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.

Project Accountant
Toronto, Ontario
$70,000-$85,000 plus excellent benefits

Posted on April 29,2022.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company in mid-town Toronto. They are looking for a strong Accountant to join the dynamic and growing accounting team. Previous real estate accounting experience is a nice to have, but the real focus of this role is to prepare working papers and draft financial statements for the controller’s review.

The Project Accountant will report directly to the Controller and deal with accounting for both income-producing properties and accounting for development projects. This position is a very unique role giving the successful candidate the opportunity to have a great amount of autonomy while working in a company that really values work/life balance. This employer will require the Project Accountant to be in the office 5 days per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Handle full-cycle accounting for a real estate portfolio of income producing properties that are pre-development
  • Have full involvement, responsibility, and accountability for the portfolio, includes all monthly, quarterly, and annually financials
  • Reconciliation and understanding of all balance sheet accounts, produce monthly financial statements and supplementary reporting
  • Track capital expenditures against budget
  • Monitor cash positions and anticipate future cash deficiencies
  • Monitor and review monthly receivables for accuracy, adjustments/corrections
  • Monthly bank reconciliations including follow up and correction of outstanding items
  • Responsible for completing accounting portion of assigned property budgets
  • Assist in tenant lease set up and monthly rent roll review process
  • Assist in preparation of supporting working papers, documentations for year-end audit process and tax filing process
  • Develop and maintain accurate financial reports for internal and external stakeholders of the company’s projects, on a timely basis
  • Prepare and review monthly Job Cost reports, monitor current budgets and actual costs and propose budget transfers, when appropriate
  • Perform monthly bank and HST reconciliations and ensure HST filings are submitted on a timely basis, in accordance with CRA requirements
  • Liaise with cost consultants and lenders to ensure monthly project monitor reports are completed accurately and that the funding is issued on time
  • Monitor working capital balances, analyze project cost requirements and prepare funding schedules to be used when issuing capital calls to the partners
  • Review monthly construction progress billing packages, to ensure these are prepared accurately and that all the required statutory documents are included
  • Support internal teams with requested financial analysis on an ad-hoc basis;

 Requirements:

  • University degree
  • CPA Designation is a nice to have
  • 3+ years of accounting experience
  • Hands-on experience preparing working papers and drafting financial statements
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Working knowledge of EXCEL
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor
  • Ability to work in the office five days per week

 

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.

 

 

Accounting Administrator
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – 5 days per week in the office
$55,000-$65,000 base, full benefits and vacation

Posted April 29,2022.

Great established business in Cambridge, ON that is going through some positive growth is looking to find a new accounting administrator for this newly created role in the team. This role reports to an experienced Controller.

Our client, is a stable and growing company that is looking for an accounting administrator to work at the Cambridge head office five days per week. This job will allow a person to be a hands-on individual who manages full cycle accounting all the way through to financial statement preparation support. You will also deal with day-to-day operations and administration in the office, so you should be open to taking on responsibilities beyond just accounting. You will be responsible for the operational and administration of the front office and would actively collaborate with all interdepartmental cross functioning team members.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the timely completion of transactions and reporting all financial information to divisional management and Controller
  • Run hourly payroll
  • Lead the monthly accounting cycle, executing regular reporting and month-end closing procedures
  • Ensure financials are accurately stated while ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and Company’s Accounting manual and procedures
  • Controlling and improving all cost accounting functions within the company, providing job level analysis to management and working as a partner to understand what the data means and taking corrective actions encouraging growth
  • Managing all risk and ensuring proper and effective control processes are in place at all times. This includes but is not limited to: Accounts Receivable, Cash and Banking, Fixed Assets, Inventories, and Purchase Order usage
  • Ensure compliance with all Corporate Policies and that timely communication and quality reporting occur. Provide quality insights based on financial data and participate in the process of communicating and using that data to grow the company
  • Liaise with Corporate Office to ensure accounting and reporting standards are implemented locally

 Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a full-cycle accounting role
  • College or University Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting and financial processes from source document processing to period close and generation of financials
  • Strong communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical abilities, able to quickly learn and adapt to new systems
  • Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office suite
  • Able to multi-task, meet strict deadlines, and solve problems
  • A self-starter with strong attention to detail and flexibility to adapt to change in procedures and duties

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

Posted April 29,2022.

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

Our client, is a stable and growing company that is looking for an intermediate/senior accountant to join their team of tenured accounting professionals. The Senior Accountant will perform a range of accounting and analysis duties ranging from full-cycle accounting to project analysis. You will be responsible for providing accounting support to accounting supervisors and managers while reporting to a corporate controller. Key daily work primarily consists of project accounting and reporting, annual financial statement preparation, facilitation of the preparation of tax returns by the external auditor, investor reporting, cash management and financial analysis.

Responsibilities:

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

Key Requirements:

  • College Accounting Diploma or University Degree with Accounting focus
  • Great communication skills (both oral and written)
  • 5+ years of experience in a general accounting position
  • Great organizational skills coupled with a can-do attitude

If you 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.

Junior Accountant
Kitchener, Ontario (fully remote)
$50,000-$55,000 plus vacation and good benefits

Posted April 29, 2022.

This real estate organization is a growing yet stable company with a head office in Kitchener. They are currently accepting applications for the newly created position of Junior Accountant – fully remote.

The role of the Junior Accountant provides overall support for the Finance/Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. We are looking for individuals who have 6 months to 2 years of accounting experience with a focus on accounts payable. This role will offer someone good work/life balance and a fully remote work environment.

Responsibilities

  • Proactively and accurately manage project payables and receivables
  • Process bill payments, while ensuring accurate coding and timely approvals
  • Monitor the accuracy of monthly billing and ensure payment is received in a timely manner
  • Process vendor payments, including cheques, EFT’s, and wires
  • Issue, track and manage purchase orders for multiple corporate entities and development projects
  • Manage pre-authorized payments
  • Reconciliation of bank, credit card and GL accounts.
  • Reconciliation of intercompany accounts and transactions
  • Manage correspondence and respond to vendor queries
  • Create new vendors in the system and collect all relevant documentation in a timely manner
  • Manage vendor details and documentation in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage and monitor the general office inbox, and file support documentation in the shared drive accordingly
  • Provide support documentation to internal stakeholders as required
  • Provide support on reporting requirements, and distribute reporting to internal stakeholders
  • Assist with miscellaneous projects and requests from both internal and external stakeholders

 Requirements

  • Minimum of 1-2 years accounting experience in a similar role, preferably with exposure to Construction or Real Estate Development
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to continuous learning
  • Detailed-oriented, while dedicated to working with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency
  • Organized with excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative and identify continuous process improvements
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with QuickBooks 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.

Head of Finance
North GTA
$150,000-$170,000 base plus bonus

Posted April 8,2022.

The company is a private international family office. This mission-based work places importance on solving some of the world’s environmental challenges through its socially responsible products and services. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Head of Finance for the corporate office located in North GTA. This is a place where individuals will strive towards a greater cause while working in a role of great significance for the company.

The Head of Finance will work directly with the Founder to manage and implement both business and financial operations of the subsidiary companies. The role includes being highly experienced in building and managing efficient teams. The responsibilities range from financial preparation, business operations, investor management, HR and more.

Responsibilities

  • Own budgeting, reporting, banking, auditing, cash management, and tax.
  • Board reporting.
  • Preparation and circulation of financial statements (monthly, quarterly, and annually).
  • Handle financial models for forecasting, budgeting, and planning.
  • Manage cash flow planning and investments.
  • Contribute to the analysis of solving business problems to scale operations and assist in any growth.
  • Follow legal compliance on financial operations while having a clear understanding of liabilities and risk management.
  • Manage legal documents and the oversight of HR.
  • Work closely with external parties such as vendors, suppliers, consultants, tax accountants and tax authorities.
  • Accurately and safely manage accounting records to reduce risks.
  • Oversee the management of business and financial operations under an HR lens.
  • Ensure employee payroll, benefit packages, and compensation is managed.
  • Handle the billing of customers, purchasing, expenses, and AR/AP.

 

Requirements

  • University degree
  • CPA required
  • 6+ years of experience in accounting and finance
  • Experience managing relationships with different external consultants – tax, legal, etc.
  • Understanding of Canadian and US financial requirements/regulations
  • US GAAP and ASPE/IFRS
  • 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 Accountant
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
$75,000-$85,000 base plus bonus

posted on March 30, 2022.

The company is one of the best performing residential developers in the GTA. With its strong upward growth, it is no surprise they are also one of the fastest growing businesses in the industry as well. They are currently accepting applications for the role of Project Accountant for the corporate office located in Toronto, Ontario. This is a place where individuals are offered tremendous opportunities to grow and improve.

The role of the Project Accountant will be to manage the monthly accounting and reporting cycle for residential and condominium projects. The Project Accountant will be responsible for supporting project management with financial analysis or other information related tasks.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and manage reports, budgets, and transfers.
  • Develop accurate financial analysis.
  • Perform monthly bank and HST reconciliations, also ensuring the timely submission of HST filings.
  • Liaise with cost consultants and lenders to ensure monthly reports are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Prepare SOA and Final Closing trackers.
  • Analyze project costs and prepare funding schedules.
  • Ensure monthly construction billing packages are accurate.
  • Prepare year-end financial reports.

Requirements

  • Post secondary education, specialty in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • CPA actively pursued or completed.
  • 2 years of experience in a similar role. Real estate role with experience in developmental projects considered an asset.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility to manage multiple projects while meeting 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.