Assistant Director, Development Accounting

Job Title: Assistant Director, Development Accounting
Reports To: Senior team member, Cash Management & Development Accounting
Department: Cash Management & Development Accounting

Position Summary

Actively analyze and prepare all Development Accounting reports and information with a business perspective and use the numbers to drive the business. Through a combination of performing functions, reviewing work of other team members, and shadowing Senior team members, gain a full understanding of the Cash Management & Development Accounting function.
The position calls for a strong team player who can engage with multiple tasks as changes occur and use problem solving skills to meet the requirements of both management and stakeholders.


• Prepare summaries of various agreements (including partner, co-owner, development, management, cost sharing, etc.) and ensure we are adhering to all requirements including but not limited to:
◦ Setup of appropriate entity records;
◦ Meeting of all reporting and budgeting requirements;
◦ Invoicing, collecting, and accruing all types of fees, chargebacks, time billings;
• For your portfolio of properties across the country, which will include a variety of projects as well as several new initiatives (storage facilities, senior’s homes, condominiums, rental apartments, office towers, townhomes, and others), you will be responsible for:
1. Preparing “Development Status Reports” (DSR) (summary of actual development costs compared to contracts, proformas and budgets) and ensure they are completed on a monthly basis and also on an ad-hoc basis for both internal and external use;
▪ Prepare draws to various lending institutions or cash calls, to partners/co-owners
◦ Monthly / quarterly / annual development reporting to and from partners / co-owners in accordance with the agreements;
◦ Monthly review of development costs to confirm aligned and in compliance with all financial aspects of agreements with partners and lenders;
◦ Reviewing construction chargeback invoicing for all properties in your portfolio and following up on the receipt of funds from tenants / customers;
◦ GST/HST, QST & PST reconciliations for development properties;
◦ Where applicable and required under the various Construction Lien Acts across the country, setup of holdback bank accounts and manage them in accordance with the legislature;
◦ Reviewing Tenant Allowances and outside broker leasing commission invoices as per Agreements to Lease;
• Reviewing and key approved budgets in accounting system;
• Review Invoices, cheque requisitions, cheques generated internally as well as cheques received from partners for second signature;
• Reviewing and analyze development cash flows, cost variances, equity requirements, and fee payments;
• Recording all property acquisitions, parcel sales and property dispositions in a timely basis and participate in the due diligence and statement of adjustment phases, as required;
• Recording the transfer of assets to and from IPP in accordance with company policy and IFRS requirements;
• Ensuring that all accounting records related to all properties are kept up to date within guidelines established by generally accepted accounting principles and by the company and / or its partners/ co-owners;
• Preparing Earn-out statement of adjustments with all necessary supporting documentation as soon as all conditions have been fulfilled as per respective agreements;
• Preparing and reviewing Year End working paper files for submission to internal / external auditors;
• Closing out completed projects as soon as possible, including requesting for deregistering GST/HST, QST & PST accounts, dissolving corporations, etc.;
• Participate with monthly/quarterly/ annual reporting, including financial statements and relevant notes to the financial statements;
• Assist with all audit requirements, including the company’s audit firm and all partner / co-owners audit firms, as well as government audits when required;
◦ Continually liaise and build working relationships with all departments to achieve information sharing;
• Administrative duties such as, archiving, filing and scanning of documents;
• Other responsibilities and participation in special projects including new initiatives as they arise;

• Continually monitor and review accounting processes and procedures and recommend changes as appropriate to improve internal controls and / or efficiencies;

Academic/Professional Requirements:

• Professional Designation (CPA)

Required Skills/Experience:

• Minimum five years accounting experience within a commercial real estate company;
• Excellent knowledge of accounting practices (IFRS) as applied to real estate development, property management, cash flow forecasting and financial and management reporting;
• Experience managing and developing a team of 1 to 2 associates.
• Proficiency in reading and interpreting legal agreements such as co-owner’s agreements, development agreements, property management and leasing agreements, and other similar real estate agreements;
• Assess work activities in a dynamic environment, prioritize and/or delegate tasks as required.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate across all levels within the organization, as well as, with external partners and financial institutions;
• Proven track record of follow through to achieve results;
• Yardi Voyager S7 experience is an asset.


The Assistant Director must be client focused, advocate and communicate a positive image of the company, both internally and externally.The Assistant Director shall take accountability for decisions made and conduct oneself in a respectful and ethical manner in representing the company’s interests.The Assistant Director shall demonstrate entrepreneurialism and behave like an “owner” in carrying out daily tasks and responsibilities; demonstrating creativity and resourcefulness in achieving desired results. The Assistant Director is expected to be a team player and work effectively with colleagues and associates in terms of input, sharing of ideas and working to achieve common goal.
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