• Accountant - Level II

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 3:38 PM)
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  • Overview

    With over 60 years of experience, North American Construction Group (NACG) is a premier provider of heavy construction and mining services in Canada. Our focus on people and relationships, and our uncompromising commitment to health and safety, allows us to acquire some of the best talent in the industry. Our knowledgeable and talented personnel set us apart from the competition with an unrivaled attention to detail and level of care. We can tackle any job while still adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality.

    Position Scope

    The Project Accountant Level II is responsible for the accounting and analysis of project revenue and costs. They will work closely with internal departments to ensure all daily accounting activities are in compliance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“US GAAP”), internal controls, policies, and procedures. This position manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes, coordinate with auditors, and prepare analysis and working papers for internal and external reporting requirements. This is a 16 month contract position (April 2018 to July 2019).


    The Project Accountant Level II position performs job setup, control and maintenance activities, as well as month end activities including cost accruals, revenue recognition, variance analysis, open PO analysis and reconciliation of applicable balance sheet accounts.


    North American Construction Group (NACG) financials are publically listed and are prepared in accordance with US GAAP with common shares traded on the New York stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange. NACG is a participant in the CPA Alberta Pre-Approved Program for practical experience.


    • Oversee financial project and equipment financial results to ensure the capture of financial information in accordance with US GAAP and internal policies and procedures.
    • Work closely with project management, procurement, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting, cost capture, revenue recognition and project billing.
    • Build and maintain effective working relationships with operational stakeholders, internal and external stakeholders and team members.
    • Review open purchase orders and aged received not vouchered ledgers to identify cost accruals and/or corrections.
    • Understand contract terms and assist project personnel in performing project start-up and life-cycle maintenance.
    • Maintain continuities of approved contractual values and ensure that revenue is recognized in compliance with contractual documentation, the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) and internal revenue recognition policies.
    • Work with project management to develop monthly project forecasts, analyze and investigate variances to budget and to prior month, and lead the presentation of monthly forecasts for senior management.
    • Lead monthly shop cost analysis meetings with key project and shop management to analyze and investigate results.
    • Complete monthly overhead analysis and lead the presentation of overhead results in monthly meetings with key project personnel and senior management.
    • Create and maintain monthly cost reporting and analysis for internal management.
    • Perform monthly job profit analysis and provide results to Senior Management.
    • Complete audit and review analysis and working papers for internal stakeholders and external auditors.
    • Respond to queries from internal stakeholders and external auditors.
    • Identify areas of inefficiencies in monthly, quarterly and annual processes and offer solutions to improve efficiencies.
    • Participate in ongoing systems upgrading and maintenance projects by drafting and completing test scripts.
    • Participate in maintenance of the financial reporting systems, including developing and improving upon custom financial reporting.
    • Contribute towards the development and maintenance of internal controls processes affecting divisional finance.
    • Assist project management in the development of the annual financial budget and the semi-annual financial forecast.
    • Participate in ad hoc projects analysis as necessary.


    • Related Bachelors degree or equivalent experience related to financial accounting or project accounting
    • CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA (or final year of program) preferred.
    • Minimum three years’ experience related to financial accounting or project accounting.
    • Construction and/or mining accounting experience preferred.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Ability to read and interpret contract information.
    • Excellent analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Excel.
    • Proficient financial modeling skills.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Works well in a dynamic team environment.
    • Experience with JD Edwards is considered an asset.
    • Possess strong communication skills with practical accounting and finance knowledge.
    • Work cooperatively with other employees and the public.
    • Ability to monitor and maintain the efficient flow of documents and information.
    • Excellent thinking and problem-solving skills with strong technical abilities.
    • Ability to work accurately under pressure, handles multiple priorities, manage a high volume of work and meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge and thorough understanding of accounting and financial systems.


    Rewards of our positions include competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects. To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


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