Divisional Controller, Skyline Commercial Management Inc.
As Divisional Controller for Skyline Commercial Management Inc., James is responsible for the organization and management of the daily and ongoing financial and accounting functions of Skyline Commercial REIT and Skyline Retail REIT, including monthly, quarterly, and year-end accounting cycles.
James has over 15 years of professional accounting experience between public practice and private industry. He has previously held senior financial positions with Ontario’s largest foundation and shoring contractor, and a well-known home renovator. His responsibilities included operational and management reporting, external financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, and various other facets of financial planning, reporting, and management.
James takes a keen interest in the needs of his stakeholders and works hard to understand how the information is being used to make business decisions. This needs-based analysis allows him to pull the correct data and customize reports to deliver an impactful analysis. From weekly operational and key performance indicator reporting, to annual external financial reports, James’ needs-based approach allows him to consistently meet the changing needs of the Skyline business.
James obtained an Honours Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University in 2006 and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in 2008. He obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2014. James has a strong commitment to continuing professional development and has completed several courses and certificates during his career.