Operations Accountant (Senior Project Accountant)


Mississauga, ON, CA, L4T 0A1 Toronto, ON, CA, M4L 3W6

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).


Reporting to the Assistant Regional Operations Controller, the Operations Accountant (often referred to as a Senior Project Accountant outside of Graham) is responsible for providing all aspects of accounting and financial support for a Major Project, or across a portfolio of projects. The incumbent is responsible for implementing and maintaining project accounting processes and controls, to ensure delivery of clear, accurate, consistent and relevant project and branch financial information on a timely basis. They will be responsible for providing management reporting and analysis for projects, supporting operations with budgets and forecasts, and providing contestability into the numbers. The incumbent should possess moderate to strong leadership and communication skills to compliment the process of establishing and maintaining long-term collaborative stakeholder relationships.


Essential Functions Include:

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure compliance with Project contractual terms and conditions in relation to project setup, billing requirements, costing, tax compliance, and labour standards/rates.
  • Collaborate with and advise Operations for Contract Management and Administration including: New Entity/JV/Project setups for AR, billing, and costing.
  • Provide financial input regarding labour costs, overheads, and other project costs for all material bids and tenders. Provide financial input regarding appropriate contractual commercial terms and conditions, communicating and engaging with Treasury and Tax as appropriate.
  • Review and approve accounts receivables, subtrade, and change order reconciliations.
  • Participate in and provide financial support to Operations in regular monthly branch/business unit reviews, providing contestability to the financials for the project portfolio and branch/business unit.


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.
  • Strong understanding of Project Accounting principles and practices.
  • Strong Technical accounting proficiency in billing and cost accounting.
  • Experience in Construction, Engineering or Heavy Manufacturing Industries.
  • 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.


Graham Group Ltd. also welcomes and encourages applications from those with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in each stage of our selection process. For more information please see our AODA Compliance Policy and our Multi-Year Accessibility Plan.


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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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