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Commercial Property Management Accountant

Established 30 years ago, Westbank is private real estate development practice, headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. We are dedicated to the creation of inspiring, mixed-use projects, concentrating primarily in our core cities of focus: Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, Tokyo and San Jose. Our body of work includes residential, hotels, retail, creative workspace, district energy, net zero carbon initiatives, affordable housing, exhibitions and public art, with over $50B of projects completed or under development. As our practice has evolved, we have assembled a collection of cultural enterprises including restaurants, gyms, spas, music venues, private member clubs, fashion, dance schools and food halls, known as the Westbank Ecosystem, which we weave throughout our projects. We bring this ecosystem to life through collaborations with some of the most talented artists, architects, designers and entrepreneurs in the world.

Westbank is seeking an energetic self-starter to perform the accounting requirements for a portfolio of commercial properties. The candidate should be capable of efficiently processing the monthly tenant portfolio, managing cash flow requirements and projections and prepare monthly financial statements for review by management. We are looking for a candidate that is capable of adapting to our continuing operational changes and improvements to our Yardi Voyager accounting system.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

• Accounting
o Prepare and maintain monthly financial statements, supporting working papers and all ongoing activities (receipts, disbursements) for a portfolio of commercial buildings
o Manage cash flow requirements, projecting monthly cash balances, receipts and disbursements
o Assist property managers in preparation of annual budgets
o Provide monthly budget to actual variance analysis
o Review & set up commercial leases in Yardi system, and prepare CAM reconciliation on a monthly/annual basis
o Evaluate, plan and implement improvements to existing systems and procedures as required

• Supervision and Other
o Oversee work performed by Accounts Payable staff in processing monthly invoices and payments
o Work closely with property managers to maintain an accurate, efficient accounting presentation of the operational activities
o Coordinate with auditors on the external annual audit, providing supporting working papers and other support, as required
o Administrative duties including photocopying, filing, preparing, organizing and maintaining accounting/contract records

• Experience in real estate property management accounting, primarily in commercial property management accounting
• CPA designated
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Advanced computer skills as well as proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite
• Strong organizational skills, ability to adapt to multiple demands, set priorities and achieve results on a timely basis
• Analytical thinker and ability to readily grasp new concepts and adapt to a fast paced, ever-changing environment
• Experience using Yardi Voyager accounting system