Manager, Accounting

Calgary, AB

The Manager, Accounting is accountable to the Controller for overseeing performance of a variety of accounting functions for an assigned portfolio ensuring the integrity of all financial information is recorded in strict compliance with corporate policies and procedures and existing internal controls.


1. General Accounting

Responsible for and is personally involved in the day-to-day accounting activities, including analyzing records, preparing financial statements and liaising with various departments, peers, service providers and executives, to ensure the integrity of all information recorded and accurate reflection of the financial state of a given portfolio.

2. Cash Management

Oversees the analysis and monitoring of cash requirements for mortgages, development projects, capital expenditures, distributions, acquisition, disposition, and any other capital cash requirements, in addition to liaising with management staff and, as directed, with external banking partners to resolve any other cash requirements.

3. Reconciliations

Oversees the preparation and approves monthly/quarterly accounting, compliance and vendor/tenant reconciliations and ensures closure of any steps required to resolve. As assigned, prepares and/or reviews calculations for recovery of operating costs from tenants, including interpreting the financial aspects of lease clauses relating to recovery of costs.

4. Continuous Improvement

Reviews, contributes to the development and implementation of company-wide policies and procedures within the accounting team and across functional lines , in order to improve efficiency as well as recommend any necessary changes to reflect changing business process or external accounting practices and regulations environment.

5. Stakeholder Relationships

Effectively communicates and develops relationships with various internal/external functions to ensure timely submission of information in accordance with various business processes and to provide responsive and high- quality service, advice and assistance to internal client groups, while providing support when complex accounting issues arise.

6. Budgeting and Reforecasting

Communicates and oversees the annual budgeting/quarterly forecasting plan and year-end timelines to the accounting team , while coordinating and planning schedules to ensure a timely close and proper review/sign off of statements.

7. Accounting Reporting Processes

Oversees the accounting reporting process and provides insight into discrepancies and variances to ensure the integrity of reports, while also working with the Information Technology group to enhance current report formats or create new reports in order to better meet the needs of end user groups. 

8. Management and Development of Staff

Is responsible for hiring, on-the-job training, managing and coaching of property accounting personnel.

9. Special Projects

Assists or completes ad hoc projects assigned by Manager or Controller (ex. assisting with the research, development and implementation of emerging technical accounting requirements or processes) to ensure that the corporate finance group is complying with current standards and is prepared for any changes to such standards in the future. Any other job related duties and/or projects that may be assigned.


Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g. Business, Accounting, etc.) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant accounting experience with exposure to lease/revenue accounting in a real estate setting
  • Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of MS Office applications  Working knowledge of internal controls.

Core Competencies

  •  Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  •  Good organizational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Effective management and team building skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Lease interpretation skills
  • Deadline oriented.


  • Accounting Designation or enrollment in the program to achieve an accounting designation (CGA, CA, CMA, etc.) is an asset
  • Familiarity with Yardi is an asset
  • Understanding of Realty Tax legislation within Property Management field is an asset.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

AGENCY NOTICE: Please note that Morguard does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Services Agreement with agency/recruiter, Morguard will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and advanced solicited services from a Morguard employee, Morguard explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.

We are committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at or (905) 281-3800. 




At Morguard, our employees are the company’s greatest investment. We make people our priority and strive to create a culture of respect, inclusion, health and safety, and equal opportunity to support employees to meet their goals. Our team is made up of re​al estate and investment professionals with deep knowledge of the industry, who are passionate about what they do and who want to be the best in the business. Morguard and its employees take great pride in being recognized for three consecutive years as one of Canada’s Safest Employers in the Retail and Services Category. When you join Morguard, you join a strong and committed team. To become a valued employee at Morguard, please review our Current Opportunities. 

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