Accountant - Contract - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee   contract


Canada - Alberta, Calgary

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Accountant to join our Finance Team in Calgary, AB. This is a 4 month contract position on 5 day on 2 day off schedule.

This is a key contributor role that requires hands-on finance professional with must have solid project and operations finance accounting experience. The key areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to: accounting deliverables and reporting, project performance management, and forecasting.

Key Skills:

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

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

  • Analytical, self-motivated problem solver with ability to “think outside the box”

  • Ability to learn quickly and apply the knowledge to job at hand

  • 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

  • Comprehensive understanding of Operations & Maintenance Contract is required

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

  • Adaptable to an evolving organization

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for accounting activities for the designated project including understanding of the job cost data capture, billings and sales agreements/contracts

  • Prepare accounting period-end entries and maintain the accounting records in accordance with policies and controls including preparation of relevant reconciliations

  • Preparation of the monthly financial performance report including management discussion comments, Variance analysis

  • Prepare 12-month rolling forecast

  • Administration of project set-up and closures in ERP system

  • Focal point of contact for the Operations Project / Site Manager related to any Finance & Accounting issue within specified scope.

  • Comply with US GAAP, SOX and AECOM standards, policies, processes and controls for all accounting activities.

  • Provide support and justification for audit requests

  • Collaborate with cross-functional groups when required

  • Other ad hoc inquiries as they arise

Conditions of Employment for this position are:

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  • 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)

  • 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. 226854BR

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.