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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

February 11 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Corporate finance, Treasury, Economy, Econometrics, Modelling
Vancouver, BC

About QuadReal

Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, QuadReal Property Group is a global real estate investment, operating and development company. QuadReal manages the real estate and mortgage programs of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI), one of Canada’s largest asset managers with a $171.3 billion portfolio. Today QuadReal also manages real estate on behalf of RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM).

QuadReal manages a portfolio greater than $45 billion spanning 23 Global Cities across 17 countries. The company seeks to deliver strong investment returns while creating sustainable environments that bring value to the people and communities it serves. Now and for generations to come.

QuadReal: Excellence lives here.

About the role

QuadReal is seeking a high caliber candidate to fill the role of Manager - FP&A. For those who act with purpose, think ‘out of the box’, focus on finding solutions and delivering results, strives to learn new things, keen to further develop the career, and love to work with others who are strong performers.…QuadReal will quickly feel like home. This is a highly visible role within a sophisticated FP&A team, requiring someone with strong analytics, leadership , business acumen, and executive presence.

This role requires an experienced Manager who has a strong track record of leading company initiatives and leading people (direct reports and business partners). The ideal candidate is a relationship builder, has strong EQ, and known to have the trust of executives and business stakeholders. This role requires a well-rounded professional with solid technical finance skills, as well as an intuitive analytical mind. QuadReal is a global business with ever-changing business structure and business operations, the Manager FP&A is someone who has worked in large and complex organizations, constantly drives positive change, and can fluently tell the insights behind the numbers to steer the right conversations for decision-making.

What you will be doing:

  • Deliver the FP&A team’s mandate and priorities with excellence. Be a strategic and trusted analytical resource to the FP&A Team, CFO, and other senior leaders.

  • Lead business analysis, raise key insights and recommendations, and prepare presentations to enable SVP’s, C-suite leadership, and other senior leaders’ evaluation of business initiatives, projects, and decisions.

  • Identify, guide, and drive innovation, coordinate change management, and lead successful execution of projects that are transformative to the business, enable organizational growth, and generate process efficiencies.

  • Be a key participant in the design, development, and implementation of best-in-class system-based solutions for FP&A activities, performance measurement, and portfolio analysis – including the roll-out of Anaplan and expanding use of Yardi

  • Develop and analyze complex multi-dimensional financial models supporting strategic plans, annual budgets, rolling forecasts, and business initiatives analysis – such tools and reporting capabilities will support Senior leadership to assess financial and operational performance.

  • Deliver results in collaboration with others through:

    • Being the Business Partner to specified departments - lead the discussions with division leads on their performance results, forward-looking forecasts, and business initiatives;

    • Effectively working alongside others to foster a collaborative approach to bring all thoughts and ideas together to achieve a result that leads to success for all; and

    • Providing leadership, mentorship, and guidance to Analysts within and outside the FP&A team.

  • Lead/Drive/Direct the quarterly business review process to identify and report on key results and insights that are reported to Senior Management and the Board of Directors.

  • Lead/Drive/Direct the annual long-range strategic planning process, annual budget process, and monthly rolling forecasts.

  • Other duties as required.

Professional experiences & qualifications:

  • Experienced Manager with minimum 7-10 years of related experience (at least 2+ years in Manager role). Progressive experience in FP&A, Corporate Finance supporting C-suite, Business Unit/Operational Finance with direct business partner roles, Insights/Analytics.

  • You have functioned in a “best in class” financial planning & analysis capacity. You have operated in both a Corporate and a Business Unit/Business Partner capacity, with a strong ability to influence and enable decisions.

  • Proactive. You take initiative to achieve exceptional results, you possess:

    • Excellent critical thinking and time-management skills to complete deliverables accurately and in accordance with established deadlines; Ability to prioritize workload and handle competing priorities and deadlines.

    • Ability to adapt to work effectively in changing situations; ability to “change gears “quickly as needed.

    • Self-starter and natural leader. Ability to work both independently and with diverse individuals/groups. You are focused on supporting individual, team, and organizational success.

  • In-depth expertise with “what if” scenario mapping and in-depth financial analysis. Demonstrated ability to draw insights from complex information and to deliver complex concepts to non-financial leaders in a straightforward manner. You have exceptional financial modeling skills, and always able to draw out meaningful insights to get to the “so what, now what”.

  • Displays strong aptitude and experience working with technology in a finance environment. Highly beneficial if you have prior experience with ERP and reporting systems such as Yardi, PowerBI, and/or Anaplan.

  • Solid understanding of accounting/finance principles (IFRS, GAAP), and operational finance.

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills

    • Extensive experience with effectively and confidently presenting to C-Suite.

    • Strong ability to clearly and concisely communicate to internal teams & external


  • University degree with major in business, finance, mathematics, accounting, or economics. Holding or is working toward a MBA, CFA, CPA or other relevant professional designation is considered an asset.

Who you are (characteristics):

  • The ideal candidate is results-oriented, agile, analytical and collaborative.

  • You are an individual who sets high performance standards for yourself and the team through exemplary leadership and effective execution. You have a long track record of exceptional performance and successes.

  • You are comfortable adapting to and driving change.

  • You are a natural communicator.

  • You have keen interest and insight in real estate investing and the financial markets.

QuadReal Property Group will provide reasonable accommodation at any time throughout the hiring process for applicants with disabilities or for those needing job postings in an alternate format. If you require accommodation, please advise the Talent Acquisition team member you are working with and include the following: Job posting #, your name and your preferred method of contact.

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