Project Accountant

  • Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #1404

We've partnered with a successful and growing Residential Real Estate Developer in a search for their next Project Accountant! Based in Richmond Hill, ON, our client is growing their team to meet the successful acquisition of multiple new build projects throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Working closely with the CFO and Controller, the chosen candidate will be responsible for the entire accounting process, reporting procedures, budget maintenance, and investor presentations for a select portfolio of projects in the high-rise residential space.

Job Responsibility:

  • Administer payables, vendor holdback and other compliance requirements
  • Prepare construction monthly draw application for progress payments to lender for review
  • Review and perform 3-way match on P.O., invoice and bill of lading.
  • Work very closely with Construction / Development team to ensure savings & extras are properly translated into appropriate financial results
  • Reconcile and verify purchaser’s deposit and sales commission reports monthly
  • Prepare monthly HST filing & bank reconciliation
  • Provide timely updates to management for project budget revisions and cost-to-complete calculations
  • Assist with general accounting, government compliance, banking and year end functions
  • Other ad hoc work and special projects as required

Candidate Qualifications & Experience:

  • Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) designation or enrolment in the program is mandatory
  • University Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance and/or Economics 
  • 3+ years of experience with preference to candidates with experience in residential low-rise construction 
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Construction Lien Act is a benefit
  • ERP construction software such as Newstar / Constellation (preferred), or similar (JD Edwards, Sage, Jonas, MS Dynamics, Vista)
  • MS Office (Excel ~ intermediate to advanced)

**Please Note: Due to a high volume of applicants, only those who most closely match the job requirements/qualifications will be contacted