The Senior Accountant is responsible for the performance measurement, forecasting and reporting of Beedie's construction and development divisions while supporting the broader reporting and analysis requirements of the consolidated group. The position will coordinate with multiple stakeholders including construction and development (for both industrial and residential), accounting, finance and tax.
Accounting and reporting:
Responsible for the timely preparation of quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for strategic business units, specifically in regards to the development and construction segments of the business
Support certain project reporting objectives as required
Collaborate with other senior accountants to prepare and review quarterly and annual financial reporting packages for individual entities and consolidated corporate groups
Responsible for full cycle accounting for business units and certain holding companies
Collaborate with the corporate and project accounting groups to ensure the integrity and consistency of accounting records in accordance with GAAP and group reporting standards, including: Identifying, researching, and coordinating adoption and implementation of complex or new GAAP accounting issues as they arise.
Coordinate and follow all aspects of quarter end close activities to meet deadlines, including preparation of complex consolidated working papers
Prepare annual audit information and supporting documents.
Review and post bank reconciliations, invoices and all types of journal entries, including detailed review of coding.
Budgeting and forecasting:
Oversee the corporate budgeting process for the construction and development divisions, including leading management meetings to set targets and explain variances
Responsible for developing and reporting on various financial and non-financial KPI's for construction and development
Assist with the cash flow forecasting process for projects and the construction/development business units
Mentor and develop junior staff by providing support and guidance
Evaluate, develop, implement, and document improvements to accounting procedures and systems to maximize efficiency and quality in the accounting group, specifically as they relate to project accounting
Support cash management and treasury requirements
Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned by management
Desired Skills and Experience:
Completion of accounting designation (CMA, CGA, CA, CPA) and university level education
Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in either a full-cycle accounting environment or a public practice accounting firm, preferably with exposure to project accounting and real estate development
Strong understanding of accounting standards (ASPE), experience with REALpac is an asset
High level experience in computer skills: Microsoft Office, experience using MS Excel
Experience with Timberline, Timberscan and Caseware is an asset
Effective problem solving, organizational and time management skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks as part of a team or independently
Comfortable and confident in asking questions
Curiosity to understand the underlying business drivers within the construction and development departments