Project Accountant

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Responsible for ensuring all steps of project accounting are complete including job cost analysis and cost allocations, monthly draw requests, reconciliations and support for financial statements, audits, and liaising with stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor project costs, report and explain variances
  • Understand and analyze job proformas
  • Prepare project cash flow projections
  • Prepare and review project cost forecasts
  • Create cost allocation models for single and multi-use developments
  • Preparation of monthly progress draws and related collections
  • Maintain and update standard cost codes and job records
  • Reconcile GL/WIP/Inventory transactions
  • Liaise with Project Managers, Vendors and other project staff
  • Letter of credit and bond reconciliation and administration
  • Preparation of quarterly financial reports for internal and external stakeholders
  • Preparation of audit information and support related to Construction and Development transactions
  • Assist with KPI’s and financial statements
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger for Construction and Development projects
  • Follow all aspects of month end close activities to meet deadlines
  • Handle special projects, responsibilities and other duties as assigned by Manager
  • Support the Finance, Construction and Development teams as required

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in construction and/or development project accounting
  • University level education
  • Completion or in pursuit of professional accounting designation (CPA, (CA, CMA, CGA))
  • Strong work ethic and sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Strong decision making, communication (both verbal and written), and analytical skills
  • An organized self-starter who is attentive to detail and able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks, likely with competing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute effectively within a team environment
  • Solid computer skills – Timberline, Excel (and other MS Office), CaseWare
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