• Project Accountant

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/14/2019 10:46 AM)
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    Acheson, AB
  • Overview

    North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 

    In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

    • Significant Growth –As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
    • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
    • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
    • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.
    • Attractive Benefits Package – With a substantial benefits package provided to all employees, NACG ensures that you are covered for life’s many surprises.
    • GRRSP Matching – As you begin your new career, you can also start planning for the future thanks to NACG’s GRRSP matching.

    North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


    Become a member of the North American family today!

    Position Scope

    The Project Accountant Level 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 monthly, quarterly, and annual close processes, coordinates with auditors, and prepares analysis and working papers for internal and external reporting requirements.


    The Project Accountant 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 project and equipment 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.
    • Lead monthly shop cost analysis meetings with key project and shop management to analyze and investigate results.
    • Complete monthly overhead cost analysis and lead the presentation of overhead results in monthly meetings with key project personnel and senior management.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.


    • Minimum three years’ experience related to financial accounting or project accounting.
    • Construction and/or mining accounting experience preferred.
    • Related Bachelors degree or equivalent experience related to financial accounting.
    • CPA, CA, CMA, or CGA (or final year of program) 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, handle multiple priorities and manage a high volume of work and meet deadlines.
    • Knowledge and thorough understanding of accounting and financial systems.


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