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.

Property Accounting Manager
Mississauga, ON
$75,000 – $100,000 (plus vacation, benefits)

Posted on June 15, 2021.

Our client is a real estate management company in the GTA, owning various real estate properties across the city. Our client is looking for an Accounting Manager to join their team in Mississauga. Reporting to the Senior VP Finance, the Accounting Manager will prepare and review monthly financial reporting packages and transactions.

The Accounting Manager will work at our client’s offices in Mississauga. Along with great benefits, and 3 weeks of paid vacation, the company offers great work flexibility and a rewarding opportunity for Senior Property Accountants seeking a challenging career in real estate management.

This is a progressive opportunity, as the Property Accounting Manager can look forward to becoming the company’s next VP Finance within the next 5 years. We are seeking Senior Property Accountants looking to pursue a management role, using their expertise to support the team, assist new clients, and support the management team. If this sounds like you, you may be the perfect fit!

Responsibilities

  • Review, prepare, and schedule financial reports to meet company-specific deadlines
  • Manage, coach, and train staff and promote Company culture 
  • Review and prepare monthly budgets, first-of-the-month PAP, receipts, EFT, transfer bank files, and bank reconciliations
  • Maintain investment accounts including interest accruals
  • Reconcile reserve fund investments to reserve fund equity
  • Ensure invoices, receipts, and monthly financial statements are accurate
  • Prepare projects using Yardi Voyager and troubleshoot software issues
  • Communicate with auditors and clients to establish schedules to meet deadlines
  • Communicate with the board and management to address and resolve report errors and/or omissions
  • Organize the year-end procedures to prepare financial statements for stakeholders
  • Review year-end financials for various projects
  • External statutory filings and returns, including (but not limited to) HST returns

Qualifications

  • CPA designation preferred
  • Minimum 5 years of property accounting experience
  • Desire to transition from a Senior Accountant role to a management position
  • Experience with Yardi Voyager 7S required
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Corporate Accounting Manager
Toronto, Ontario
$75,000-$90,000 base plus bonus and excellent benefits

Posted on June 15, 2021.

Our client is a real estate investment company going through major growth and this Corporate Accounting Manager position is due to expansion of the business. The organization has two sides to the business and this one will be dealing directly with both development and property management, but specifically for fund accounting, corporate accounting and investor reporting.

The VP Finance is looking for a strong, experienced accounting professional who ideally comes with real estate experience, corporate accounting and if possible, some fund accounting (or at least understanding of investor reporting for funds). The successful candidate will have their CPA completed and be an ambitious team-player.

A key selling feature of this company is how much growth potential there is. The team continues to grow with multiple successful hires in the past five years and multiple successful funds closed. The position would immediately manage one to two junior accountants and the key requirements of this role will be to ensure the timeliness and accuracy of key deliverables including corporate accounting, fund accounting, investor reporting and special projects.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and review the preparation of the general ledger and working paper files including review of journal entries and bank reconciliations to ensure that financial reports and statements are accurate
  • File federal, provincial and associated tax returns for personal income and corporate entities
  • Timely preparation and review of monthly, quarterly and year-end financial statements and reporting packages for the various private entities, ensuring that the financial statements are accurate and in accordance with statutory requirements
  • Prepare financial analysis to assist management in various real estate asset management decisions and strategies
  • Review monthly and year-end tenant realty tax and CAM reconciliations, percentage rent and year-end invoicing by reviewing variance analysis, tenant spreadsheets, shortfall analysis and interim billings in order to meet the requirements of the tenants’ leases;
  • Manage day to day banking and preparation of daily cash flows
  • Preparation of annual property business plans, including operating, capital and leasing budgets

Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years of accounting or audit experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in Canadian personal/corporate taxes
  • Familiarity with real estate corporate accounting and fund accounting
  • Understanding of investor reporting
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Trustworthy and highly ethical

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Project Accountant 
Markham, Ontario
$60,000-$65,000 base plus bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Posted on June 14, 2021.

Our client is a Real Estate construction company in Markham, ON.  They have been growing steadily and need to expand by adding this project accountant to the team. This position will be a perfect move for a Project Accountant with a couple years of experience. Preference will be given to individuals coming from construction or real estate development. 

The culture at this company is one of collaboration. Everyone is treated like an owner, encouraging and providing uninhibited opportunity to participate in the growth of the organization. As such, you will have the opportunity to contribute to and learn from the decision-making process as part of a young and dynamic team.

The Project Accountant will report to, and work closely with, the Controller.  The successful candidate will be responsible for all project accounting and reporting. 

Responsibilities

  • Posting all journal entries for projects
  • Reconciliation of all bank and other balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis
  • Produce and analyze cash-flow projections for all projects
  • Preparation of monthly and annual HST filings
  • Manage the AP process from start to finish
  • Reconcile all vendor invoices to contracts to ensure accuracy in billings
  • Procure payment in a timely fashion
  • Preparation of internal and external financial reporting
  • Preparing loan draw package monthly for submission to our cost consultant
  • Assist with preparation of year -end financial reports and other documentation for external accountants for project financial statements and corporate tax filings
  • Continuously seek improvement and efficiency in all projects and operations
  • Ad-hoc reporting and support for the development and construction teams as necessary
  • Assist with special projects as assigned 

Requirements

  • Post-Secondary education in University or College in accounting or business
  • At least 2 years of experience in an accounting role
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience with Sage 100 and Procor is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with emphasis on communication; both verbal and written
  • Ability to follow directions, learn quickly and work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to multitask
  • Attention to detail and accuracy

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Accountant
North York, ON
$40,000-$45,000 (plus discretionary bonus, health/dental benefits and 2-weeks paid vacation)

Posted on June 3, 2021.

Are you:

  • A professional with a strong work ethic and are able to juggle multiple projects?
  • An independent problem-solver who can handle making good judgments with minimal direction?
  • Organized, efficient, resourceful, adaptive, positive, and helpful?

If so, you could be exactly what we need!

Our client is seeking an Accountant who’s keen to learn and continually improve the efficiency of the financial reporting processes. Our client is a fast-growing company with multiple, successful business lines. Thus, the company continually provides services to satisfy their diverse clientele and investment opporunities, providing attractive returns for investors. Moreover, the company has a fantastic culture with excellent leadership.  If you’re seeking an intermediate accounting role and are a self-motivated, detail-oriented professional with great communication skills, don’t wait any longer to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day accounting entries
  • Reconcile and maintain bank accounts, A/R, A/P, and general journal entries and adjustments
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders
  • Assist with auditing processes and organization of office materials and files
  • Complete monthly (or as needed) journal entries
  • Cash receipt entry, accounts payable, accounts receivable and account reconciliations
  • Satisfy customer service queries, internal department queries and problem solving
  • Account payment histories
  • Tax remittances
  • Compilation and distribution of daily management reports
  • Compliance reporting
  • Perform duties and assigned tasks as a team player

Requirements

  • Relevant university degree/college diploma
  • The ideal candidate will be pursuing the CPA designation
  • Minimum of 6 months of work experience as junior or intermediate accountant
  • Basic knowledge of GAAP and budgeting methods
  • Detail orientated with excellent organizational and follow up skills
  • Ability to produce and manage daily management reporting requirements
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, activities, and tasks simultaneously
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Energetic team player with ability to work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Great Plains would be an asset

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Senior Financial Analyst 
Burlington, ON
$75,000-$85,000 base plus bonus, 3 weeks of vacation and benefits

Posted on June 2, 2021.

Our client is a growing company with their head office in Burlington. In the past 5 years, the company has grown tremendously and they are looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to join their dynamic team. The Controller is looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to come with experience from a previous accounting firm and individuals who already have some industry experience will be given preference. This is a very unique role because it touches on financial reporting, FP&A and has a strong focus on 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 with a plan to move this individual to a supervisory role in the near future.

The Senior Financial Analyst will be primarily responsible for working on the financials for the organization’s real estate development division. We are looking for individuals who don’t just want to go to work for the sake of it. We really want individuals who find passion in what they do, being challenged and learning new things should be key motivators for you. If you think this is you, apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Ultimate accountability of the month-end close process for Development Projects within ten business days
  • Complete full cycle accounting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for development projects for over 28 active projects (bank reconciliations, recording sales, finance adjustments, booking accruals etc.)
  • Prepare and reconcile monthly project management fees calculations
  • Maintain a weighted average cost of capital document to track financing costs at an individual project level as well as on a consolidated basis
  • Provide key business insights together with month-end reporting to improve the overall effectiveness and profitability of development projects
  • Prepare year end working papers and audit files for the auditors
  • Responsibility for preparation and filing of annual tax returns for development projects
  • Responsible for project-level HST reporting and analysis
  • Maintain strict payment draw schedule for projects in construction, ensuring all draws are prepared and reviewed according to the standard process for the project
  • Work Closely with Director of Development and Construction to ensure the accuracy of the upload of the budget into the accounting system
  • Design and implement internal control processes to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness, especially as it relates to change orders, project LTV monitoring, project cost approval and project cost monitoring
  • Collaborate with Senior Manager of Finance on financial modelling for development projects
  • Assist with the preparation of reports related to development projects for the mortgage regulator as required
  • Compile and create internal processes and procedures as it relates to development projects and assist in preparing an overall accounting policy handbook for the department
  • Work on special projects to assist the Accounting and Finance management team, as required
  • Communicate with investors and lenders to assist with inquiries and project level covenant compliance 

Requirements

  • Finance, Business or Accounting Degree coupled with the CPA designation completed
  • Experience with ASPE and IFRS reporting
  • Previous experience working at an accounting firm is mandatory
  • Excel (index, match, offset, v-look up and pivot tables); high level proficiency required
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Corporate tax experience an asset
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and ever-changing environment
  • The desire to see the organization succeed and the drive to make a material impact in that success

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now, and contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Vice President Finance and Operations
Toronto, Ontario
$150,000-$175,000 base plus bonus, equity, excellent benefits and vacation

Posted on May 24, 2021.

Our client is Toronto is a small, yet growing real estate development company seeking an experienced VP Director of Finance and Operations to join their team. Reporting directly to the Partners, the VP Director of Finance and Operations will direct all finance, accounting and reporting for all real estate development projects by working with the executive and project teams, joint ventures, financiers, consultants, government agencies, and other stakeholders. An experienced accounting, investment, and finance team will also work under the VP Director of Finance.

The VP Director of Finance and Operations will be a part of a top-tier development company that possess a 5-year expansion plan for internal growth. Do you have accounting experience in real estate development? If so, apply now!

Role Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, mentor and retain top-tier accounting talent  
  • Establish and maintain controls to safeguard corporate assets and limit financial exposure; document and recommend improvements to internal financial policies and procedures  
  • Oversee and approve the completion of timely financial statements and reports on transactions and/or information requests from both lenders and investors  
  • Oversee, monitor, and report on project variances as they relate to project return targets and budgets  
  • Monitor the Company’s cash flow in regards to operating profits and projected capital requirements from the portfolio  
  • Manage and monitor corporate operating fee revenue, expenses and payroll  
  • Lead and manage the accounting team on all full cycle development accounting operations including 
    HST/GST, year end and interim financials, preparation of corporate and property audit and tax 
    returns  
  • Lead tax structuring to proactively minimize tax, in regards to corporate, holding company and property level activities  
  • Set up systems and assist in tracking of commissions, purchasers, deposits, upgrades, and chargebacks  
  • Lead regular monthly draw package co-ordination  
  • Lead in conjunction with asset management the preparation and distribution of capital calls  
  • Lead management of lender and investor reporting obligations  
  • Assist in maintaining existing and establishing new lending and investor relationships as part of new acquisitions and recapitalizations  
  • Assist in research and lead implementation of private securities structures and issuances including EMD qualification or partnerships, mutual fund trusts, and offering memorandums  
  • Lead corporate banking relationships including establishment of efficient operating facilities and credit card pools for construction  
  • Lead research and implementation of financial and tax structuring options for new businesses  
  • Set quarterly and annual operational objectives  
  • Design and implement operational strategies, systems, templates, plans and procedures to 
    support the Company’s growth  
  • Research, implement and maintain operating and accounting software 
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of marketing materials including press releases  
  • Lead implementation of construction financial and operating controls, management reporting, and contract and monitoring software for self-performing construction division 
  • Oversee and assist corporate responsibilities for Tarion and Home Construction Regulatory Authority (HCRA) registration and reporting  

Requirements

  • University degree 
  • CPA Designation 
  • 5+ years of experience in finance/accounting in real estate development at a senior level
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills 
  • Working knowledge of EXCEL 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Positive and professional demeanor 

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Staff Accountant (Senior Level Audit)
GTA, ON
$70,000 – $80,000 (plus bonus)

Posted on May 19, 2021.

We are looking for a Senior Staff Accountant to join our team of professionals and perform various client service engagements offered by our Firm.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of field assignments, including Audit and Review engagements along with some NTR’s
  • Deliver completed files for review on a timely basis
  • Solid knowledge of personal and corporate tax and the ability to develop (and maintain) strong technical audit and accounting knowledge
  • Obtain/maintain a strong understanding of clients’ businesses and respond promptly to and be proactive to anticipate clients’ needs
  • Managing daily workflow and adherence to deadlines 
  • Helping to manage audit staffing schedules
  • Keeping partners informed of engagement status
  • Prepare personal tax returns during our busy/high season
  • Supervise and assist with developing junior staff
  • Experience with reviewing juniors file sections or entire files

Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years post qualification experience in a public accounting practice, experience in a mid/large size firm environment would be a definite asset
  • Experience working with businesses in a variety of industries
  • Strong working knowledge of IFRS/ASPE
  • Solid knowledge of accounting software including Caseware/Caseview, TaxPrep and MS Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong client relationships
  • Strong organizational skills for prioritizing demands, work flow and meeting deadlines
  • Must have a strong commitment to quality
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong background in assurance – looking for the candidate to take charge of our assurance engagements, coach the junior staff member, and report in to the manager

If you are interested in learning more about this role, please send your resume and cover letter to casey@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted, due to the high volume of applicants we receive.

Senior Construction Accountant
Toronto, ON
$90,000 – $100,000 base (plus bonus, pension, 3 weeks’ vacation, and excellent benefits)

Posted on May 19, 2021.

Our client is a large real estate organization looking to hire a Senior Construction Accountant in this new position for the department. This is an excellent role for an accountant who has worked in development or construction and has experience with the draw process, working with cost consultants, and dealing with joint venture partners. This company can offer unparalleled benefits that go along with a great compensation package. The Senior Construction Accountant will work on a varied array of interesting responsibilities like monthly draw work, monthly percentage/cost to complete analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and more. 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare analysis for income-producing property transfer packages for buildings/units that are fully developed and ready for intended use. This includes ensuring tenant and recovery setup and proper allocation of site servicing/land and capitalized interest/salaries.
  • Review monthly and quarterly percentage/cost to complete.
  • Assist in portfolio level review and completion of monthly financial results and variance analysis for management.
  • Set up new joint venture project templates including mapping of construction categories, funding and construction loan draw, financial and construction reporting, draw & equity reconciliation in compliance with the company and JV protocols and ensure compliance with JV agreements.
  • Review and produce monthly Construction/Mezz loan tracking schedule.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new or improvement of development department process and procures and provide support and training for department member on implementation of changes.
  • Prepare quarterly property financial forecasts and annual budget, including revenue and recovery calculations. 
  • Ad-hoc support to Corporate finance, Property Accounting, Development Executive, Valuations, Tax and JV partners.
  • Assist in preparation of portfolio level review and reporting, to management, co-owners, and auditors.
  • Ensure all Internal Control Policies and Procedures are followed, including the documentation and completion of proper audit trails.
  • Identify gaps in existing policies and procedures and escalate as appropriate.

Requirements

  • Degree or diploma 
  • Experience working in development or construction accounting
  • 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 apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Project Accountant
Downtown Toronto, ON
$80,000-$90,000 base (plus discretionary bonus, full health and dental benefits and 3 weeks of vacation)

Posted on May 19, 2021.

Our client is an excellent project-based business that is in growth mode. This Canadian business has year-over-year been ranked one of the best places to work and they are looking for a strong Senior Project Accountant to join the team. This role will be instrumental in supporting the accounting department through project accounting, financial analysis and financial reporting. 

You will have the opportunity to work on interesting special projects along with maintaining project budgets, processing consultant invoices, billing and accounts receivable and other duties as required. 

Responsibilities

  • Project Accounting
    • Setting up and maintenance of projects
    • Tracking and processing consultant payments
    • Monthly billing of projects
    • Reviewing and analyzing projects
  • Prepare monthly disbursement invoices
  • Manage consultant payment using pay when paid method
  • Project analysis
  • Compiling financial projections and reports
  • Maintenance and development of project budgets
  • Collections and AR tracking
  • Timesheets and expense reporting
  • Ensure consistency with firms policies and procedures
  • Many other ad hoc projects as they come up

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline 
  • Some project accounting experience in a professional services firm – architecture or design firm preferred 
  • Advanced proficiency with EXCEL 
  • Experience with Deltek Vision and Vision Resource Planning preferred  
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with ability to prioritize  
  • Collaborative and professional work ethic
  • Ability to work with large teams   
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills 

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

VP Finance
Toronto, ON
$175,000 – $200,000 (plus bonus and benefits)

Posted on May 11, 2021

Our client is a stable and growing diversified real estate company in Toronto, Ontario. With its growth, the company is involved with exciting new projects from several asset classes. Thus, the CFO is seeking a VP Finance with recent (i.e. less than 6 years)  experience in real estate development and a bottom-up understanding of development accounting. The VP Finance will lead the development financial/accounting function of the department, manage the accounting/control functions, and report development financial results as per IFRS standards.

If you’re looking for a company that will continue to grow and will encourage your personal/professional growth that is unparalleled in the GTA, don’t wait and apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Corporate and project cash-flow projecting
  • Construction budgeting and cost reporting
  • Review project proformas, variance analysis
  • Oversee preparation of construction draws, respond to project monitor inquiries
  • Respond to vendor inquiries
  • Balance sheet reconciliations, review and process invoices, tax payments
  • General ledger analysis and maintenance, post journal entries for sales and purchases
  • Set-up ledgers for new corporate entities
  • Monitor and prioritize vendor payments
  • Review construction financing
  • Inter-company accounting and invoicing
  • Preparation of year-end working papers, review year-end adjustments, and tax planning
  • Analyze joint venture agreements, prepare distribution schedules, and capital calls
  • Quarterly preparation of financial statements, reporting to joint venture partners
  • Maintain schedules for shareholders and joint venture partners
  • Provide project information to MPAC when requested

Requirements

  • College diploma or University degree, coupled with the CPA designation
  • 6+ years of accounting experience, specifically within real estate development
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the construction or real estate development sector
  • Working knowledge of inter-company accounting
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as independently
  • Hands-on approach to accounting and management

If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Project Accountant
Toronto, ON
$80,000-$100,000 (plus bonus)

Posted on May 11, 2021

A well-established residential real estate homebuilder in the GTA is looking for a Senior Project Accountant to join a dynamic team environment. Currently, the company is experiencing a rapid growth and is looking for an individual with drive to achieve excellence within the company. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work under a CFO who is a great mentor and focused on employee development.

Reporting to the Controller and CFO, the Senior Project Accountant will play a key role to provide reliable and efficient support and reporting for pre-development, construction, and closing projects for cost consultants, internal and external partners.  The position requires preparation and meaningful analysis of monthly and annual financial statements. The Senior Project Accountant will assist with the budgeting and forecasting process, maintaining the full accounting cycle for development projects. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee the full accounting cycle for multiple development projects.
  • Perform monthly calculations, reconciliations and recording of revenues, management fees, and interest for each project.
  • Perform timely month-end close, verify records of all pertinent transactions (i.e. setting up monthly accruals),  and properly document journal entries.
  • Prepare monthly construction draws and co-ordinate with cost consultants.
  • As needed, coordinate with the operations and other teams to process monthly property financials (i.e. invoice coding, purchase orders, project details and variance analysis)
  • Maintain ongoing analysis of project budgets on a pro-forma basis from joint venture partners. 
  • Perform regular bank and trust deposit reconciliations.
  • Set up project budgets, estimate and change orders in the accounting system, and implement control/maintenance activities.
  • Prepare and process cash calls, record and reconcile project distributions/contributions.
  • Assist in cash flow reconciliations and analysis.
  • Prepare internal and external partner reporting for each project, including support for GL balances.
  • Assist in monthly compliance reporting to lenders, government, and partners.
  • Identify and implement process re-engineering opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (IFRS and ASPE), internal audit, client accounting services, and internal review standards.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (preferred) or Finance required; CPA is an asset
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience
  • Real estate development company experience preferred
  • Advanced accounting and analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work well independently and collaboratively with others
  • Must be detail oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft EXCEL and other spreadsheet applications required; experience with real estate accounting software is a plus (JDE, NEWSTAR, YARDI)
  • System conversion experience is a plus.

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

Senior Accountant
Concord, ON
$80,000 to $90,000 (with paid vacations; please note that during this time, dental/health benefits are unavailable)

Posted on May 11, 2021

We’re seeking an experienced Senior Accountant who possesses a real estate background with development accounting experience. Our client is an established, family-run real estate company in Concord, Ontario. The ideal candidate is reliable, dedicated, and interested in long-term growth for years to come. The successful candidate will act as the finance department head for the company. Reporting directly to the Owner, the candidate will also work with the Owner and external parties (joint ventures, financiers, consultants, government agencies and others) to complete finance, accounting, and reporting tasks for all projects.

This is a unique role because it provides the successful candidate full autonomy to be as a hands-on leader for the company. The company also offers a flexible and relaxed work environment. So ditch the stressful, corporate job in Toronto and apply now for a much more relaxed work setting in Concord!

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with the Owner in the design of the initial ownership structuring of projects and partnerships
  • Responsible for all accounting matters – draws, deposits, equity, mortgage payments, etc.
  • Manage the monthly construction draw process with the project cost consultant and construction lender
  • Construction accounting software lead (Jonas and Quickbooks)
  • Cash flow management – keep track of all bank accounts, monthly deposits and payables – maintain the funding of accounts and handle equity deposits when necessary
  • Handle all of the mortgages and lending agreements, paying particular attention to when they must be renewed or renegotiated
  • Track sales agreements and related deposits
  • Deal with closing processes, managing all deposits from purchasers and from tenants
  • Manage equity draws for project ownership entities, partnerships and joint ventures consistent with their respective legal structuring
  • Handle insurance for some of the real estate properties under management
  • Liaise with Tarion and the opening of new registrations
  • Review statement of adjustments on acquisitions and sales
  • Liaise with external accountant and provide year-end working papers
  • Ad-hoc duties as required

Requirements

  • A University degree; CPA Designation is an asset (but not required)
  • 3+ years experience in finance/accounting in real estate would be an asset
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor

If you’re interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Senior Accountant
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
$60,000-$70,000, plus bonus, full benefits and vacation

Posted on January 15, 2021.

Great established business in Oakville/Mississauga, Ontario with an unprecedented culture and positive work environment.

Our client, is a stable and growing company that is looking for an Intermediate/Senior Accountant to join their team of tenured accounting professionals. The Senior Accountant will perform a range of accounting and analysis duties ranging from full-cycle accounting to project analysis. 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 project accounting and reporting, annual financial statement preparation, facilitation of the preparation of tax returns by the external auditor, investor reporting, cash management and financial analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Monthly update of accounting records for management entities and investor entities using Exact accounting software. This includes AP, AR, Bank reconciliations and intercompany accounting.
  • Reconcile bank statements
  • Assist the Controller with Cash management tasks like preparing monthly draws
  • Prepare monthly investor reporting templates for the Project Accountants
  • Prepare and submit monthly HST returns
  • Facilitate the preparation of annual corporate tax returns
  • Assists with Tax and financial audits
  • Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
  • Any other finance and accounting tasks as assigned by the Controller
  • Monthly update of accounting records for one of more project entities and prepare the monthly project report for distribution to investors and management.
  • Maintain the company’s document management system
  • Weekly sales reporting

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 position
  • Great organizational skills coupled with a can-do attitude

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
Etobicoke, ON
$120,000-$140,000 base, bonus and health/dental benefits

Unfortunately, this role is no longer available.

Our client is a growing and established manufacturing company and due to dramatic growth, they are looking to hire a Financial Controller to lead their accounting/finance team. This is a newly created position as most of these functions are currently outsourced. As a key member of the company’s Management Team, the Financial Controller will lead and be responsible for the daily administration of the company’s accounting and financial activities, reporting directly to the owner and supervising a small team of junior accountants.

This is an excellent opportunity for a designated CPA Manager or Financial Controller coming from manufacturing who has some experience supervising a small team and wants to help this company move through all the growing pains that come with dramatic expansion. The position will allow the Financial Controller to have a broad focus versus a narrow one with a larger organization. We are looking for an individual who can lead by delegating responsibilities but also take a hands-on approach by rolling up the sleeves if and when necessary. Apply now – this owner is motivated to hire sooner rather than later.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all financial operations of the company including subsidiaries.
  • Manage any third parties to which accounting or finance functions have been outsourced.
  • Monitor and direct the implementation of strategic business plans.
  • Manage the capital request and budgeting processes.
  • Develop financial and tax strategies.
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team.
  • Supervise and assist with negotiating acquisitions.
  • Oversee the issuance of all financial information.
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile.
  • Ensure that record-keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.
  • Monitor cash balances and cash forecasts.
  • Represent the company with investment bankers and investors.
  • Provide monthly, quarterly and annual in-depth reporting and data analysis of all company related income and revenue statements. 
  • Responsible for creating, allocating and monitoring all company’s budgets.
  • Direct management responsibility for all accounting departments. 

Requirements

  • CPA designation
  • Proven experience as an Accounting Manager or Controller in Manufacturing
  • Excellent leadership, communication and organizational skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 
  • Must have the ability to maintain the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality.

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Financial Controller
Toronto, ON
$85,000-$95,000 plus great benefits

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company located in Toronto, ON and is seeking a Financial Controller for their team. We are looking for an accountant to handle commercial property accounting, payroll functions, invoicing, budgeting and forecasting and all accounting/finance functions for this small yet stable company. 

Reporting to the owners, the Controller will be given lots of freedom and flexibility, which is a key selling feature. The owners are results-focused; As long as the work is getting done, they will give full autonomy to the Financial Controller!  If you wish to start at 7am and leave early, that is totally fine. We are looking for a very trustworthy accountant due to the confidential nature of the work at hand.

If you would like to join a very well-respected real estate company that has been around for decades and has no mortgages on their owned-properties, apply now! 

Responsibilities

  • Manage all accounting operations including billing (revenue recognition), A/R, A/P, GL and payroll.
  • Production of timely reports such as KPI’s, P&L’s, balance sheets and cash flow statements.  
  • Regular budget preparation, consolidation, and report variances 
  • Oversee cash flow, debt management, major equipment purchasing and financing
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant government bodies 
  • Generate financial statements to complete reporting packages (if required) which include all schedules (depreciation, straight-line rent, prepaid, etc.)  
  • Input the budget in Yardi and Excel, including all schedules to complete the final budget package (including amortization schedules)  
  • Complete the analysis of all capital costs incurred including continuity schedules 
  • Prepare annual CAM (Common Area Maintenance) & final tax billing adjustments  
  • Prepare periodic journal entries, A/R adjustments, GST and HST reconciliation  
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation 
  • Review of accounts payable, management fees, leasing fees, chargeback invoices to tenants  
  • Set up new leases in Yardi  
  • Prepare Annual Plans/quarterly reports including variance analysis 
  • Prepare year-end audit working paper files 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • CPA designation would be an asset but is not necessary
  • Expertise with commercial property accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years of accounting experience
  • Must have Yardi experience
  • Able to create and promote a positive and supportive working environment
  • Strong EXCEL skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Director of Finance
Toronto, ON
$150,000-$170,000 base (plus 20% bonus)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a growing and established company located in Downtown Toronto seeking a Director of Finance candidate. This role is pivotal for the financial operations of the business and will manage a team of 8 individuals made up of a Controller and 7 accounting staff. The Director of Finance will report into the CFO and the growth opportunities in this organization are endless. 

The Director of Finance will plan, organize, and direct the activities of the corporate head office accounting and financial reporting functions in support of overall company strategies and objectives, as established by the executive team. We are focused on finding someone who has a strong track record of building and improving processes while finding efficiencies along the way.

Responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Accountable for ensuring that the Company’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial and bank reporting is timely, accurate, and in compliance with GAAP.   
  • Preparation of the Company’s financial and management reports including internal monthly financial reporting of actuals versus budget and the quarterly statutory financial statements, notes and Management Discussion and Analysis. 
  • Analysis and interpretation of trends requiring management’s attention.

Accounting

  • Direct the organization’s accounting and financial close functions; 
  • Oversee the group consolidation of all divisional reporting packages from the corporate offices, US and Canadian operations; 
  • Provide leadership and support to the corporate and divisional finance teams as it relates to financial reporting and the application of the company’s accounting principles. 
  • Review and recommend accounting policy for complex transactions. 

Governance

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and adherence to accounting policies and procedures.  
  • Coordinate with the Director of Risk Management and Process Improvement, the recommendation and implementation of improved internal control processes. 
  • Oversee the quarterly and annual external audit functions.  
  • A leader in accounting and finance process improvements.

Managing the Corporate Finance Team

  • Accountable for effective management of the Finance and Accounting department including: attracting and developing a skilled and engaged team, conducting employee performance reviews and establishing objectives aligned to meet the company’s strategy and direction, adherence to health & safety policy/procedures. 
  • Communicates business strategy and provides leadership to the team. Plans, organizes, and measures work performed within the department to professionally deliver the highest level of services in a cost effective manner

Key Requirements

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Admin and CPA designation (CPA, CA preferred)
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in Finance/Accounting with 3 years at the Controller level
  • IFRS and ASPE reporting experience
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and an ability to work in an environment that is not as automated as other organizations its size
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead this accounting and finance team

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Accounts Payable Specialist
North York, ON
$40,000-$50,000 plus great benefits

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

The company is a full integrated real estate company. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Accounts Payable Specialist for the corporate office located near Yonge and Finch. The business has a very relaxed, calm atmosphere where individuals are respected by a trusting and kind ownership.

The role of the Accounts Payable Specialist coordinator provides overall support for the Finance/Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. The role will be responsible for processing invoices and preparing payments accurately, efficiently and within a suitable time frame.  This position will allow for growth within the Accounts Payable department, so apply now!

Responsibilities

  • sort, code and match invoices
  • enter and upload invoices into system
  • track employee expenses and process expense reports
  • prepare and perform check runs
  • reconcile accounts payable transactions
  • research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
  • post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • prepare monthly HST report
  • perform monthly bank reconciliation
  • record accounts receivable payments

Requirements

  • Diploma or university degree
  • A minimum of 1 year of Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Priority will be given to individuals coming from construction or development but it is not required
  • Proficient in data entry and document management

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

Accounts Payable Specialist
Concord, ON
$55,000-$65,000 (plus great benefits!)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is an established manufacturing company that is in growth mode. They’re currently seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist for their corporate office in Concord, Ontario. The company possesses a work culture that values high-performance, experience, and efficiency, and team work. 

The Accounts Payable Specialist will provide overall support for the Finance and Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. The candidate will process invoices and prepare payments in an accurate, efficient and timely manner. There is career growth within the Accounts Payable department, so apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Complete payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries
  • Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, scheduling/preparing checks, and resolving purchase orders, contracts, invoices, or payment discrepancies/documentation
  • Reconcile subledger accounts and performing recharges and payments
  • Ensure credit is received for outstanding memos
  • Issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments
  • Pay employees expenses by receiving/verifying expense reports, prepare checks
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices

Requirements

  • Diploma or university degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Great communication skills – written and oral
  • Advanced Excel skills – i.e. pivot tables, vlookups, etc.
  • Proficient in data entry and document management

If you’re interested in learning more about the role, please contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to a high volume of applicants, only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Analyst – Acquisitions and Investments
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
$80,000-$100,000 base plus bonus

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is an established and growing boutique family office with a focus on alternative investments that is looking for a strong Analyst or Development Manager to step into this Senior Analyst position reporting directly to the President/CEO. This position will be instrumental in strategically evaluating new investment opportunities, offering someone a great opportunity to assist in sourcing and structuring new investments, monitoring the existing portfolio, and help the owner at a strategic level.

Our client believes in taking a long-term approach to investing, with the goal of achieving superior compounded investment returns through strong capital allocation and conducting business with a high degree of integrity. They have experienced 15 years of growth with their investments in the US and Canada, so now is a great time to join and help drive continued success within this opportunistic investment firm.

The Senior Analyst will be accountable for the financial analysis and modelling for all new and existing business investment opportunities in areas such as real estate development, energy, and other forms of investment. As a close-knit team, this family office is seeking someone with a strong work ethic desiring a long-term future with the firm. He/she will be a key collaborator to the President in ensuring the deliverance of key metrics to support the strategic plan. You should come with prior real estate development experience.

Responsibilities

  • Due diligence and acquisition analysis
  • Underwrite new investments and create detailed proforma budgets
  • Project budget review with focus on actual vs budget proformas periodically to meet company and project objectives
  • Draft investor letters reporting on sales, cost variances, profits, land use changes, etc. and any other material developments.
  • Analyze project cash flows and prepare sensitivity analysis to study impacts on overall project/investment
  • Prepare equity and investment IRR waterfall analysis
  • Monitor and update all project proformas, cashflows and IRR models in conjunction with other team members
  • Participate, collaborate and give recommendations on new and existing investments and identify areas for improvement

Requirements

  • Strong sense of integrity, eagerness to learn and a high degree of humility
  • Must have at least three (3) or more years’ experience in financial analysis in real estate development or similar
  • Completed a university degree; a professional designation with exposure to real estate development is preferred but not mandatory
  • Have a reasonable understanding of both high-rise and low-rise, mixed use and commercial development
  • Possess excellent communication (both written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated and able to collaborate openly within a team environment

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.

Strategic Procurement Sourcing Specialist (Public Sector)
Toronto, ON/Remote
$95,000 – $105,000 (plus benefits)

Posted on June 14, 2021.

Our client is a growing public sector organization. They are looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist to lead the company and its stakeholders in its procurement of goods and services, including high value and complex acquisitions. This role is a full-time, 24-month contract position with a possibility of 12-month extension. Currently, the role is remote with flexibility to work in the Toronto office once a week as per COVID-19 regulations. 

We are seeking a well-versed indirect procurement generalist with superb communication skills and positive leadership abilities. The ideal candidate is flexible, possessing a high degree of adaptability and the capability of handling multiple projects across multiple categories. 

We are seeking someone with:

  • Strong generalist Indirect Procurement background
  • Ideally public sector Procurement experience (although not essential)
  • Superb stakeholder engagement skills to work proactively internally

Our client offers competitive market wages, benefits programs, and policies to support your work-life balance. This opportunity is ideal for someone seeking to make an impact and who would love to work in a challenging team of experienced professionals. If this describes you perfectly, then you would be a great fit to the team!

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Paul Young (paul@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter.  For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Procurement Specialist
North York, ON/Remote
$60,000 (plus benefits)

Posted on June 11, 2021.

Our client is a well-known business in Ontario’s public sector and is looking for a Procurement Specialist to join their team. The Procurement Specialist will support the organization’s indirect procurement functions including  IT, facilities, construction, marketing, and professional services. Reporting to the Senior Management, the Specialist will administer purchase orders, prepare low-level RFP/RFQs, maintain the Purchasing system, and apply their expertise to support the Procurement staff.

This is a permanent, full-time position with availability to work remotely. This role is a great opportunity for early career development and professional growth. If you are seeking a challenging role with promising career growth, we want to hear from you.

As the ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • 2+ years of procurement experience in the public sector
  • Recognized CPPO or CPPB certification (not mandatory, but a definite asset)
  • Strong communication skills with ability to problem solve

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter.  For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Senior Procurement Manager (Permanent, Full-Time)
$110,000 – $120,000 (with very strong benefits, pension, and 25% bonus)
Downtown Toronto, ON
Work Remotely: Yes

Posted on June 2, 2021.

Our client is a leading financial corporation in Canada. They are seeking a Senior Procurement Manager to cover all indirect procurement operations. They also need someone who is confident in their abilities to manage a team, while developing sourcing, vendor management and P2P processes from scratch. 

The Senior Procurement Manager will work on a permanent, full-time basis. This is a new, lucrative career opportunity with limitless career growth, while providing long-term job stability, generous benefits, exemplary pension, and a 25% bonus. 

If you are seeking a unique role with unprecedented career growth, we want to hear from you!

Roles and Responsibilities

Acting as the second department head, the Senior Procurement Manager’s duties include:

  • Consultative, client-focused procurement services
  • Development of the vendor management process
  • Implementation of the P2P process
  • Development of the strategic sourcing process
  • Hiring and development of the category management team

Qualifications

  • Minimum university degree, with strong preference for further education (i.e. MBA) and/or CSCMP designation
  • Minimum 5 years of procurement experience
  • Strong indirect category experience, including experience in professional services, IT, facilities, and marketing
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Superb communication skills
  • Extensive people management experience would be a great asset

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Neil Drew (neil@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

MRO Buyer
Permanent, Full time
 $60,000 – $80,000 (+ Bonus and Benefits)
East Toronto, ON

Posted on May 19, 2021.

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 will focus on MRO Purchasing for a dozen sites in North America.

As a MRO Buyer, You will be responsible for supporting plant operations and production whilst implementing standards to ensure consistent levels of service. They are seeking someone who comes from a Manufacturing background and has experience of MRO. If you also have experience of the Automotive industry this would also be an advantage.

As the ideal candidate, you will possess:

  •  3+ years procurement experience within manufacturing combined with experience of MRO
    sourcing
  • Ideally an understanding of LEAN and Kaizen principles
  • The demonstrable ability to develop long term and positive supplier relationships
  • Assist in the development of a strategic supply chain

If you are interested in applying to this position, please contact paul@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Claims Procurement Manager
Toronto or GTA West, ON

$100,000 – $115,000

Posted May 6, 2021

A very unique role in the Procurement field.  This is a role that is always in huge demand with very limited supply of talent.  This large insurance company is seeking a Claims Procurement Manager who can lead Automotive and Residential Claims Procurement for them.  You do not need a Claims Procurement background for this role, but a mix of Direct and Indirect Procurement is vital.  This is a very fast moving role, with a broad spectrum of Products and Services to buy, however you will also need a Strategic Procurement background, with excellent contracts skills.

This is a full-time, permanent role.  If you have a broad Procurement background, have excellent stakeholder management skills and work well under pressure, this could be a hugely exciting career prospect for you.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5 – 10 years’ Procurement experience
  • A mix of both Direct and Indirect Procurement experiences
  • A consultative, stakeholder relationship management approach
  • 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.

Strategic Sourcing Manager – IT
Toronto or GTA West, ON
$90,000 – $115,000

Posted on May 6, 2021

This is an IT Sourcing role for a dynamic Financial Services company.  Our client is seeking a collaborative Strategic Sourcing Manager to work on Software, Hardware and Licensing contracts.  This is a growing procurement team, who values professional, consultative, services based Procurement.

This is a full-time, permanent role. As the ideal background you will have an IT Procurement background and have demonstrated experience of negotiating Software and Hardware contracts.  You will have exceptional communication skills and a positive “can-do” attitude.

This is a chance to join a high-performing dynamic team.  As they are growing there are strong career growth opportunities.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5 – 10 years’ IT Procurement experience
  • Experience of Software, Hardware and SAAS contracts
  • A consultative, stakeholder relationship management approach
  • 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 Strategic Sourcing Specialist (IT)
Toronto, ON
$80,000 – $100,000

Posted on March 19, 2021.

An IT Sourcing role for one of our favourite clients.  This massive Financial Services company is seeking a dynamic, motivated Sourcing Specialist to work on Software, Hardware and Licensing contracts.  This is a growing Procurement team, who values professional, consultative, services based Procurement.

This is a Full-time, permanent role.  As the ideal background you will have an IT Procurement background and have demonstrated experience of negotiating Software and Hardware contracts.  You will have exceptional communication skills and a positive “can-do” attitude.

This is a chance to join a high-performing dynamic team.  As they are growing there are strong career growth opportunities.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3 – 10 years’ IT Procurement experience
  • Experience of Software, Hardware and SAAS contracts
  • A consultative, stakeholder relationship management approach
  • 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 Procurement Manager
Toronto, ON

$100,000 – $115, 000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

An extremely niche role with fantastic growth potential; our Financial Services client based in Downtown Toronto are seeking a Senior Manager with experience of procuring Data Services from vendors including: Bloomberg, Reuters, Morningstar etc.

This is a full-time permanent position.  The role will start as an individual contributor role, however this is a growth area for this organization, so there are plans to build a team under this Manager position.  The focus of this role is to manage the relationships with these key vendors and to advise key stakeholders of the complicated terms and SLAs of Data Services contracts.
If you have experience of purchasing services from these vendors and you are interested in building a first-class procurement team, this could well be the job for you.

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A strong indirect Procurement background
  • Experience of Data Services/Investment Services Procurement
  • Vendor experience with organizations such as Bloomberg, Reuters, Morningstar
  • Strong vendor management and stakeholder management skills
  • Leadership potential

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 Lead Logistics
North Toronto, ON
$80,000 – $110,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a global manufacturing business working in a fast-paced environment in north Toronto. They are doing well during COVID-19 and are seeking to bring a new person into the team to focus on the Procurement and Planning of Logistics. They manufacture components that often need to be transferred between their own facilities before being delivered to the end customer. This can be a complex process and getting it right has a significant impact on cost and delivery timescales.

They are seeking a talented professional who can lead Procurement and Planning for all the logistics and packaging requirements in North America. A background in logistics is essential for this role and previous experience working with packaging suppliers would also be a bonus. You must understand the logistics industry and understand the cost model.

You will work cross-functionally with many teams including Engineering, Production, and Sales. You must have great communication skills as this role relies on building strong working relationships internally.

As an ideal candidate you will have:

  • 5+ years procurement & planning experience for fast turn around logistics within the manufacturing
  • The ability to use CAD to read technical drawings
  • Familiar with JIT & JIS strategies
  • Fantastic communication skills to work cross-functionally

Senior Buyer (Public Sector)
Toronto, ON
$75,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Buyer position for a large Public Sector organization in Toronto.  This is a full-cycle Indirect Procurement role with a lot of contracts focusing on Construction and Facilities.  The role will include running full RFP’s on government sites from start to finish.  Although this role is based in Toronto, it will be working from home until further notice

Key Responsibilities

  • Leading Public Sector Bids from start to finish
  • Managing Stakeholders needs
  • Building strong relationships with vendors and suppliers

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Public Sector Procurement
  • RFP experience
  • CSCMP or CPPB designation or working towards it
  • 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 647 715 6769.

Procurement Specialist (Public Sector)
Ottawa, ON
$65,000 – $85,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are currently looking to speak to any Procurement Specialists working in the Public Sector in Ottawa, ON who are open to new opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Development of Procurement strategies
  • Building strong relationships with vendors and suppliers

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience in Public Sector Procurement
  • Educated to degree level
  • BPS Knowledge

If you are currently working as a Procurement Specialist in the Public Sector, I would love to hear from you. Please send a resume to kieran@winchesters.ca.

Procurement Specialist – Aerospace
Montreal, QC
$75,000 – $95,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are currently recruiting for a Procurement Specialist to join a client based in Montreal on a permanent basis.  This is a great opportunity to join a growing consulting firm with a multinational presence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers and vendors
  • Prepare RFP’s
  • Review proposals and negotiate on price where necessary
  • Select and recommend suppliers and vendors

You as the ideal candidate you will have:

  • 7+ years’ experience in Procurement
  • Security Clearance
  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Experience working in Aerospace
  • Educated to degree level

If you are currently working in Aerospace and open to new opportunities please send your resume to kieran@winchesters.ca.

Senior Tax Analyst (Canadian Tax)
Aurora, ON
$80,000 – $90,000 (plus benefits)

Posted on June 4, 2021.

Our client is an international leader in the automobile technology industry, and is one of the largest companies in North America. Our client is seeking a Senior Tax Analyst to join their team in their Aurora office. The Senior Tax Analyst (Canadian Tax) will report and manage the business’s automotive systems groups. Also supporting the Senior members of the Tax Team, the Senior Tax Analyst will manage income tax audits, tax research, and other exciting projects.  

If you are  interested in corporate tax, enjoy working with an entrepreneurial-minded team, this opportunity is the perfect fit for you!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare government income tax returns (i.e. provincial, federal, foreign affiliate)
  • Configure tax instalments and manage timely payments
  • Assist with updating calculations, such as Foreign Affiliate Surplus and Safe-Income calculations
  • Assist with technical research and analyses for reporting and planning purposes
  • Assist with external tax audits
  • Tax accounting for quarterly income tax provisions according to US GAAP, including tax  estimates for both planning and reporting purposes
  • Ensure compliance with internal control policies on tax related matters 
  • Work closely with group and divisional controllers to build creditable, collaborative and effective  working relationships
  • Implement and maintain best practices to minimize tax risk
  • Support other projects/transactions and carry out other administrative duties, as required. 
  • Carry out all duties in accordance with the company’s internal policies and procedures, such as the Corporate Constitution and Employee Charter

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of Accounting experience
  • Strong career interests in corporate tax 
  • Maintain good standing with relevant accounting bodies via continuous self-development
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in a team
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Effective and efficient written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Excel Skills

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Adrian Harrison (adrian@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Tax Manager
London, ON/Remote
$90,000 – $110,000

Posted on June 4, 2021.

Our client is a large professional services firm with an extensive clientele across Southern Ontario. They are looking for a Tax Manager for their offices located in London, Ontario. The Tax Manager will manage operations to deliver tax quality and supportive tax services, while operating as a trusted tax advisor, maximizing client engagement to achieve optimal qualitative outcomes.

Our client offers a supportive, positive work environment with great work-life balance, along with professional development training, fulfilling client service, competitive compensation packages, and much more!  

We are looking for a knowledgeable tax professional who enjoys working with a professional team and is not afraid to put their best foot forward. If this describes you, apply today!

Roles and Responsibilities

Tax Management and Compliance 

  • Collaborate with team members to tackle various projects and tax research 
  • Research tax issues and prioritize tax related responsibilities
  • Assist in identifying tax planning opportunities and preparing related correspondence
  • Deliver a full range of tax services, including preparation and review of tax related prescribed forms, preparing letters of direction, and providing practical and effective  approaches to the client’s tax situation
  • Be a resource to the firm on annual compliance work on client files and related personal/trust/corporate  tax returns as required 
  • Participate in client meetings to gain a full understanding of clients’ needs 
  • Keep actively informed of current tax developments 
  • Communicate directly with clients and/or third parties (ie investment brokers etc.)
  • Communicate directly with the CRA and relevant provincial ministries on client issues
  • Participate in weekly compliance WIP meetings and bi-weekly Tax WIP meetings
  • Use available resources (ITA,Taxnet Pro) for research and support 
  • Participate in scheduling processing 
  • Attend Tax Group meetings 

Client Relations 

  • Build trusted relationships by ensuring optimal client service and expertise in all tax and compliance transactions
  • Be seen as a competent tax advisor and sounding board for our clients and the company’s internal professionals, by answering inquiries (e.g. file preparations; specific personal, trust or corporate tax),  arising from compliance or planning work 
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of tax concepts and provisions 
  • Identify opportunities for discussion or consultation with firm partners and be seen as a key tax  advisory resource 
  • Work with internal professionals and peers to improve processes by developing or implementing best practices 
  • Contribute to the firm’s practice and business development efforts, including attendance at client meetings, events, and other networking opportunities 
  • Provide material for social media posts to highlight the services of the firm and the Tax department 
  • Participate in firm-wide training, and create tax related training materials and/or make presentations where requested  

Qualifications

  • Completion of CPA or the CICA In-Depth course (or in progress)
  • Progressive work experience (within 5 years) as a Tax Manager 
  • Extensive background in various tax returns/accounting/compliance
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical abilities
  • Knowledge of MS Office and software related to tax 
  • Exceptional client service along with the ability to develop excellent client relationships
  • Strong leadership, people management and team collaboration skills

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Adrian Harrison (adrian@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Senior Staff Accountant (Tax)
Burlington, ON/Remote
$70,000 – $80,000 (with benefits)

Posted on June 4, 2021.

Our client is a well-established public accounting firm in Western Ontario, with multiple locations across the GTHA and Eastern Ontario. The company is made up of a large team of professionals with extensive accounting experience, from handling complex M&As to supporting small businesses. They are urgently seeking a Full-Time Senior Staff Accountant to work at their Burlington offices, with flexibility to work remotely at home on a regular basis.

The Senior Staff Accountant will work for one of the top employers in the industry, working with a supportive team of professionals who value success. The Senior Staff accountant can look forward to: 

  • A Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Flexible work-life balance and summer hours
  • Support for professional development
  • A variety of community involvement activities
  • A dynamic team of employees who want everyone to succeed!

We’re looking for a confident Senior Staff Accountant, who is a dedicated, hard-working professional with great people skills. If this sounds like you, then we would love to meet you!

Roles and Responsibilities

Reporting to Partners and Managers, the Senior Staff Accountant will be responsible for:

  • Compliance review of tax returns (i.e. personal and corporate returns)
  • Implementing tax engagements as per standards
  • Provide expertise to staff who need tax support on their client files or on specific questions from their clients
  • Completing compliance reviews of income tax slips and filings
  • Researching and interpreting tax legislation
  • Preparing tax plans and compliance related reports
  • Preparing client correspondence including reports, discussion of technical issues, and recommendations
  • Assistance to other offices of the Firm, as required

Qualifications

  • Experience in Public Accounting
  • 3-5 years of work experience with Canadian Income Taxation
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Designation
  • Willingness to enroll in or enrolled in the CICA In-Depth Tax Course

How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Adrian Harrison (adrian@winchesters.ca) with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Tax Accountant
North York, ON
$65,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Winchesters Taxation are working with a mid-sized public accounting firm to recruit a Tax Accountant.

This is a new role from a business that is seeing continued strong growth and looking to expand their team.

We are looking to speak with Tax Accountants with a background and solid technical experience in Canadian tax, ideally personal and corporate, and who is studying towards the CPA designation. The role will support an established team and be involved in filing, compliance, review, and research.

They offer training (including In-depth tax Courses), personal development, and are looking for someone who can progress in the firm.

If you are open to finding out more I would welcome the chance to discuss this with you. Contact Adrian Harrison adrian@winchesters.ca for a confidential chat.

Tax Manager (Public Accounting)
Permanent Full-Time
Brantford-London Area
Excellent package

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

I am working to appoint a Tax Manager for a client who are a mid-sized public accounting firm based in the Brantford/London area. They have a successful practice servicing mainly private and owner managed businesses across the region. Despite the current economic uncertainty brought on by the crisis, they are still looking to expand their team.

They are looking to talk with experienced Tax Managers located from the West of London to Brantford area, who have a background in Canadian corporate and personal tax, and who are used to working with private and owner managed clients. They offer broad ranging and demanding tax work, supporting a well-established client base, and a friendly and relaxed working environment.

The successful candidate will be involved in developing, coaching, and mentoring the existing team, and with this comes the opportunity for promotion and to progress in the company.

  • You will lead colleagues during engagements to assign resource and review activities.
  • Manage client relationships and identify opportunities for new business.
  • Tax planning, compliance, and research experience.
  • Liaison with CRA on client’s behalf.

You will have attained CPA designation, ideally be studying the In-depth Tax Courses, and will have strong tax planning experience.

If you are considering a move or a relocation, please reach out for a confidential chat.

Please let me know if you would be interest in finding out more by emailing adrian@winchesters.ca or call 647 804 2757.

 

Tax Manager
Hamilton, ON
$110,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are working with a established accounting firm to recruit a Tax Manager for their Hamilton offices. They have a strong and established presence in the GTA and South Western Ontario.

You will be responsible for overseeing tax filings, reviewing, identifying and resolving tax issues, managing relationships with clients and the CRA, researching new tax legislation, and tax planning. You will have been involved in client business development, and working towards opportunities for providing additional services to clients.

This firm is looking for a customer focused, professional. and energetic candidate looking for progression, coupled with a strong technical tax knowledge.

  • CPA designation, and ideally be working through your In-depth tax courses (although they will provide this for candidates who have not had the opportunity).
  • Excellent client and colleague relationship management skills.
  • Strong Canadian corporate and personal tax knowledge.

If you are be interested in getting more information please apply in confidence to adrian@winchesters.ca.

Tax Specialist
Toronto, ON

$75,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our Toronto client is looking for an experienced Tax Specialist to join their specific tax team. Our client is a leading professional accounting company and is experiencing growth, resulting in the need for this rewarding role.

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
  • Studying or completed CPA designation and ideally enrolled in CICA In-depth tax program.
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Previous experience working with TaxPrep and Caseware/Caseview.

Interested applicant should apply now. We receive a large volume of applicants and as a result, only individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Tax Manager (US Tax)
Burlington, ON
c.$100,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Winchesters Taxation are recruiting for an experienced US Tax specialist on behalf of a multi-office public accounting firm.

You will join the successful and expanding US tax practice of a firm that also provides audit, assurance, and Canadian tax services.

You will be responsible for preparing and reviewing US corporate and personal taxes, providing planning and advice on cross border structures and compliance, and researching and interpreting new legislation.

You will have involvement in client business development, and be key in relationship management, leading assignments and projects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Canadian or US CPA designation.
  • 5 years post qualification experience in US tax and ideally in a public accounting practice.
  • Experience of managing teams of tax professionals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, motivated and ambitious.
  • Excellent customer service/client relationship management skills.

This is a growing US tax team and offers opportunities for development. The role presents a great chance to grow your skills and career.

If you would like to find out more about the role email adrian@winchesters.ca in confidence.

Tax Senior Manager or Tax Partner
Toronto, ON
Competitive Compensation based on experience

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are assisting in the appointment of a Senior Tax Manager or potentially Partner for a large Toronto public accounting firm as part of their continuing growth of the tax practice.

You will be responsible for tax planning, compliance reviews, and team management, contributing heavily to the strategy of tax for the firm. You will concentrate on domestic tax for a variety of clients including individuals, partnerships, trusts and small and medium sized corporate.

Located in Toronto, the firm is in an excellent location for anyone living in the Greater Toronto Area or commuting in with the GO.

Responsibilities:

  • Tax lead on small and medium sized 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
  • 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
  • Management of teams of tax professionals, setting objectives and planning projects.
  • Demonstrates 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.

Tax Manager
London, Ontario
c.$100,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are working with a large public accounting firm to appoint a Tax Manager for their London offices. They have a great local reputation for their work and their employee environment. They are looking to expand the team and offer great development potential.

You will be responsible for review, overseeing large tax returns, resolving tax issues, communication internally and with tax authorities, researching and client projects. You will manage client relationships, business development, and identify opportunities for additional client services. You will also look to promote the firm through likes of seminars, and online media articles.

You will mentor, train, and support members of the tax team, managing the workflow, and optimising resources.

This firm values client focused individuals, with strong relationship building skills, adaptability, accountability, and a collaborative approach, coupled obviously with strong technical skills in the area of tax.

You will have a CPA designation, be working through your In-depth tax courses, and have in excess of 3 years tax experience.

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

Manager/Senior Manager – SR&ED Tax –
Full-time
 c.$135,000 dependent on experience

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is an International firm with a specialism in providing tax advice around SR&ED. They are looking to recruit a Manager or Senior Manager as part of their expansion in Ontario.

You will be responsible for working with large corporate organisation to understand and assess their projects, and manage the preparation and liaison with the CRA over their SR&ED claims.

You will have a technical background coupled with experience of SR&ED tax, enabling you to identify opportunities for claiming SR&ED. This will be backed by strong client relationship and project management skills.

It is intended that this will be part of a build up of the clients activities in Ontario and as such you will have opportunity of molding the role, and gaining promotion with the growth of the team. You will however need to be self sufficient and have a very solid understanding of this tax specialism.

  • Technical and tax experience.
  • Background in SR&ED
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, along with business development experience.

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

Tax Manager
Full-time
Midtown Toronto, ON
c.$100,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

We are working with a large GTA accounting firm to recruit a Tax Manager for their Midtown Toronto site. They have well-established tax and advisory teams and the scale to offer complex work and career development.

You will be responsible for tax planning, review, overseeing large tax returns/filings, resolving tax issues, communication internally and with CRA, researching new tax legislation, and client projects. You will manage client relationships, business development, and identify opportunities for additional client services.

You will mentor, train, and support members of the tax team, managing the workflow, and optimising resources.

This firm values client focused individuals, with strong relationship building skills, adaptability, accountability, and a collaborative approach, coupled obviously with strong technical skills in the area of tax.

  • CPA designation, be working through your In-depth tax courses, and have in excess of 3 years tax experience.
  • Excellent client and colleague relationship management skills.
  • Strong Canadian corporate and personal tax knowledge.

If you would be interested in getting more information please apply in confidence to adrian@winchesters.ca.

Tax Senior (US Tax)
West GTA, ON
$80,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Winchesters Taxation are recruiting for an experienced US Tax Specialist on behalf of a multi-office public accounting firm.

You will join the successful and expanding US tax practice of a firm that also provides audit, assurance, and Canadian tax services.

You will be responsible for preparing and reviewing US corporate and personal taxes, providing planning and advice on cross border structures and compliance, and researching and interpreting new legislation.

You will have involvement in client business development, and be key in relationship management, leading assignments and projects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Canadian or US CPA designation.
  • 5 years post qualification experience in US tax and ideally in a public accounting practice.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, motivated and ambitious.
  • Excellent customer service/client relationship management skills..

This is a growing US tax team and offers opportunities for development. The role presents a great chance to grow your skills and career.

If you would like to find out more about the role email adrian@winchesters.ca in confidence.

Senior Manager – Tax (with Progression to Partner)
Toronto, ON
$150,000 – $200,000

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

I am working with a Toronto-based mid-sized accounting firm to recruit a Senior Manager who they aim will quickly move to the role Partner. This new role will allow them to increase the senior-level support required for their growing taxation practice.

This organization is part of a large group of companies with national and global coverage and they are growing with the increased inbound business.

They intend to further develop their tax function in Toronto and are looking for an experienced Senior Manager looking for progression to Partner. This will be a key hire in this development and the role offers both progression and an exciting opportunity to grow a business.

Working with mainly private and owner-managed clients, you will undertake tax engagements and implement tax planning strategies for their clients. Given the increased focus on developing the function, you will need to be highly client/customer service focused.

  • Review client corporate and personal tax returns and identify planning opportunities.
  • Research tax matters and develops a tax planning strategy.
  • Preparation of tax memorandums, and tax due diligence.
  • Understanding of interpretation and application of tax legislation.
  • Leading projects and being a manager and mentor the team.
  • Highlighting business development opportunities with clients.

You will possess the following experience:

  • CPA, and In-Depth Tax Course/ Master of Tax (MTax)
  • Experience at a senior level in the tax practice of an accounting firm.
  • IT literacy and experience of Excel, tax software such as TaxPrep & tax research software.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills, analytical, with strong attention to detail.

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

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

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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.

Sales Tax Recovery Consultant
Toronto, ON
Excellent Package

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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.

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

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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 a 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 an interview will be contacted.

Senior Manager – Assurance
Toronto, ON
Base Salary: Based on experience

Posted on May 19, 2021.

We are a professional public accounting firm in Toronto looking for a full time Audit and Assurance Senior Manager who is interested in guiding and mentoring a team, contributing to governance of the firm and business development. This position requires several years’ management experience in public accounting. We are growing; thus, there’s ample advancement opportunities within our firm! Our ideal candidate possesses career aspirations include becoming a Partner, being a leader/difference maker in a firm environment, and performing business development.

Responsibilities

  • reviewing engagement files and tax returns;
  • building strong relationships with clients;
  • acting as the “go to” person for experienced accounting staff;
  • coaching and performance management of the accounting team, and ad hoc training for others in the Firm;
  • interacting with the team and the office’s scheduler for any client engagements;
  • becoming an integral part of the management team and assisting with practice management;
  • identifying value-added service opportunities and networking for new business.

Qualifications

  • qualified accounting designation (CPA in combination with CA, CGA, CMA);
  • strong tax knowledge;
  • three to five years managerial working experience in a public accounting environment and overseeing accounting client work, including file and tax return reviews is a must;
  • experience as the “doer” performing similar work;
  • personal and corporate tax experience of some complexity;
  • experience working with privately-held corporations is a must;
  • work experience with Caseware/Caseview, Tax Prep, and Excel software programs;
  • client service and relationship building excellence (for external and internal clients);
  • detail orientation and analytical/inquiry skills that will enable a deep understanding of our clients’ businesses;
  • excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation)

If you are interested in this role, please contact casey@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to a high volume of applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Senior Staff Accountant
North York, ON
$80,000-$84,000 (plus great benefits)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a public accounting firm located in North York and they are seeking an experienced Senior Staff 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 send 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.

Manager (Audit & Assurance)
Brantford, ON
Salary based on experience

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our amazing client in Brantford is looking for a Manager to join the Assurance & Accounting team and champion the following responsibilities:

  • Advise clients on accounting and tax issues in various industries
  • Assist in the development and delivery of practical business advice for clients
  • Preparation on a timely basis of financial statements and tax returns in accordance with Firm standards for clients in a variety of businesses and non-profit enterprises
  • Effective communication with our clients and with our partners and staff
  • Detailed review of assurance and non-assurance engagements to ensure professional standards are met
  • Provide coaching and training to other staff members
  • Develop and build on new business opportunities with existing clients, as well as prospecting new business opportunities

How do we define success for your role?

  • You demonstrate the core values through all aspect of your work: Integrity, Respect & Collaboration
  • You understand your client’s industry, challenges, and opportunities; client describe you as positive, professional, and delivering high-quality work
  • You identify, recommend, & are focused on effective service delivery to your clients
  • You share in an inclusive & engaging work environment that develops, retains & attracts talent
  • You actively participate in the adoption of digital tools and strategies to drive an innovative workplace
  • You grow your expertise through learning & professional development.

Your experience and education

  • You hold a professional designation (CPA, CA, CGA, CMA)
  • You have a minimum of five years of public accounting experience including the preparation and review of assurance engagements, non-assurance engagements, personal tax returns and corporate tax returns
  • You have a business development acumen, strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • You have a proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • You are highly proficient with MS Office; experience with Caseware and TaxPrep would be valuable assets
  • You have strong leadership abilities; experience managing a team is considered an asset

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