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Real Estate Development Accountant

Westbank is seeking a Real Estate Development Accountant to be responsible for various high profile multi-use construction tower projects, both in Vancouver and across Canada. This position continues to evolve as the Company expands and adapts to a changing environment. It is therefore subject to ongoing change and demands someone that is willing to adapt to these changing demands. Reporting to the Manager of Project Development Accounting, the successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting related functions, including:

  • Prepare and maintain monthly proformas, bank draws, budgets & forecasts
  • Ensure budget re-allocations are completed, liaison with development team to ensure all in agreement with allocations
  • Liaison with Project QS providing draw information and reviewing draft reports
  • Liaison with the bank regarding all information required for bank draws
  • Inform project managers of any budget overages
  • Review all hard cost construction draws
  • Liaison with Hard Cost accountant as appropriate
  • Prepare cash calls as required
  • Issue billing as required
  • Prepare cash flow, projecting cash requirements through the remaining project
  • Ensure adherence by consultants of all insurance requirements
  • Maintain strong financial controls and processes
  • Administer all costing pool allocations for mixed use projects
  • Prepare monthly bank recs, working papers and financial statements
  • Review all contracts and commitments for assigned projects
  • Liaison with partners regarding all financial information
  • Review all working papers and liaison with external accountants if necessary
  • Ensure adherence to all financial corporate governance requirements per separate partnership agreements
  • Issue Ad Hoc financial reports when necessary
  • Administrative duties including photocopying, filing, preparing, organizing and maintaining accounting/contract records


  • Post-Secondary Degree and current enrolment in CPA program, or completed a professional accounting designation (CGA/CMA/CA/CPA)
  • Minimum 3 years’ directly related accounting experience
  • Experience in the Real Estate industry is an strong asset
  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including Excel & Timberline (Sage 300).
  • Thrives working in a busy, high volume environment
  • Ability to handle conflicting deadlines and prioritize
  • Experience with complex budgets, forecasting, internal transactions and executive presentations

Westbank is committed to equally considering all candidates. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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