Project Accountant

Website Stantec

Job Description:

Take the first step towards designing your career with Stantec. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Project Accountant (PA). Reporting to a Project Accounting Lead (PAL), in this role you will be responsible for the overall financial management of a portfolio of projects within Stantec’s controls, policies and practices.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with PM and PMA to recommend an appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS), issue accurate and contractually compliant invoices, and perform other ad hoc functions as requested.
  • Provide excellent customer service and a customer-centric focus, while providing a quality of work that consistently meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Implement process or procedural changes identified and rolled out by management.
  • Prepare internal and external audit support and respond to inquiries from PA Leadership and Finance Managers.
  • Evaluate project setup and budget change documentation to ensure compliance with contractual requirements, internal controls and IFRS.
  • Collaborate with Stantec’s finance team in Pune, India to ensure timely delivery and accurate completion of tasks they support.
  • Independently organize and prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Escalate concerns/issues to PAL as required.
  • Build and maintain relationships with other Project Accountants and other FST members, including Finance Managers,
  • Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, to ensure collaborative teamwork.
  • Build strong relationships with and serve as a trusted advisor to our internal business partners including Project Managers (PM) and Project Manager Assistants (PMA).
  • Financial management of projects assigned by the Project Accounting Lead (PAL), which includes but is not limited to project setup, maintenance, invoicing, and project closure.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills required with an intermediate level understanding preferred.
  • General accounting knowledge obtained through experience and/or education.
  • 3 years of related experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to identify potential implications of actions to mitigate downstream financial impacts.
  • Post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field preferred.
  • Must be organized, willing to embrace change and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience with Oracle preferred but not required.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (written and oral) along with the ability to build and foster excellent working relationships.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills are required.
  • Ability to independently review contracts and understand the contract terms regarding project type, scope of work and invoicing terms.

Job Details:

Company: Stantec

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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