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Date:  May 24, 2024

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Accountant, Project ( Contract)

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


Reporting to the Project Finance Director, the Project Accountant will ensure proper billing, tracking, analysis, and forecasting of project costs and provide job costing information to project management.

This is a contract position up to 18 months. This role is located at the Aecon office in Cambridge, ON. 


What You'll Do Here 
•    Work with Project or Operations Management team to identify and forecast financial exposures
•    Work with project staff along with accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, estimating and Business Unit finance department to prepare financial reports; 
•    Review cost reports to verify that budgets, planned and actual costs, Estimated Costs at Completion (ECAC), contracts and subcontracts have all been properly tracked 
•    Review all standard costs and reconcile/analyze monthly variances
•    Track, monitor, and analyze productivity data
•    Participate in the preparation of quarterly forecasts/ annual Business Plans/ Budgets for the project
•    Prepare and enter month end entries such as subcontract accruals and cost transfers
•    Review and issue monthly project cost reports that include forecasted costs and total monthly variance to plan;  
•    Work closely with Project Manager in preparing monthly progress invoices to Owner/Consultant for work performed during the month; 
•    Perform activities to support ensuring contract is fully invoiced, complete with associated contract documentation
•    Main point of contact for client audits
•    Monitor and analyze subcontract costs
•    Enter client billings into the applicable system


What You Bring To The Team

•    Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting
•    Experience & Designation based on level
•    3+ years of experience, pursuing CPA designation or equivalent is valued
•    Experience in construction or related industry is preferred
•    Experience with SAP, BPC and Business Objects is valued
•    Progressive experience that indicates strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to influence without specific authority
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Ability to balance and prioritize multiple priorities in a dynamic environment
•    Strong ability to think creatively, challenge the status quo, deal with ambiguity
•    History of strong personal performance and value add to the business
•    Demonstrated success working with internal/ external stakeholders
•    Strong financial acumen and relevant financial skills, including quantitative problem solving
•    Broad business knowledge, end-to-end thinking, and organizational awareness



Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.

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