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Vice President, Finance

Employer
Brookfield Asset Management, Inc
Location
Toronto, Canada
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 15, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
Location

Brookfield Place - 181 Bay Street

Business - Real Estate

Brookfield Real Estate Group is one ofBrookfield's primary operating groups. The Real Estate Group is one of the world's largest investors in real estate, with a global portfolio that includes office, retail, multifamily, logistics, hospitality and alternative real estate assets on five continents. The Group owns and operates approximately $271 billion of assets representing the most iconic properties in the world's most dynamic markets. We seek to generate value by leveraging our operating expertise and focusing on our core real estate capabilities of leasing, financing, development, design and construction as well as property and facilities management. For more information, visit https://www.brookfield.com/our-businesses/real-estate .

Brookfield Culture

Brookfield has a unique and dynamic culture. We seek team members who have a long-term focus and whose values align with our Attributes of a Brookfield Leader: Entrepreneurial, Collaborative and Disciplined. Brookfield is committed to the development of our people through challenging work assignments and exposure to diverse businesses.

Job Description

Reporting to the Senior Vice-President, Finance, the candidate will be responsible for the financial operations of our asset management business. The candidate will have a broad exposure across multiple areas including financial analysis, consolidation & reporting, operations improvement and drive a deeper understanding of the key metrics around our business. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is comfortable maneuvering in a large matrix organization, and has proven to have exceptional finance/accounting experience.

Overview:
  • Lead and manage an 8-person finance team to complete reporting under IFRS and US GAAP.
  • Position the team for our next growth phase through automation and process improvement.
  • Manage financial operations over reporting, performance measurement, and treasury, payables and receivables.
Financial Reporting:
  • Responsible for the financial reporting process including quarterly consolidated financial statements and monthly management reports supported by analysis and work papers.
  • Establish and maintain robust processes over accounting operations, ensuring key internal controls meet quality standards, are consistently applied, and regularly reviewed to be SOX compliant.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors for interim reviews, year-end audits and controls testing.
  • Set and implement transformative improvements to ensure timely and accurate financial reporting.
  • Automate recurring analysis and working papers involving large data sets.
  • Liaise with and support Fund operations, tax, legal, and treasury on corporate initiatives.
Performance Measurement:
  • Lead the annual business plan processes across the platform to reflect corporate growth strategy.
  • Perform quarterly profitability analysis by fund strategy to track actual-to-budget progress.
  • Report on key metrics such as fee-bearing capital and carried interest through review of financial models.
  • Prepare quarterly submissions with a written report on key drivers behind operating results.
Treasury, Payables and Receivables:
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the shared service functions involving treasury, payables and billing to funds.
  • Ensure timely cash flow forecasts and optimization of working capital.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • CA or CPA designation with at least 8 - 10 years of experience in roles that produced financial statements and with at least 5 years of experience in managing teams.
  • Enjoys an entrepreneurial environment that requires rolling up the sleeves and fostering a can do" culture.
  • Critical thinker who conceptualizes, analyzes and synthesizes information in unstructured situations to solve problems and recommend solutions.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills is a must and can simplify complex issues to a wide audience.
  • Excel and tech-savvy to identify, analyze and implement changes that enhance business performance.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics is an asset.
Brookfield is committed to maintaining a Positive Work Environment that is safe and respectful; our shared success depends on it. Accordingly, we do not tolerate workplace discrimination, violence or harassment.

Brookfield is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Should you require a Human Rights Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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