ON
$130,000-$160,000 base plus bonus

Our client is a well known mid-sized firm with an established tax practice.

The firm is looking for a Senior Manager – Tax to concentrate on managing the existing team, ensuring service is provided and signing off on work. The firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation and works mainly with private organizations. They have a friendly family atmosphere, whilst professional and offering the career opportunities required.

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to review corporate tax returns and identify planning opportunities.
  • Tax research and develop tax planning strategies.
  • Assist with client’s corporate reorganizations, transactions and other tax planning.
  • Preparation of tax memorandums & due diligence reports;
  • Interpreting and applying tax legislation.
  • Ability to manage and coach team members.
  • Identify and deliver business development opportunities.

Requirements:

  • CPA, and CICA In-Depth Tax Course or a Master of Tax (MTax)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a Canadian tax role.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to organize, prepare and clearly present information to our clients and team.
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to adrian@winchesters.ca

Tax Manager

Hamilton Area

(c.$100,000)

 

Winchesters are recruiting for an experienced Tax Manager on behalf of an accounting firm in the Hamilton area.

 

As Tax Manager you will work within an established team to service a client base of mainly private and owner managed companies across a broad section of industries and tax activities.

You will be responsible for managing multiple engagements at any one time, leading and coaching team members through the process, and taking a hands-on role in activities. You will advise clients on suitable tax strategies, reviewing returns and working papers, conduct research, advise on opportunities, and identify additional business within clients.

  • CPA, In-Depth Tax/MTax designation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Team management and development skills.
  • Excellent customer service/client relationship management skills.
  • Experience of working with private company clients.

This is a growing tax team and offers opportunities for development. The company prides itself on offering a good work life balance and very competitive packages. The role presents a great chance to grow your career whilst maintaining quality of life.

 

Sales Tax Recovery Consultant

Toronto Area

Excellent Package

 

We are recruiting for specialists in sales, indirect, commodity taxes to join a sales tax advisory and recovery business located in the Toronto area.

 

You will:

 

  • Undertake engagements to identify recoveries for clients, managing the projects (plans, schedules, and required deliverables).
  • You will liaise with clients, identify opportunities, and conduct client presentations.
  • Gather data on returns, tax invoices, purchase orders, review and reconcile data and assess issues.

 

Experience:

 

  • Degree level in Accounting and Finance or equivalent, and a detailed knowledge of and experience in Canadian sales tax.
  • Experienced in dealing and negotiating with the Canada Revenue Agency and other relevant government agencies.

 

This role offers a demanding and highly rewarding role for specialists in sales tax.

Manager of Taxation

(Toronto)

Our client is a financial services business with a global footprint, who are growing as an organisation. They are looking to recruit a Manager of Taxation to concentrate on corporate tax but with involvement in projects as broad as international and process automation.

You will be responsible for reporting activities and tax compliance, research and updating on tax policy and regulations, involvement in planning, and communicating within the business internally and externally to the tax authorities. The role would suit a candidate looking for a business where they can development and have progression opportunities.

Candidates should be:

  • Degree qualified.
  • In-depth 1/2 and ideally 3 taxation qualified or MTax.
  • You will have excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Background in financial services would be an asset.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $90,000.00 to $100,000.00 /year

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please get in touch adrian@winchesters.ca

Tax Senior Manager (International)

Toronto, ON

Our client is a reputable and growing public accounting firm in Toronto with audit, advisory and tax services available. The firm is looking for a Senior Manager to join the business focused on international clients tax requirements. This firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation for implementing tax planning opportunities, advisory, and tax compliance reviews, concentrating on Canadian Tax for international clients. This area is very buoyant for them and they are eager to identify specialists who can help manage and capitalise on the volume of business.

This firm is one where individuals join and don’t leave because of the great working environment and positive culture that they promote. I addition, opportunity to progress to Partner is available given the structure of the team. Located in Toronto, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the Greater Toronto Area.

Responsibilities:

  • Tax lead on client engagements
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s business as it relates to a particular area or assignment
  • Plan and organize the tax team as required for preparation of tax returns, and conduct, document and present tax research
  • Offer tax compliance services and work closely with Partners to provide innovative tax planning ideas to a variety of clients
  • Research tax issues and present conclusions to the shareholder or manager
  • Provide daily guidance and coaching, and develop the tax knowledge of more junior tax team members
  • Be a member of the full-service team to meet the operational tax needs of our clients
  • Provide timely, high quality, exceptional service to our clients

Requirements:

  • Over 7 years of experience in public accounting practice with a specialization in inbound international tax, preparing and reviewing personal, corporate and trust returns, estate tax planning, corporate reorganizations and dispute resolution
  • Demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations
  • Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with firm client services teams
  • Proven strong project management and organizational skills

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $120,000.00 to $180,000.00 /year

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact me at adrian@winchesters.ca

 

Tax Specialist

(Toronto)

To $75,000

Leading professional accounting company looking for an experienced tax specialist.

Our client, located in Toronto, is looking for a Tax specialist to join their specific tax team. Due to growth a role is being created in this firm which has a great reputation and scope for career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare tax returns and maintain relationships with authorities.
  • Research into tax issues and provide guidance on tax internally.
  • Assist in implementation of tax planning strategies.
  • Develop technical skills by remaining up to date on trends, new developments and tax authority decisions, and apply them to complex situations

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience with corporate and individual tax returns
  • Ideally enrolled in CICA In-depth tax program.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Previous experience working with TaxPrep and Caseware/Caseview.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now at adrian@winchesters.ca

 

Senior Manager, Tax
North York, ON
$130,000-$170,000 base plus bonus and other incentives, 4 weeks of vacation

Our client is a reputable mid-sized public accounting firm in North York with audit, advisory and tax services. The firm is looking for a senior manager or manager of Canadian Corporate Tax 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 North York near highway 401, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the GTA or commuting in. Don’t wait any longer and apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to review large corporate tax returns and identify planning opportunities;
  • Research Canadian tax matters and develop tax planning strategies;
  • Developing international tax planning initiatives and strategies;
  • Assist with corporate reorganizations, transactions and other tax planning;
  • Preparation of tax memorandums;
  • Preparation of tax due diligence reports;
  • Expertise in interpreting and applying tax legislation;
  • Ability to train and manage junior team members;
  • Identify business development opportunities;

Requirements:

  • CPA, CA, CGA, or CMA, lawyer, CICA In-Depth Tax Course or a Master of Tax completed;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a tax role with Canadian Core and International Tax experience;
  • Computer proficient; knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, TaxPrep, TaxnetPro/CCH or similar tax research software;
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to organize, prepare and clearly present information to our clients and team;
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines

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

Tax Senior Manager / Tax Partner
Toronto, ON
Compensation to be discussed

Our client is a reputable and growing public accounting firm in Toronto with audit, advisory and tax services available. The firm is looking for a Senior Manager or Tax Partner to join the business and hopefully continue to grow the tax practice in the firm. This firm’s tax group has an excellent reputation for implementing tax planning opportunities and tax compliance reviews, concentrating on domestic tax for a variety of clients including individuals, partnerships, trusts and small and medium sized corporate clients. The role will also involve collaborating with the US tax group on cross border tax planning.

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 Greater Toronto Area or commuting in with the GO. Don’t wait any longer and apply now!

Responsibilities:

 

  • Tax lead on small and medium sized client engagements
  • Pro-actively co-ordinate with the US Tax Team when US tax filings are required
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s business as it relates to a particular area or assignment
  • Plan and organize the tax team as required for preparation of tax returns, and conduct, document and present tax research
  • Offer tax compliance services and work closely with Partners to provide innovative tax planning ideas to a variety of clients
  • Research tax issues and present conclusions to the shareholder or manager
  • Provide daily guidance and coaching, and develop the tax knowledge of more junior tax team members
  • Be a member of the full-service team to meet the operational tax needs of our clients
  • Provide timely, high quality, exceptional service to our clients

Requirements:

  • Over 7 years of experience in public accounting practice with a specialization in tax, preparing and reviewing personal, corporate and trust returns, estate tax planning, corporate reorganizations and dispute resolution
  • Demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex tax concepts and effectively apply tax knowledge to client situations
  • Professional Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with firm client services teams
  • Proven strong project management and organizational skills

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