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Date:  Nov 22, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Jr. Project Accountant

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity?
Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Jr. Project Accountant to help us get there!


Reporting to the Supervisor, Project Accounting, the Junior Project Accountant is responsible for carrying out administrative accounting activities related to day to day project or operational finance.


What You'll Do Here 

  • Works with Project or Operations Management team to identify and forecast financial exposures.
  • Works with project staff along with accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, estimating and Business Unit finance department to prepare financial reports.
  • Reviews cost reports to verify that budgets, planned and actual costs, Estimated Costs at Completion (ECAC), contracts and subcontracts have all been properly tracked.
  • Reviews all standard costs and reconciles/analyzes monthly variances.
  • Tracks, monitors, and analyzes productivity data.
  • Participates in the preparation of quarterly forecasts/ annual Business Plans/ Budgets for the project.
  • Prepares and enters month end entries such as subcontract accruals and cost transfers.
  • Reviews and issues monthly project cost reports that include forecasted costs and total monthly variance to plan.
  • Works closely with Project Manager in preparing monthly progress invoices to Owner/Consultant for work performed during the month.
  • Performs activities to support ensuring contract is fully invoiced, complete with associated contract documentation.
  • Acts as the main point of contact for client audits.
  • Monitors and analyzes subcontract costs.
  • Enters client billings into the applicable system.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or Accounting.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Be a champion of inclusion. 


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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.