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Property Accounting Lead (Supervisor)

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Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Oxford Properties
Closing Date:
March 29, 2019

Why join us?

We are looking for a Lead, Property Accounting to join Oxford’s North American Accounting team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall accounting for a large retail portfolio and managing one Property Accountant. This role requires strong attention to detail, communication skills and the ability to multitask in a complex environment.

Experience working within retail and/or commercial property accounting and within an organization with a complex legal entity structure is required for this role.

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Property Accountant with demonstrated experience in retail or complex office asset mix to move into a supervisory role.

You will be a key member of an engaged, high-reaching team—part of a world-class, winning culture that prioritizes people development and focuses on long-term growth. We take great pride in leading the industry by earning respect through every interaction, every day. We go above and beyond to protect and grow relationships by anticipating needs, being honest and considerate, and valuing customers as genuine partners.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for:

• Prepare month-end close entries and provide analysis of monthly operating variances and account analysis.
• Maintain CAM, TAX and other recovery model for tenants and prepare monthly recovery accruals.
• Prepare monthly distributions/contribution of cash flows and property management reports to owners.
• Prepare monthly GST/QST remittance calculations and reporting.
• Prepare monthly bank reconciliations.
• Prepare annual operating and capital budgets.
• Prepare quarterly reforecasts.
• Prepare quarterly financial packages.
• Prepare yearend audit packages and working papers, liaison with auditors.
• Prepare year end audited financial statements with notes.
• Prepare year end audited cost statements and final billing to tenants.
• Prepare information as requested by various departments.
• Review the work of the property accountant, provide guidance and conduct performance review.
• Assist property management personnel and co-owners in financial accounting queries.
• Prepare various accounting reports and analyses as requested.
• Other projects as assigned.

To succeed in this role, you:

• Have completed a University degree
• Hold a CPA designation
• Have minimum 3 years property accounting experience with large commercial properties (preferably large shopping center)
• Supervisory experience is strongly preferred
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Good knowledge of the real estate industry
• Strong Excel skills required
• Experience with JDE preferred

Our story:

Oxford Properties Group connects people to exceptional places, and is the owner, developer and manager of some of the world’s best real estate assets. Established in 1960, it manages over C$58 billion of assets across the globe on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Oxford’s portfolio encompasses office, retail, industrial, hotels and multifamily residential and spans over 100 million square feet in global gateway cities across four continents. A highly disciplined and thematic investor, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities and platform opportunities across the risk-reward spectrum. With regional head offices in Toronto, New York, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sydney, its long-term approach to real estate investment aligns Oxford’s interests to its customers and the communities in which it operates. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the AAA credit rated defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. For more information on Oxford, visit www.oxfordproperties.com.

Founded in 1962, OMERS is one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans, with $97 billion in net assets as at December 31, 2018. A jointly sponsored pension plan, with 1,000 participating employers, OMERS invests and administers pensions on behalf of almost half a million active and retired members. OMERS members include union and non-union employees of municipalities, school boards, transit systems, electrical utilities, emergency services and children’s aid societies across Ontario. Contributions are funded equally by members and employers. OMERS has employees in Toronto, London, New York, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, Singapore, Sydney and other major cities across North America and Europe – originating and managing a diversified portfolio of high-quality investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Diversity and Inclusion at OMERS means we respect and value the broadest range of experiences, geographies, gender, ethnicities and perspectives as key elements of our culture. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.

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