Current Opportunities

Real Estate Accountant

GWL Realty Advisors is a leading Canadian real estate investment advisor providing comprehensive asset management, property management, development, portfolio management and specialized real estate advisory services to pension funds and institutional and retail clients. As a trusted real estate investment advisor, we are known for strong corporate governance, stewardship of clients’ assets and a commitment to outstanding customer service. We have earned and maintained the trust of our clients by helping them reach their investment goals. GWL Realty Advisors seeks to deliver strong returns for its investors in order to remain the trusted partner for real estate advice and services.

GWL Realty Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Great-West Life Assurance Company.

At GWL Realty Advisors, trust, accountability and recognition are the cornerstones that have created our unique and rewarding high-performance culture.

Thank you for your interest in joining the GWL Realty Advisors team. Successful candidates whose skills and interests fit the opportunity will be contacted.

Reporting to the Controller, the successful candidate will fill this full-time permanent position of Real Estate Accountant in Montreal, Quebec. This position will provide support to the Accounting team in the preparation of various accounting functions and financial reports.

If this is your new role, you will: 

• Prepare regional consolidated report packages on a timely and accurate basis; including: 
    o Monthly revenue and operating expense budget variance reports 
    o Quarterly capital cost / major repair control reports  
    o Quarterly forecast analysis reports
    o Annual actual versus budget performance measure analysis reports 
• Coordinate and oversee annual fixtures and chattels audits and ensure completion on a timely and accurate basis
• Assist in the budget and reforecast process (prepare and verify Realm Budget Revenue streams  recharge rates, revenue breakdowns etc)
• Assist in acquisition and disposition process (due diligence)
• Assist in the coordination and implementation of training (when necessary); for example: Amortization Model training session and manual, setting up contributors etc
• Assist in and process the following:
    o Journal entries and month end closings for revenue, operating expense and capital expenditures
    o Review all invoices for proper coding and accuracy
    o Preparation of CAM and tax year end invoices
    o Timely completion of annual audit files and year end working papers 
    o Set up and maintain lease information and final recovery module in CTI accounting system for timely completion of tenant final billings 
    o Process and review monthly tenant billings (Rent Roll, service, misc.)
    o Enter and edit rental deposits
    o Prepare and set-up all LAF and MPS/CRTP forms and ensuring proper approvals 
    o Timely completion of annual audit files and year end working papers
    o Assist in the delivery of annual revenue individual property budgets and re-forecasts
• Assist in the development of accounting procedures and controls that conform to GWL and Industry accounting policies
• Other duties as assigned

We want to hear from you if you:

• Have relevant post-secondary degree; accounting major will be an asset 
• Have a minimum of three years business related experience, retail property experience required
• Are enrolled in the CGA or CMA program (level 3 or higher)
• Strong time management and communication skills
• Advanced skills in Microsoft Office programs 
• Experience with CTI and Realm Budget an asset

During the interview, we’ll ask you to tell us about your:

• Superior verbal and written communication skills both in French and English
• Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Results and detail oriented nature
• Ability to take initiative, independence thinking and flexibility

Location:Montreal, QC
Date Posted: 1/15/2014
Job Type: Permanent