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Project Accountant

San Bernardino, California
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
Project Accountant - ( 220002QI )


Grow with the best. Join a smart, creative, and inspired team that works behind the scenes to support operational excellence. Our functional services teams (FSTs) provide services to 25,000 employees in over 400 locations worldwide. Bringing together individuals with diverse backgrounds, talents, and expertise, our FSTs are vital to making our Company stronger. Explore opportunities in Financial Services.

Your Opportunity

Take the first step towards designing your career with Stantec. We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Project Accountant (PA). Reporting to a Project Accounting Lead (PAL), in this role you will be responsible for the overall financial management of a portfolio of projects within Stantec's controls, policies and practices.

Your Key Responsibilities
  • Financial management of projects assigned by the Project Accounting Lead (PAL), which includes but is not limited to project setup, maintenance, invoicing, and project closure.
  • Provide excellent customer service and a customer-centric focus, while providing a quality of work that consistently meets or exceeds expectations.
  • Build strong relationships with and serve as a trusted advisor to our internal business partners including Project Managers (PM) and Project Manager Assistants (PMA).
  • Build and maintain relationships with other Project Accountants and other FST members, including Finance Managers, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, to ensure collaborative teamwork.
  • Independently organize and prioritize workload to ensure timely completion of deliverables. Escalate concerns/issues to PAL as required.
  • Implement process or procedural changes identified and rolled out by management.
  • Collaborate with PM and PMA to recommend an appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS), issue accurate and contractually compliant invoices, and perform other ad hoc functions as requested.
  • Evaluate project setup and budget change documentation to ensure compliance with contractual requirements, internal controls and IFRS.
  • Collaborate with Stantecs finance team in Pune, India to ensure timely delivery and accurate completion of tasks they support.
  • Prepare internal and external audit support and respond to inquiries from PA Leadership and Finance Managers.

Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Must be organized, willing to embrace change and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills are required.
  • General accounting knowledge obtained through experience and/or education.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (written and oral) along with the ability to build and foster excellent working relationships.
  • Ability to identify potential implications of actions to mitigate downstream financial impacts.
  • Basic Microsoft Excel skills required with an intermediate level understanding preferred.
  • Ability to independently review contracts and understand the contract terms regarding project type, scope of work and invoicing terms.
Education and Experience
  • Post-secondary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field preferred.
  • 0-3 years of related experience preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Oracle preferred but not required.
This position will primarily work in an office environment, with the potential for partial work from home, working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each others talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-California-Irvine

Other Locations : United States-Colorado-Broomfield, United States-Washington-Bellevue, United States-Wisconsin-Mequon, United States-California-San Bernardino

Job : Project Accounting

Organization : BC-2285 Financial Services-US

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Entry Level

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 13, 2022, 10:22:59 AM

Req ID: 220002QI

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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  • Job Reference: 705676742-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Stantec
  • Location: San Bernardino, California
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent