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Senior Financial Analyst, Canadian Commercial


Overview

Reporting to the Controller, the Senior Financial Analyst will be a key member of the commercial finance team and with the support of the accounting group is responsible for the following core areas of responsibilities:

1. Accounting supervision of the outsourced commercial property managers to ensure the accurate and efficient month-end reporting. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring all balance sheet accounts are fully supportable.

2. Monthly review and analysis of the property operating results to budget and reforecast, assist Controller in generating monthly operating financial reports for management and the board of directors, and make suggestions for business improvements.

3. Quarterly review of property reforecasts and preparation of variance analysis 

4. Corporate accounting that includes:

- Preparation and review of the monthly accounting records for the Commercial REIT and the Limited Partnership.

- Preparation of the commercial acquisition accounting and communication of the entry to the outsourced property managers.

- Reconciliation of Commercial REIT’s intercompany balances with outsourced property managers.

- Review and process cash distributions from the outsourced property managers.

- To prepare outgoing wire transfers/payments from corporate bank accounts and managing the cash needs of the Commercial REIT.

5. Preparation of the consolidated quarterly and annual financial statements of the Commercial REIT for public reporting. This includes the preparation of accounting memos to document the accounting treatment with reference to IFRS standards, accounting for complex accounting areas and the preparation of the quarter and year end audit working papers and liaising with auditors.

6. Preparation of internal and external financial reporting, MD&A and note disclosures

7. Implementation and continuous improvements of standard operating procedures (SOP) and Internal Control Over Financial Reporting (ICFR) for the operations finance group, managing and working on special projects and to provide support to CFO, Executive DOF, DOF and Controller as required.

Application

Qualified candidates can submit their resume to humanresources@starlightinvest.com

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage, mentor and provide leadership to the outsourced property managers and finance team.
  • Monitor progress and performance of properties.
  • Collaboration with other departments on financial analysis and management reporting
  • Assist with enhancements to the financial reporting and corporate accounting process
  • Ensure policies and procedures are adhered to and deadlines are met.
  • Participate in management meetings and provide input and reports as requested.
Requirements
  • Chartered Professional Accountant designation (CPA-CA or CPA)
  • 3-5 years of public accounting experience auditing clients reporting under IFRS
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles and IFRS.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills.  
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated and resourceful, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive and self-directed with demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Able to prioritize, multi-task and able to work in a changing, fast-paced environment
  • Able to deal with confidential information and demonstrate reliability and dependability 
  • Task orientated, able to work well under pressure, willing to work overtime if needed.
  • Innovative
Location

Head office

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