Senior Operations Accountant

Location: 

Edmonton, AB, CA, T6E 6V3

Graham is a growing, dynamic, and innovative construction solutions provider with a history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you will be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You will also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

We are seeking top-tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you are eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

As a member of our team, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various projects, such as education facilities; hospitals and health care centers; office buildings; warehouse and distribution centers; and mixed-use facilities.

You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

 

Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Regional Operations Controller, the Senior Operations Accountant is responsible for providing all aspects of accounting and financial support for a Major Project / Joint Venture, or across a portfolio of projects and/or joint ventures for a branch or business unit. The incumbent is responsible for implementing and maintaining project accounting processes and controls, in accordance with company policies and procedures, to ensure delivery of clear, accurate, consistent and relevant project and branch/business unit financial information on a timely basis. He or she is responsible for providing management reporting and analysis for projects and the branch/business unit, supporting operations with budgets and forecasts, and providing contestability into the numbers. The role is shifting from executing the work to managing the work and leading a team of Operations Accountants and Accounting Clerks. The incumbent possesses moderate to strong leadership and communication skills to complement their fully proficient technical skills. The Senior Operations Accountant is a key representative of the Operations Accounting Function and is responsible for establishing and maintaining long-term collaborative stakeholder relationships. He or she acts as a trusted business partner and key contributor with the senior leaders of the branch or business unit.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Lead the general transactional accounting processes, reconciliations, and month end procedures. Ensure compliance with deadlines and provides guidance and direction as required.
  • Accountable for the administration of subtrade contracts in adherence with company policy.
  • Accountable for the owner progress billings, ensuring billings are complete, accurate and timely, and in accordance with the contracts.
  • Accountable for efficient and consistent timekeeping processes and LEMS reporting, communicating with the owners, and keeping up-to-date with changing union agreements and labour standards.
  • Responsible for weekly/daily AR reports and collections and engages operations for resolutions of disputes and timely collection of outstanding balances.
  • Consolidate and analyze weekly cash flow forecasts and consults with treasury as required.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies, procedures, and internal controls at the project and branch/business unit level.
  • Ensure adherence to professional accounting standards, including revenue recognition and accruals.
  • Ensure adherence to government, Provincial/State regulations, and taxes to ensure compliance at the Project level and branch/business unit level and consults with Tax department as required.
  • Responsible for compliance with documented accounting processes and is actively involved in implementing improvements and revising documentation accordingly.
  • Possess knowledge of Governance and Compliance frameworks, ensures compliance with those frameworks, and recommends improvements to internal controls.
  • Lead the deliverables for audit work requirements (external & client) in the business unit.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of systems and processes, identifies improvement opportunities, and develops actionable solutions.
  • Support the reconciliation, clean-up, and analysis of key balance sheet items and resolution of issues, including WIP, AR, AP and holdbacks.

 

Education, Experience and Knowledge

  • Degree in Commerce/Business/Accounting or a related field.
  • Professional Accounting Designation (CPA) is preferred.
  • 7 - 10 years relevant accounting experience.
  • 2+ years' experience of managing finance teams.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Deadline oriented.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong understanding of Project Accounting principles and practices.
  • Strong Technical accounting proficiency in billing and cost accounting.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Experience in Construction, Engineering or Heavy Manufacturing Industries.
  • Strong understanding of the Construction business and what factors drive profitability.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems and system controls, SAP preferred.
  • Experience in leading systems enhancements and UAT testing.
  • Proficiency with financial and management/cost accounting systems.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary with annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical, and medical and a company matched pension plan
  • Ownership and long-term equity opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • A grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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Applications will only be accepted as online submissions through the Graham website.
Please, no unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.

Graham Management Services LP
10840 27th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6
Fax: 403.570.5130

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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