Project Accountant

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

The Project Accountant is a full-time position, reporting to our CFO and to the Project Manager(s). The Project Accountant’s primary responsibility it to support the CFO and the Project Manager(s) in the overall day-to-day management of all project-related accounting needs including payments, invoicing, compliance, reporting and other duties related to the project.

This is a NEW position with lots of room to grow as the company continues to take on larger and larger projects and partnerships!

 

The Project Accountant will manage all accounting-related functions in a production environment for multiple assigned projects. Project Accountants may be expected to travel to project sites for job status review meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Set up and review budget information for the various projects and maintain project-related records

  • Monitor the contracts including budgets for the projects,

  • Communicate with the Project Manager(s) regarding contract documents, change orders and other contract modifications, approvals, and any additional services-related to the project budgets

  • Report associated budget amendments or revisions due to changes in the contract and change orders

  • Analyze costs vs. budgets, determine variances between budgets and actuals, and provide plans and opinions to resolve and report findings to management

  • Review and manage sales, and vendor invoices related to each of the projects, and ensure compliance for each project

  • Ensure all invoices are coded and allocated to the right accounts, review misallocated invoices and investigate unbilled expenses to optimize any opportunities for additional billings and the remaining funding available for projects

  • Monitor receivable income and support Project Manager(s) with collections

  • Prepare and provide Project Manager(s) and clients with timely financial reports

  • Assist in preparing monthly P&L reports

  • Prepare month-end and year-end reports for the projects, monthly cost and profitability reports, and monthly accrual entries

  • Make projections/forecast the costs and income for the projects for future months until its completion

  • Closeout project accounts upon project completion

  • Support external auditor and CFO requirements

  • Maintain confidentiality, professionalism and integrity in managing client data

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • CPA Level 3 equivalent, or working towards CPA designation preferred

  • 3+ years of construction project accounting and management reporting experience

  • Extensive experience in project invoicing and billing

  • Experience with month-end closings, journal entries, reconciliations, AR/AP and Budget vs Actual reporting

  • Experience forecasting and processing job cost reports

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience building large Excel spreadsheets and maintaining them, as well as using pivot tables and data mining

  • Proficient with MS Word, Outlook, SharePoint and QuickBooks

  • Knowledge of best practices in accounting

  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and local regulations regarding controls, taxes and financial reporting

  • Knowledge of revenue recognition and contract requirements for billing

  • Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks and be flexible to manage numerous tasks throughout the day while still maintaining a high level of accuracy

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and dedicated commitment to providing superior, timely support for all levels of employees, management and external clients

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Well developed analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Thorough, astute and resourceful

BENEFITS:

  • We offer competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan which includes Health and Dental benefits, Extended health, vision care and Life and Disability insurance.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS:

Please submit your resume and applicable certifications online to our careers email.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted further. 

 

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