Our client, one of the largest real estate companies in Western Canada, is looking for a Construction / Development Accountant in Vancouver. Reporting to the Controller, Construction / Development Accountant will be primarily responsible from all project accounting for assigned projects -- from start to close -- acting as a liaison between accounting and project management while handling all vendor inquiries. Candidates MUST have construction industry experience in order to be considered for this position.
Setup contracts in the accounting system and reconcile contracts and process all project related accounts payable, including responding to vendor inquiries;
Maintain project-related purchase orders, administer subcontract documentation, including change orders;
Prepare journal entries, perform budgeting and forecasting for projects, including preparing and/or review cash flow projections and conducting monthly project budget variance analysis;
Prepare and analyze project-related job costing reports.
Minimum 3 years experience in Project Accounting; preferably held a similar role and managed accounting of over $50 million construction-cost projects.
Strong systems knowledge, including integrated accounting systems; must be proficient in Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of Yardi is an asset
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and stay flexible, while meeting deadlines and goals.
High degree of accuracy, attention to detail and feeling of ownership and pride in work product.
Very good interpersonal and communication skills
Strong Excel skills as required for preparation of management reports and various ad-hoc reports.
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