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One of our clients, a successful family-owned property management business in Burlington, Ontario is looking for a mature person who is seeking a new challenge and the opportunity to make a difference. Specifically, the business is looking for a Controller who can take responsibility for the financial and administrative functions of the business. Preference will be given to CPA members or candidates nearing completion, and those with experience in the property management industry. The successful candidate will also have responsibility for the administration of a private, family run foundation supporting Christian mission activities. Job Description Reporting to the Managing Partner, you will manage all company accounting, reporting and administrative functions. You will play a key role in supporting the effective stewardship of company resources, compliance with government and regulatory agencies, and management forecasting and decision making. You will supervise the work of others supporting these areas. You will be responsible for internal accounting, payroll, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as the development and implementation of effective financial and business systems, controls, policies and procedures. Duties and Responsibilities  Full cycle accounting  Quality control over transactions and financial reporting  Keep management apprised of business trends and performance by collecting, interpreting and reporting on business information  Ensure compliance with government and regulatory agencies  Prepare and administer the budget and long-range forecasts and capital spending plans  Prepare regular, accurate and timely financial statements and year end information to go to public accountant  Act as the main point of contact to external auditors  Implement and maintain effective business processes, accounting policies and strong internal controls  Payroll, bank deposits, lease and insurance administration  Supervise office staff and interact with property managers and superintendents  Support the development, implementation and evaluation of financial and management information systems and procedures  Provide support to the family Foundation: o Coordinating, organizing and tracking affairs for the Foundation o Responsible for the financials and other needed administration Desired Skills and Experience  A mature person with strong personal values and a high level of integrity  A background with Christian organizations  Excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with superiors, peers and subordinates  Capable of demonstrating and encouraging accountability within an organization  Proactive and responsive  Structured, organized and effective in administrative processes and procedures  Experience in the application of internal controls  Experience in preparing reports and analysis on the performance of a business  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, capable of expressing recommendations  Able to communicate financial and non-financial information in a concise, meaningful way for multiple types of users  Supervisory experience  Able to prioritize numerous pressing tasks and complete assignments on time  Proficient with typical business software and technology; advanced Excel capabilities Preferred Qualifications  At least 3 years of experience conducting full cycle accounting  Experience in the property management industry is preferred  CPA designation or advanced CPA candidate  Experience using and implementing financial and other business software systems, especially QuickBooks, Rent Magic, Yardi; advanced Excel skills  Experience with developing and implementing procedures and financial control systems  Supervisory experience Please submit your cover letter and resumé describing your current career objectives and fit for this position to Thank you in advance for your interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The closing date for submissions is January 9, 2015

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