Senior Manager, Development Accounting

April 15 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Financial Information Systems
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.

Role Description:

Reporting directly to the VP, Development Accounting & Finance, the Sr. Manager, Development Accounting is responsible for adding value to QuadReal by leading a team of Development Accountants and ensuring that they are providing meaningful financial information that is professional, accurate and free of material misstatements.

As a QR Development Accounting Manager, you will be required to provide financial and technological leadership for current and new staff as well as being a business partner to the QR Development Team. This would include training on new systems, tools and overall QR processes and procedures while incorporating high-level thinking and analysis within the Accounting, Finance and Development teams.


People Management

  • Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day activities of the Development Accounting team - West including leading, planning, monitoring, and communicating any issues that require management input
  • Support with promoting a positive, “open-culture” and the QuadReal values
  • Responsible for ensuring existing and new employees receive appropriate level of training for QuadReal systems and procedures including monthly and annual activities
  • Responsible for being a resource for employees to come to for guidance and direction
  • Responsible for the performance management, and continuous training and improvement to ensure the team continues to grow and master new skills required for the role
  • Develop technical, analytical, and communication skills of Development Accounting team – West through targeted and focused review of monthly and annual files while providing meaningful feedback for improvement
  • Provide input on staffing requirements and issues

Planning and Monitoring

  • Plan timing and completion of monthly and annual activities including monthly cut-off schedules, monthly reporting, annual audits and annual budgets and cash management.
  • Monitor annual and monthly cycles to ensure completion and quality of desired results in accordance with deadlines
  • Review of monthly and annual development accounting activities to ensure that desired results are achieved according to deadlines, ASPE, IFRS, and owner policies/requirements
  • Manage staff workloads to ensure fairness and that all QuadReal needs are met in a timely manner
  • Liaise with development managers, other functional groups across the country and external partners to ensure they are receiving responsive service as well as providing assistance and advice as necessary.
  • Responsible for conflict resolution and decision making when required

Other Duties

  • New project set up, analysis, and follow up of outstanding issues as required
  • Full understanding of all project specific processes and upkeep of pertinent information relating to specific projects
  • Input / feedback for improving procedures and initiating quality and efficiency enhancements
  • Take on special projects as assigned including process improvements and senior management requests

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Qualified CPA designation
  • Minimum 5 years of real estate development accounting, including managing a team of direct reports
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Proven people management experience with an ability to build, develop, and sustain cooperative working relationships; passionate about growing leadership capabilities in others
  • Organized, and can work under pressure to meet tight deadlines; ability to handle multiple demands and competing priorities
  • Natural ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems; action orientated and can make decisions quickly
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel, Word, and other Microsoft Office programs; knowledge of Yardi is an asset

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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