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
Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
$50,000 and $60,000 plus benefits and 3 weeks vacation

Posted on June 10, 2022.

This organization is a real estate and construction company looking for an individual to join their team as an Accounts Payable Clerk. The individual must have a solid understanding of accounts payable with at least a few years of experience in the role.

This opportunity comes with great benefits and the experience of working at a company that values teamwork. The Accounts Payable Clerk will handle accounting related duties in accordance with company procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Preparation of purchase orders/change orders in accordance with company procedures.
  • Ensure the preparation of purchase orders/change orders in compliance with company procedures
  • Assist with processing of invoices, proper G/L coding and date/accounting period recognition
  • Reconciliation of credit card statements, expenses used in office, and insurance payments, etc.
  • Prepare scheduled cheque runs from approved payment list, subsequent disbursement of payments and also record storage
  • Investigation of any discrepancies against vendor statements while handling vendor account reconciliation
  • Assist trade vendors and consultants concerning invoices and payment status
  • Ensure annual CAM reconciliations for commercial properties is dealt with
  • Assist with other general accounting duties as necessary

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • A solid understanding and knowledge of accounting principles and bookkeeping processes
  • Strong organizational, planning, communication, and time management skills
  • Intermediate computer skills which include all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Experience with Sage 300 CRE Construction and Real Estate is considered an asset
  • Experience with the Construction Act and Prompt Payment Legislation is considered an asset

 

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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.

 

Commercial Property Accountant

Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

$70,000 and $85,000 plus benefits and 3 weeks vacation

Posted on June 10, 2022.

This organization is a real estate development and management company. They are landlord for a number of interesting commercial properties. They are looking for a driven individual to join their team as a Commercial Property Accountant.

The Commercial Property Accountant will work to ensure that all tenant/client matters are dealt with to the highest level of service. The role requires previous property accounting experience, ideally with commercial properties but not mandatory. The role will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a number of interesting responsibilities like financial preparation, CAM and property tax recoveries, and dealing with all accounting/financial matters.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage financial categories in relation to account invoicing, maintenance contract negotiation and preparation
  • Handle financial records and ledgers for commercial/retail properties
  • Preparation of financial statements (monthly and annually) for the reviewing by senior management
  • Work closely to ensure effective accounting/financial controls and procedures are being followed
  • Oversee all accounting categories including A/P, A/R, revenue, accounting, general ledger, financial statement preparation and analysis, information preparation, budgeting, forecasting and planning for commercial/retail properties
  • Oversee the full compliance of GAAP and ASPE policies and practices being maintained
  • Work with senior management and consultants to improve financial controls
  • Develop annual operating budgets
  • Manage cash flow and keep senior management fully informed with operational results
  • Preparation of letters for tenants, consultants, clients and senior management
  • Oversee purchase and sale related agreements to new or prospective commercial/retail properties
  • Manage seller/purchaser obligations to ensure compliance
  • Other ad hoc duties

 

Requirements:

  • Some experience in property accounting would be nice
  • Minimum 2 years of property accounting experience
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively work in a group setting and independently
  • Excellent analytical skills

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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 Accounting Supervisor
Mississauga, ON
$90,000-$120,000 base plus bonus

Posted May 9, 2022.

Our client is a real estate development company looking for a Project Accounting Supervisor to join their Mississauga team. This is a new position, looking to find someone who has knowledge of accounting practices of real estate development.

The Project Accounting Supervisor will oversee the full cycle project accounting, work with Financial Analysts to review budgets, assist with audit inquiries, and supervise a team of 2-3 accounting clerks. The candidate will have to be able to work 5 days in the office located in Mississauga with a bit of flexibility.

Our client offers an extremely positive work environment and values personal and professional growth. As a real estate company focused on building vibrant residential communities in Ontario, the Project Accounting Supervisor will enjoy being a part of an exciting work environment that is really focused on a fantastic product and services.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee full cycle project accounting, A/Ps, A/Rs, bank reconciliations
  • Work alongside with Financial Analyst to review budgeting
  • Supervising team of 2-3 accounting clerks
  • Provide monthly bank reporting packages
  • Prepare LC requests for the bank when required by development teams
  • Direct, monitor and manage LC cancellations and debt discharges
  • Have quarter-end and year-end papers ready for reviewal by Director of Accounting
  • Prepare HST returns and help with audit inquiries
  • Ensure monthly funding requirements reports are ready and have monthly trial balances and job costing reports prepared
Qualifications
  • CPA Designation
  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting practices and their application in real estate
  • Strong experience job costing, budgeting, forecasting and financial analysis
  • Experience with Newstar enterprise is an asset
  • Experienced with computer skills, emphasis on Excel
How to Apply

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email your resume in confidence to elan@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.

Accounting Manager
Toronto, Ontario – 5 days per week in the office
$80,000-$95,000 base plus bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Posted on May 5, 2022.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company in mid-town Toronto. They are looking for a Senior Accountant or Accounting Manager to join the small and growing team. Previous real estate accounting experience is definitely a nice to have. You must come with experience preparing financial statements and working papers.

The Accounting Manager will report directly to the Controller and will assist with handling the senior level accounting work in the department while supervising a few individuals. The company does five days per week in the office, located mid-town Toronto. Looking for individuals who don’t take themselves too seriously.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, review and deliver monthly accounting reports to management, external partners and financial institutions
  • Prepare detailed year-end working papers up to draft financial statements, including costs to complete analysis and cost share reconciliations for active long-lived land development projects and for projects in pre-development and wrap-up stages
  • Act as main point of contact with CRA on behalf of the company. Maintain relationships with external auditors
  • Provide monthly financial analysis of projects and operations to the Controller with a goal to seek improvements and compliance with project/partnership goals and continuously seek financial improvement and efficiency for all project and operations
  • Prepare quarterly reports on projects with financial statements to be distributed to investors and partners and financiers
  • Direct, monitor and manage invoice payables of projects while reconciling with the contracts to ensure accurate and consistent procedure and payment
  • Manage the monthly construction draw process with the project cost consultant and construction lender
  • File monthly HST input tax credits on projects

 

Requirements:

  • University degree or College diploma
  • 5+ years experience in finance/accounting ideally in real estate
  • Some mentorship or supervisory experience
  • Must have financial statement and working paper preparation experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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 Financial Analyst 
Downtown Toronto, ON
$80,000-$90,000 base plus bonus and company paid benefits 

Posted April 29,2022.

 Our client is a Toronto-based real estate company looking to find a Senior Financial Analyst who will work on 50% accounting duties and 50% finance and operational duties. This is a brand-new position due to growth of the business and team. The Senior Financial Analyst will report to the Senior Manager of Finance and will be responsible for dealing with construction progress draws on a monthly basis.

This individual will work with multiple high-profile projects in Toronto in various stages of construction, while coordinating with the accounting department to ensure that packages are prepared accurately and in a timely manner. You will assist with monthly accounting procedures, site office organization and operational support. An exciting part of this role will be assisting with the development and maintenance of new EXCEL-based tools to support general construction management.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize budget tools and other tools to aid with positive budget outcomes for projects.
  • Maintain strong cost accounting controls through budget transfers, change orders, awards, settlements, etc.
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with each project’s site staff, the accounting department and various trade billing departments.
  • Analyze trends and historical data for budgeting / operational purposes.
  • Assist with developing site office operating procedures and protocols, specific to accounting and document control.
  • Assist with approvals workflow to ensure timely review / approval of documents.
  • Assist with preparation of month-end reports and reconciliations for construction management subsidiary companies.
  • Conduct a detailed review of invoices each month with the Project Manager and receive their sign off.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the accounting department to ensure invoices are processed and cheques cut in time for monthly budget meeting.
  • Process invoices to ensure all necessary paperwork is received and all internal processes are followed.
  • Attend all monthly progress draw and cheque signing meetings
  • If requested, draft memos and covering letters
  • This position is to be involved in the project closeout process, obtaining close out documentation from the trades and producing close out forms for review and sign off.
  • Cost sharing rules – Certain projects will require you to become an expert on cost sharing rules by understanding which trades are affected and how they are applied. You will ensure all cost sharing rules are applied correctly and reflected in the schedule of values on the trade invoices.

Requirements:

  • CPA designation
  • Current or previous audit firm experience
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, with good typing speed
  • Enjoys a fast-paced environment and is highly professional, with excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work outside of core hours when business needs dictate.
  • Open and adaptable to providing all types of support to the office and fellow team members as required
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to present information in a clear manner
  • Self-starter attitude with an ability to work in a small office environment without constant guidance and direction
  • Strong organizational and planning skills with prioritizing and multi-tasking abilities to meet time sensitive deadlines

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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.

Acquisitions Manager
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
$110,000-$140,000 base plus bonus

Posted April 29,2022.

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

The role of the Acquisitions Manager will handle and support the intricate operations and executions of acquisitions within the GTA. The manager will be responsible for managing and identifying all new and existing acquisition developments/opportunities. The role also includes being accountable for liaising with real estate agents and property owners, conducting site identifications and reviews, handling necessary research of sites (including but not limited to transactional, sales, planning and marketing), liaising with various internal divisions and third-party consultants, working with budgets and schedules, reporting to executive teams, partners, managers and assisting with other duties as requested by management in Acquisitions, Development, Finance, Construction, Sales & Marketing.

Responsibilities

  • Manage property and land acquisitions, initial site identifications/analysis, concept plans, market research, and pro forma financials
  • Negotiate residential development acquisitions in the GTA
  • Manage third-party consultants and review/summarize proposals, reports, plans, and legal documents
  • Liaise with internal departments to ensure accuracy of financial/non-financial input
  • Tracks new opportunities and owns acquisition documents in the pipeline
  • Accurately prepare internal and external meeting agendas
  • Assist with general administration and track project deadlines and progress

 

Requirements

  • University degree in business, finance, and/or accounting. MBA and/or CFA a plus.
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience including internships & co-op in residential real estate development
  • Demonstrated ability with financial and quantitative analysis, emphasis on financial modeling, development of pro forma budget and schedule
  • Proficient within Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Good understanding of core development and construction concepts
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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 Project Accountant
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
Competitive base plus bonus, 3 weeks of vacation and benefits

Posted on April 29, 2022.

Our client is a growing company with their head office downtown Toronto. The CFO is looking for a Senior Project Accountant to join in a newly created role due on growth of the organization. This is a great position for someone looking for a stable company that has a very positive work environment. The Senior Project Accountant will handle the preparation of monthly cash calls and draws, maintain multiple project budgets, and full cycle accounting for the various projects under the development team.

The plan is to have this individual eventually move up to oversee the whole development accounting function of the group of companies as a controller. If you’re looking for a role where you will be exposed to more than just accounting, apply now!

Responsibilities:
• Prepare and process cash calls, assist in cash flow analysis.
• Record, and reconcile project capital to ensure sufficient project liquidity, and prepare bank reconciliations.
• Prepare monthly construction draw packages and assess costs incurred to budget.
• Record journal entries, maintain and reconcile general ledger, and job cost reports.
• Work with AP to ensure accurate and timely weekly accounts payable processing for projects.
• Maintain a working paper file for each project including support for GL balances and actual vs budget analysis.
• Perform timely month-end close and ensure all pertinent transactions, including setting up monthly accruals, are recorded.
• Assist in preparation of quarterly financial reporting packages to senior management and external business partners.
• Provide support to the audit and tax teams, respond to queries.
• Support team members and other departments as required.

Requirements:
• Post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting, Business or Finance
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in project accounting
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Highly driven, committed, organized and flexible with the ability to meet challenging deadlines and multiple priorities
• Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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.

Property Accounting Manager
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
Competitive salary with great bonus and benefits

Posted April 29,2022.

Our client is a growing real estate asset manager in Toronto, ON looking for a Manager Property Accounting for this diverse and interesting portfolio. This company offers an unparalleled work environment with state-of-the-art facilities and a positive and team-oriented culture. The Controller is open to seeing individuals coming from a senior property accounting position or someone who is a supervisor / manager currently.  Don’t wait any longer to apply!

The Property Accounting Manager will be responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual financial, management, and budget reports and tenant recovery calculations for a portfolio of investment properties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure monthly financial reports are delivered accurately and timely
  • Ensure all accounting records are kept up to date within guidelines
  • Assist with auditors’ requirements
  • Review of annual budgets and assist Property Managers in completion of annual budgets
  • Assist in the accounting of property acquisitions and dispositions, due diligence and preparation of statement of adjustment and post closing adjustments, as required
  • Continually monitor and review accounting processes and procedures and recommend changes as appropriate to ensure internal controls and/or efficiencies are improved to meet industry best practices
  • Responsible for CAM & Tax recoveries including year-end billing
  • Assist in capital costs tracking
  • Responsible for review of working papers
  • Assist with Yardi upgrades and implementations of new accounting software/modules
  • Support the property administration staff in the financial management of their properties
  • Developing and maintaining Standard Operating Procedures for accounting functions
  • Supervise Property Accountants in full cycle accounting on an on-going basis
  • Train and mentor accounting staff in all aspects of property accounting
  • Handle all aspects of training, development, and continuous improvement of staff, processes, and procedures
  • Perform ongoing performance management for team members
  • Motivate staff and promotes a positive work atmosphere

 Requirements:

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA) is required
  • Proven track record in property accounting and real estate accounting
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Effective time management skills, works well under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Keen interest and dedication to life-long learning and self-improvement
  • Ideally some supervisory experience over a team of accountants – not mandatory

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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 Property Accountant

Toronto, ON – 3 days per week in the office

$70,000-$80,000 base plus bonus and benefits

Posted on March 28, 2022.

Our client is an established Real Estate Services Company that was established over 20 years ago to provide quality commercial, industrial, institution and condominium property management and construction services to building owners and corporations in the Greater Toronto Area. The company offers top-notch property management, accounting and construction services to its clients. What sets them apart from others in the industry is the focus on customer service for their owners, tenants and suite holders. Using technology as a cornerstone, our client is dedicated to growing the business through high levels of client satisfaction.

The head of accounting is looking to find a new Senior Property Accountant to support in day-to-day accounting responsibilities for the department. The Senior Property Accountant will be given the opportunity to work on junior, intermediate and more senior responsibilities like CAM/property tax recoveries, monthly reporting, HST remittances, and more. The successful applicant will be a self-starter, responsible and confident individual who possesses a positive attitude, excellent time management and organizational skills, who can rise to and meet challenges, and adhere to strict deadlines. They will be a strong team player, have an eye for detail and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

There is huge growth potential with this real estate company, so don’t wait any longer to apply!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Full cycle accounts payable: setting up vendors, inputting invoices, coordinating the signing process, communicating with vendors, etc.
  • Accounts receivable: entering deposits, inputting charge back revenues when given the numbers, following up on outstanding receivables, etc.
  • Provide accruals for month end
  • Maintain and revise rent rolls when needed
  • Eventually CAM / property tax recoveries
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Account reconciliations
  • Assist with month-end
  • Ensure accounting policies and procedures are followed
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audit working papers and liaising with external auditors
  • Some office administration
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

 

Requirements:

  • 2 years of related accounting experience minimum
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Accounting, Business, or Finance
  • Preference will be given to individuals who have some real estate accounting experience
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail
  • Logical and detail-oriented
  • Organized and willing to do more than what is on the job description
  • Strong with EXCEL
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 

The successful applicant will be a self-starter, responsible and confident individual who possesses high energy, excellent time management and organization skills. They will be a strong team player and welcome the opportunities to “roll up their sleeves” and “think outside the box”. Superior verbal and written communication skills are essential in this position.

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Elan Van Wyck (elan@winchesters.ca) with your resume. 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.

Property Accountant
Toronto, Ontario
$65,000-$75,000 base plus bonus and pension, great benefits

Posted on December 16, 2021.

Our client is an organization where you join, grow, and stay for a while. People are tenured and they typically promote from within as they continue to grow. If you’re in property accounting at a junior/intermediate or senior level and can work in a hybrid set up in downtown Toronto, this is the role for you!

The team is looking for a strong property accountant coming with experience in commercial or retail portfolios. Unfortunately, if you only have residential experience, you will not be considered for interview.

This company has a great reputation and is growing so it’s a great time to join. The reason for the opening is because of growth of the portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Property accounting reporting producing a variety of financial reports/statements – monthly/quarterly financial statement packages annual budget, etc.
  • Bank reconciliation – bank recs and addressing any outstanding discrepancies between the bank and company statements
  • General accounting – day-to-day transactions that are part of a full accounting cycle for a portfolio of real estate investments in order to maintain an accurate and transparent accounting process
  • Support AR and Collections – assist the AR departments and Property Management employees in reconciling tenants’ accounts
  • Support annual audit process – assist with year-end audit processes
  • Year-end adjustments – ensure year-end adjustments/billing for CAM costs and taxes are processed on time and accurately
  • Budgeting for recoveries – complete the accounting portion of the budget, as well as provide assistance with re-forecasting, variance analysis and reporting and budgeting activities

Responsibilities

  • College diploma or University degree and preferably pursuing a designation (CPA, CGA, CMA)
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in Property Accounting for office or retail portfolios
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced MS EXCEL skills and proficient with MS Word and Outlook
  • Experience with the integration of all accounting related activities on property acquisitions

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.