Controller

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #1128

We are recruiting on behalf of our client, a diversified real estate firm located in Downtown Toronto, for a Controller position. This role will work alongside the executive leadership team, sales, acquisitions & investments and be responsible for the end to end finance functions for the firm’s brokerage business.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and post month-end financials, ensuring accurate financial reporting and control, including but not limited to:
    • Review bank reconciliations and prepare as needed
    • Review accrued month-end payroll and prepare as needed
    • Review and post Work in Progress (WIP)
    • Verify the allocation of Balance Sheet, Revenue and Expense accounts
    • Review and reallocate GL account entries
  • Manage Notes and Loans Payable and Interest Accruals
  • Work closely alongside the Senior Finance Manager, Investments to ensure deadlines are met and execute special projects
  • Ensure accuracy of expenses related to cost allocation job costing and evaluate production’s financial performance
  • Maintain short- and long-term cash flow forecast and review and weekly check runs
  • Responsible for compliance with government reporting requirements, Tax Filings and Audits
  • Report to shareholders, management and banking partners as needed
  • Interact with operations, marketing, new sales and re-sale teams with respect to job-costing issues and provide cost-management insights to management team
  • Prepare and/or revise budgets and forecasts in accordance with organizational requirements
  • Assess and manage both accounting and file management software applications
  • Facilitate monthly Accountant Meeting and quarterly Partners’ Meeting, as well as annual audit and year-end financial reporting

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Accounting, Finance or other related area of study
  • CPA, CA designation
  • Previous Big 4 accounting experience preferred with proven experience in a hands on “Controllership” or “AccountingFinance Manager” capacity
  • Experience working in real estate development, asset management, real estate investment industries considered an asset