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Financial Analyst

Job ID:
Job Type:
Full Time
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job Category:
Accounting / Auditing / Finance
Oxford Properties
Closing Date:
March 22, 2019

Why join us?

By joining Oxford, you will become a member of a world-class, international real estate organization as well as of one of Canada’s largest pension funds organizations. We focus on building teams that are high performing, engaged and we support continuous learning and development and future growth. If you have strong financial accounting and analytical skills, are passionate about the real estate sector and want to work in a multi-national organization, you are the right candidate to join a team of talented high performing professionals with deep real estate expertise.

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the full cycle accounting including the month-end close process and internal management and external reporting for certain of Oxford’s asset management companies located in Canada, US and UK. This role is located in our Toronto office and will be responsible for all aspects of the general ledger accounting for the asset management companies with a significant focus on General and Administrative (G&A) reporting.

This role requires strong attention to detail as well as the ability to multitask in a complex environment.

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

• Prepare all aspects of general ledger accounting including monthly, quarterly, and year-end journal entries and allocations, together with supporting documentation for Oxford’s management companies and related corporate entities and structures
• Work closely with the Assistant Manager in preparing Oxford’s G&A budget and quarterly forecasts including review and processing of business unit submissions and completion of consolidated level variance analysis and related reporting
• Prepare monthly reconciliations of the cash, equity, debt, and intercompany account balances and periodic reconciliation of other general ledger account balances
• Prepare and obtain appropriate approvals for wires and EFT’s for various corporate payments
• Responsible for monthly bank reconciliations and investigation of reconciling items for Oxford’s management companies
• Prepare monthly/quarterly GST/HST/QST analysis and filings
• Monitor bank balances and prepare cash flow forecasts to ensure sufficient funds to meet operational and development funding requirements
• Prepare steps memos, solvency tests and other documentation necessary to support contributions and distributions for various legal entities
• Prepare non-consolidated legal entity financial statements and related supporting working papers, as well as audit packages and StatsCan surveys
• Propose recommendations for process improvements to support efficiency and effectiveness of day to day activities
• Assist with requests from external auditors and other departments such as Property Accounting, Treasury and Tax
• Completion of ad hoc projects as required by management

To succeed in this role, you:

• University degree in accounting or business administration
• Completion of or working towards the CPA designation
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in accounting, real estate management company experience preferred but not required
• High attention to detail and accuracy and strong follow-up skills
• Strong communication / interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) as the position will involve frequent communication with all levels of management and other departments
• Experience working in a large environment with a complex organizational structure
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook required, and exposure to JD Edwards and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is considered an asset
• Adaptable to a changing and fast paced corporate environment managing multiple competing deadlines
• Able to embrace steep learning curve with an open attitude towards learning

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 more than $95 billion in net assets, as at December 31, 2017. OMERS invests and administers pensions for almost half a million members from municipalities, school boards, emergency services and local agencies across Ontario. OMERS has employees in Toronto and other major cities across North America, the U.K., Europe, Singapore and Australia - originating and managing a diversified portfolio of investments in public markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate. For more information, please visit www.omers.com.

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