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Controller | Mayfield Management Group

The Organization

Mayfield Management Group Ltd. has developed a unique concept of property management in Alberta. They are a fully licensed, registered, and bonded Real Estate Brokerage firm specializing in Property, Condominium and Asset Management.

With more than 30 years in the industry and over 3 billion in assets managed, they provide their clients with a greater understanding of the property management industry. The senior management team takes a hands-on approach and spends the time to truly understand the long-term objectives for their clients’ properties and help them achieve their goals.

 

Passion Statement

To be the undisputed number one service provider in the property management industry by continuously exceeding all their customers’ expectations.

 

Vision

To be a world leader in property management by:

  • Giving back to the communities they serve
  • Enhancing the lives of their employees

 

Core Values

Everything Mayfield Management Group does is guided by their values:

  • Do What’s Right with Integrity
  • Deliver Results
  • Get Things Done
  • Continuously Improve
  • Thought Leadership
  • Energized Passion

For further information on Mayfield Management Group Ltd., please visit their website at: www.mmgltd.com

 

The Opportunity

Reports to:President and Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports:7: Property Accountant (x3), Accounts Receivable Coordinator (x2) and Account Payable Clerk (x2)
Location:Edmonton, Alberta

 

Mandate

As Mayfield Management Group continues to grow their property management portfolio, they are seeking an exceptionally strong Controller to join their team. The Controller will support the seamless operations of their accounting and finance operations, provide outstanding leadership to their accounting team and build exceptionally collaborative relationships across the organization.

Reporting to the President & CEO, this role is required to effectively manage all aspects of the day-to-day accounting and finance operations of Mayfield Management Group including accounts payable, budgeting, forecasting, accounts receivable, bank account reconciliation, cash management, variance analysis and financial reporting.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a collaborative, supportive approach to building relationships across the organization and a commitment to integrity, doing the right thing and seeking solutions. The Controller will possess a strong work ethic, commitment to meeting deadlines, excellent time management skills and will thrive in an integrated reporting environment.

Mayfield Management Group is in the midst of laying the foundation for the future and executing strategies to grow their business. As a key member of the team, the Controller will be energized and motivated to support Mayfield Management Group in achieving their vision.

 

Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

Strategic Leadership:

  • Build collaborative relationships across Mayfield Management Group;
  • In collaboration with the leadership team, develop and execute an industry leading corporate finance strategy;
  • Create standard operating procedures for the accounting/finance functions; and
  • Assist in special assignments as assigned by the President & CEO.

 

Accounting/Finance Leadership:

  • Complete operational reporting and analysis, working closely with Senior Management and external auditors to ensure proper compliance;
  • Budget preparation, including development of revenue and expense budgets, and capital expenditures;
  • Ensure alignment to Mayfield Management Group’s strategic vision;
  • Provide vision, oversight, and support in the delivery of the financial plan;
  • Support the Company ownership in building and maintaining relationships with financial institutions, including preparing and presenting various current and projected financial results;
  • Analyze and review internal processes and provide recommendations for improvement;
  • Champion new software implementation as well as on-going maintenance;
  • Approve vendor invoicing;
  • Review and approve management fees;
  • Review financial packages for “high profile” properties;
  • Liaise with corporate tax accounting firm to help with preparation of corporate taxes, file adjusting entries and close out the yearends for Mayfield Management Group & Mayfield Management Maintenance
  • Evaluate current process through the lends of continuous improvement to ensure excellence in financial and operational efficiency; and
  • Complete basic accounting functions such as:
    • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements as per owner’s specifications;
    • A/P, A/R, G/L, bank reconciliations and payroll;
    • Monitoring cash flow;
    • Preparing GST remittance returns for Mayfield Management Group & Mayfield Management Maintenance;
    • Preparing detailed reconciliations and assisting external auditing firm with year-end reports;
    • Month end reporting for Mayfield Management Group & Mayfield Management Maintenance;
    • Overseeing regulatory compliance issues; and
    • Manager and/or perform month-end closing duties/process.

 

People Leadership:

  • Provide collaborative, supportive leadership to the accounting team with a focus on promoting personal and professional growth and development;
  • In coordination with Human Resources, develop job descriptions for the accounting/finance department; and
  • Be present, engaged and a role model of professional conduct pursuing excellence in execution, seeking opportunities for continuous improvement, and producing creative and/or unique solutions.
Attractions
  • Over the last 30 years Mayfield Management group has grown to manage of $3 billion in assets;
  • The successful candidate will be joining an organization that truly practices their core values; and
  • The Controller will be collaborating with an entrepreneurial leadership team focused on becoming a world class organization through disruptive innovation.

 

First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the organization and build collaborative relationships with all key internal and external stakeholders;
  • Create and ensure the timely delivery of accurate weekly, monthly and quarterly corporate financial reports;
  • Measure the profitability of cost centers and core corporate service areas; and
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement by analyzing current process and implement solutions as needed.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or related field; and
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) is required.

 

Experience:

  • 7 – 10 years’ accounting experience with a minimum 2 years’ experience in a Controller role;
  • Strong working knowledge of detailed financial data analysis;
  • Exemplary history of financial project management;
  • Working knowledge of federal, provincial, and local tax compliance regulations and reporting;
  • Successful track record in leading, motivating and managing teams;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and enhancing corporate finance and accounting policies;
  • Yardi experience considered an asset; and
  • Property Management or Real Estate Development experience considered an asset.

 

Competencies and Attributes:

  • Business and Financial Acumen: Understands key business fundamentals, understands the drivers of financial health and accountability of the organization and takes responsibility to maintain its ongoing fiscal soundness.
  • Communication: Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.  Open to receiving constructive feedback and willing to engage in robust healthy discussion to foster the spirit of continuous improvement.  Ability to provide and express information in a clear, concise manner and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both employees and customers.
  • Collaborative Leadership: Collaborative leader that provides the coaching, support, encouragement, and direction required to engage and empower employees in the accomplishment of project goals and objectives. Models positive leadership behaviors and maintains professionalism under pressure and uncertainty. Provides timely feedback and guidance to employees, ensuring their development and success is supported. Ability to adapt leadership style to different audiences as needed.
  • Detailed: Ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently. Handles details meticulously and makes very few mistakes. Demonstrates commitment to accuracy.
  • Develops Talent: Develops the team to meet both their career goals and Mayfield Management Group’s goals. Creates pools of people ready and willing to take on new challenges and step up when needed.
  • Drives Results: Infuses the team and organizations with a sense of urgency. Creates a culture where organizational performance is always top of mind. Communicates a clear vision, sets priorities, develops and executes plans that achieve the desired outcome for organization’s growth goals. Thrives within a dynamic, growing environment. Effectively prioritizes tasks to meet all deadlines. Ability to manage and allocate resources as needed to meet tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: An attitude and approach to thinking is to actively seek out change, rather than waiting to adapt to change.  Mindset where you ask critical questions, innovate and seek continuous improvement.
  • Managing Change: Demonstrates support for innovation and for organization changes needed to improve the organizations effectiveness; initiating, sponsoring and implementing organizational change; helping others to successfully manage organizational change.
  • Process Driven: Verifies that each step of the process is completed and make sures that the finance team follows strict guidelines.
  • Teamwork: Builds commitment to a common vision and shared values. Uses the team dynamics to create an open and constructively critical group that pushes the development of each individual. Will work hands on with the team when needed.

 

Equal Opportunity

Mayfield Management Group is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and is essential to service excellence. Mayfield Management Group welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and Mayfield Management Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Es_edmonton@optimumtalent.com. Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AXRX-424031 Controller | Mayfield Management Group - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

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