Project Accounting Clerk
Modern Niagara
Ottawa, Ontario
2d ago

Modern Niagara Group is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Best Managed Companies and an industry leader in mechanical and electrical construction.

At Modern Niagara, we value teamwork, initiative, determination, professionalism, and passion. Working here, you will find a creative team that thrives on working in a fast-paced, collaborative, and innovative environment.

We hire top talent, recognizing that our successes are achieved through the commitment of dedicated employees.

Our team is looking for a highly organized Project Accounting Clerk to join our team in Ottawa.

The mission of the Accounting Clerk is to prepare billings and ad hoc accounting tasks to support district requirements.

The duty of an Accounting Clerk includes a host of activities and accountabilities, many of which are described below. The Accounting Clerk must work with both his / her Finance teammates, as well as with Operations staff, to ensure the highest level of service is provided to internal and external Clients.

The Accounting Clerk must also both live and promote Modern Niagara’s Core Values in all of his / her actions and support the efforts of the Modern Niagara teams toward achievement of established financial and business Key Performance Indicators ( KPIs ).

Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Preparation of monthly billings; compile invoices, timesheets and expenses to support a multi-million-dollar construction project through time and material billings
  • Support client’s requests for more detail including; timesheets and cost backup
  • Review all project expenses to ensure proper cost coding
  • Ensures adherence to contractual obligations for both clients and subcontractors
  • Adheres to month-end deadlines and reporting requirements
  • Administers subcontract documentation including unsigned subcontracts / revisions, current insurance, WSIB, subcontract default insurance and statutory declarations
  • Various general accounting duties and ad-hoc reporting as required
  • Work with project coordinators and accounts payable to verify the accuracy of purchase orders
  • Monitor all transactions hitting job cost reports; payroll, purchase orders and invoices
  • Work closely with accounts payable and operations team to ensure invoices are coded correctly to the job to ensure all expenses are tracked accurately
  • Qualifications and Job Requirements :

  • Minimum of three years accounting experience
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency
  • Good analytical skills
  • Team player with effective interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and professional judgment
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service and solution provider abilities
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Knowledge of the construction industry is considered an asset
  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Valid driver’s licence required
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance
  • Mandatory travel to site required (site downtown Ottawa)
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