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.

Financial Controller
Toronto, ON
$85,000-$95,000 plus great benefits

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a growing Real Estate company located in Toronto, ON and is seeking a Financial Controller for their team. 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; 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, that is 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

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Director of Finance
Toronto, ON
$150,000-$170,000 base (plus 20% bonus)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is a growing and established company located in Downtown Toronto seeking a Director of Finance candidate. This role is pivotal for the financial operations of the business and will manage a team of 8 individuals made up of a Controller and 7 accounting staff. 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

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • 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.

Accounting

  • 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. 

Governance

  • 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.

Managing the Corporate Finance Team

  • 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

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca (with your resume and cover letter). Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Accounts Payable Specialist
North York, ON
$40,000-$50,000 plus great benefits

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

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 Finch. The business has a very relaxed, calm atmosphere where individuals are respected by a trusting and kind ownership.

The role of the Accounts Payable Specialist coordinator 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 within the Accounts Payable 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

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please apply now and contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Accounts Payable Specialist
Concord, ON
$55,000-$65,000 (plus great benefits!)

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is an established manufacturing company that is in growth mode. They’re currently seeking an Accounts Payable Specialist for their corporate office in Concord, Ontario. The company possesses a work culture that values high-performance, experience, and efficiency, and team work. 

The Accounts Payable Specialist will provide overall support for the Finance and Accounting team in a fast-paced, multi-company environment. The candidate will process invoices and prepare payments in an accurate, efficient and timely manner. There is career growth within the Accounts Payable department, so apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Complete payments and controls expenses by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices
  • Reconcile processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances
  • Charge expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries
  • Pay vendors by monitoring discount opportunities, scheduling/preparing checks, and resolving purchase orders, contracts, invoices, or payment discrepancies/documentation
  • Reconcile subledger accounts and performing recharges and payments
  • Ensure credit is received for outstanding memos
  • Issue stop-payments or purchase order amendments
  • Pay employees expenses by receiving/verifying expense reports, prepare checks
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Verify vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions
  • Report sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices

Requirements

  • Diploma or university degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of Accounts Payable experience
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to prioritize tasks with a keen attention to detail
  • Great communication skills – written and oral
  • Advanced Excel skills – i.e. pivot tables, vlookups, etc.
  • Proficient in data entry and document management

If you’re interested in learning more about the role, please contact elan@winchesters.ca with your resume and cover letter. Unfortunately, due to a high volume of applicants, only individuals chosen for an interview will be contacted.

Senior Analyst – Acquisitions and Investments
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
$80,000-$100,000 base plus bonus

Unfortunately, this position is no longer available.

Our client is an established and growing boutique family office with a focus on alternative investments that is looking for a strong Analyst or Development Manager to step into this Senior Analyst position reporting directly to the President/CEO. This position will be instrumental in strategically evaluating new investment opportunities, offering someone a great opportunity to assist in sourcing and structuring new investments, monitoring the existing portfolio, and help the owner at a strategic level.

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 15 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 investment firm.

The Senior Analyst will be accountable for the financial analysis and modelling for all new and existing business investment opportunities in areas such as real estate development, energy, and other forms of investment. As a close-knit team, this family office is seeking someone with a strong work ethic desiring a long-term future with the firm. He/she will be a key collaborator to the President in ensuring the deliverance of key metrics to support the strategic plan. You should come with prior real estate development experience.

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 or similar
  • 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

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please send your resume in confidence to elan@winchesters.ca. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, only those individuals chosen for interview will be contacted.

Project Accountant
Downtown Toronto, Ontario
$60,000-$70,000 annual salary, 3 weeks of vacation, great health/dental benefits

Posted on October 27, 2021.

Our client is a well-respected real estate company that is heavily involved in residential real estate development in the Greater Toronto Area. They are looking to hire a new Project Accountant to the team and this is a great opportunity for someone currently working in Accounts Payable in real estate development. This is a role within a CPA-accredited training company so if growing your career beyond just Accounts Payable is a motivation of yours, apply now!

Responsibilities

  • Create purchase orders and change orders within the accounting system using cost codes consistent with project budgets while complying to project specific workflows;
  • Prepare invoice packages for draw packages;
  • Review invoices, collect supporting backup, and facilitate approvals for the Development Department payment processing;
  • Conduct vendor progress billing, hold back and job cost reconciliations on an ongoing basis;
  • Generate variance reports to Project Managers and assist with quarterly project cost-to-complete reviews;
  • Provide support with mailing/couriering cheques as needed and filing paid invoices promptly and accurately;
  • Prepare project related accrual reports to support monthly draws for the Accounting Department;

Requirements

  • Degree or diploma
  • Experience working in Accounts Payable within real estate development or construction
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices, and the analysis and reporting of financial-related reports
  • Experience with Draws and/or large construction/consultant contracts
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

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.