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Date:  Nov 20, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Project Accountant

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



Position Overview

Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We're proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada's infrastructure and transportation networks, and we're ready to build the future of our country.

Under the direction of the Manager, Project Finance (or similar), the Project Accountant will be responsible for carrying out routine accounting activities related to the day to day project. This will be a site-based position, assigned to a major project in Ontario, Canada or internationally.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with month end close & prepare necessary journal entries.

  • Prepare and enter month end accruals and cost transfers.

  • Prepare monthly retails sales tax filings & related reconciliations.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly & yearly financial statements, supporting schedules and reports.

  • Assist in the preparation of cash flows for the project.

  • Prepare monthly reconciliations related to Balance Sheet & Income statement.

  • Assist with accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll and to prepare financial reports.

  • Assist with audits - financial, Internal control & tax.

  • Assist in dealing with tax authorities, unions, suppliers & sub contractors.  

  • Assist with the review & issue of project cost reports and with developing Estimated Costs at Completion (ECAC).

  • Assist in compiling contract billings, managing change orders and subcontracts.

  • Participate in the preparation of project forecasts quarterly/ annual Business Plans/ Budgets for the project.

  • Work closely with Finance Manager in preparing monthly progress invoices to client.

  • Enter client billings into the applicable system.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting.

  • 3+ years of experience, should be pursuing CPA designation.

  • Experience in construction or related industry is preferred.

  • Experience with SAP, BPC and Business Objects is valued.

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to balance and prioritize multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to work with internal/ external stakeholders.

  • Relevant financial skills.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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