Position Overview

Our client, a leading construction multi-divisional utility contractor is looking to add varying levels of Project Accountants/Cost Controls to their team based in Toronto, Canada. 

Reporting to the Supervisor, Project Accounting, the Project Accountant is responsible for carrying out administrative-accounting activities related to day-to-day project or operational finance and they have a key role to play in the project outcomes and their success.

Daily operations

  • Working alongside the Project Management team to identify and forecast financial exposures for civil projects.
  • Works with project staff along with AR/AP, purchasing, estimating, and finance department to prepare financial reports.
  • Reviews cost reports to verify that budgets, planned and actual costs, contracts and subcontracts have all been properly tracked.
  • Reviews all standard costs and reconciles/analyze monthly variances.
  • Participates in the preparation of quarterly forecasts/ annual Business Plans/ Budgets for the project.
  • Prepares and enters month-end entries such as subcontract accruals and cost transfers.
  • Reviews and issues monthly project cost reports that include forecasted costs and total monthly variance to plan.
  • Works closely with the Project Manager in preparing monthly progress invoices to Owner/Consultant for work performed during the month.
  • Performs activities to support ensuring the contract is fully invoiced, complete with associated contract documentation.
  • Acts as the main point of contact for client audits.
  • Monitors and analyzes subcontract costs.
  • Enters client billings into the applicable system.

What you will bring to the team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting.
  • 3-5 years of experience, maybe pursuing CPA designation or equivalent.
  • Experience in civil/utility construction or related industry is preferred.
  • Experience with different software.
  • Progressive experience that indicates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple priorities in a dynamic environment due to multi-divisonal company.
  • Demonstrated success working with internal/ external stakeholders.
  • Strong financial acumen and relevant financial skills, including quantitative problem-solving.

For candidates to be eligible, you must hold a valid Canadian work permit.

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