The Accountant is responsible for day-to-day accounting functions and ensuring all transactions are recorded and reported accurately, timely and completely, as well as ensuring adherence to budget and expenditures in accordance with corporate accounting policies and procedures. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare, review, and approve all daily accounting activities, including:
    • Maintain inventory and job cost systems
    • Review Accounts Payable processing
    • Lead journal entries
    • Record sales and purchases of land parcels, as needed
    • Review and approve weekly bank reconciliations
    • Facilitate monthly job cost meetings to identify any necessary budget adjustments, steps to ensure accounts receivable collection and release of damage deposits
  • Prepare Final Customer Statement of Adjustments and Closing Entries
  • Prepare monthly elimination calculations, plus other Divisional and HO cut-off entries
  • Prepare monthly re-review calculations and analysis
  • Prepare and maintain monthly and quarterly checklists to facilitate efficient month-end and quarter-end close process
  • Monitor compliance with Limits of Authority Policy and SOX controls
  • Review monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, payroll and accounts payable processing, as well as GST remittance for residents associations
  • Calculate monthly sales commissions
  • Maintain credit card statement
  • Lead other General Journal Entries, as required

The Accountant plays a significant role in monitoring, interpreting, and communicating operating and financial results of the Division, as well as preparing preliminary analysis of the results. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end working papers including full balance sheet reconciliation, ledger and sub-ledger journal entries, supporting financial and operational statements, and any required variance analysis
  • Prepare quarterly and year-end Brookfield information
  • Prepare job cost budgets and burden reports as required
  • Review other financial analysis, including re-reviews, burden reviews, etc.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly borrowing base working papers for all lending facilities utilized by the Division
  • Prepare quarterly surveys and other industry benchmarking submissions, as requested
  • Prepare supporting data for annual renewals for industry association/warranty program memberships and course-of-construction insurance, as requested
  • Prepare supporting data for new condo insurance coverage requests
  • Prepare schedules and analysis for the Quarterly Management Meeting package
  • Populate and maintain the budgets and forecasts for variance reporting and cost controls
  • Ad hoc analysis, as requested
  • Attend various department and interdepartmental meetings to obtain information for analysis and reporting, and provide information and support to other departments

The Accountant is responsible for preparing, reviewing, and analysing information for cash and income forecasting, and assisting the Sr. Accountant with the annual budgeting process. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Cash Flow - prepare and review monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow forecasts with applicable variance analysis, as required. Forecast works also include predictive borrowing base forecasts (monthly, quarterly and/or annual) for all lending facilities utilized by the Division
  • Business Plan - assist in the business plan rollups (including preparing totals and analysis for non-salary G&A, fixed assets, financing and other misc. totals plus Executive Summary data), as well as data entry of information into both the Divisional Business Plan and Corporate Executive Summary models
  • Borrowing Base Forecast – prepare and review regular and predictive borrowing base forecasts for all lending facilities utilized by the Division
  • Operating Income Forecast – assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual guidance updates as required, with applicable variance analysis
  • Upload all budget information
  • Maintain Rolling Continuity and Predictive WIP Summaries
  • Attend various department and interdepartmental meetings to obtain information regarding operational activities, and to provide support and information to other departments to assist in their forecasting

All SOX and compliance issues are managed and governed by the Controller. The Accountant is a key support to the Senior Accountant in administering internal controls. The specific tasks include the following:

  • Assist the Sr. Accountant, Controller, operations representatives and the IS Department to document, evaluate, and make recommendations for ongoing improvements to all key processes and reports of the Division for both internal control and SOX compliance
  • On a periodic basis, responsible for providing requested information to the applicable external auditors for testing and compliance analysis

The Accountant is involved, from time-to-time, on projects that are relevant to the Department and the Division. These are on an as-required basis and may include projects associated with other departments or within the Accounting group itself 

  • The Accountant either has or is pursuing an accounting designation and should possess 3 - 4 years’ experience, or an equivalent mix of education and experience
  • Proven experience in financial reporting and working paper preparation, full-cycle and job cost accounting
  • Self-motivated, comfortable taking initiative, and possesses superior organizational skills
  • Experience in real estate or manufacturing would be an advantage

 

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