Controller, Operations – Posting 1501

Posted:September 9, 2013
Location:Toronto

This position has been filled.

“If you build it, he will come” and he’ll bring his family and friends. Whether it’s a baseball diamond, a stadium, a condo or an office tower, he’ll come if you do it right. So, if you are building an office tower, don’t put it in a cornfield in Kansas. And if you’re building an Olympic stadium in East London, you might want to build a shopping centre and a subway stop with it…

Our client is real estate home run with strong growth over the past couple of decades. And despite the US real estate collapse and tight credit markets, they’ve achieved exponential growth in the past couple of years. They have managed their land and development strategy with precision and patience and it has paid handsome dividends. As they prepare for their next strategic play, they are readying the team…

Reporting to a dynamic and accomplished VP Finance, the Controller will oversee a large team to manage all of the operational accounting and finance for the land, housing and condominium development operations, both nationally and globally. The role requires technical accounting expertise and the high level of skill and finesse required to manage a large and geographically disparate team. This is a new role within the organization and is anticipated to have a significant profile with the senior leadership team. Who you are, your skills and how you conduct yourself will matter and will stand you in good stead for future opportunities.

The ideal candidate is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) with 5-8 years of relevant post qualification experience, ideally honed in the real estate sector. Strong technical accounting skills, great leadership and people skills along with a healthy dose of common sense and business skills will be critical to success. The perfect candidate will be ambitious, results oriented and thrive in a fast paced, rapidly growing business environment.

This is a critical time in the company’s history and the perfect opportunity for an A player to demonstrate what they have to offer and set the course for their own career ambitions.

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