Cost Accountant (6 Month Contract) Mississauga 2154593

Mississauga, ON

The Cost Accountant is accountable to the Manager, Cost Accounting and is responsible for supporting the operations teams for all aspects pertaining to purchasing and job processing while acting as the liaison between the vendor and all the relevant parties within Morguard.


Responsible for supporting, and close collaboration with, the Operations and Accounts Payable teams for all purchasing related processes including all relevant reporting for the regional accounting and operations teams. Including:
  • Assist with closing any knowledge gaps relating to Purchase Orders (PO) and Invoice Register (IR) processing
  • Ensure transactions are accurately recorded to facilitate the monthly accrual process
  • Monthly pre-review of accrual exceptions to ensure accuracy in preparation for the GL Close
  • Regular review of in-progress or partially closed POs and recommend action if needed
  • Provide guidance for Operations for accurate expense coding and budget allocation for
  • assigned portfolio
  • Ensure accurate application of sales tax considerations
  • Efficiently and professionally attend to all vendor related matters internally and externally
  • Expert Concur knowledge to be able to assist the team if needed
  • Expert knowledge of the Morguard PPP policies and remain current with any updates
  • Responsible for providing monthly analytical reports and metrics as assigned
  • Supports various initiatives within the Cost accounting team by providing operational analysis
Provides guidance to the Operations teams with regard to job setup and categories. Responsible on a
defined period basis to:
  • Provide continual guidance to Operations regarding company procurement policies
  • Ensure that Budgets are setup in a timely manner
  • Ensure all contracts are setup in the system
  • Monthly WIP Analysis and reconciliation
  • Ensure that all Real Estate Commissions (RECs) are setup in a timely manner and resolve any pertinent issues requiring clarification
  • Review retentions and ensure timely release
  • Review commitments and provide reporting as needed
  • Prepare and provide relevant reports and schedules to facilitate decision making
  • Close jobs ensuring all checks are complete.
Collaborate with Corporate training teams in all aspects and communicate any gaps and requirements for training materials. Attend all scheduled training sessions and be able to apply the knowledge received to provide deskside assistance as needed. Must remain up to date with changes and upgrades and be able to disseminate any newly acquired knowledge such as process changes and general ledger (GL) allocation changes.

Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education
  • Diploma or Degree in Business Administration
  • Working towards CPA designation
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications (Excel, Windows and SharePoint)
  • Solid understanding of accounting fundamentals.
  • Working Knowledge of Yardi 7S would be an asset.

Core Competencies
  • Excellent analytical and critical review skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent organizational, time management and prioritization skills
  • Systematic thinking
  • Adaptability to effectively deal with continually changing circumstances and priorities
  • Ability to self-confidently and professionally deal with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Prior experience within the real estate industry is an advantage.

    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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