Project Accounting Manager

The Taggart Group of Companies - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Title: Project Accounting Manager
Company: Doran Contractors Limited
Reports to: Controller
Location: 3187 Albion Road South, Ottawa, Ontario
Date Prepared: October 20, 2019

Doran Contractors
Founded over 100 years ago, Doran is an industrial, commercial and institutional construction general contractor that can tackle any job from multi-tenant condominiums, senior’s residences, retail plazas, transit stations and tunnels, office buildings, bridges and pump stations. From tender closing to substantial completion, Doran takes pride in staying on time and budget, with aspirations of exceeding the owner’s expectations at every opportunity. A proud part of the Taggart Group of Companies, we value integrity, quality and community.

Work Description
The Project Accounting Manager will participate in the overall delivery of the construction projects. This position will include tasks in accounts payable, accounts receivable, job costing and reconciliations. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the general input and accounts payable functions for specific projects.

Major Responsibilities:
Initial set up of new jobs in ERP system, ensuring contracts and budgets are structured to match the underlying contract and meet the needs of the project
Prepare monthly work-in-progress reports and propose appropriate revenue recognition adjustments as required
Train and supervise junior project staff to ensure complete understanding and implementation of procedures and controls
Supervise junior project accountant in their processing of monthly contract progress billings, including quantity, lump sum and time and material, and other miscellaneous billings as required
Day-to-day management of employees, including approving time-off requests, guiding and mentoring, as well as conducting performance reviews
Supervise processing of monthly subcontract progress billings, ensuring subcontract invoices match the approved amounts and follow-up with the project manager in order to reconcile any differences
Communicate with Project Managers to ensure that all required documentation is submitted by subcontractors prior to payment being released
Adjust forecasts as per the Project Manager’s direction
Provide expected cash-flow information for specific projects and submit to Controller in a timely manner for inclusion in overall cash flow projections
Reconcile subcontractor accounts
Responsible for collection of accounts receivable, liaising with Project Manager, customers and Controller as required
Prepare subcontractor payment cheques as required in order to meet statutory and/or specific contract requirements
Monitor project deadlines and ensure department and team members are meeting deadlines to ensure workflow and continuity. Follow up with members of the team regarding work to ensure deadlines are consistently met
Prepare job cost analyses as required
Assist in preparation of year-end audit file
Maintain electronic and paper filing system
Any other duties as required

Statement of Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Post-secondary education in accounting or finance is required
A minimum of five years’ work experience in a similar role is desired, experience in construction project accounting is required
Experience as a people manager would be considered an asset
Strong analysis and reconciliation skills
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
Effective communication and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to problem-solve and think critically.
Proficient in MS Office (Excel and Word) and Adobe software.
Knowledge of project accounting software required, experience with eCMS ERP system is considered an asset.
Experience working in a multi-company environment is considered an asset
Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
Repetitive work.
Overtime may be required during peak times and/or based on project needs.


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We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.

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