Accounting Manager, Client Services
Mississauga, ON
We are currently recruiting for an Accounting Manager, Client Services
The Accounting Manager, Client Services is accountable to the Corporate Comptroller for managing monthly, quarterly and yearly financial statement sign off for a given portfolio, while ensuring accounting/reporting is done in accordance with company accounting policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
Duties & Responsibilities:
1. CERTIFICATION OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Approves and signs off for Corporate responsibilities ensuring financial statements are reasonable, accurate and complete in addition to making sure the annual portfolio business plan requirements for pension funds are signed off on a timely basis and in an appropriate manner.
2. PORTFOLIO ACCOUNTING Responsible for accounting, commodity taxes, related reconciliations and investor financial reporting request pertaining to assigned portfolio.  
3. GENERAL LEDGER FOR NEW PROPERTIES For newly assigned portfolios will oversee and manages the introduction of the new property addition into the company’s accounting system and ensures that accounts (i.e. general ledger accounts, bank accounts, etc.) are available for use for operations to allow all transactions to be completed and recorded without any delay.  
4. RELATIONSHIPS WITH THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF ACCOUNTING SERVICES Coordinates with third party property accounting managers to ensure they are abiding by company policies and procedures and assists them in resolving any accounting/reporting issues that may arise to ensure accurate and efficient reporting.  
5. DISTRIBUTION OF EARNINGS TO INVESTORS Oversees and approves the monthly cash distribution of earnings to the Company’s third party clients/investors to ensure consistency of information and timing of payments as well as liases with portfolio asset managers to ensure portfolio accounting, reporting or funding issues are communicated and resolved on a timely basis.  
6. ANNUAL AUDITS Preparation of audit working papers and related portfolio financial statements.  
7. INVESTOR INQUIRIES AND RESOLUTION TO ACCOUNTING ISSUES Assists staff accountants in handling complex accounting issues within assigned portfolios to ensure the efficient resolution of these issues and serves as an educator to further improve the knowledge and performance of staff.  
8. SPECIAL CORPORATE ACCOUNTING PROJECTS Assists or Completes ad hoc projects assigned by Comptroller (ex. assisting with the research, development and implementation of emerging technical accounting requirements or processes) to ensure that the corporate finance group is complying with current standards and is prepared for any changes to such standards in the future.  
9. MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF Is responsible for on-the-job training, managing and coaching of corporate accounting personnel.  
10. CLIENT SERVICES SUPPORT ROLE Participate with annual audit working paper process design & continuous improvement and related training of accounting & operational staff. Also participate with completing tenant financial reviews for Morguard leasing.
Minimum Requirements:
Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education

- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (ex. Business, Accounting, etc.) or equivalent
- Minimum 7 years of relevant accounting experience or equivalent 
- Accounting Designation (CMA, CA, CGA, etc.) 
- Previous experience in real estate industry 
- Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Office applications.

Core Competencies
- Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
- Excellent analytical skills
- Good organizational skills
- Ability to build and lead strong teams
- Effective management skills
- Coaching/mentoring skills and ability to deliver on-the-job training
- Solid judgment.
Additional Requirements:
- Knowledge of JD Edwards is an asset.
Contact:
Interested applicants are welcome to contact Nick Moschella, Corporate Controller, at nmoschella@Morguard.com, no later than Wednesday March 13, 2013. 
Expiry Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013

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