Financial Analyst, Real Estate Developments

Website Fengate Asset Management

Company Description:
Fengate is an asset management firm that specializes in customized investment funds with a strategic focus on infrastructure, real estate and private equity. We are trusted developers and active managers of real assets, providing investors with special access to tailored investments with reliable, long-term returns. With operations in North America and select international markets, we have a global reach built on strong Canadian roots and a well-established track record of successful investments.

Founded in 1974, Fengate started as a real estate management business in Ontario, Canada. Over the last 40 years, we have transformed our business to become one of Canada’s leading real asset management firms, with offices in Toronto, Vancouver, and Texas Since 2007, Fengate has been recognized as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”.

Position Description:
The Financial Analyst will report into the Manager of Finance, Real Estate Developments. The individual will be responsible for maintaining up to date financial records in job cost Yardi, handling day to day development matters and reporting for Fengate’s Real Estate internal development properties. This role will have the opportunity to interact closely with the Development team, the Finance Funds team and Accounts Payable. The role will be part of a team among 5 other employees.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and genuinely curious; that enjoys working in a fast-paced environment; has the ability to stay organized and efficiently prioritize and work under timelines. The individual is process oriented with a high sense of ownership in their work; and eager to learn all aspects of a career in accounting and reporting.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly accounting entries and bank reconciliations for development portfolio
  • Reconcile, file and record keeping of HST returns on each project
  • Assist in the preparation, review and approval for development draw requests in a timely manner
  • Create, update, reconcile, and maintain development jobs, budgets, contracts, and actual costs to date in Yardi Job Cost
  • Prepare the quarterly reporting packages for development portfolio which include completeness of trial balance, budget variance analysis and draw packages
  • Assist with the continuous implementation and improvement of processes around Yardi Job cost, and coordination between Finance and Developments.
  • Assist in the documentation of policies and procedures for the tasks on hand
  • Assist in the creation, maintenance, and compliance of master workbooks for bank accounts, business numbers, HST numbers, Property listings, Director and Officers etc.
  • Set up of new bank accounts with banking authorities, CRA registrations and Yardi entities for new development acquisitions
  • Liaison with AP (Accounts Payable) closely to organize, code, and submit vendor invoices for payment in a timely manner
  • Assist with management with updates to standards of workflows, approval, and process documentation
  • Assist with any year end audit requests for all development projects and liaison with third party accounting management teams
  • Ad hoc work as required

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree completed in accounting or finance is required
  • Further education and/or working towards accreditations, enrollment in CPA program with proven progression through the program
  • Minimum of one to two years with development or corporate or real estate accounting experience required
  • Experience in Yardi is an asset
  • Knowledge of ASPE or other generally accepted accounting principles is an asset
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft products, specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills, proactive nature, team player, desire to deliver highest and best results
  • Ability to form collaborative working relationships and foster great culture

Core Competencies:

  • Integrity: Adheres to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: You are approachable and supportive of team members and go above and beyond normal duties to make the team and Fengate successful. You actively participate in team activities and projects.
  • Driving for Results: You take initiative to manage your work and performance and do not require close supervision. You consistently produce high quality output with a mindset of creativity, innovation, and energetic drive to succeed.
  • Resilient and Adaptable: Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, competitive environment where change is a constant. Adapts to change while maintaining focus on delivering target performance.
  • Communication: Actively listens, checks understanding, and uses language and tone appropriate for the audience. Possesses strong self-awareness and ability to respond to others in an emotionally intelligent way.

Location & Travel:
The position will be based out of the Oakville office and Fengate offers a Work-Flex policy where employees are allowed to work remotely up to 3 days per week.

The successful candidate will start as soon as possible.

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to premica.thambirajah@fengate.com

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