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Accounting Manager, Shared Services

Job Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: October 11, 2013

Reporting to the Vice President, Operations Finance, the Accounting Manager, Shared Services is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of financial management and the strategic direction of the Shared Services department.

Based on Chartwell’s business plan and corporate goals, and in consultation with the Vice President Operations Finance, the incumbent is expected to lead a team of 4 professionals and will be responsible for:

  • Oversight of the accounting for utilities, property taxes, volume rebates, payroll, group benefits, retro wage payments and other areas deemed shared services for our Long Term Care and Retirement Operations;
  • Leading coordination, completion and review of property budgets and forecasts relating to Shared Service areas liaising with Operations and Strategic Planning & Analysis to ensure budgets are prepared accurately and on a timely basis;
  • Overall responsibility for accuracy, consistency and timeliness of reporting, analysis and reconciliations as it relates to the Shared Services department;
  • Overseeing comprehensive variance analysis on utilities and property taxes;
  • Maintaining relationships with various external consultants including property tax advisors and utility consultants, tracking service delivery and appeal tracking; 
  • Overseeing regulatory filings related to department’s responsibility including tax appeals and ensure filings are done within the deadlines;
  • Identifying and recommending areas for improvement and oversight and implementation of these improvements for the department;
  • Communicating effectively with Senior Management, Operations, Accounting Managers and external third parties including government agencies;
  • Leasing with internal and external auditors, assisting in quarterly reviews and annual audits as it relates to Shared Service areas;
  • Overseeing all electronic data transfers between accounting systems within Shared Services accountabilities;
  • Providing financial support to Human Resources as it relates to financial analysis of occupational health and safety related matters and group benefits;
  • Identifying, project managing and executing business process efficiencies through automation or through business process redesign;
  • Leading team and contributing to their professional growth and development;
  • Ability to work well with others, promote a positive team spirit and to provide training and support with process change and improvements;
  • Other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • 2 – 5 years of experience in financial management positions (required);
  • 5 - 7 years of experience in accounting finance roles (required);
  • Related industry experience (preferred);
  • Experience in process improvements and automation of same (required);
  • University degree (Business/Finance related);
  • Professional accounting designation (CA, CGA, CMA) or equivalent work experience;
  • Business process automation or reengineering certification or equivalent work experience;
  • Strong management and leadership skills;
  • Strong computer skills – Microsoft Office; expert level Excel skills are a minimum requirement;
  • Strong knowledge of Canadian GAAP or IFRS;
  • Ability to deal with high volume of transactions and automation of workflow;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Self-motivated, creative and innovative;
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills;
  • French/English Bilingualism (written and oral) is preferred;
  • Irregular hours may be required.

 Please quote reference number: A1FIN-MSS

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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