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Property Accountant

Oxford Properties

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 1, 2021.

Why join us?

Are you looking to join an innovative, global real estate company who builds communities and connects people to exceptional places? If so, we would love to tell you our story.
At Oxford, our culture is truly one of a kind. Across business lines and around the world, we embrace the complex and tackle opportunities with speed and agility. We are ambitious and humble, forward looking and service-focused. We get stuff done, and have fun doing it!  We take great pride in contributing to the communities where we live. We believe that what is good for the environment is good for business. Together we deliver exceptional experiences to our over 2 million daily customers. 

We are looking for a Property Accountant to join Oxford’s North American Accounting team. The successful candidate will part of the team who is responsible for the day-to-day accounting for a retail portfolio and other projects as assigned. This role requires strong attention to detail, communication and analytical skills and the ability to multitask in a complex environment. Experience working in the real estate industry is preferred.

As a member of this team, you will be responsible for: 

  • Prepare all aspects of general ledge accounting including month-end close entries, bank reconciliations, GST/QST remittances etc.

  • Preparation of monthly reports and distributions of cash flows to co-owners  

  • Prepare annual operating and capital budgets and quarterly reforecasts.

  • Prepare quarterly financial packages, yearend audit packages and working papers, liaison with auditors.

  • Review and analyze tenant leases, prepare year end audited cost statements and final billing to tenants.

  • Work proactively with property management to identify issues regarding the monthly financial results, tenant recoveries / tax questions, and provide guidance on proper accounting policies.

  • Prepare various accounting reports and analysis as requested by property management and other related parties.

To succeed in this role, you: 

  • Minimum 3 years work experience in property accounting (office and retail sectors)

  • University degree.

  • CPA designation preferred or substantially complete the CPA program.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Embrace collaborative sharing of knowledge within a teamwork environment and strong ability to manage multiple tasks

  • Strong financial analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to evaluate complex situations and synthesize relevant information.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel

  • Bilingual is an asset

Our story:

Oxford Properties Group connects people to exceptional places, and is the owner, developer and manager of some of the world’s best real estate assets. Established in 1960, it manages approximately C$60 billion of assets across the globe on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners. Oxford’s portfolio encompasses office, retail, industrial, hotels and multifamily residential and spans more than 100 million square feet in global gateway cities across four continents. A highly disciplined and thematic investor, Oxford invests in properties, portfolios, development sites, debt, securities and platform opportunities across the risk-reward spectrum. With its global headquarters in Toronto, Oxford operates out of over 15 regional offices including New York, London, Luxembourg, Singapore and Sydney. Its long-term approach to real estate investment aligns Oxford’s interests to its customers and the communities in which it operates. Oxford is owned by OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees.

OMERS is committed to having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. At OMERS inclusion and diversity means belonging. How we create a sense of belonging is through our employees and our vast network of Employee Resource Groups. Whether you are passionate about gender, pride, or visible minorities, we have groups that are focused on making a difference in all of our lives.