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.

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.

 

General / Costing Accountant
Woodbridge, ON
$70,000-$80,000 base plus 10% bonus and great benefits

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

About the Company

Located in Woodbridge, Ontario, our client is a Canadian-owned company with operations in the US and Canada, manufacturing products for the past forty years and rapidly growing. We are looking for a new Accountant to join the team who comes with previous experience in a manufacturing company, due to the costing responsibilities in this position. 

About the Job

We are seeking an experienced, hands-on, costing/general Accountant who enjoys rolling up their sleeves in a fast-paced environment. The new Accountant will perform analysis to support strategic decisions as well as identifying cost improvement opportunities. The role is responsible for performing general accounting functions including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and accruals, bank reconciliations, inventory management, costing, accruals at month-end and more. This role directly reports directly to the Director of Finance who is CPA-designated and a wonderful, thoughtful leader.

Responsibilities

General Accountant Duties (50%)

  • Ensure tax fillings, government remittances & reporting are done accurately on a timely manner
  • Reconciliation of various G/L accounts including bank, AR, AP, inventory, accruals and expenses
  • Maintenance of recurring invoice payments and tax installments
  • Capital project reporting and maintaining Fixed Asset System
  • Ensure accruals and journal entries are done on time for period closures, including year-end 
  • Timely reconciliation for all bank accounts including credit card and loan accounts
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations, and journal entries
  • Prepare and post general ledger entries for the month-end close process
  • Assist in timely, accurate and efficient month, quarter, and year end closings
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly accounting reports for submission to management
  • Review JE’s carefully for anomalies and other inconsistencies
  • Provide full back up for Finance Team for vacations and time-off
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements
  • Assist special projects and ad hoc as required

Cost Accountant Duties (50%)

  • Ensure standard product cost system is maintained and changes are processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Account for all inventory transactions and account reconciliation through GL
  • Examine, analyze, and interpret production variances for financial and management reporting purposes
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic report comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Inventory management: review, analyze and report on inventory valuation, raw materials, an WIP
  • Assist in various inventory related tasks including cycle counts, annual physical inventory counts, reconciliation of differences, inventory adjustments and item maintenance
  • Work closely with Materials and Manufacturing personnel to ensure accurate inventory

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ideally CPA enrolment or designation completed
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in cost accounting or manufacturing accounting
  • Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams and management 
  • Excellent computer skills with EXCEL using Pivot tables and vlookups
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in the office at the Woodbridge head office

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.

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

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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

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

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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

Senior Financial Controller
Newmarket, ON
$110,000 – $130,000 (plus bonus, health/dental benefits)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a growing and established manufacturing company and due to dramatic growth, they are looking to hire a Senior Financial Controller to lead their accounting/finance team. 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 President and COO and supervising a small team of accountants.

This is an excellent opportunity for a designated CPA Financial Controller coming from manufacturing or distribution who has 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 Senior 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 nowthese owners are motivated to hire sooner rather than later!

Responsibilities

  • Directing all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, and financial reporting.
  • Analyzing company’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs, and compliance with budgets. Issue regular status and reports to senior management.
  • Providing strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs.
  • Developing and coordinating all relationships with lending/financial institutions.
  • Developing and maintaining all necessary accounting policies and systems, including general ledger and financial reporting. Ensuring that records are maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. 
  • Assisting senior management in financial planning and results management. Work with other team members to understand revenue and cost drivers and define appropriate reports for tracking.
  • Coordinating, preparing, and reviewing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
  • Coordinating and/or preparing tax schedules, returns and information.
  • Managing relationships with insurance providers and ensuring compliance.
  • Managing all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, provincial, local, payroll, property, and other applicable taxes.
  • Managing cash flow.
  • Ensure a reliable system of internal controls are in place to adequately safeguard assets and provide with integrity accurate reporting on financial results.
  • Provide leadership and work closely with the President and COO in performing long-term financial planning and analysis.
  • Manage multiple currencies, including forward contracts and spot transactions.
  • Building an accounting department as the company grows.
  • Other finance and administrative duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years experience in the role of Controller.
  • Formal, specialized post-graduate education in Finance or Accounting and a professional designation such as a CPA required.
  • Merger and acquisition accounting experience is a nice to have.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Experience in a distribution and manufacturing business with activity-based project costing.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines, work without direct supervision, and efficiently manage tasks and time.

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.