Manager, Property Accounting (Commercial)

  • Location

    Vancouver, British Columbia

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Horizon Recruitment is seeking a Manager, Property Accounting who will report to the Controller of a skilled and growing property accounting group. The Manager will provide financial and technological leadership for current and new staff including training on new systems, tools and processes while incorporating high-level thinking and analysis within the group.


  • Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day activities of Property Accounting team including leading, planning, monitoring, and communicating any issues that require management input
  • Responsible for ensuring existing and new employees receive appropriate level of training for systems and procedures including monthly and annual activities
  • Responsible for the performance management, and continuous training and improvement to ensure the team continues to grow and master new skills required for the role
  • Develop technical, analytical, and communication skills of Property Accounting team through targeted and focused review of monthly and annual files while providing meaningful feedback for improvement feedback
  • Plan timing and completion of annual and monthly activities including annual budgets, annual audits, annual operating cost recovery adjustments, annual property taxes, monthly cut-off schedules, and monthly reporting
  • Monitor annual and monthly cycles to ensure completion and quality of desired results in accordance with deadlines
  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of annual activities such as property budgets, final operating cost recovery adjustments, annual property taxes, and property audits
  • Responsible for timely completion of monthly activities, free of material misstatements, and incorporating high-level thinking and analysis within the group
  • Review of monthly and annual property accounting activities to ensure that desired results are achieved according to deadlines, IFRS, and owner policies/requirements
  • Liaise with property site staff, leasing staff, other functional groups across the country to ensure they are receiving responsive service and advice as necessary
  • New property set up, analysis, and follow up of outstanding issues as required
  • Property sales/turnover – final operating statements, funds distribution, GST reconciliation, closing of bank accounts, and any other relevant closing duties
  • Full understanding of all property specific processes and upkeep of pertinent information relating to specific properties
  • Input / feedback for improving procedures and initiating quality and efficiency enhancements
  • Take on special projects as assigned including process improvements and senior management requests


  • Qualified professional accounting designation (CPA)
  • Minimum 5 years of commercial/retail property accounting, including managing a team of direct reports
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Proven people management experience with an ability to build, develop, and sustain cooperative working relationships; passionate about growing leadership capabilities in others
  • Organized, and can work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Natural ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; action orientated and can make decisions quickly
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of Yardi is an asset
  • Our client has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires full vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone working in their offices or sites. 

**Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered**

Horizon Recruitment Inc. is a specialized recruitment and search firm with two complimentary practice areas: Finance & Supply Chain.