PROJECT ACCOUNTANT

Location: Kitchener

Practice: Corporate Services

Posted: 12-23-2021

Expires: 02-20-2022

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Role At a Glance

WalterFedy is seeking a seasoned Project Accountant to work with our integrated team at our corporate office in Kitchener. Reporting to the Controller, you will be providing project accounting support and financial analysis of our Architecture, Engineering and Construction projects. 


This role is perfect for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit and a high level of initiative.  As this is a newly-created role, the ideal candidate enjoys working with a blank canvas from time to time.  If you have the ability to see the big picture and take action to make improvements in a highly collaborative environment, this is the job for you! 

 

You’ll Love This Role if

  • You are ambitious in your pursuit to be the best
  • You get the importance of paying attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • You embrace progressive change, out-of-the-box thinking, and working in a high-energy environment 

 

What You Will Do

  • Build strong relationships and serve as a trusted advisor to our internal business partners including Project Managers 
  • Assist in monitoring projects from inception to completion by partnering with Project Managers and presenting them with clear and accurate financial reporting  
  • Provide relevant ad hoc reporting for senior stakeholders as requested
  • Assist in monitoring Accounts Receivable ageing and supporting the collection of invoice payments
  • Update, maintain and report on project budgets and forecasts
  • Analyze project budget variances and overall project performance (revenue, cost and profit margins)
  • Review monthly billings and consultant invoices and reconcile against the project budget
  • Produce monthly project reports and provide commentary on the financial results
  • Review and assist in maintaining accurate revenue recognition
  • Assist in meeting information and analysis requests from the business 
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal team members, including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, to ensure collaboration

 

What You Bring to the Table

  • Post-secondary education from an accredited university or college in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA designation or working towards a designation is preferred 
  • 5+ years of project accounting experience in the architectural or engineering industry 
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (able to work consistently with advanced functions to interpret and analyze large volumes of data)
  • Experience with Deltek Vision is considered an asset
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work with changing priorities
  • Team-orientated and collaborative
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills

 

Life at WalterFedy

As one of Southwestern Ontario’s leading integrated architecture, engineering, and construction firms, WalterFedy and our sister company, AEC, both play a leading role in shaping the way our communities feel and function – it’s an amazing responsibility.   


Our ambition goes beyond great design – we’re here to enhance the world around us. To make it happen, we need a team of agile, ambitious, and big-picture thinkers who share our drive to harness our collective talents to do something bigger.   


Our team is made up of the industry's best. We share a common commitment to question the ordinary, infuse everything we do with creativity and challenge our industry to redefine what’s possible.   
Join us as we move past working for a living, and toward building better communities with smart, influential design.   

 

How to Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter using the link on this page. You will be redirected to our internal application platform.  


WalterFedy strives to create a culture of inclusivity and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practice and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, creed, national origin, citizenship, status, age, sex, gender identity/expression, marital or domestic partnership status, or disability.  


Should you require any accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact hr@walterfedy.com or call 519-576-2150.  


Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!