KEY OBJECTIVE(S) :
Reporting to the Retail Controller, this individual will aid in the oversight of financial reporting, the internal control environment, budgeting & forecasting, and management & maintenance of key external organizational relationships for West Edmonton Mall.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Completing month-end and year-end close of financial statements.
Managing the production of the yearly budgets and meeting with all department heads and key stakeholders to ensure budgets prepared are reasonable and accurate.
Forecasting and monitoring spending and performing budget variance analysis while reporting results to the Senior Leadership team and aiding department heads with any areas of concern.
Liaising with external auditors, providing supporting working papers for complex accounts and resolving audit findings (if any).
Supporting Accounting Department initiatives, such as software and systems implementation.
Staying up to date with accounting principles and reviewing and interpreting complex accounting standards.
Reviewing complex leases and ensuring they are properly set up in the accounting system (MRI).
Looking for and evaluating proposed operational optimization opportunities as they arise.
Providing leadership, guidance and supervision to staff by communicating department vision, work and core deliverables.
Performing annual and periodic performance reviews for staff and acting as a point of contact for guidance and mentorship.
Establishing processes and internal controls to ensure the integrity of financial information.
Evaluating, implementing and streamlining policies, procedures & controls.
Working closely with the Leadership team to facilitate efficient and effective company-wide Accounting operations.
Completing month-end accounts receivable review and supporting the Accounts Receivable team with collection objectives and concerns.
Reviewing monthly payroll reconciliations and ensuring proper accounting related practices are followed.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
Five (5+) years of related financial management experience and full-cycle accounting.
Completion of a related post-secondary Education in the Accounting field.
Professional accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) is required.
Extensive knowledge in the area of strategic planning, budgeting, and financial reporting.
The proven ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of management and staff across the organization and external to the organization.
Commercial real estate experience is an asset.
Highly proficient in Outlook, Excel and Word with the ability to adapt to other software programs as required with previous experience utilizing MRI Real Estate software as an asset.
Detailed oriented and a strong communicator that can work independently and as a part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
A professional attitude and corporate demeanor with excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills and a strong attention to accuracy in the workplace.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT :
This is a full-time position that is required Monday through Friday, 8 : 30am 5pm.
This is a salaried position that will depend on experience and qualifications.
Must be able to pass a basic security clearance.