Project Accountant

The Taggart Group Of Companies
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Job Title: Project Accountant

Company: Doran Contractors Limited

Reports to: Project Accounting Manager

Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: July 30, 2020

Work Description

The Project Accountant 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 performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, managers, suppliers and financial institutions. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Doran vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Accountant
  • Process monthly contract progress billings (including quantity, lump sum and time & material).
  • Process miscellaneous billings as required.
  • Process monthly subcontract progress billings. Ensure subcontract invoices match the approved amounts and follow-up on any differences.
  • Ensure required documentation is submitted by subcontractors prior to payment being released.
  • Reconcile subcontractor accounts.
  • Prepare monthly subcontractor payment cheques.
  • Understand each project and its budget with respect to accounting and reporting for the project.
  • Liaise with project managers to maintain monthly job cost reports.
  • Adjust cost forecasts per the Project Manager's instructions.
  • Prepare job cost analyses as required.
  • Assist in preparation of year-end audit file.
  • Maintain electronic and paper filing system.
  • Verify, code, process, and post various supplier invoices as required.
  • Perform other job duties as required by the Project Accounting Manager.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
  • Post-secondary diploma or undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of five years' work experience in a similar project accounting role.
  • 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 accounting software, experience with eCMS ERP system by Computer Guidance Corporation would be considered an asset but is not required.
  • Experience in the construction industry is preferred.
  • 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.


All candidates are asked to apply via the following link: . Any questions regarding the position can be directed to

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

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.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act, we're committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation or special assistance, please send an email to with your request. Your information will be treated as confidential.

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