Senior Portfolio Accountant

Our client is looking to bring on a Senior Portfolio Accountant on a full-time permanent basis

Your new company
Our client is a well establish property management company located in Ottawa, overseeing an impressive portfolio of properties and projects. They pride themselves on their rental experience and resident-first approach.

The Sr. Portfolio Accountant is responsible for the co-ordination of the all accounting process for the entire office portfolio, comprising of several branch/offsite locations; ensuring accurate and timely recording of costs, billings, monthly financial statements and working paper preparation, other ad-hoc reports as required; and the oversight of accounts payable and receivable function in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring proper documentation exists.

Your new role
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Property Operations:
  • Post monthly charges, update charges as required, post rent deposit
  • Monitor AR and AP aging on weekly basis
  • Collaborate with Property Managers for monthly accrual list
  • Update and maintain accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions
  • Reconcile operating expenses with revenues
  • Various expense allocations – monthly posting as budgeted, year end reconciliation
  • Posting monthly revenue & expense statements as received from parking operator
Construction Projects:
  • Cost expense/ Revenue recognition and amortisation posting
  • Ensure working papers are complete and supportive of all GL accounts
  • Support and verify Junior Accountant’s posting of AP, AR, WIP reconciliation
  • Monthly review of job cost activity ensuring consistent and proper coding.
  • Communicate with project teams as required but on regular basis, coordinate AR and AP holdback release
Month End processing and reporting:
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to maintain accuracy and completeness in conformity to company’s policies and procedures
  • Prepare month-end working papers for review including all supporting documentation in accordance with accounting timelines
  • Ensure proper communication is maintained between accounting department and property level teams as required, on regular basis.
  • Monthly operations and project forecast updates – as per accounting calendar
  • Organize and maintain a proper filing system of all documents
  • Update and maintain logs, ledgers, calculation spreadsheets detailing accounting transactions
  • Mentor Junior Accountant and provide support if required
  • Assist Accounting Manager and Director of Finance as required.
  • Assist with the preparation of other reports provided to management
  • Perform other ad-hoc duties as required.

What you'll need to succeed
  • 3-5 years of experience in portfolio accounting, or equivalent experience in project accounting and property accounting
  • Degree in Accounting and Finance or equivalent working experience
  • CPA designation or another recognized accounting accreditation; or designation in progress
  • Enhanced reliability clearance or ability to obtain clearance upon start
  • Ability to prioritize large volume of requests and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with heads of other departments and some clients
  • High adaptability and willingness to support projects where needed

What you'll get in return
Our client is offering a permanent, fulltime position with benefits at a competitive rate.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #1098399


Job Type
Property & Real Estate
Salary based on level of experience

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Tori Ellis, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Ottawa (EN)
Suite 600,, 220 Laurier Ave W

Telephone: 6132881320

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