Development Accountant
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Development Accountant

Job Description

Ref ID: 05060-0011335263

Classification: Intermediate Accountant

Compensation: $75000.00 to $80000.00 yearly

Our client is looking to hire a Development Accountant. The role of the Development Accountant is to maintain and document the financial status of commercial, residential and land under development. More specifically, this role will assist the Senior Development Accountant managing a specific project.

The successful Development Accountant will take full ownership of assigned development properties, projects and tasks and should be fully proficient in both the technical and non-technical requirements of development accounting. In addition, the Development Accountant possesses qualities that set them apart and allows them to act as a resource for the development team.


• Handle all aspects of accounting for development projects with minimal supervision.
• Set up and maintain projects in the accounting system’s job cost, including original and revised budgets, costs incurred, costs to complete, committed costs, and projected final costs.
• Liaise and work closely with the development teams, including attending project status meetings and providing financial updates.
• Ensure all invoices are properly coded into the accounting system; and paid in a timely manner.
• Ensure development fees are properly calculated and paid in a timely manner.
• Ensure real estate commissions are properly calculated, compliant with internal controls and industry regulations and are paid in a timely manner.
• Prepare monthly financial reports as well as providing timely and accurate analysis of financial results and operating metrics.
• Prepare GST returns and other ad hoc tax compliance tasks.
• Coordinate with development and finance to track and report projected cash needs for all projects, including those in the pre-construction phase.
• Prepare costing and profit reporting and recording for individual residential unit sales
• Monitor committed costs and projected final costs relative to changes in contracts and commitments.
• Assist in the design and implementation of internal controls related to development activity.
• Utilize and develop skills such as problem solving, decision making, time management, effective communication, and delegation to achieve the desired results.
• Add value by providing accurate and timely financial information that helps the development team better manager projects and budgets, make timely decisions, provide meaningful financial reports, and monitor cash flows.
• Assist with any ad-hoc requests or projects as required

Job Requirements

Experience and Qualifications:

• Professional accounting designation or equivalent development accounting experience required.
• Minimum 3-5 years accounting experience in a development real estate environment.
• Specialized computer skills in a range of software including: Yardi Voyager, Excel and Microsoft Office.
• Self starter
• Independent
• Leadership
• Problem Solving
• Analytical Skills
• High organizational skills
• Effective communication, written and verbal
• Teamwork, ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships
• Contribute to a positive work environment / culture

If this role sounds exciting to you, please send your resume to: Dushyanthi Krishna at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé].

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Job Snapshot

Base Pay 75,000.00 CAD - 80,000.00 CAD /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting, Finance
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 05060-0011335263
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