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Property Accountant (Bilingual)

Job Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: April 19, 2013

This bilingual role is an exceptional opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual. Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Property Accountant will be responsible for providing financial support to Chartwell’s Canadian Retirement or Ontario Long Term Care.   


The ideal candidate possesses:


  • Three (3) - five (5) years of experience in accounting finance roles;
  • Related industry experience (preferred);
  • University degree (Business/Finance related);
  • A professional designation (CA, CGA, CMA) or equivalent work experience;
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and Canadian GAAP (required);
  • Public company experience (preferred);
  • Knowledge of industry specific accounting principles (preferred);
  • Knowledge of various provincial funding models and policies relating to the provincial assisted living and long term care health sectors is preferred;
  • Knowledge of the Tenant Protection Act and similar legislation in other jurisdictions;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with ERP software and Microsoft Office (required);
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Self-motivated, creative and innovative;
  • Irregular hours may be required;
  • The ability to communicate professionally in English and French in both their verbal and written exchanges (essential).

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Producing accurate and reliable property-level financial reporting packages in strict adherence to the set procedures for the portfolio of assigned properties;
  • Providing financial analysis and support to the properties’ management and internal departments with regards to concerns, reporting issues, and variance explanations;
  • Reviewing and completing analysis on balance sheets and income statements by property to verify account balances and determine reasonableness of revenues and expenses;
  • Distributing financial packages, with discussion of variances, to operations, marketing, and finance managers/executives for their review, within the set deadlines;
  • Preparing schedules of amortization of capital assets;
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliations and reviewing for accuracy and completeness;
  • Reviewing the resident trust bank account reconciliations on a monthly basis with verification that it reconciles with the resident trust ledger;
  • Preparing Ministry of Health reports (Annual Report, Cash Flow Projections, Rate Reductions, Quarterly Filings) as required throughout the year;
  • Preparing all regulatory filings (GST, PST, QST, WSIB, and others, if applicable) and ensuring compliance of payment, reporting, and that other tax requirements are up to date;
  • Assisting in the quarterly review and annual auditing processes, as required;
  • Integrating new acquisitions, as required;
  • Assisting the Accounting Manager by providing required financial information to lenders via the Vice President, Real Estate Finance;
  • Working collaboratively with property/operations management to develop and analyze the annual property budgets, including capital budgets;
  • Continuously striving to develop recommendations for process enhancements to optimize property-level financial reporting;
  • Performing special projects, as requested.

Please quote reference number: A1FN-PAB


Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, to:
Human Resources, Corporate Office

We thank all applicants for their interest in Chartwell Retirement Residences.
Please be advised that only those invited to an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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