Careers

“Our most valuable resource is our people: committed, driven, creative and engaged with a collaborative spirit and the desire for excellence in a team environment.”

The Conwest Team is a committed, driven and creative group with a collaborative spirit and a desire for excellence. Conwest offers a dynamic team environment with growth potential and a competitive remuneration & benefits package.

If you’re interested in joining the Conwest team, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@conwest.com

Current Openings

Finance Analyst

Key Internal Relationships   

  • Reports to Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
  • Works directly with President, COO, Snr Manager-Investments, Project Analyst, Controller and Development department as part of a collaborative team-based culture.

Key Responsibilities

ASSET MANAGEMENT (reporting to Snr Manager – Investment Analysis):

  • Assist with annual IPP business planning, budgeting and forecasting process, including:
    • Review of externally prepared property management budgets with input from the Director of Asset Management, Legal and the Controller.
    • Feedback on external Property Managers including identifying risks associated with the IPP assets.
  • Assist with leasing of commercial units within the existing IPP portfolio, including:
    • Tracking of all tenant leases and working on renewals and negotiations for maturing leases.
    • Plan for negotiations, gather market data, and strategize new leases, negotiations, and processing of tenant leases. Coordinate lease documents with Legal Counsel.
  • Assist with coordinating leasing of new developments with commercial opportunities, including:
    • Plan for negotiations, gather market data, and strategize leasing. Coordinate processing of tenant leases including lease documents with Legal Counsel.
    • Liaising with Finance department to ensure term loan requirements met
    • Coordinating transition process for development properties moving to the IPP portfolio, liaising with Finance department.
  • Assist with appraisals and coordinate other required lender reporting for Term loans, liaising with Finance department.

PROPERTY VALUATIONS:

  • Assist with annual property tax review and appeals process for the IPP and development portfolio.
  • Assist with government audits related to property valuations, property tax and property transfer tax.
  • Coordinate external appraisals including negotiations for IPP ensuring alignment with business and financing strategies.

FINANCE ANALYST:

  • Assist Project Analyst in preparing financial models of development projects based on evaluating financial assumptions (revenues, costs, cashflows, equity and schedule).
  • Assist Project Analyst with development project proformas and cashflows and scenario analysis.
  • Assist Project Analyst with monthly reporting for Production Meeting
  • Prepare other adhoc financial evaluation models to support business and strategic planning initiatives as assigned.
  • Input into overall corporate valuation summary, including preparing corporate valuation reporting to lenders.
  • Support Finance team with project financings by providing external consultants reports and other conditions precedent as required.
  • Review and recommend changes/enhancement or process improvements for reporting systems & internal controls, including system review initiatives.
  • Assist with annual budgeting process.
  • Assist with business process changes, including preparation of audit flowcharts.
  • Prepare monthly data import of property management accounting from Transpacific Realty Advisors. Review monthly reports from Transpacific and identify and reconcile any variances to budget/projections.  Review and input annual budgets into accounting software.  IPP Operating Statement review for IPP entities.  Prepare monthly IPP cashflow inputs and projections.

Any other duties as determined by the CFO, COO, and President.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post-secondary education.
  • Experience in property valuations and appraisals an asset.
  • Thorough knowledge of industry procedures and principles.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • Able to work well in a collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Self-motivated to accomplish objectives.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Senior Development Manager

As Senior Development Manager you are an essential part of each Conwest development project from conception to completion. You have a natural desire to move things forward. You take the long view and always look for the win/win/win in everything you do. You recognize that everyone involved in a project needs to come out ahead and your desire to unearth stakeholders’ objectives and motivations is a big part of what excites you. You also have a passion for business and for design. You can find the balance between the visual and the financial.

Our Team is a flat, fast and entrepreneurial mix of specialists that add value by solving complex problems. Every day is different and every project is special. You thrive in this high performance but supportive, casual environment. You bring your own mix of talents to this team and support others, like they support you in your daily endeavors.

The Senior Development Manager works on a wide breadth of project types, from intensified industrial development to social purpose high-rise residential development involving non-profits and charitable organizations.

The Senior Development Manager has a comprehensive understanding of the development process including municipal approvals, project design development and consultant management, proformas and cashflows. The Senior Development Manager works closely with many different team members across all departments including acquisitions, construction, marketing, sales, legal, accounting & finance as part of a collaborative team-based culture.

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Project Accountant

Key Responsibilities

Cash Management

  • Prepare monthly bank progress draws
  • Assist Senior Accountant with updating the 45 days cash position forecast spreadsheet
  • Prepare bank reconciliations for group of companies
  • Prepare deposits to the banks
  • Update Senior Accountant/Controller with cash requirements to meet payment obligations

Project Accounting

  • Prepare monthly project projection reports
  • Prepare and update cost of sales spreadsheets/WIP reports.
  • Enter direct cost entries as required
  • Assist Project Analyst in updating project proformas and cashflows, including inputting actuals monthly
  • Prepare reconciliation between Job Cost and General Ledger
  • Back up to Staff Accountant in entering budget change requests into job cost system

General Ledger and Period-end

  • Update intercompany loan interest schedules
  • Prepare monthly intercompany loan reconciliations
  • Assist Senior Accountant in entering GL journal entries as required (amortizations/accruals, etc.)
  • Assist with monthly working paper updates
  • Assist with quarter-end and year-end working paper package preparations
  • Back up to Financial Analyst in monthly import of property management accounting data from external property management companies

Accounts Receivable

  •  Prepare and post progress billings
  •  Prepare and post manual AR invoices (including management fee invoices)
  •  Reconcile management fee and overhead recoveries
  • Collect and post payments
  • Review AR aging report and notify Development Managers/Project Managers for any discrepancies and overdue receivables
  • Follow up with customers for accounts in arrears

Qualifications

  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Clear and effective communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, and intermediate Excel.
  • Able to work well independently and in a collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and principles.
  • Self-motivated to accomplish objectives.
  • Relevant industry experience would be preferred.

Click here to download the full Job Description.