Project Accountant
PCL Construction
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3d ago

At PCL, you are more than just an employee. You could be part of a team that works hard, plays hard, and makes a difference in your community.

PCL offers competitive compensation packages, and a chance to be an owner in our 100-percent employee-owned company. We not only reward you financially, but give you challenging assignments and a supportive work environment which promotes personal and professional growth.

Whether you are looking for a corporate or construction career, exciting opportunities are waiting for you. Our people have helped us stand out as a leading general contracting organization, which is why we are always looking for new talent-individuals who can bring innovative solutions and thinking to every project.

We are seeking an experienced Project Accountant for our PCL Industrial Management Inc. District office located in Edmonton, Alberta.

Responsibilities :

  • Collects, reconciles, obtains approval, and processes through PCL business systems all project-related trade contractor payments, general expenditures, internal payroll costing allocations (including recharge).
  • Completes all financial transactions in a timely and accurate manner in order to meet all contract payment terms as per legislation, contract terms, and PCL policy and procedures.
  • Participates in monthly forecast review meetings for assigned projects to provide input on recoveries and various other reconciliations.
  • Provides project team with various ad hoc reports and analysis as required.
  • Assists with year-end procedures as assigned.
  • Assembles client billings package in accordance with contract terms and conditions and follows up appropriately to ensure on-time payment.
  • Prepares bank deposits and / or monthly reconciliations and prepares subsequent cash receipt entries where required.
  • Assists with the review and analysis of monthly contract reports to ensure accuracy of cash-flow, fee reconciliation, and ledger balance.
  • Subsequently follows up with project management staff and accounting manager to identify any irregularities or risk exposure, and assists with the development of a strategy to address accordingly.

  • Ensures that all required documentation, including insurance, bonding, SDI, workers compensation, statutory declarations, and lien waivers is in place.
  • Interprets trade contractor documentation for accounting-related items only, and follows established accounting procedures.
  • Assists with the assembly of information for internal and external audits.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external stakeholders to resolve issues.
  • Supports finance and administration management with special assignments as required.
  • Develops and maintains strong customer focused relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Values and models the solution provider and profitability culture.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Qualifications :

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related discipline.
  • 2 years of progressive experience with direct project administration and accounting in the construction or a related industry preferred.
  • Introductory knowledge of construction industry; understands general construction terms and processes.
  • Understanding of full-cycle accounting.
  • Intermediate understanding of accounting principles, including maintenance of ledgers and cash-flows.
  • Basic understanding of project forecasting and budgeting.
  • Basic knowledge of project costing principles, recoveries, insurance, and contract / subcontract requirements as related to accounting.
  • Understands and complies with all labor agreements, government legislation, and PCL policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of government legislation regarding accounting and applicable generally accepted accounting practices and standards.
  • Intermediate understanding of lien rights.
  • Basic exposure to bid and contract securities and insurance as they relate to risk management, claims management, pricing, and accounting.
  • Basic understanding of subcontract PO terms including insurance and subcontractor default insurance (SDI) and bonding requirements.
  • Exposure to owner contracts as they relate to payment terms, billing requirements, audit rights, and cost-of-work definition.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks with conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to act with the required discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Strong organizational skills and high level of detail orientation, with the ability to accurately prepare and enter financial information to meet deadlines and requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge and experience with accounting software.
  • Working Conditions :

    The PCL family of companies are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for, and we aspire to be the most respected builder, renowned for excellence, leadership, and unsurpassed value.

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