Project Controller, Development Analysis

Ivanhoé Cambridge is a world-class real estate company that leverages its high-level expertise in all aspects of real estate including investment, development, asset management, leasing and operations, to deliver an optimal return for its investors.

Through its multiple subsidiaries, its assets in more than 20 countries are valued at over Cdn$35 billion as at December 31, 2012. Ivanhoé Cambridge is a real estate subsidiary of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, one of Canada's leading institutional fund managers.

Specific accountabilities:
This is a term assignment of approximately 40 months; until the anticipated opening of Tsawwassen Mills (October 2015) and approximately 6 months after opening. The position reports to the Senior Manager, Development Analysis in Toronto but provides support to the Senior Vice President, Development and Director, Construction for Tsawwassen Mills.
In this position you will utilize your key analytical skills including budgeting, financial analysis, valuation, cost control, accounting, forecasting, reporting and management. The individual will be responsible for coordinating all financial analysis, maintaining cost control processes, preparing project reporting and providing an important liaison function to the Development group in Toronto and Finance groups in Montreal and Calgary with respect to financial matters.
Duties will be performed initially at the Oakridge office but will be transferred to the site in the fall of 2013. You will supervise a 3-4 person team including an on-site contractual Senior Development Analyst.
Responsibilities include:
  • Liaise on all financial matters with various departments of Ivanhoe Cambridge;
  • Coordinate preparation and distribution of Monthly Financial Review report;
  • Attend on-site development meetings;
  • Maintain cost control measures to ensure safeguarding of funds;
  • Prepare monthly Forecast to Complete (FTC) package;
  • Assist with arranging Letters of Credit;
  • Oversee Accounts Payable function;
  • Coordinate all taxation issues;
  • Provide support to Project Team by providing cost control tools as required;
  • Assist with transition to Operations.
Key requirements
  • A business degree is required; a CMA or CGA designation is preferred;
  • You will possess a minimum of five years real estate or related experience;
  • Excellent analytical skills, with experience in cost control, accounting and forecasting;
  • Advanced Excel skills are required;
  • JDEdwards experience would be an asset;
  • You must be able to demonstrate independent thinking, be self motivated with exceptional communication and organizational skills.
If you are interested by this challenge, please submit your resume.
A professional and appealing environment!
Ivanhoé Cambridge has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Employers in Canada. We value the importance of human resources, which is why we provide a stimulating professional environment where integrity and respect, the drive to outperform, service excellence, teamwork and innovation are highly valued.