Accounting Assistant

Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc. (Sweeny&Co) is a company of independent and collaborative thinkers who work in an open, inclusive culture.  What differentiates our company from other firms is its internal organization, its commitment to innovation, and its ability to tackle a diverse range of projects with expertise and ingenuity.  At Sweeny&Co, we provide intelligence in architecture and interiors, urban design and planning, real estate and development consulting, sustainable design, and visualization. We deliver bold ideas by integrating strategic and creative disciplines and we share a belief in the relentless pursuit to add measurable value.


We are seeking a full-time Accounting Assistant to join our Finance team with experience in bookkeeping and a passion to work in the architecture and development industry. A successful candidate will possess strong analytical skills with excellent attention to detail and a sense of urgency when completing tasks. Ideally, you also have experience in accounting, commercial mortgage financing, proformas and forecasting.

You will be joining our team of close to 60 staff at 134 Peter Street, Toronto, Ontario, a building designed by the firm.  We work as a team in a collaborative, family-oriented atmosphere that focuses on the creation of economically smart design solutions that promote sustainability, environmental consciousness, urban design, and design excellence.


- Performs full-cycle accounts receivable and accounts payable including subledger reconciliations

- Reconciling invoices and identifying discrepancies

- Creating and updating expense reports

- Analyze Internal Rate of Return, Return on Equity & Cost Forecasting

- Maintaining and improving organization’s bookkeeping process

- Tracking expenses and evaluating budgets

- Handling communication between the organizations and clients

- Create and manage a systematic filing system

- Performs other duties as assigned


- University degree or College diploma in Accounting

- Minimum 2 years of financial accounting experience

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications

- Well versed in Microsoft Excel mandatory

- Experience with Deltek Ajera or similar accounting software

- Experience with preparing Real Estate Proformas and Commercial Mortgage Financing is an asset

- Strong analytical, financial, and mathematical abilities

- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

- Extremely trustworthy and professionally minded

- Strong business and written communication skills

- Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines

- Ability to work together with others – a team player

- Fluent in spoken and written English

At Sweeny&Co, we believe that inclusion spurs creativity, and that innovation is born from an engaged culture of diverse people and ideas. By moving beyond barriers and stereotypes of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity; we are committed to building an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities and clients we serve and celebrate collaboration in all interpersonal engagements.

The position is full-time, to start immediately full-time in the office. We offer excellent opportunities to expand your career with full benefits after a 3-month probationary period. Candidates are encouraged to send a resume in PDF format and salary expectations to careers@sweenyandco.com. Please include “Accounting Assistant” in the subject line. Only candidates who meet qualifications and are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume, a portfolio in PDF format and salary expectations (total attachments should be less than 8MB) to careers@sweenyandco.com.

Please include the title of the position in the subject line.  

Only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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