Current Opportunities

Real Estate Assistant, Financial Reporting

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.

Position Overview: 

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Portfolio Reporting, GWL Realty Advisors Inc. (GWLRA) is looking for an individual for Winnipeg Head Office to be responsible for providing administration and accounting support to our third party client team.  


Accounting and Financial Reporting:

• Assist Real Estate Accountants in preparing financial information including processing journal entries as required.
• Prepare and process various journal entries including real estate write-up /down, bank charges, share issuance / redemption and other entries as needed.
• Prepare cash distributions / cash contributions for bank accounts that are not part of the centralized cash control system.
• Data entry for financial statements consolidations.
• Assist in preparation of the appraisal engagement letters.
• Ad hoc requests as required.

Budgeting and Full-Year Estimate (FYE):

• Assist Real Estate Accountants in the budget/forecast process.
• Input budget and forecast data such as net operating income, revenue, market values, vacancy into the Key Indicators report.
• Input owner level data into the general ledger.
• Prepare and format various schedules such as capital schedules.
• Ad hoc requests as required.


• Assist Real Estate Accountants with preparation and compilation of materials for the Annual Directors Meeting.
• Maintain records for Business Continuity Plan and centralized filing system.
• Co-ordinate monthly / quarterly publishing of all client reports and related backup.
• Assist accountant in printing reports and administrative tasks as needed.
• Ad hoc requests as required

Qualifications and Competencies:

• Completion of post secondary degree or business related community college diploma. A combination of education and work experience may be considered. 
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to thrive in an open and participative team environment 
• Demonstrated initiative and problem solving  skills
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task, working in an environment of shifting priorities, deadlines and high work volumes
• Strong attention to detail
• Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel & Outlook) 
Location:Winnipeg, MB
Date Posted: 1/22/2014
Job Type: Contract