Project Accountant

Job Location: Vancouver
Job Category: Finance and Operations
Job Type: Full Time

SUMMARY OF POSITION

Our Finance Team thrives in a vibrant, busy, collaborative team environment in our Head Office. As part of our Finance Team, the Project Accountant will report to the Manager of Finance. The Project Accountant will be assigned a selection of construction projects to administer and will provide support to those Project teams, while working closely with all members of the Finance department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support a portfolio of projects and teams on project financials as assigned by the Finance Controller
  • Meet specific timelines for issuing client progress billings monthly or as needed
  • Review project budgets and fee structures to ensure accuracy of work in progress
  • Manage vendor invoices for assigned projects
  • Prepare pre-billing reports for Project Managers to review
  • Work with trades and suppliers on project invoicing, holdback releases and associated documentation
  • Process holdback reconciliations for release of trade holdback payments
  • Ensure project close out procedures are completed timely; complete project filing as needed
  • Process and prepare accounts payable payments for assigned jobs as needed/directed
  • Provide excellent customer service while providing quality of work that consistently meets expectations
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Project Managers, Coordinators and other members of the finance and Kindred teams
  • Ensure all assigned functions are carried out in compliance with approved policies, controls and standard practices
  • Implement procedural or software changes identified and rolled out by Senior Leadership
  • Other accounting duties as required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • General accounting knowledge obtained through experience and/or education
    • Post-secondary degree or diploma in accounting, business or other related field, or;
    • One year of applicable experience
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Possess and maintain intermediate to advanced computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and current accounting software (Spectrum by Viewpoint an asset but not required).
  • Ability to independently organize and prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of deliverables, and/or when to escalate concerns or issues
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • Willingness and initiative to learn from our Finance team to develop accounting skills such as the BC Lien Act and PST regulations relevant to the construction industry including attending internal or external courses as required
  • Dedicated to quality and service and maintaining this mindset and attitude daily

 

Kindred Construction embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion in a serious way. We believe in the power of a shared table to bring people together in an environment of mutual respect – it is at the core of what we do. Kindred Construction is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination in the workplace. Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing teammates without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental/invisible disability, marital status, and any other characteristic covered by appropriate law. 

 

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