Careers – Accountant

Accountant

CWA Engineers Inc. (CWA) is an industry-leading consulting engineering firm that provides services in the ports and marine terminals, mining, infrastructure, and wood products industries to clients across North America and around the world.

With our expanding client base and growing project needs, CWA is looking for a qualified Accountant to join our team. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Project Accounting Setup

  • Set up new projects in the business system.
  • Liaise with Project Managers to set up/file rate schedules, customer details, payment plans, invoicing calendars, and multi-currency billing.
  • Ensure signed contract or purchase order is in place.

Invoicing

  • Review/post time sheets, credit card statements, and sub-contractor invoices for proper coding.
  • Review project transaction documents and accounts for accuracy and completeness, including sub-charges, datasheets, time reports, expenses, sub-contractor invoices, etc.
  • Prepare and review draft invoices for accuracy prior to submitting for Project Manager approval.
  • Finalize billing and send out customer invoices, credit notes, and backup documentation.
  • Monitor billing against project budgets and work with Project Manager/Controller to resolve issues.

General Accounting

  • Process all vendor, sub-contractor, and employee expense cheques and ensure accuracy.
  • Work directly with customers to ensure invoices have been received, approved, and processed.
  • Provide regular invoice status updates to the Controller and Project Managers.
  • Ensure that invoice and payment records are complete and up-to-date.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Controller.

Reporting/Analysis

  • Produce weekly/monthly reports such as labour detail, project cost reports, etc. for Project Managers.
  • Produce and analyze budget variance reports as needed.
  • Gather project accruals and provisions information as needed.
  • Assist in leading continuous improvement initiatives in processes and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in the professional service industry is an asset.
  • Related accounting education or equivalent Accounting Diploma.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Experience with deadline-oriented assignments.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of software applications, e.g. Excel, Word.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Client service and public relations-oriented.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, personable, and able to build harmonious working relationships with clients, coworkers, and the general public.
  • Well-organized and self-disciplined.
  • Proactive, persistent, and assertive, but not abrasive.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment of constantly-changing deadlines and priorities.
  • Able to work independently with a strong sense of ownership and a desire to achieve constant quality improvement. 

How to Apply:

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is  seeking to take his or her career to the next level by taking on new challenges within a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment. 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their cover letter and resume to:

Email: hr2@cwaengineers.com
Mail: #380-2925 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC  V5M 4X5
Fax: 604 637 2276

 
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No phone calls please.