Finance

Our Winchesters Accounting and Finance team has extensive experience recruiting professionals across Ontario. Whether you are seeking a role as a Senior Accountant, Project Accountant, Accounts Payable, Property Accountant, Construction Accountant, Financial Controller, Senior Financial Analyst, Director of Finance, or VP Finance, our team can help you find your next career opportunity!

The Winchesters Team will help you find your next opportunity, whether you are looking to fill permanent, short-term, or project-based positions.

Below are current Accounting and Finance opportunities available through Winchesters. We also have exciting career opportunities related to procurement, tax, and audit, so please check our website regularly for new opportunities! To receive updates on new job postings regularly, follow us on LinkedIn.

Accounts Payable Clerk
Aurora, ON – 5 days a week in the office
$50,000-$60,000 base and great benefits

Our client is a real-estate company based in Aurora/Newmarket, ON. They are looking for a passionate Accounts Payable Clerk to join the team on a full-time basis. This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a company that manages a diverse real estate portfolio while being a key member in the business.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices and expense claims by reviewing taxes, coding, proper supporting documents and ensuring proper authorization and in line with Company Policies.

If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for real estate, this could be an exciting opportunity for you. In the role, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  •  Full cycle accounts payable functions for multiple entities
  •  Reviewing and managing AP inbox to ensure all queries are addressed in a timely manner
  •  Ensure electronic copies of invoices are saved in the proper folder on the network
  •  Record accounts payable invoices – verify math
  •  Print and assemble cheque packages
  •  Follow-up with various parties to ensure invoices and cheques are authorized in a timely manner
  • Filing finished cheque stubs and invoices
  •  Assist with cross-functional areas within accounts payable as required
  •  Compiling back-up for Auditors or Quantitative Surveyors as requested
  •  Vendor statement reconciliations; new vendor setup, vendor relationships
  • Maintain applicable Excel files
  •  Assist in receiving and following up on invoices as required
  •  Provide general administrative support to the team as needed
  •  Other projects as required

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education in accounting or related field of study preferred;
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office and Excel skills;
  •  Attention to detail, willingness to learn and prioritization to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Good written and oral communication skills required;
  • Strong work ethic, professional attitude and reliability

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of the team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to laikyn@winchesters.ca

Project Accountant 

Markham, Ontario (in office)

$60,000- $75,000 annual 

Positioned as industry experts in the construction business, this active development company is looking to fill the role of project accountant to join their team.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in hand with project managers on accounting details
  • Conduct monthly reports (trial balance, accounts payable, cost ledger reports, etc)
  • Manage the entirety of the AP process
  • Prepare both monthly and annual HST fillings
  • Coding, entering data/ information on certain projects under development and construction
  • Contribute to year end financial reports
  • Aid in various other projects and tasks as required

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in business or accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years in an accounting role
  • Excel knowledge must be strong
  • Communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Experience using Newstar is considered an asset

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of the team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca

Analyst – Real Estate Acquisitions

North York, ON – 5 days a week in the office

$75K – $85K salary and great benefits

Are you a Real Estate Financial Analyst and looking to work for a Developer where you can work directly with the President of the company? Our client is a highly respected Real Estate Company in North York that owns mixed use residential, commercial and industrial properties in the GTA as well as acquires and develops land to build communities within mixed-use and residential asset classes. They are looking to add a Development Financial Analyst to their development team… interested? Then read on.

This is a critical role in the business managing and building complex real estate models and your role is crucial to ensure accurate project monitoring through financial reporting to the executive team.

Working closely with the President you will assist in preparing annual business plans project development plans and asset management plans; operating and leasing budgets and managing the development proforma for each development. You will be communicating with the operational property mgt teams to track and assist them with their budgets and 10 year capex management. Within new development you would be involved from acquisition phase, project feasibility and then managing the development budgets and tracking thereof.

If you are looking to be a major contributor to the success of the business, and get excited about bringing together systems to manage the budgets then APPLY NOW

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in real estate, finance, economics or another related field (MBA or CFA would be an asset).
  • Relevant work experience within the Real Estate development or Investment industry.

What’s in it for you:

You would be working in a supportive and career molding culture, where you would be in a growing, stable business that not only rewards you financially but promotes personal development and annual bonus incentives.

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of the team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca

Chief Financial Officer 

Calgary, Alberta (On-site/ Remote options)

$200,000-$250,000 + Bonus

Posted on January 16, 2023.

This highly innovative company is involved in construction and manufacturing, bringing disruption to the sector.

Working directly under the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will need strong leadership skills as an important aspect of this position depends on advising, directing, and motivating employees in an encouraging way. You will also be in charge of all accounting/finance for the company while working with the CEO to go through series B financing and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Work in hand with both Senior management and the CEO while implementing the companies goals
  • Provide key decision making on investment strategies
  • Evaluate and manage risk by overseeing liabilities and investments
  • Guarantee that all interests of the stakeholders are served
  • Oversight on the companies finance IT system and help out with other areas
  • Manage and oversee all accounting and financial activities of the group
  • Strengthen and develop working relations with vendors, customers and other related businesses
  • Promote and enforce all safety requirements, policies and standards are met within the organization

Requirements:

  • 5 years of experience as a VP Finance or CFO
  • Have strong communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Strong entrepreneurial skills that can vastly contribute to growing the company from the ground up
  • Interpersonal and a motivating leader to help encourage the team and build a stronger community
  • High ethical code to ensure and preserve all confidential information is maintained
  • Proficient in Microsoft MS and Microsoft Dynamics SL financial reporting software

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of the team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca

Accounts Payable Specialist 

Woodbridge, Ontario (in office) 

Full Time / Permanent 

$60,000-$75,000 plus solid benefits

Posted December 6th, 2022

This well established real estate company is currently accepting applications for a new role as an accounts payable specialist. In this position, you will need to work well with various people in different departments to obtain approvals and guarantee that all invoices are processed efficiently and effectively.

As an accounts payable specialist with this organization, you will be required to function in a fast paced yet very supportive team in hand with both Accounting and Finance.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with a variety of departments including Marketing, Sales, Development and Planning
  • Organizing: completion slips, purchase orders, etc.
  • Following the policy/ guidelines in responding to trade inquiries and handling conflicts
  • Dealing with all inquiries effectively
  • The main coordinator between accounting and other departments
  • Inputting invoices as requested
  • Responsible for the accounts filing system both online and in- office
  • Monthly payables run including reconciliation of trade statements
  • Gathering relevant information for holdback releases
  • Remittance for Union payroll

Requirements:

  • Post secondary in accounting or related field
  • 2-5 years minimum in the real estate development or construction industry
  • Strong communication skills both oral and written
  • Good problem solving and conflict resolution

 

How to Apply?

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of our team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to laikyn@winchesters.ca

Financial Reporting Manager

North York, Ontario – 4 days per week in the office

$100,000-$120,000 annual salary, good benefits, and vacation

Posted on November 28, 2022.

Our client is a Toronto-based real estate company with a long and successful history in the city. They are looking for a Financial Reporting Manager to join the firm and supervise 1-2 individuals. This position offers an excellent opportunity to move away from a public accounting firm (if you have not already) and into industry while working on more than just financial reporting. This CFO is the type of person to give you more interesting/challenging responsibilities if that is what you want, as you grow with the company.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the preparation of year-end and interim financial statements. This opportunity comes with perks such as better hours than audit firms, free parking, good benefits, and vacation time-off. They are a company committed to having a positive work culture.

In the role, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Preparation of financial statements and papers for auditors and participants in a timely manner and in accordance with Company standards
  • Handle the filing of corporate taxes
  • Handle the budgets that are used in the year-end process
  • Assist with administrative tasks within the financial reporting department
  • Assist with Joint Venture tax
  • Ad-hoc duties as assigned within the financial reporting team

Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting/finance/business with CPA designation
  • Foundational public accounting with audit experience is required
  • Experience with financial statements, tax, and working paper packages
  • Experience within the real estate industry is considered an asset
  • Strong communication skills

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of our team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca

 

Chief Financial Officer

Oakville, Ontario (On-site)

$175,000-$250,000 and excellent benefits

Posted on November 16, 2022.

Our client is a construction and real estate company based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. They are looking for an experienced CFO or VP Finance to join the team on a full-time basis. This position offers an excellent opportunity to lead a team of hardworking individuals through a growing phase and take on some of the accounting ownership to help in delivering results.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the entire accounting department and functions across the company in Ontario and as they expand across the country. This opportunity will provide a fulfilling experience in playing a pivotal role in the company’s long-term success.

In the role, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Ensure all company day-to-day accounting functions are handled and overseen
  • Develop and maintain implementation of financial policies, procedures, and systems
  • Preparation of financial statements, summaries, project costing, financial analyses and management reports
  • Assist with the co-ordination of financial planning and budget processes
  • Evaluate procedures and offer recommendations to improve processes and systems to senior leaders
  • Notify trends to senior management critical to financial performance
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual accounting records in an accurate and timely manner
  • Assist with ad-hoc financial duties
  • Assist with year-end audit and communicate with external firms
  • Handle quarterly inventory counts
  • Develop the growth and progression of team
  • Work closely with digital software and learn new information systems

 

Requirements:

  • 8+ years of experience in a previous CFO/VP Finance/Director/Controller role
  • Experience in the construction or real estate industry
  • CPA designation is mandatory
  • Ability to present financial information to stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Must be able to work in office 5 times a week in Oakville
  • Strong leadership skills and an ability to inspire a team
  • Strong communication skills

 

How to Apply

We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of our team. Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted. If you’re interested, email your resume to elan@winchesters.ca

 

Manager Development Finance

3 days in office in Toronto

Competitive salary, bonus, and package

Posted on November 9, 2022.

Our client is a well-known Toronto-based developer with a large portfolio of retail and commercial real estate across Canada.

They are looking for an experienced individual to join the team as a Manager, Development Finance. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Development team to oversee industrial, residential, and mixed-use developments. The candidate will be a team player with a self-starting attitude.

This will provide an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to build a career and gain valuable experience in real estate development.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the company at all development partner meetings, progressing all projects forward in a timely and economical manner

  • Follow project performance by tracking financial, schedule, construction, and leasing progress

  • Effectively identify risks to the construction schedule and budget, communicate and mitigate issues

  • Ownership and management of the development project tracker and associated materials

  • Review, critically assess, and prepare project cash flows and pro forma financial projections, with an active role in the quarterly budgeting process through the Retool program

  • Build strong relationships across the company

  • Engage with planning, design & engineering, construction, leasing and asset management to prepare presentation materials for Capital Committee Meetings

  • Interact with the Corporate finance team in the preparation of Quarterly Business Review materials and any ad-hoc development updates

  • Regularly evaluate market conditions to identify changes that give rise to opportunities to either further maximize returns or mitigate risk

  • Review and evaluate monthly JV partner project reports and provide input into the bi-monthly JV project updates to senior management

  • Conduct budget-to-actual variance analysis for existing projects; ongoing budget management; in-depth understanding of costs incurred vs. cost to complete

  • Liaise with Corporate Finance and prepare construction financing packages for lenders

  • Review, negotiate and finalize loan term sheets and credit agreements

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant real estate development experience working within a development firm or equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in business/ finance, economics, engineering or related field

  • A strong understanding of the full lifecycle of development

  • Ability to operate and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • A critical and strategic thinker, identify risks and opportunities and creatively problem-solve to achieve high-performance outcomes

  • A strong communicator both verbally and written

  • A strategic and analytically-minded professional with strong quantitative skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to enact results and achieve desired outcomes

  • Adept at managing and building relationships with partners, stakeholders, and the team

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

 

Accounts Payable Associate

Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)

$55,000-$60,000 plus great benefits

Posted on November 8, 2022.

The company is a full integrated real estate company. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Accounts Payable Associate for the corporate office located near Yonge and Eglinton. The business is one of Canada’s top real estate firms with unparalleled growth potential in this department. This is a place where individuals are respected, given autonomy and ownership has worked hard to create an unmatched culture.

The role of the Accounts Payable Associate 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 with the 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 email laikyn@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

 

Director, Development Finance
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
Competitive salary, bonus and package

The company is one of the most innovative and fastest growing companies in the industry. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Director, Development Finance for the corporate office located in Toronto, ON. This is a place where individuals are respected and growth is encouraged and fostered. The Director will supervise one manager and one to two analysts. You will have the opportunity to step up and play an important role in the development of multiple high rise and low-rise acquisitions in the GTA.

Our client is seeking to motivated and ambitious individual to support the whole development team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the Development team, responsible for the oversight of large-scale industrial, residential, and mixed-use developments and working closely with the Company’s development partners to create enduring value for all stakeholders. The candidate will possess strong leadership and time management skills, attention to detail, a self-starting attitude, and will most importantly, be a team player.

 

Responsibilities

  • Play an important role through the full lifecycle of projects, including initial feasibility analysis, assisting planning approvals, design, construction, leasing, and close-out
  • Utilizing input from colleagues across the organization, third party consultants as required, and through quantitative and qualitative analysis, create a detailed dynamic proforma for each project
  • Provide financial analysis on various options related to massing scenarios, parking variables, and other development approval criteria
  • Develop a business plan for each project factoring in deal structuring, revenue, cost, operating cost assumptions as well as risk factors
  • Prepare advanced financial analyses and investment memorandums to assist senior management in the evaluation of various real estate decisions at different stages throughout real estate development cycle
  • Review, critically assess, and prepare project cash flows and pro forma financial projections, with an active role in the quarterly budgeting process
  • Build strong relationships across the Company to effectively understand all development projects
  • Engage with the Transactions team to provide input into underwriting assumptions for new acquisitions to ensure a smooth transition to the Development team upon closing
  • Engage with planning, design & engineering, construction, leasing, and asset management to prepare presentation materials for Capital Committee Meetings
  • Regularly evaluate market conditions to identify changes that give rise to opportunities to either further maximize returns or mitigate risk

 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 7-10 years of relevant real estate development experience working within a development firm or equivalent
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business/ finance, economics, engineering, or related field
  • A strong understanding of the full lifecycle of development
  • Supervisory experience over a team
  • A strong communicator both verbally and written
  • A strategic and analytically minded professional with strong quantitative skills

 

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