Property Accountant

April 18 2024
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Account receivables,
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Job Title: Property Accountant

Company: Taggart Realty Management

Reports to: Assistant Controller

Taggart Realty Management

Part of the Taggart Group of Companies, Taggart Realty Management focuses on acquiring, developing, leasing, and managing retail, residential, office and commercial property owned by the Taggart Group or owned in partnership with third party investors. Taggart Realty Management has a significant number of projects under its management and is growing the portfolio of income producing properties through development and acquisition. As we continue to build on our real estate portfolio, we are currently looking for candidates in the role of Property Accountant to support the finance team.

Work Description

Taggart Realty Management (TRM), a leader in full-service property management, is seeking an Accountant to join our team in downtown Ottawa. Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for the full cycle accounting process for a number of properties, in addition to monthly, quarterly and year end financial reporting and analysis. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, managers, suppliers, and financial institutions. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Realty Management vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Job Description

Property Accountant

  • Responsible for the full-cycle accounting of multiple properties
  • Coordinate along with the accounts receivable clerk to process billing and collection transactions and reporting activities according to specific deadlines and policies
  • Coordinate along with the accounts payable clerk to process cheques, invoices and cheque requisitions in accordance with specific deadlines and policies
  • Maintain and reconcile accounts payable supplier files
  • Prepare monthly accounting and reporting tasks for numerous properties such as bank reconciliations, HST remittances and management fee calculations
  • Managing the setup of new contractors, suppliers, property profiles, and tenants in the accounting system to ensure accurate tracking of their respective details
  • Ensure accurate and timely month end close and all reporting deadlines are met
  • Responsible for preparing and issuing monthly financial statements to stakeholders
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Prepare variance analyses for quarterly and annual financial statements for management
  • Build and maintain supporting Microsoft Excel schedules to support quarterly and annual financial statement preparation
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Support TRM operations requests by providing financial information to the Operations, Leasing and Asset Management teams upon request
  • Support the finance team in handling of external service providers such as insurers, lenders, auditors, and other key stakeholders in the year end process
  • Assist in the preparation of the CAM (Common Area Maintenance) reconciliation for properties, ensuring accurate allocation of expenses to tenants and resolving discrepancies
  • Perform related clerical duties, such as word processing, maintaining filing and record systems, and photocopying
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Performs other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Post-secondary degree in accounting
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in financial accounting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite- Intermediate level MS Excel skills are required for this role.
  • Demonstrated initiative, detail oriented with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task while meeting time sensitive deadlines
  • Experience with Yardi accounting system is an asset.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation
  • Overtime may be required

Benefits

  • Competitive salary.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Retirement plan paid by the company.
  • Professional development opportunities.

Accommodation

The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act, we’re committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation or special assistance, please send an email to hr@taggart.ca with your request. Your information will be treated as confidential.

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