Project Accountant


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WSP is currently seeking a Project Accountant to join our Finance Department in Edmonton. This position will be working under the general direction of the Controller in Vancouver. The Project Accountant will be responsible for maintaining project budgets and regular project reviews for our Buildings business units in that office.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Open and close projects on a timely basis;
  • Update, maintain and report on project budgets on a regular basis;
  • Analyze project budget variances;
  • Assist and educate our Operations team in term of understanding the financial aspects of their projects;
  • Complete project budget financial reconciliation;
  • Review monthly invoices and change orders and reconcile against project budget;
  • Work with an independent audit firm for financial system and budget audits;
  • Produce monthly project financial reports;
  • Assist in preliminary dispute analysis and data gathering;
  • Assist project controls in development of ad-hoc financial reports;
  • Respond to and assist in meeting information and analysis requests from the Buildings business unit.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Post-secondary education from an accredited university or college in accounting or finance;
  • Working towards a CPA designation
  • 2+ years' financial experience in the engineering/construction industry;
  • Previous experience in project accounting and financial analysis;
  • Good communication and documentation skills with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Conscientious worker, who can work independently or in a team setting with minimal supervision;
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and work with deadlines on short notice.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).
WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.
WSP Canada Inc.
Edmonton, AB
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