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Accounting Assistant


Head Office


Reporting directly to Accounting Manager and indirectly to the Executive Director of Finance, the Accounting Assistant will support all Starlight Canadian Multi-Family (SCMF) portfolios and will be responsible for the assembly, analysis and reporting of relevant financial data, with a focus on evaluating and optimizing related financial processes and controls. The Accounting Assistant is a key business partner, providing direct data administration support for all Finance portfolio teams. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Detailed review of monthly property level reporting packages provided by property managers. Ensuring reporting packages are fully supportable and accurate
  • Work with the property managers to understand their records and ensure the completeness and accuracy of their work
  • Detailed preparation of consolidated account reconciliations for balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Maintain General Ledger including:
  • Post journal entries
  • Analyze general ledger
  • Making adjustments where needed
  • Develop a strong working relationship with SCMF portfolio teams
  • Review of property managers monthly cash calls
  • Prepare documents required for monthly debt draws
  • Allocate and reconcile monthly or quarterly entity wide invoices
  • Assist with pre-acquisition or pre-disposition activities
  • Assist with ad0hoc data assembly, analysis and reporting, as required
  • Assist with various other ad-hoc projects for the Executive Director of Finance as they arise


  • Accreditations/​experience that demonstrate a sound understanding of Finance/​Accounting
  • A minimum 1 – 2 years of relevant Finance/​Accounting experience
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyze large amounts of data
  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal required
  • Self-motivated and resourceful
  • Proactive and self-directed with demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Dependable and willing to meet deadlines and work overtime as required
  • Experience working with ERP systems (Yardi an asset)
  • Excel – high level of proficiency