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Corporate Controller, Canadian Commercial


Overview

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Corporate Controller 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. Monthly review and analysis of the property operating results to budget, assist Director of Finance in generating monthly operating financial reports for management, institutional investors and the board of directors, and make suggestions for business improvements.  Participate in monthly calls with property manager, asset management and finance to review results
  2. Quarterly review of asset management presentations for institutional investors
  3. Corporate accounting that includes:
    • To review the monthly accounting records for the Limited Partnerships
    • The preparation/review of the commercial acquisition accounting
  4. Review and assist with the completion of annual financial statements for all institutional investors.  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 year end audit working papers and liaising with auditors
  5. 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 as required
  6. Lead/assist Director of Finance with quarter end and year end external reporting processes for reviews / audits & CAMs
  7. Participate as a key member of the finance team in evaluating and analyzing property and corporate financials during budget process
  8. Prepare/review accurate cash flow projections on a bi-weekly basis and present to management
  9. Review and approve monthly cash calls from PMs and transfer funds accordingly
  10. Use forecasting to ensure adequate planning for credit facility draw downs
  11. Debt compliance and reporting
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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