Accountant Lead - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract


Canada - Alberta, Calgary

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Project Accountant Lead to join our Finance Team in Calgary, AB. This is a 3 month contract position on 5 day on 2 day off schedule.

This is a lead role that requires a finance professional to interpret complex data and transform the data into meaningful business reporting and analysis. This role requires an individual who can anticipate and act in a very fast-paced environment. They are also responsible for performance management and development of direct reports.

Key Skills:

Excellent analytical skills and ability to build and interpret complex models

Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships at various levels within the organization

Able to organize and prioritize demands, handle complex tasks, set and meet deadlines and follow-through within a fast paced environment with multiple and competing demands

Resilient ‘can-do’ approach to work is crucial to be successful in this role

Highly self-motivated problem solver with ability to “think outside the box”

Ability to learn quickly with a pro-active approach and apply knowledge to job at hand

Experience in developing performance measurement frameworks

Knowledge of Oracle EBS, BPC and other reporting tools

Experience with large data, complex workbooks and ability to decipher trends quickly

Continuous improvement mindset

Able to work independently with minimal supervision

Experience managing teams through situational leadership

Adaptable to an evolving organization

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance

Prepare and present monthly financial performance report including management discussion comments and variance analysis

Prepare the monthly forecast and annual plan and take part in reviews at various levels

Load and review monthly financial performance, forecast and plan in BPC

Ad-Hoc reporting and analysis

Champion continuous improvement using analytical skills and experience to identify problem areas and provide solutions or improvements

Participate in collaborative cross-functional meetings and provide accounting insights / perspective in order to promote team and work efficiencies

Provide leadership to the direct reports and day-to-day guidance to the team for problem solving

Manage the task distribution among team to achieve acceptable performance standards

Conditions of Employment for this position are:

For positions that fall into the list of required positions within the AECOM Oil & Gas Background Check policy, qualified applicants who are offered, and accept, the role must complete a satisfactory pre-employment Background Check. This may consist of all or a combination of the following: Canadian Criminal Record check, an Employment Verification and/or an Education and Accreditation Verification.

Qualified applicants who are offered, and accept, a position must provide evidence of a satisfactory Alcohol & Drug test in accordance with the Company's Alcohol & Drug Policy. In order to be valid, the test must have been conducted at the direction of AECOM - O&G Business Unit.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree + 6 Years of Experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience with Financial ERP system (i.e. JDE, Oracle, CostPoint, CDMS)

  • Proficient Excel skills

  • Previous experience leading a team/supervising team members

  • Strong communication skills - Verbal and Written

  • Able to work independently and in a team environment

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Detail and results oriented individual with the ability to prioritize and multitask

  • Intermediate computer skills : MS office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

  • Able to travel, if and when required

Preferred Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in Accounting or Business is preferred

  • CPA or Equivalent (Candidates pursuing designation or Foreign designation may be considered)

  • Minimum of 3-5 years directly related experience required with increasing levels of responsibility

  • Previous experience with project costing methodologies for project pursuits and proposals is preferred

  • Previous experience with system implementation is an asset

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Canada

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 222939BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.