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Senior Manager, Development Accounting

Vancouver, British Columbia · Accounting/Finance
Senior Manager, Development Accounting
Real Estate Developer
Vancouver, BC

Reporting directly to the VP, Development Accounting & Finance, the Senior Manager, Development Accounting is responsible for adding value by leading a team of Development Accountants and ensuring that they are providing meaningful financial information that is professional, accurate and free of material misstatements. The individual must have strong real estate accounting experience, primarily in project development, LP structures, and complex real estate development transactions and is adaptable to a regular set of challenges that only exists in multi use, multi tower, multi year development projects.

Senior Manager, Development Accounting Duties & Responsibilities:
People Management
  • Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day activities of the Development Accounting team - West including leading, planning, monitoring, and communicating any issues that require management input
  • Provide support and leadership to the development accounting administrative and coordinator functions
  • Responsible for ensuring existing and new employees receive appropriate level of training for systems and procedures including monthly and annual activities
  • Responsible for being a resource for employees to come to for guidance and direction
  • Responsible for the performance management, and continuous training and improvement to ensure the team continues to grow and master new skills required for the role
  • Develop technical, analytical, and communication skills of Development Accounting team – West through targeted and focused review of monthly and annual files while providing meaningful feedback for improvement
  • Provide input on staffing requirements and issues

Planning and Monitoring
  • Plan timing and completion of monthly and annual activities including monthly cut-off schedules, monthly reporting, annual audits and annual budgets and cash management.
  • Monitor annual and monthly cycles to ensure completion and quality of desired results in accordance with deadlines
  • Review of monthly and annual development accounting activities to ensure that desired results are achieved according to deadlines, ASPE, IFRS, and owner policies/requirements
  • Manage staff workloads to ensure fairness and that all company needs are met in a timely manner
  • Liaise with development managers, other functional groups across the country and external partners to ensure they are receiving responsive service as well as providing assistance and advice as necessary
  • Responsible for conflict resolution and decision making when required

Other Duties
  • New project set up, analysis, and follow up of outstanding issues as required
  • Full understanding of all project specific processes and upkeep of pertinent information relating to specific projects
  • Responsible for creating, maintain and improving processes and procedures and initiating quality and efficiency enhancements

Senior Manager, Development Accounting Qualifications: 
  • Qualified CPA designation
  • Minimum 5 years of real estate development accounting, including managing a team of direct reports
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Proven people management experience with an ability to build, develop, and sustain cooperative working relationships; passionate about growing leadership capabilities in others
  • Organized, and can work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Natural ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; action orientated and can make decisions quickly
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of Yardi is an asset

Senior Manager, Development Accounting Salary
Competitive Salary, Bonus, RRSP Match Program, Extended Benefits, Growth Opportunities, Flexible work environment, Continuous training and development

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