General Accountant

Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.

Terus Construction is an integrated road construction and materials manufacturing company, which has been building roads in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory for over 30 years through decentralized business centers.

Road construction, asphalt paving, aggregate production, hot mix asphalt and ready-mix concrete supply are the core activities. In addition, the Company acts as general contractor on civil construction projects, including excavation, utilities, concrete placement, sidewalks, and curbs, and in all kind of road construction related activities.

Over 800 jobs every year are performed through more than 20 decentralized business centers, such as highway rehabilitation, airport construction, industrial, municipal and commercial work, subdivisions. More than 550 employees are locally employed.

Terus Construction provides challenging and rewarding opportunities in an entrepreneurial, diverse, inclusive and respectful work environment. As our growth creates new career opportunities, likely there is the right one for you!

Functional Summary

Reporting to the Senior Accountant of the activity, the accountant is responsible for providing support to the Finance department. This position works closely with both the regional offices as well as the Head Office Accounting team, to ensure all transactions are handled in a timely and professional manner. The General Accountant will additionally deal with highly confidential information, in compliance with local privacy legislation and company policy.

Key Requirements and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the General Accountant include, but are not limited to:


· Working with Senior Accountant of the activity to process transactions as directed.

· Assist in the preparation of monthly financial close, reporting and general ledger reconciliation ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

· Prepare and submit weekly reports as needed.

· Strong knowledge of Manufacturing Environment ERP system as related to accounting.

· Experience in Cost accounting in manufacturing or construction related activity.

· Analyzing and posting accounting transactions into accounting system as directed.

· Advanced Microsoft Excel skill, will be responsible for maintaining various excel data spread sheets, including updating and validating information as directed.

· Must ensure a solid understanding of and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.

· Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.

· Other Accounting and Administration duties as required.


Safety and Teamwork:

· Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.

· Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.

· Participate as an integral member of the team, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.

· Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.


Technical Knowledge:

· Proven Accounting experience, preferably in a manufacturing or construction environment

· Strong knowledge of Financial and Cost Accounting principles

· Advanced excel skill, competence in MS office and software systems in manufacturing environment.


Education, Training and Certifications

· Enrolled in CPA program,


Work Experience

· Minimum 2+ years of staff accountant experience in manufacturing



Skills and Abilities

· Interpersonal skills · Time Management · Data entry and bookkeeping · Organizational skills Demonstrate professionalism · Ability to work with deadlines · Accountability and dependability · Punctual and timely · Demonstrate initiative · Communication skills · Critical thinking · Interpret and follow instructions · Recordkeeping · Mathematical and accounting skills · Accomplish goals in a team environment · High attention to detail and accuracy · Analytical and problem solving skills · Multi-task and set priorities effectively

Working Conditions

· Overtime as required.

· Work is performed in an indoor setting and may include a combination of standing, sitting and waking. Sitting for extended periods of time is required.

· Manual dexterity required to use computer and peripherals.

· Work involves a high degree of concentration, accuracy, problem solving and working under time constraints.

· Must comply with all company policies.

· In town work, limited to no travel.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Terus Construction offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high-performance organization including competitive salary and benefits package, along with in-house training, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Must be able to meet all safety requirements including pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.