Director of Accounting and Finance

Toronto, ON

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 65539

Director of Accounting and Finance

Salary up to $170,000 + Benefits + Vacation!!

Our client, a privately-owned real estate firm with assets in residential and industrial classes, is seeking a Director of Accounting and Finance to join their team in a newly created role. Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of Controllers, as well as providing leadership and guidance. The role will also involve some hands-on accounting and financial responsibilities, including preparing year end financial packages and working closely with auditors. If you are an experienced accounting professional in a leadership capacity with real estate industry experience, then we would like to hear from you!


  • Provide guidance, leadership and direction to a team of three Controllers with responsibility for a portfolio of residential and industrial properties
  • Coordinate and review all management and financial reporting, including forecasts and budgets
  • Provide interim reporting, analysis, and advice
  • Provide accounting and reporting advice for various assets and investment activities, including commercial and residential real estate assets
  • Prepare and review working paper files
  • Consistently review and monitor accounting processes/procedures; recommend and implement changes as appropriate to improve efficiencies and internal controls
  • Liaise closely with external auditors
  • Coordinate and participate in various projects in conjunction with the Executive team as required
  • Ensure all records related to all investment/property accounting are kept accurate and up to date within organizational guidelines


  • 3+ years of experience in a leadership role in the property management or real estate sector is a must
  • At least 10 years of experience in accounting and/or finance
  • CPA,CA designation is considered an asset
  • Experience in the preparation of financial statements and financial reporting
  • Experience working closely with external auditors
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Understanding of the urgency of certain tasks and the ability to work under pressure

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