Project Accountant (12-month contract)

February 8 2021
Industries Real Estate
Categories Accounting, Finance, Financial Accounting, Corporate finance, Treasury, Management accounting, Accounting technician, Financial Analysis, Administration, Finance, Accounting
Montreal, QC

Ivanhoé Cambridge develops and invests in high-quality real estate properties, projects and companies that are shaping the urban fabric in dynamic cities around the world. It does so responsibly, with a view to generate long-term performance. Ivanhoé Cambridge is committed to creating living spaces that foster the well-being of people and communities, while reducing its environmental footprint.

Vertically integrated in Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge invests internationally alongside strategic partners and major real estate funds that are leaders in their markets. Through subsidiaries and partnerships, the Company holds interests in more than 1,000 buildings, primarily in the industrial and logistics, office, residential and retail sectors. Ivanhoé Cambridge held close to C$64 billion in real estate assets as at December 31, 2019 and is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers. For more information:

Department: Finance, Office

Position type: Contractual

Specific accountabilities

As the Project Accountant, you will provide support to the Development team in charge of all shopping centres in the province of Quebec. This is an exciting long-term contract opportunity, which reports to the Development Analysis Manager, Retail. You will assist in the preparation of all financial and other data required in the monthly reporting of development projects. Utilizing key analytical skills including budgeting, cost control, accounting, reporting and management, you will assist in the reporting of financial and budgeting analysis of this construction project.

Specific duties include:

  • Process all invoices for development and capex for Quebec properties; check for accuracy, compare to contracts as necessary, code all invoices, ensure proper approval received and assist with invoice payment process;
  • Assist with creation of capital expenditures purchase orders and development change orders in JDE when needed;
  • Validate the year end accruals and follow-up on the accruals the following year;
  • Assist and participate in maintaining project forecasts (Forecast to Complete) during construction;
  • Understand and comply with key control measures and internal policies to ensure safeguarding of funds;
  • Assist construction, asset management and operation teams by providing data, as required;
  • Assist with payments of tenant allowances ensuring timely and accurate payments;
  • Work with Tenant Coordination to ensure a schedule is maintained showing all tenants, allowances and terms of payout;
  • Prepare contractual obligations report on a monthly basis;
  • Attend Forecast at Completion, Monthly Financial Review and Budget meetings, when needed;
  • Assist in preparing and providing financial information and reports as required, including Quarterly Board reporting and Year End reporting;
  • Participate in the implementation of invoicing and Development systems and tools; Validation of data between the systems (PTP / JDE / Development Tool / Leasing Tool) ;
  • Produce Commitment schedule on a monthly basis for all Quebec properties.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting or equivalent;
  • 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in accounting, preferably in the real estate industry;
  • Excellent analytical skills, cost control, accounting and forecasting knowledge;
  • Advanced Excel skills and an excellent overall knowledge of Word and Outlook is necessary;
  • Knowledge of J.D. Edwards would be an asset;
  • Fluency in French and English (spoken and written);
  • Proactivity, forward thinking and results orientation;
  • Good synthesis skills, interpersonal skills, dynamism, organized, attention to detail and presentation of information;
  • Team spirit, autonomy, ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

If you are interested in this challenge, please submit your resume.

You have everything to gain!

When you join the Ivanhoé Cambridge team, you are eligible for employment benefits and a pension plan that are among the best in the industry. Our many health and wellness programs encourage you to balance your work and personal lives and fulfil your desire for social involvement, while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At Ivanhoé Cambridge, you will have many opportunities to develop your skills and thrive professionally, in Canada or elsewhere in the world. Our initiatives aimed at creating an exceptional working environment that inspires our employees to give the best of themselves elevated Ivanhoé Cambridge into the ranks of 100 Top Employers in Canada.

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