Immediate Opening-Controller, Property Operations

Calgary Full Time

unitii corp is a fast growing, dynamic real estate company, located in Calgary, Alberta, specializing in Development, Property Management & Investment. We are currently seeking a Controller for Property Operations. A career with us will be dynamic, supportive, intellectually challenging, and above all — an opportunity to be a leader in a growing company.

The Controller position will be responsible for property accounting for 2500 residential units along with supervision over general accounting, property accounting, internal auditing, cost accounting, and budgetary controls for the Corporation.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist with the management of day-to –day accounting functions
  • Respond to employee and government agency inquiries in regards to taxes, audits, GST, employees, etc.
  • Process all remittances such as WCB and Receiver General
  • Auditing of books of account (including but not limited to preparing checks, coding and posting invoices, preparing deposits, journal entries, reconciliations, petty cash)
  • Oversee issuing of checks / payment of invoices
  • Review monthly / quarterly financial statements for the President and any other designates
  • Liaise with President / Executives and advise them on cost management, cost control measures and the cost effectiveness of their program areas
  • Oversee accounts receivable
  • Maintain investment schedules, oversee cash flow requirements and communications with bankers and lenders on investments and Mortgages
  • Maintain accounts and relations with bankers
  • Oversee internal system of handling funds
  • Maintain year-end working papers and spreadsheets, and assist with preparation for any audits or independent reviews with support from the President and Property Management
  • Complete monthly reconciliation for all accounts (bank and brokerage accounts)
  • Exert care and control over assets and records and establish procedures for safeguarding, including security and computer backup (copy virus checked and stored off-site)
  • Assist in maintaining policy and procedure documentation for complex financial and accounting issues
  • Provide technical support (including software updates, trouble-shooting and back-ups)
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulatory changes and impacts on the organization's books of account
  • Maintain an accurate and complete trail of supporting documentation for all financial and bookkeeping activities
  • Maintain up-to-date, complete and systematic filing system to support book-keeping and financial records
  • Provide forensic accounting services as necessary
  • Develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization
  • Establish major economic objectives and policies for the company and prepare reports that outline the company's financial position in the areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts, institute and maintain other planning and control procedures (including the cost accounting system), and analyze and report variances
  • Is responsible for tax planning and compliance with Federal, Provincial and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes
  • Furnish internal reports, revise and update reports to be more useful and efficient, and furnish external reports as necessary
  • Determine depreciation rates to apply to capitalized items and advise management on desirable operational adjustments due to tax revisions.
  • Evaluate and recommend insurance coverage for protection against property losses and potential liabilities.
  • Understand and comply with all policies and procedures.
  • Engage in any educational or training programs offered by the company.
  • Any other accounting and office related duets that may arise.

Qualifications and Personal Attributes

  • CPA designation (preferred)
  • At least 5 years’ accounting experience
  • At least 3 years’ previous financial/business analysis role (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in financial analysis
  • Confidence in working with detailed and complex information and making independent decisions on financial matters
  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously while maintaining a high standard of attention to detail
  • Ability to interpret and implement company policies and procedures
  • strong numerical proficiency, and organization skills
  • good problem-solving skills and excellent use of logic
  • excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • ability to effectively liaise with external and internal clients as well as demonstrate strong report-writing skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
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