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Updated on September 17, 2021.
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Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada
Spécialiste des achats – Toronto et Kingston (+ autres endroits)
Entre 80 539 $ et 92 033 $

La COVID-19 a eu une incidence sur notre vie, en particulier sur notre carrière. Cet automne, de nombreux bureaux rouvriront leurs portes aux employés, et beaucoup d’entre nous envisagent de changer de carrière pour profiter de plus de souplesse et de sécurité.

Êtes-vous un professionnel de l’approvisionnement à la recherche d’une nouvelle possibilité offrant sécurité, souplesse et diversité? 

Souhaitez-vous avoir une grande influence sur les affaires du Canada, tout en prenant part à certaines des plus grandes transactions de biens et de services au pays?

Division du gouvernement fédéral, Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC) cherche à combler plusieurs postes de spécialiste des achats dans l’ensemble du pays, dont de nombreuses possibilités à Toronto et à Kingston. Les spécialistes des achats travailleront avec l’une des plus grandes équipes d’approvisionnement du Canada, qui acquiert chaque année des biens et des services d’une valeur de plus de 22 milliards de dollars. 

L’afflux de nouveaux projets et l’évolution de l’effectif au fil des promotions et des départs à la retraite récents incitent SPAC à recruter la prochaine génération de professionnels de l’approvisionnement. Fort d’une grande équipe diversifiée et d’un vaste champ d’action, SPAC offre un excellent cheminement de carrière grâce aux possibilités de promotion et de perfectionnement des compétences qu’il offre. Les spécialistes des achats travailleront avec une équipe diversifiée à un vaste éventail de projets, notamment des achats de premier plan qui ont une incidence sur la vie quotidienne de la population canadienne.

Voici les avantages de travailler pour le gouvernement fédéral:

  • Sécurité d’emploi
  • Taux de rémunération élevés
  • Régime de retraite et d’avantages sociaux incroyablement compétitif
  • Grande souplesse
  • Croissance et développement

SPAC est également fier de promouvoir un effectif diversifié et inclusif et d’offrir des possibilités aux groupes sous-représentés, soit les femmes, les Autochtones, les personnes handicapées et les minorités visibles.

SPAC s’engage à se doter d’un effectif compétent et diversifié, représentatif de la population canadienne. Il s’efforce de créer un milieu de travail accueillant, respectueux et inclusif dans le cadre de divers programmes et initiatives. En fait, il a été désigné comme l’un des meilleurs employeurs où règne la diversité au Canada pour la cinquième année consécutive. Voici une liste de quelques-unes de ses réalisations en matière de diversité et d’inclusion:

  • cinq réseaux de diversité dotés d’un coordonnateur national;
  •  un groupe de travail sur l’antiracisme, la culture organisationnelle et l’équité;
  • une unité nationale de réconciliation et de mobilisation autochtones;
  • un ombudsman de la santé mentale (le premier poste de ce genre au sein de la fonction publique fédérale);
  • un bureau de l’accessibilité;
  • un centre d’expertise sur l’analyse comparative entre les sexes plus (ACS+).

Nous vous invitons à vous joindre à une organisation où les différences individuelles sont reconnues, appréciées et respectées.

Si vous êtes un professionnel de l’approvisionnement motivé et ambitieux et que vous envisagez une nouvelle occasion de carrière, ce pourrait être le poste qu’il vous faut, grâce à des possibilités, une diversité, une sécurité et une souplesse difficiles à égaler.

Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur les exigences du poste et le travail au sein du gouvernement fédéral ou pour présenter votre candidature aux nombreux postes offerts, veuillez consulter le site suivant: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?toggleLanguage=fr&poster=1617792  

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Neil Drew à neil@winchesters.ca ou au 416-560-0434.

Tax Manager 
$100,000 to $120,000 (plus bonus)
Burlington, ON/Remote (Flexible Work Options)

Posted on September 15, 2021.

Our client is a well-established public accounting firm with offices across Southern Ontario. With an integrated team of professionals and managers, our client is equipped to handle any business needs, whether it’s with merger acquisitions or assisting a new entrepreneur.

They’re looking for a full-time Tax Manager to work out of their Burlington office, with flexibility to work remotely from home. Working under the Firm’s Senior Management, the Tax Manager will review various tax returns and memos while overseeing tax planning engagements, to ensure that the Firm is compliant with government legislation and standards.

What’s In It For You?

As a Tax Manager, you’ll work for our client’s professional team in Burlington and be a part of a diverse group of professionals with extensive public accounting experience under their belt. Our client will also offer the Tax Manager continuous support, whether it’s through their work or their professional development goals. This Public Accounting Firm also offers an amazing compensation and benefits package. As a Tax Manager on the Burlington team, you’ll also have a chance to get involved in the local community.

With a positive work culture, the Firm offers a flexible work-life balance, especially during the Summer. As a Tax Manager, you’ll be part of an experienced team that is dedicated to their clients, as well as their diverse team.

As a Tax Manager, You Will Have:

  • At least 5 years of accounting experience in public accounting
  • Strong understanding of Canadian taxation, with 2 years taxation specialization
  • CPA and/or CPA designation
  • Enrollment and/or completion in the CPA In-Depth Tax Course or MTax program
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. To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn. For more career opportunities in taxation and finance, please visit Winchesters.ca.

IT Category Manager – Remote – Salary up to $130,000

Posted on September 15, 2021.

Our client—a well-known Canadian brand—is looking to hire an IT Category Manager for a 3 month contract in the Greater Toronto Area. The IT Category Manager will help deliver specific projects during their critical phases.

This role will require you to go into their office 2/3 days per week (Covid regulations permitting) and they are based in Mississauga. It is a salaried position up to $130,000 per annum.

The candidate will have at least 8 years of solid IT procurement experience from large-scale businesses. It’s critical that the IT Category Manager is a fast learner with an ability to swiftly build internal relationships.

We’re looking to fill this role quickly, so interested candidates should apply ASAP.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Paul Young (paul@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. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Vendor Manager – Up to $80 per hour – GTA/Remote

Posted on September 15, 2021.

We’re looking for an experienced Vendor Manager to fill a 3-month contract for our client in the public sector, located in the Greater Toronto Area. The Vendor Manager will mainly focus on resolving issues and ensuring satisfcatory resolutions for the organisation. This is a new Vendor Management team and so there is a great opportunity to support this team whilst they seek to recruit permanent employees.

This role is 100% remote, with possibility of a contract extension. The ideal candidate will reside in the Greater Toronto Area and have experience of Public Sector Procurement/Vendor Management.

You will need public sector experience for this position and ideally, we’re looking for candidates with vendor management experience, however, experience in public procurement is good too. You will need superb communication skills and an understanding of how to escalate and resolve contract issues.

We’re looking to fill this role quickly, so interested candidates should apply ASAP.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should contact Paul Young (paul@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. For more career opportunities in procurement, please visit Winchesters.ca.

Accounting Manager
Toronto, Ontario
$80,000-$95,000 base plus 25% short term bonus and a Long-Term Incentive Plan

Posted on September 14, 2021

Our client is a growing real estate company located in Toronto, ON. The business is a private equity company with more than $300M assets under management. This is a newly posted position due to the previous person being promoted and working in another division in the company. The role will have a focus on financial reporting, compliance, T5013’s and financial analysis.

In the past 5 years the company has grown tremendously and they are looking to add a CPA-designated accounting professional who either works at an accounting firm currently or has done so previously. Preference will be given to individuals who have real estate experience, but it is not required. The key requirements are a positive/ambitious personality, strong external audit experience, and sound financial reporting and tax knowledge. The growth potential in the role and company are excellent, demonstrated by the previous person being promoted within two years.

If you are a Senior Accountant or Audit & Assurance Manager, don’t hesitate to apply! 

Responsibilities

  • Ultimate accountability of the month-end close process for Development Projects 
  • Complete full cycle accounting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis for development projects for many 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 – special attention paid to T5013’s
  • 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
  • Collaborate with CFO and Investments Team 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 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

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.

Real Estate Accountant
Toronto, ON 
$65,000-$75,000 base (plus 10% bonus, benefits and vacation)

Posted on Friday, September 10, 2021.

Our client is a growing real estate company looking for an intermediate Real Estate Accountant to join their Toronto team. This is a new position, offering someone who has either been working in development accounting, real estate accounting or property accounting, the opportunity to carve out a new position in the company. 

The Real Estate Accountant will play a foundational role in the preparation, analysis, and management reporting for a growing portfolio of properties and funds. Responsibilities will focus on full-cycle accounting, financial analysis, some tax and financial statement prep, along with fund accounting. What really makes the role interesting is the number of acquisitions and dispositions that regularly happen. You will be gaining experience that is directly applicable to the CPA program with a designated manager above you. This candidate will have the flexibility to work remotely, while spending some days at the client’s offices in Midtown Toronto.

The company’s positive and vibrant culture is one of its key selling features. Don’t wait to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Manage full-cycle accounting
  • Prepare financial reports for leadership, partners, investors and other stakeholders
  • Preparation of all monthly, quarterly and annual reporting
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements providing variance analysis vs budget on a monthly basis
  • Prepare/review monthly bank reconciliations and account reconciliations
  • Monitor and review monthly AR, accruals and prepaids for accuracy
  • Assist in the prep and review of year-end financial statements
  • Participate in year-end audits
  • Provide info and schedules for annual tax filings
  • Fund accounting and investor financial reporting preparing cash activities such as capital calls, distributions, and cash reconciliations
  • Lead, coach and mentor functional colleagues
  • Actively model and encourage cross-functional collaboration and workflows

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, commerce, or business administration and pursuing a professional accounting designation – CPA 
  • Minimum 2-3 years of accounting experience
  • Some exposure to the real estate industry 
  • Strong skills and experience with EXCEL 
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with abilities to clearly communicate technical concepts and best practices
  • Strong critical thinking skills with good attention to detail and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently

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.

Associate Director – Acquisitions and Investments
Toronto, ON
Very Competitive Compensation

Posted on September 10, 2021.

Our client is an established and growing real estate investment firm, located in midtown Toronto. They are looking for someone to fill a newly created position, reporting directly to the VP and CEO. This position will be instrumental in strategically evaluating new investment opportunities, offering someone a great opportunity to assist in sourcing and structuring new real estate development investments, monitoring the existing portfolio, and helping the owner at a strategic level. The department is small so this will be a hands-on acquisitions/investments role where you will not have the assistance of a group of analysts.

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 30+ 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 real estate investment firm.  

The Associate Director – Acquisitions and Investments will be accountable for the financial analysis and modelling for all new and existing business investment opportunities in primarily the high-rise real estate development sector. As a close-knit team, this office is seeking someone with a strong work ethic, desiring a long-term future with the firm. The successful candidate will be a key collaborator to the President in ensuring the deliverance of key metrics to support the strategic plan.   

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 
  • 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

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.

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

Posted on September 2, 2021.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company located in Toronto. 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 so 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, 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

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.

Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis
Toronto, ON 
$90,000 – $100,000 (plus 10-15% bonus, benefits and vacation)

Posted on August 27, 2021.

Our client is a growing real estate company looking for a FP&A Manager to join their Toronto team. This is a new position, offering someone who has either been working in development accounting or financial planning and analysis, the opportunity to carve out a new position in the company. 

The FP&A Manager will focus on project budgeting, planning, and dealing with internal/external stakeholders to ensure information flows well between accounting/finance and operations. The candidate will have the flexibility to work remotely, while spending some days at the client’s offices in Midtown Toronto.

Our client offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and wellness programs. As an industry leader in real estate, the FP&A Manager will enjoy being a part of a progressive, world-class work environment. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee and coordinate processes to prepare consolidated project level budgets, business plans while collaborating with the various project delivery groups to ensure reliable budgets and forecasts 
  • Drive insightful analysis and financial viability through modelling and scenario analysis to enable strategic and operational decision-making
  • Financial planning, including monthly/quarterly forecasts and variance analysis, update project budgets on key achieving key project milestones in conjunction with the project delivery groups 
  • Work closely with the Project Finance Controller to update/manage the underwritten proforma for projects under development and assist in creating/implementing change management strategies that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance 
  • Analyze project financials and margins during the development & construction stage, identify risks and trends of project budgets aligned to product delivery scope and milestones 
  • Prepare project cash flow models encompassing actual performance till date and forecast to complete rolling up to portfolio level performance
  • From time to time support the full-cycle accounting processes for the projects under management and ensure statutory compliance  
  • Maintain constructive relationships with external partners, and liaise with external cost consultants and lenders
  • Review cash activity such as capital calls, loan-drawdowns, distributions and cash reconciliations 
  • Monitor industry best-practices, market trends, emerging processes and technologies, sharing these learnings internally  
  • Actively encourage inter- and cross-functional collaboration, workflows, and effectiveness 
  • Mentor and lead colleagues, and deepen the personal understanding of the company’s strategy, and help colleagues do the same on an ongoing basis 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration; with a professional accounting designation – CPA (CA or CMA)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the real estate development industry 
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting principles, practices and their application in real estate 
  • Strong skills and experience with Excel (i.e. modelling, data analysis, presentation)
  • Superb interpersonal skills, with abilities to clearly communicate technical concepts and best practices
  • Strong critical thinking skills with good attention to detail and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team player with the ability to work independently

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 Accountant
Downtown Toronto, ON
$70,000-$80,000 base plus $10,000 bonus and company-paid benefits

Posted on August 25, 2021.

Our client is a Toronto-based company looking to find a Corporate Accountant for a newly created role in the accounting team due to growth of the department. The position will have a heavy focus on preparing financial reports for the corporate entities and maintaining financial records of various investment entities. Individuals who are pursuing their CPA designation are encouraged to apply as the role reports to a CPA-designated Manager who can sign off on your experience. 

The Corporate Accountant will handle everything from bank reconciliations and journal entries to helping with the annual budgeting process and more operational finance work. It’s a really great role for someone who has a couple years of accounting experience and looking for a dynamic company that is in serious growth mode. We are looking for individuals who are motivated to grow and you should be comfortable working 8am-6pm.

Responsibilities

  • Record journal entries, prepare bank reconciliations and complete financial reports on a monthly basis
  • Assist the Manager in completing the annual budgeting process, perform monthly variance analysis and assist with any reforecasts
  • Update and monitor cash flow projections 
  • Analyze and prepare monthly revenue invoices for management fees 
  • Assist the Manager in coordinating and completing year-end work with external accountants 
  • Prepare consolidated investment information for owners
  • Ad-hoc requests relating to financial analysis, retrieval of information, or other matters, as required

Requirements

  • University education in Business Administration/Accounting 
  • At least two years of accounting experience
  • Active pursuit of the CPA is a must have
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft EXCEL
  • Enjoys a fast pace environment and is highly professional, with excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work outside of core hours when business needs dictate
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to present information in a clear manner

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 as soon as possible. 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. For more career opportunities in finance, please visit Winchesters.ca.