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Randstad: Accounting Supervisor – Real Estate


This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted November 21, 2020.

Are you a designated accountant (or pursuing designation) with experience working in the real estate industry, supporting the accounting for commercial property (such as office, industrial, and retail properties)?

Do you have experience working for a large corporate organization with a vast portfolio of property?

If so, we have an excellent opportunity for you!We are currently looking for an Accounting Supervisor Real Estate to support our client, a leading insurance and professional services organization, within their Downtown Ottawa office (working remotely until further notice).

In this role you will work full time hours on an 18 month assignment, earning a pay rate competitive within the industry.

As an Accounting Supervisor Real Estate you will be responsible for the implementation and maintaining of a working system of internal controls that will ensure the financial performance of the company’s assets are adequately depicted and all related reporting prepared in compliance with financial policies.

This will include but not be limited to the following: Review, recommend, and implement improvements to established procedures and processes to increase operational efficiency Analyze and support identification of opportunities to reduce operating costs, monitor effectiveness of Real Estate Operations using key indicators and highlight areas requiring action Generate innovative ideas and insights to improve processes within the Real Estate office and research/analysis of potential opportunities and issues Effectively build strong working relationships with Head Office staff, Regional office building and office staff, Tenants and partners in joint ventures Influence and negotiate with others within Head Office and Real Estate Office to meet deadlines Liaise with Real Estate Head Office on all accounting transactions, lease administration activity and financial reporting Provide guidance to staff on accounting processes and communicate information required to produce timely and accurate financial reporting.

Review, analyze and resolve any financial accounting issues that may arise in conjunction with Real Estate Head Office Accounting staff.

Produce and provide variance analysis property reporting packages for joint venture partners Lead the preparation of the Property Management Annual Operating Plan, Quarterly and/or Monthly Forecasts and variance analyses for submission to Head Office Assist Property Management and planning staff with capital and expense projects Provide high level analysis of the Real Estate portfolio as required by the AVP and Regional Director for all contracts, AR status etc.

Liaise with real estate consultants for the annual appraisal process for all owned buildings and organize the required financial data, rent rolls and capital plans Lead and manage Property Administration, Administrative and Reception staff for the Real Estate Office.

Perform all staffing functions including hiring, training, motivating, performance assessments and development Process new hire documentation for the Real Estate Regional Office.

Assist AVP and Regional Director in the annual compensation review cycle Act a point of contact for technology implementations, repairs and service hardware/software requirementsAdvantages Gain experience working for a globally recognized organizations Work full time hours on a long term contract Earn a competitive pay rate within the industry Downtown Ottawa, ON location (working remotely until further notice)Qualifications 4+ years working in a property management accounting department or similar.

Preference will be given to those who have worked within a commercial real estate environment.

Experience overseeing the activities of other accountants Previous experience with Yardi Voyager is a MUST Exposure to professional accounting environment such as working in an audit firm or back office accounting department.

Experience in large corporate and/or multi-national company environment is preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Excel and working with enterprise systems such as ERP preferred.

A University Degree or College Diploma in an accounting related field of study and active enrollment in a recognized accounting program (CPA).

Working knowledge of month-end and accounting cycle for the preparation of full set of financial statements for properties.

Preparation/review of financial statements, cash management, budgets, audit working papers and Tenant operating cost adjustments.

Excellent communication including strong written and verbal communication skills.

Highly organized with an exceptional attention to detail.

Effective time management skills, works well under pressure to meet tight deadlines; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities; ability to prioritize workload; ability to work and analyze at a high level; willingness to learn ina dynamic environment that includes new ideas and change The ability to perform with exceptional integrity, always striving to do the right thing and help to create an environment built on trust, honesty and respect.

Keen interest and dedication to life-long learning and self-improvement.

Dedication to service excellence for customers, clients, and team members with an eagerness to share ideas and look for opportunities to improve.TyronePhone Number:416.861.9888 Fax Number:416.861.8727