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.

Director of Finance
Markham, Ontario
$130,000-$140,000 base plus bonus, excellent benefits and vacation

Posted on January 18, 2022.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company in Markham, ON. They are looking for an experienced Accounting coming from real estate development to join the small but growing team. This position will support the current CFO and will ultimately move up to lead a significant portion of the business. As it stands now, the position will be very hands-on sole contribution role.

Reporting to the CFO, the Director of Finance will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and analysis for a portfolio of real estate assets. Working with the Corporate Controller, the Director will aid in all corporate accounting, including yearly reviews and tax planning, and reporting for certain legal entities, assist with financings for new and existing assets and be a key liaison with lenders. Responsibilities will also include due diligence for acquisitions and help with pro-forma modeling, sensitivity analysis along with purchase and divestiture analysis. You will also lead development and project accounting for certain key projects, including monthly draw process. The role will provide significant exposure to senior executives and help chart the strategic growth for the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial statements with notes in accordance with accounting standards on a monthly/quarterly/semi-annual/annual basis as per company requirements.
  • Perform cash flow analysis on an individual entity and portfolio basis Perform monthly analysis of hospitality portfolio, including benchmarking
  • Assist in the preparation of detailed year end working paper files for audit or review purposes.
  • Manage and prepare all lender reporting along with internal debt schedules
  • Assist with new and existing financings including review, drafting and negotiations of credit agreements and working with legal counsel
  • Produce portfolio metrics looking for opportunities for improvement of margins
  • Manage banking relationships and assist with wire transfers and cash management
  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecast as required
  • Assist in reviewing due diligence materials, review of asset purchase & sale agreements for the acquisition of hospitality and real estate assets.
  • Develop acquisition pro-formas and perform sensitivity analysis.
  • Lead project accounting and monthly draw process for key projects
  • Work with tax consultants and CFO for tax review and planning for entities
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as required

Requirements:

  • Education level – University degree,
  • Experience – Minimum 5 years’ experience, preferable in real estate
  • Exposure to financing; due diligence; acquisitions/divestitures, project accounting and corporate tax an asset
  • Specific skills – Strong computer skills, specifically in Excel with strong proficiency developing pro-formas and financial modeling.
  • Personal characteristics – strong communication skills, detailed orientated, logical thinker, ability to present numbers
  • Certifications – CPA certification, CFA – preferred
  • Physical abilities – Must be able to sit and concentrate for long periods of 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. 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
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
$65,000-$85,000 base plus full benefits, bonus, 4-5 weeks of vacation, and great company culture

Posted on January 11, 2022.

Our client is an established and respected real estate organization located in downtown Toronto, ON.

Our client is looking for a Senior Accountant to join the team. In this role you will report to an experienced VP Finance who believes in treating people with respect and giving lots of autonomy. The position will handle the financial accounting for a number of different companies in this organization. Individuals who have experience doing the accounting for private family business will be given preference – ideally individuals who have dealt with complex holding and trust company set-ups and doing the working papers, reviews and variance analysis for all of these, including partnerships.

As the Senior Accountant you will be given the opportunity to do full-cycle financial accounting for a number of different companies with multiple partners. You will gain exposure to real estate management, real estate development, and several other industries. As we are currently dealing with year-end, whoever gets this role will be expected to come in and with little hand-holding grasp the financials for the year-end.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all financial working papers, reviews and variance analysis for corporate entities, partnerships, joint ventures, trusts and holding companies
  • Responsible for financial review and variance analysis for investments
  • Responsible for accurate completion of monthly, quarterly and year-end files
  • Assist and co-ordinate with the year-end audits and working papers for various legal entities
  • Responsible for all aspects of General Ledger accounting
  • Record and analyze transactions for multiple tiers holding entities, and apply the proper accounting solution
  • Assist with the establishment of standardized reporting, policies and procedures and systems to support a standardized platform
  • Ensure consistent adherence of accounting standards, principles, policies and procedures.
  • Other analyses and special projects as required by Management Team

Requirements:

  • Experience with full disclosure financial reporting and consolidation
  • 3 years of experience in Financial 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 (Quickbooks, Yardi, Excel, Word,) 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.

Accounts Payable Specialist
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid)
$50,000-$60,000 plus great benefits

Posted on January 11, 2022.

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

The role of the Accounts Payable Specialist provides overall support for the Finance/Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. The role will be responsible for processing invoices and preparing payments accurately, efficiently and within a suitable time frame.  This position will allow for growth with the department, so apply now!

Responsibilities:

  • sort, code and match invoices
  • enter and upload invoices into system
  • track employee expenses and process expense reports
  • prepare and perform check runs
  • reconcile accounts payable transactions
  • research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
  • correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
  • post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • prepare monthly HST report
  • perform monthly bank reconciliation
  • record accounts receivable payments

Requirements:

  • Diploma or university degree
  • A minimum of 1 year of Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Priority will be given to individuals coming from construction or development but it is not required
  • Proficient in data entry and document management

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 Accountant
Ancaster, ON – In office
$75,000-$100,000 base plus full benefits, bonus, 3 weeks of vacation, and great company culture

Posted on January 11, 2022.

Our client is an established and respected non-profit organization located in Ancaster, Ontario. We are looking to find a strong Senior Accountant to join this small, positive and unique accounting department. We are looking for someone who has their CPA completed or is pursuing it and has experience with well-rounded accounting duties. Excellent hands-on training will be provided, but with at least several years of experience in accounting, you will be able to pick up the work fairly quickly.

This organization has a notoriously low turnover rate with a high level of ethics and respect within the company. Individuals who take pride in their work and can work well in a team will fit in perfectly.

As the Senior Accountant you will be given the opportunity to do full-cycle financial accounting for a number of different companies with multiple partners involved. One key selling feature is that it is expected in 5-7 years that this individual will take over as Finance Director, when the incumbent retires. If you’re looking for a place with unique non-profit accounting work, some investment work as well as great work life balance, look no further!

Responsibilities:

  • Reconciliation of all corporate bank accounts
  • Prepare monthly accounting and investment journal entries
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of the trial balance and all site financial statements
  • Responsible for the preparation and upkeep of monthly corporate supporting schedules
  • Responsible for monthly investment reports for all investments, including social impact investments
  • Responsible for investment withdrawal requests and new investments, ensures proper corporate authorization
  • Authorize bank wires and transfers as well as payroll transfers and payments for all payroll accounts
  • Responsible for the corporate account analysis of balance sheet, income, and expense accounts for financial statement backup
  • Prepare corporate working papers, records, and draft statements for the Auditors
  • Help prepare the T3010 Charities Return
  • Involved in the annual operating and capital budgets
  • Responsible for credit card applications and tracking
  • Responsible for annual reporting with the Provinces and Territories
  • Responsible for sharing of data at Finance and Investment zoom meetings
  • Responsible for minutes of Investment meetings
  • Responsible for review of investment invoices to ensure proper fees paid
  • Responsible for quarterly packages for investment meetings
  • Responsible for calculation of quarterly investment asset mix reports
  • Responsible for preparation of investment income and expense budgets
  • Ensure all investment management agreements, contracts and account documentation is up to date

Requirements:

  • CPA designation or pursuing it
  • 5-10 years of experience in accounting
  • Ideally some experience within the non-profit sector, but it is not mandatory
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • 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 (EXCEL, accounting software, tax software, zoom, teams, etc.)

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 Accountant
Toronto, Ontario
$70,000-$80,000 base plus bonus, 3 weeks of vacation and benefits

Posted on January 11, 2022.

Our client is a growing company with their head office in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Finance Director is looking for a Senior Accountant to come with experience in full cycle accounting. This is a great position for someone looking for a stable company that has a lovely progressive work environment. You would be responsible for an array of duties like month-end, draw process, working papers and reporting, some analysis and occasional budgeting.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare year-end financial packages and liaise with external auditor
  • Prepare bank and credit card reconciliations
  • Reconcile intercompany accounts
  • Verify and approve statement of adjustments, prepare and post interim occupancy closing and final closing entries
  • Prepare Construction Draw Package
  • Review and process all commission invoices
  • Review and process all trade invoices
  • Track budget changes and perform budget updates on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly HST filing
  • Keep track of all sales and purchaser deposits, reconcile with lawyer’s trust report monthly

Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education with a specialty in Accounting, Business or Finance
  • CPA designation is an asset or pursuing
  • Deep understanding of Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (ASPE)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role or public accounting firm focused on real estate development clients
  • 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

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.

Director of Finance
Toronto, Ontario (hybrid work set up)
$145K-$175K base plus 25% bonus, excellent benefits, RRSP matching and more

Posted on December 15, 2021.

Growing and Established Real Estate Company in Toronto.

Our client is a well-known company with a great name in their industry located downtown Toronto. This role is pivotal for the financial operations of the business and will manage a team of 3 individuals made up of a Manager and several analysts/accountants. The Director of Finance will report into the CFO and the growth opportunities in this organization are endless.

The Director of Finance will plan, organize, and direct the activities of the corporate head office accounting and financial reporting functions in support of overall company strategies and objectives, as established by the executive team. We are focused on finding someone who has a strong track record of building and improving processes while finding efficiencies along the way.

Responsibilities

  • Accountable for ensuring that the Company’s monthly, quarterly and annual financial and bank reporting is timely, accurate, and in compliance with GAAP.
  • Preparation of the Company’s financial and management reports including internal monthly financial reporting of actuals versus budget and the quarterly statutory financial statements, notes and Management Discussion and Analysis.
  • Analysis and interpretation of trends requiring management’s attention.
  • Direct the organization’s accounting and financial close functions;
  • Oversee the group consolidation of all divisional reporting packages from the corporate offices, US and Canadian operations;
  • Provide leadership and support to the corporate and divisional finance teams as it relates to financial reporting and the application of the company’s accounting principles.
  • Review and recommend accounting policy for complex transactions.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and adherence to accounting policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Risk Management and Process Improvement, the recommendation and implementation of improved internal control processes.
  • Oversee the quarterly and annual external audit functions.
  • A leader in accounting and finance process improvements.
  • Accountable for effective management of the Finance and Accounting department including: attracting and developing a skilled and engaged team, conducting employee performance reviews and establishing objectives aligned to meet the company’s strategy and direction, adherence to health & safety policy/procedures.
  • Communicates business strategy and provides leadership to the team. Plans, organizes, and measures work performed within the department to professionally deliver the highest level of services in a cost effective manner

Key Requirements

  • University Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Admin and CPA designation (CPA, CA preferred)
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in Finance/Accounting with 3 years at the Controller level
  • IFRS and ASPE reporting experience
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Roll-up-the-sleeves attitude and an ability to work in an environment that is not as automated as other organizations its size
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to lead this accounting and finance team

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.

Director – Acquisitions and Investments
Toronto, Ontario

$150,000-$180,000 base plus bonus and equity

Posted on November 18, 2021.

Our client is an established and growing real estate investment firm, located in midtown Toronto. They are looking for someone to fill a very important position, reporting directly to the 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 Director – Acquisitions and Investments will be accountable for the financial analysis and modelling for all new and existing business investment opportunities in primarily the residential real estate development sector. With the support of a small team of analysts, you will be directly involved in capital raising and corporate development.

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 eight (8) 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.

Business Development Manager – Real Estate Lending
Mid-town Toronto, ON (mostly working in the office)
Competitive salary including a decent base salary, bonus, and stock options

Posted November 4, 2021.

Our client is a growing financial services organization focused on real estate lending. We are looking for someone who has a strong sales and business development background. This position is a very unique one where it can merge someone’s desire to work in finance and sales. The position will be part of an exciting start-up that has already been in business for 5 years but is now experiencing great growth. You will be responsible for analyzing and structuring deals with sophisticated real estate investors purchasing or refinancing distressed single-family, multi-family, industrial, commercial, and development assets.

We are looking for a self-starter who can embrace a fast-paced start up environment and feel comfortable with having exposure to a diverse set of responsibilities. This role will give you the opportunity to showcase and develop both analytical finance-related skills and client-facing / sales skills. You will be responsible for forging new relationships, cold calling, providing support and guidance to new and existing clients, and often serving as the point of contact throughout the loan origination process.

Responsibilities

  • Develop business with borrowers who are real estate investors and may be purchasing or refinancing investment real estate including distressed single-family, multi-family, industrial, commercial and development assets.
  • Assist with marketing efforts to steadily grow the company’s pipeline of new deals.
  • Collect and organize necessary documents from borrowers for underwriting.
  • Perform initial valuation analysis and due diligence on the borrower and the collateral.
  • Order and conduct an initial review of third-party reports to ensure loan requests align with the company’s risk parameters.
  • Coordinate with internal and external resources to analyze suitability of loan requests.
  • Update risk and loan pricing models on a periodic basis.
  • Help clients optimize their real estate investments by finding the best financing solutions based on investment goals and strategies.
  • Qualify clients and their deals to ensure a strong fit between the client’s needs and the company’s product offerings.

Basic Qualifications

  • 2-5 years of experience in finance, lending, underwriting, or sales
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or engineering is preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Deep understanding of technology and software tools
  • Flexible and focused on solutions
  • Organized and self-sufficient

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.

Finance Manager – Construction Projects
$100,000 – $120,000 (plus bonus, pension, excellent benefits and 3 weeks of vacation)
Toronto, ON

Posted on October 23, 2021.

Our client is a construction company located in Toronto, ON. Due to growth, they are looking for a Finance Manager to join the Director and supervise four accountants. This Finance Manager will be responsible for reporting, budgeting, forecasting and have full ownership over day-to-day transactions for the division.   

Our client offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits and wellness programs. As a well-respected organization internationally, our client is a place that experiences very little turnover and is a company where you can join and grow your career in accounting/finance.

Responsibilities

  • Financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and review of taxes
  • Prepare monthly consolidated financial statements and related schedules & notes
  • Implement & manage internal control procedures
  • Coordinate & manage internal and external audits
  • Develop annual budgets and quarterly forecasts in concert with the respective business partners
  • Investigate / analyze departmental variances from budgets/forecast on a monthly/quarterly basis – working closely with business partners
  • Support accounting research to provide recommendations, ensuring the Company complies with all areas of IFRS and in accordance with established company policies and procedures
  • Manage, mentor and develop finance team
  • Build a strong network across various teams to handle a wide range of analytical and operational issues
  • Support preparation of financial presentations & analyses for the leadership team
  • Support preparation of ad-hoc financial analyses (including “what-if” scenario analysis) as required to support business partners

Requirements

  • 6-10 years of professional finance experience
  • Education in Accounting or Business Management
  • Strong knowledge percentage of completion accounting
  • Supervisory experience over others
  • Construction industry experience is mandatory
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Ability to work independently as well as in 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.

Senior Financial Analyst
Toronto, ON
$70,000-$80,000 base plus bonus, vacation, and health/dental benefits

Posted on October 20, 2021.

Our client is a well-known consumer packaged goods company in the heart of Toronto. They are looking for a new Senior Financial Analyst to step in and lead the finance communication for the sales team to ensure customer pricing and promotions are accurately accounted for and reflected in the ERP, but also provide business insights / recommendations to improve future financials. As a leader in this group, you will work with the sales team to complete the annual operating budgets, ensure monthly expenses are accurately recorded and provide performance management insights.

We are looking for someone who has a keen eye for details and is very organized. You will be responsible for analyzing all accruals and adjusting on a tertial basis along with other special project work. Don’t wait any longer to apply!

Responsibilities

  • Provide monthly trade spend reporting and variance analysis
  • Complete Customer Profit and Loss Statements on a regular basis with the expectation of explaining variances and assisting in improving customer performances
  • Provide Key Account Managers with financial support in order to help them achieve their business objectives
  • Proactively recommend changes to processes and procedures to ensure efficient flow of information and resolution of issues
  • Work with sales / marketing in completing annual budgets
  • Set up all customer pricing and programs in the ERP in an accurate and timely manner
  • Provide Sales support to complete monthly trade accruals
  • Review and analyze trade performance on a tertial basis and make recommendations for adjustments
  • Liaise with A/R with respect to deductions discrepancies and resolve issues
  • Process credits against customer accounts where necessary
  • Reconcile markdown accruals and adjust for actual
  • Liaise with Customer Service regarding pricing discrepancies and resolve issues with Sales or the customer
  • Ad-hoc projects

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance preferred
  • CPA designation complete or enrolled in the program
  • 3 years of experience minimum, preferably with a CPG company, pricing experience preferred
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Excellent analytical and strong communication skills
  • A proactive nature to provide financial support to the business.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft 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. 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.