About GWL Realty Advisors

GWLRA is a leader in both the commercial and multi-residential real estate industries. Driven by our values of Integrity, Ambition, Creativity, and Empathy, our vision is to be a sustainable company known for exceptional real estate management, trusted advice, and outstanding service by consistently fulfilling our mission to deliver strong, long-term results for our clients. 
 

Join a leading Canadian real estate financial services company backed by The Canada Life Assurance Company. Advance your career by learning and overseeing the consolidation and financial reporting of a national real estate organization and its relationship within one of Canada’s largest insurance providers, Canada Life. This role is a key member of the Corporate Finance team reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and will provide insight into financial performance, financial controls and processes to report the GWLRA business segments within the Canada Life Assurance Company.


RESPONSIBILITIES

 
  • Oversight of the consolidated financial statements reporting monthly to the Canada Life controllers’ group and annual reporting to GWLRA board.
  • Prepare and report quarterly subsidiary statements to tax departments and annual reporting to GWLRA board.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional finance leaders to monitor and prepare account reconciliations that support quarterly subsidiary financial statements and elimination accounting that facilitates the consolidation process including ultimate consolidation into Canada Life.
  • Facilitate settlement of multiple related party transactions in accordance with agreements and ad hoc third-party external vendor transactions.
  • Collaborate with GWLRA regional offices across the country to track analyze and report on employee occupied premises. 
  • Prepare and facilitate with auditor the annual commercial and residential entity IFRS statements.
  • Identify and help manage risks and opportunities to enhance the accounting and reporting of the business and consolidation process.  
  • Develop and manage financial controls in accordance with the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Research and analyze new IFRS accounting standards and accounting issues.
  • Provide in-depth financial, variance and trending analyses and value-added insights related to key profitability drivers and other financial and non-financial metrics.
  • Interpret results and articulate appropriate recommendations to ensure effective and accurate financial reporting.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Finance team to understand and report on actual performance compared to budget, forecast and strategic plan.
  • Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets for consolidated entity.
  • Leverage technology to turn data into actionable insights.


QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Professional designation – CPA is required.
  • Minimum 5 years of related working experience.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Power BI. 
  • Experience with Yardi or SAP would be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills with the proven ability to collaborate at all levels of the organization.
  • Enjoy problem solving and complex organizational accounting.
  • A track record of process improvements through the use of technology solutions.

WHAT WE OFFER
 
  • 3 weeks of vacation per year
  • 3 paid personal days per year
  • Half-day every Friday before a long weekend
  • Eligible to participate in our annual performance based bonus program
  • A comprehensive health benefits plan that supports you and your family
  • Up to $2,000 annual education allowance
  • Up to $5,000 annual mental health coverage
  • A friendly, welcoming, and supportive culture 
  • Many social and team events! 

Our Business

Learn more about our commercial and residential businesses, our values, and careers at GWLRA.


Our Commitment to Diversity

GWL Realty Advisors is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination based on age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and any other legally protected class in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws. We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible workplace. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.


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