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Senior Financial 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 members 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 a Senior Financial Accountant to be responsible for corporate financial reporting for all entities based in the United States. The related real estate projects can be in various phases, including pre-development, construction and property management. Reporting directly to the Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for a wide variety of accounting related functions, including:

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Financial Statement and Working Paper Preparation

  • Prepare monthly financial statement packages for corporate and project entities including financial statements, cash flow analysis and supporting working papers
  • Assist in managing cash flow requirements
  • Assist in annual audit requirements and ad-hoc reporting requirements
  • Assist in all partnership reporting
  • Assist in all lending reporting requirements

Project Development Accounting

  • Minimal project development accounting, intention for well rounded growth and exposure to all facets of business
  • Prepare and maintain monthly proformas, bank draws, budgets & forecasts
  • Effectively communicate with development team on budget concerns or overages
  • Post cash impacts from wires, ach, etc., bank reconciliations
  • Manage contract administration on development projects
  • Prepare partners cash calls

Technical and Other

  • Evaluate existing systems and procedures, providing recommendations for improvement
  • Work closely with development project managers and rental property managers to maintain an accurate, efficient accounting presentation of the operational activities
  • Administrative duties including photocopying, filing, preparing, organizing and maintaining accounting/contract records
  • Perform other accounting or administrative tasks as needed
  • Train and mentor staff as needed


  • An accounting degree with a minimum of 5 years of direct accounting experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong 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

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience in real estate project development, construction and property management accounting
  • Experience using Timberline and/or Yardi Voyager accounting system
  • IFRS/GAAP U.S. accounting knowledge