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Date:  Nov 23, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  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 Project Accountant to help us get there!


Under the direction of the Supervisor, Finance, the Project Accountant will be responsible for providing financial and cost control support for various business units within the Utilities division.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Work with Operations Management team to identify and forecast financial exposures
  • Work with project staff along with accounts receivable, accounts payable, estimating and the Utilities finance department to prepare financial reports
  • Maintain project cost reports and project ledgers
  • 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
  • Ensure final payments of holdbacks from owner and to all subcontractors are completed upon project close out
  • Maintain accurate and timely Cash Flow data, both current and forecasted as compared to projected Cash Flow
  • Administer input of all approved Change Orders and increases to Prime Contract and pertinent Subcontracts
  • Act as “Internal Auditor” assuring internal controls are being followed
  • Assist with interim and year-end audit and reporting requirements
  • Build and maintain excel reporting models used for monthly and quarterly reporting
  • Document and ensure continuous process improvements are applied within area of responsibility
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives


What You Bring To The Team:

  • Related Post-Secondary education
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience
  • Working towards accounting designation (CPA, CGA, CMA, CA)
  • Demonstrated computer software proficiency with Microsoft Office; advanced Excel skills would be a strong asset
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting systems, specifically related to project costing and SAP
  • Excellent and proven organizational skills in order to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency by demonstrating the ability to shift priorities to accomplish objectives
  • Effectively manage time to keep commitments to both internal and external client
  • Clearly and effectively communicate information and clarify requirements both orally and in writing
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 


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.