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.

Assistant Controller
North York, Toronto
$100,000-$120,000 base plus bonus

Posted May 9, 2022.

Our client is a long-standing real estate development company in North York. They are looking for a committed individual to join the growing and collaborative team as an Assistant Controller. This is a new role due to the growth of the company. If you’d like to join a work environment where creativity and team work is essential, they would love to hear from you!

The Assistant Controller will provide accounting in all areas of real estate development and assets under management. This position will allow the successful candidate to seek opportunities of growth while working for a company that really values respect and working together towards achieving desired results as a team.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of financial statements for multiple entities and working on year-end audits
  • Preparation of quarterly reports
  • Oversee all transactions
  • Cash management and forecasting
  • Communication with internal/external stakeholders from various departments/functions
  • Support in creation and implementation of standard processes and procedures
  • Reporting of Leasing income, Sales revenue, Operating expenses, and Construction costs are accurately stated in general ledger
  • Preparation of accounting reports based on general ledger for use by other team members
  • Provide impact to budget and variances after monitoring financial performance of Projects in Development
  • Familiarizing with project financing arrangements for Project in Development and the preparation of reporting to lenders
  • Assist in preparing reports for Assets under Management

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree specializing in business/commerce, real estate, or related discipline
  • CPA designation
  • 4 -10 years of experience in accounting/finance field
  • Experience in real estate, emphasis on land and housing development industry
  • Knowledge of accounting practices related to development, project financing and asset management
  • Advanced level computer skills, emphasis on Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to navigate internal/external relationships

 

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.

Director of Accounting
Mississauga, Ontario (on-site)
$140,000-$160,000 base plus bonus

Posted May 9, 2022.

Our client is a Real Estate development company in Mississauga. They are looking for an eager Director of Accounting to join the dynamic and growing accounting team. This is a new role due to the growth of the company. Previous experience managing an accounting team within a real estate organization is ideal.

The Director of Accounting will lead and provide support to a diverse accounting team with roles varying from a Corporate Controller to a Project Accountant and also Accounting clerks. This position is a very unique role giving the successful candidate the opportunity to have a great amount of leadership while working in a company that really values positivity and respect. This employer will require the Director of Accounting to be in the office located in Mississauga 5 days per week with a bit of flexibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading and supporting an accounting team
  • Have full involvement and assistance of developing, implementing, and monitoring accounting procedures
  • Work with VP of Finance to prepare quarterly financial reporting package
  • Assist in preparing corporate budgeting, forecasting and cash flow analysis
  • Approve and ensure accuracy of month-end, quarter-end and year-end closings
  • Review year-end financial package for external accountants
  • Reporting to senior management on financial reporting
  • Managing auditors and activities
  • Assist in preparation of financial reports
  • Managing the banking relationships
  • Communication with CRA and review HST filings
  • Ensure smooth co-ordination of all information and financial data throughout company

 Requirements:

  • CPA Designation
  • 5 – 7 years of experience with some spent as a supervisor
  • Knowledge of accounting practices related to land development and homebuilding
  • Advanced level computer skills, emphasis on Excel
  • Working knowledge of Newstar is an asset
  • 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.

VP Finance
Aurora, Ontario
$175,000-$210,000 base plus bonus

Posted May 17, 2022.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company located in the north GTA. They are looking for an experienced Director of Finance or VP Finance to join the small and growing team. This will be an excellent position for a VP Finance coming from real estate development or a Director of Finance taking the step up into this role also from a real estate development background.

Reporting to the partners, the VP Finance will be responsible for treasury, strategic management, consolidated planning and forecasting, and review of internal/external reporting. A key requirement of this position will be due diligence for purchase and sale of sites, reviewing project proformas, facilitating mortgage and construction financing and dealing with all joint venture partners. Don’t wait any longer to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the firm’s strategic financial objectives and fulfill all financial-related matters; including reporting, modelling, cash management, budgeting, tax and treasury for the organization
  • Provide financial leadership and advice on transaction-related services to the partners, including the limited partnerships, trusts and other entities that the organization establishes for investment vehicles
  • Responsible for all tax matters for the corporate structure. Continually ensure the business is compliant with current and future tax matters at the Individual, Corporate, Trust and Limited Partnership levels
  • Oversee the insurance and risk management practices
  • Responsible to review all financial reporting under ASPE

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or business administration
  • CPA designation would be an asset
  • Expertise with mortgages, loans and joint ventures
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Able to create and promote a positive and supportive working environment
  • Proactive, hands-on strategic thinker
  • Experience in real estate development industry is mandatory
  • Strong interpersonal and communication 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
Downtown Toronto, ON
$75,000-$85,000 base plus company-paid benefits

Posted May 17, 2022.

Our client is a Toronto-based real estate company looking to find a Project Accountant for a newly created role in the accounting team due to growth of the department. The position will have full-cycle accounting duties for a brand-new project for the group while being supported by an AP/Admin team. 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 Project Accountant will report to the Manager of Project Accounting and will be responsible for managing the monthly accounting and reporting cycle for some high-profile residential development projects. Additional responsibilities will be required on a periodic basis including supporting project managers with information requests or financial analysis. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, well organized and hard-working. They also must feel comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities:

  • 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;
  • Ensure that invoices are entered into the system correctly by AP Clerks and that all the relevant supporting schedules are complete and accurate;
  • 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;
  • Prepare year-end financial reports and schedules and provide all required information to external accountants for preparation of financial statements and tax filings;
  • Support internal teams with requested financial analysis on an ad-hoc basis;

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting or Business Administration
  • CPA designation or actively pursuing it
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role; real estate accounting experience with exposure to development projects is considered an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to work outside of core hours when business needs dictate
  • Highest degree of integrity, honesty and commitment to professionalism
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to present information in a clear manner

 

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.

Payroll Manager
Markham, ON (hybrid)
$95,000-$105,000 base plus great benefits

Posted on June 3, 2022.

This is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. They work to provide access to services and care while delivering an extraordinary patient experience. They are currently looking for a Payroll Manager to join the team. Are you ready to join an environment dedicated to providing patient care while reaping the great benefits attached to the role?

The Payroll Manager will lead payroll administration to ensure employee payments are achieved in a timely and accurate manner. The role will consist of establishing an effective schedule of payroll runs and processes that follow required guidelines. You will manage a small team of payroll specialists and oversee a unionized payroll of over 3000 staff.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct payroll team
  • Direct payroll services to ensure timely services and processing of bi-weekly payroll in compliance to legislations
  • Handle payroll reports
  • Manage year-end reconciliations: assist with T4 and T4A
  • Contribute and assist in any growth regarding opportunity improvements
  • Implement and design updated payroll processes to ensure efficiency
  • Assist in ensuring external factors, employees, and managers are following appropriate procedures for information retrieval
  • Work with other areas such as compensation, benefits, and pension
  • Work with the Finance team to balance payroll related sheets by auditing information to identify discrepancies
  • Assist outside auditors and conduct analysis when needed
  • Review payroll audits for quality control measures

 

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in related field
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant work experience in payroll leadership
  • Process improvement assistance a requirement
  • CPM is preferred (Member of Canadian Payroll Association and Certified Payroll Manager)
  • Meditech Payroll Processing experience required
  • Previous experience in healthcare setting considered an asset
  • Payroll systems management experience is preferred
  • T4 creation and year-end processes experience is considered an asset
  • Direct federal and provincial compliance experience required
  • Ability to provide customer focused services
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve
  • Good attendance and performance records
  • Ability to commit to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others while ensuring organization, health and safety, and mandatory education legislations are followed thoroughly

 

If you would like to find out more about the role, please email Paul Young (paul@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.

 

Accountant
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid work set up)
$55,000-$65,000 base plus full benefits, bonus, 3-4 weeks of vacation, and great company culture

Posted on March 7, 2022.

Excellent established and respected organization in Toronto, ON.

Our client is looking for an Accountant to join the team. The position is available because the current individual requires total Work-From-Home and the company can only provide 2-3 days per week at home. In this role you will report to an experienced Accounting Manager who is a big developer of people and believes in a positive work culture. The organization is a stable family-run business and offers competitive compensation along with recognition of career development. This is a mid level position and is a great opportunity for growth, autonomy, and career progression.

As the Accountant you will be given the opportunity to do accounts payable, HST filing, monthly construction financial draws, assisting with financial statement reconciliation and much more! You will gain exposure to real estate management, real estate development, and several other industries

Responsibilities:

  • Managing daily, monthly and yearly accounting and financial tasks
  • Responsible for invoice processing
  • Assisting in reconciliation of financial statements
  • Assisting with reviewing income and expense analysis
  • Match and ensure appropriate coding of invoices to GL accounts
  • Enter invoices and credit card transactions, following established procedures
  • Perform cheque runs, match cheques with invoices and coordinate mailing of cheques
  • Respond to internal & external requests or inquiries on a timely manner
  • Investigate and resolve billing discrepancies or misapplied transactions
  • Construction draws on a monthly basis
  • Review all credit balances, refunds, and adjustments, and apply adjustments and/or corrections to corporate billing records
  • Balance daily A/P batches
  • Deposit of cheques at banks
  • Participates in month-end and year-end tasks including payment application; bank reconciliation
  • Perform other general accounting & administrative duties such as but not limited to setting up files, maintain vendor lists, filing of invoices & other documents, photocopying & scanning of documents and preparing weekly courier
  • Work with team members to coordinate responsibilities, prioritize tasks, and ensure all important deadlines are met
  • Maintain an effective and professional working relationship with peers and staff
  • Ensure strict confidentiality and privacy of financial records as they relate to the organization and its business partners
  • Act within company policies and procedures, established accounting guidelines, and government regulations

Requirements:

  • 2-3 years of experience in Accounts Payable and junior level accounting
  • University Degree or College degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Proven track record of financial analytical skills
  • Strong time management, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter with a willingness to learn and grow
  • Strong system skills (Navision, Quickbooks, Yardi, Excel, Word, etc.) required

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.

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

Posted on February 28, 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 five 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, including 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 the 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 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

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.

Project Accountant
Midtown Toronto, ON (hybrid)

$80,000-$90,000 base plus company-paid benefits

 Posted on February 24, 2022.

Our client is a Toronto-based real estate company looking to find a Project Accountant for a newly created role in the accounting team due to growth of the department. The position will have full-cycle accounting duties for a brand-new project for the group while being supported by an AP/Admin team. Individuals who are pursuing their CPA designation or who already have it are encouraged to apply as the role reports to a CPA-designated Manager who can sign off on your experience.

The Project Accountant will report to the Manager of Accounting and will be responsible for managing the monthly accounting and reporting cycle for some high-profile residential development projects. Additional responsibilities will be required on a periodic basis including supporting project managers with information requests or financial analysis. The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, well organized and hard-working. They also must feel comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • 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;
  • Ensure that invoices are entered into the system correctly by AP Clerks and that all the relevant supporting schedules are complete and accurate;
  • 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;
  • Prepare year-end financial reports and schedules and provide all required information to external accountants for preparation of financial statements and tax filings;
  • Support internal teams with requested financial analysis on an ad-hoc basis;

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting or Business Administration
  • CPA designation or actively pursuing it
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role; real estate accounting experience with exposure to development projects is considered an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Flexibility to work outside of core hours when business needs dictate
  • Highest degree of integrity, honesty and commitment to professionalism
  • 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. 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 Corporate Accountant
Toronto, ON
$80,000-$90,000 base plus bonus and excellent benefits

Posted on March 15, 2022.

This growing real estate company in Toronto is looking for a new Senior Corporate Accountant.

Our client is a well-known company with a great name in the real estate industry located in Toronto. This role is pivotal for the financial operations of the business and will not manage any individuals, but will act as a senior over an AP associate.

The Senior Corporate Accountant will support the accounting department through the accurate and timely preparation of journal entries, working papers and account reconciliations for the company’s corporate entities in North America, in addition to participating in budgeting, reporting and other processes. The Senior Corporate Accountant is expected to add value to this role by developing an understanding of the businesses supported and the relevance of accounting entries and reconciliations for which he/she is responsible, as well as his/her drive for continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily operations of corporate accounting functions, including journal entries and maintenance of the general ledger, recording of intercompany loans, investments, distributions and management fees, maintaining third party debt and equity transactions, accounts payable, cash and fixed assets and preparation of working papers as required.
  • Prepare month-end reconciliations and journal entries including accruals, prepayments, amortization, bank reconciliations and other entries as required.
  • Analyze variances from budget, forecast and prior period to provide commentary.
  • Work proactively to identify and resolve issues regarding the monthly financial results and liaise with various departments (Tax, Treasury, Legal) as required.
  • Prepare HST returns and initiate payments for HST-registered entities in Canada.
  • Assist with the preparation of the quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Participate in annual budgeting process.
  • Provide assistance to external and internal auditors as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of statutory financial statements for legal entities.
  • Assist where necessary on any special projects or other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a corporate accounting function
  • Experience in a large corporate/publicly traded organization and/or in a multi-currency environment considered is preferred
  • University degree is an asset
  • CPA designation or CPA program substantially completed is an asset
  • Large ERP is an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Effective written and oral 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.