Continually address any changes and/or improvements that present themselves on a day-to-day basis and strive to not only improve the accounting and administrative process, but also ensure that appropriate respect and attention is given by each member of his/her team to the other functional areas of the company, our auditors, our tenants, and outside vendors with which they must coordinate to accomplish their mission.
College Diploma and/or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting field;
Enrolled in 3rd or 4th level of a Professional Accounting designation (CGA, CMA);
Additional designation and/or certification an asset;
Candidates with additional experience (preferably in the industry) in lieu of the education requirements above may also be considered.
Minimum three years accounting experience, one to two years property accounting experience, would be preferred;
Good oral and written communication skills;
Intermediate excel skills.
The specific duties and responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:
Ensure all monthly and quarterly financial and management reporting required is delivered accurately and on a timely basis;
Ensure all accounting records related to all properties are kept up to date within guidelines established by generally accepted accounting principles and by the company and/or its partners/co-owners;
Reconcile and maintain a full understanding of all balance sheet and income statement accounts and prepare a detailed variance analysis of revenue and expenses;
Review and post monthly rent roll. Prepare monthly rental charge notice and deliver to tenant 60 days prior to the effective increase date;
Review and monitor accounts receivable. Reconcile accounts receivable accounts when required.
Prepare accurate tenant chargebacks on a timely basis;
Prepare property tax billings, for tenants not billed monthly, in accordance with the tenant leases and within 24 hours of receipt of the property tax bill;
Maintain and clear tenant query log and ensure tenant files are current at all times;
Ensure all HST and other legislated taxes are reconciled and remitted;
Prepare monthly cash distributions;
Prepare all CAM/tax recoveries adjustment billings in accordance with the tenant leases and ensure that all adjustment billings are delivered to tenants within 90 days of year-end;
Responsible for completing accounting portion of assigned budgets within assigned deadlines;
Assist with auditor requirements, including the company’s audit firm and all partner/co-owner audit firms, as well as government audits when required;
Ensure timely, accurate and complete leasing and disposition fees;
Assist in the accounting of property acquisitions and dispositions and participate in the due diligence and statement of adjustment phases, as required;
Continually monitor and review accounting processes and procedures and recommend changes as appropriate to improve internal controls and/or efficiencies.
The Property Accountant must be client focused, advocate and communicate a positive image of the company, both internally and externally. The Property Accountant shall take accountability for decisions made and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner in representing the company’s interests. The Property Accountant shall demonstrate entrepreneurialism and behave like an “owner” in carrying out daily tasks and responsibilities; demonstrating creativity and resourcefulness in achieving desired results. Property Accountant is expected to be a team player and work effectively with colleagues and associates in terms of input, sharing of ideas and working to achieve common goal.