Let's Shape the Future


Accounting Manager, IPP


Vancouver, BC

Full Time


SHAPE is the real estate investment, development and management company leading some of the largest and most exciting projects in North America including The Amazing Brentwood, The City of Lougheed and RC at CF Richmond Centre.

Through our fully integrated platform, SHAPE specializes in complete neighbourhoods with a top-calibre mix of shops, restaurants, residences, entertainment and a complete range of daily services on rapid transit. By executing on every stage of the real estate process, from land acquisition to property management, we are able to collaborate more efficiently, work seamlessly and perform at the highest level. Every SHAPE property reflects lasting vision, bold creativity and obsessive attention to detail.

Our projects are complex, our vision is simple: deliver social and financial value for generations. With a proven ability to raise the bar across our diverse portfolio of assets, we build on where we’ve been to push the edge of better: for industry standards, quality of life and return on investment.     


The Accounting Manager, IPP (Income Producing Properties) will manage full cycle reporting, maintain and improve processes and controls as well as support a team of accounting professionals working on a growing portfolio of commercial and rental properties. This individual will be an integral part of the team and should be detail-oriented, self-motivated and have the desire to work with a dynamic and fast paced Head Office team.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee accounting function within the assigned portfolio
  • Manage day to day activities of a team of property accountants and a portfolio of properties
  • Responsible for timely and accurate completion of annual, quarterly and monthly activities, by reviewing, providing feedback, being hands on when necessary, on the following:
    • Monthly close and reports
    • Quarterly reports
    • Annual budgets
    • Annual CAM reconciliations billings
    • Annual Financial Statements in accordance with IFRS and ASPE
  • Ensure adherence to internal processes and accounting policies. Maintain control of data that builds our financial reporting
  • Prepares reports to senior management with insightful analysis of financial results
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on issues as they pertain to accounting or have impact on financial performance of the portfolio
  • Act as key liaison with internal teams (operations, construction, leasing, finance, etc.) to translate property level actions into accurate financial results
  • Assists in annual audits, including coordination with external auditors, drafting memos, ensuring PBCs provided are appropriate and timely
  • Take on special projects and analysis as required
  • Contribute to improvements in departmental processes, internal control and team development
  • Provide ongoing guidance and training to team members
  • Monitor team performance and provide feedback to drive improvement and administering performance evaluations
  • Involved in hiring and onboarding of new team members, when necessary
  • Support IPP Finance and Accounting teams with special projects and ad-hoc analysis
  • Other ad hoc duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Possess strong organizational, time management and project management skills with a demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines under pressure while taking responsibility for all tasks assigned
  • Equally effective at working in the details as well as stepping back and understanding the strategic impact on the organization
  • Positive, collaborative and team oriented with excellent relationship building skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Motivated and has ability to learn quickly. Proactive, dependable and solutions oriented
  • Works with a sense of urgency and curiosity

Required Training and Experience

  • Professional accounting designation (CPA)
  • 4+ years of managing full cycle accounting/financial reporting for multiple entities
  • 2+ years in a role managing a team
  • Experience with property accounting, property management or real estate is an asset
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft office applications, particularly Excel
  • Experience with Yardi Voyager an asset

Working Conditions

Based at our corporate office, located in Downtown Vancouver, the successful candidate may expect a comfortable and collaborative work environment in a modern office setting. Flexibility to work from home on a part-time basis will also be provided.

Salary Range: $100-120k/year

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