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Project Accountant

Date: Nov 22, 2021

Country: Edmonton, Alberta, CA, T5S 2P3

Company: Colas

The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project is a 14-km long line extension of the Valley Line, extending from downtown Edmonton,to the City's west end.  We are adding a Project Accountant to the rapidly growing team of professionals required to ensure this project is a success. 

Position Overview

This position’s main purpose is to work with the Finance Manager along with the accounting department on a Major Edmonton construction project.  The position will be responsible for month end process, financial statement accuracy, cross departmental coordination along with various ad-hoc analysis and process implementation. Anticipated start  - January 2022.  Duration of project - Through 2026.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work with Finance/Accounting team to provide superior support for construction operations.
  • Provide management and oversight over the accounts payable department.
  • Working with Project Controls, performing various cost reclasses.
  • Generate monthly bank Reconciliations.
  • Review and analysis of monthly cost report.
  • Assist or drive monthly billing process to the client.
  • Fixed Asset recognition and entries
  • Work with the team on compiling the month end financial package
  • Audit query responses and support compilation.
  • Positively participate in company safety program and adhere to all safety requirements
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Provide recommendations for savings, efficiencies and improved communication

Knowledge / Skills

  • CPA designation or very close to convocation required!!
  • Effective communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Intermediate excel user.
  • Out of the box thinker, drive for constant improvement.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet set deadlines
  • Good organizational, time management, and prioritizing skills
  • Attention to detail in all areas of work
  • Good interpersonal skills for client / contractor relations

Experience / Education

  • CPA designation or successful completion of program (waiting convocation)
  • JDE software Experience - Strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in accounting, preferably civil construction,