Careers – Junior Accountant

Who we are:

CWA Engineers Inc. is a privately-owned EPCM firm that services the resource sector throughout North and South America. We are growing in a diverse range of industries, including mining and minerals processing, ports and terminals, construction aggregates, engineered wood products, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, municipal infrastructure, and utilities.

At CWA, we embrace a culture of innovation, excellence, and continuous improvement while providing a flexible work-life schedule. We hold innovation competitions, host regular lunch-and-learn sessions, participate in intramural sports and after-work activities, and provide 17 earned days off each year in addition to vacation days.

We are looking to add one Junior Accountant to our team. The position will be based in our Vancouver office at the Broadway Tech Centre, with amenities including a fitness centre, basketball and volleyball courts, an outdoor BBQ area, restaurants, cafés, bike lockers, underground parking, a daycare facility, and convenient access to the Renfrew SkyTrain Station.  

Position overview:

This is an exciting opportunity for a professional who enjoys contributing in a team environment and is looking to build on their experience. The ideal candidate will be eager to apply their knowledge and driven to showcase their potential. This position will require excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, as well as a strong desire to learn.

Duties and responsibilities:

Accounting Set-Up

  • 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 multicurrency billing.
  • Ensure signed contract or purchase order is in place.

Invoicing

  • Review/post timesheets, credit card statements, and sub-contractor invoices for proper coding.
  • Review project transaction documents and accounts for accuracy and completeness, including sub-charges, data sheets, time reports, expenses, subcontractor invoices, etc.
  • Review project transaction documents and accounts for accuracy and completeness, including sub-charges, data sheets, time reports, expenses, subcontractor invoices, etc.
  • Prepare and review draft invoices for accuracy prior to submittal for project manager approval.
  • Finalize billing and send out customer invoices, credit notes, and back-up documentation.
  • Monitor billing against project budgets and work with project managers/the Controller to resolve issues.

General Accounting

  • Process all vendor, subcontractor, and employee expense cheques and ensure accuracy.
  • Work directly with customers to ensure invoices have been received, approved, and processed.
  • Conduct A/R follow-ups and 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.

Who you are:

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Related accounting education or equivalent accounting diploma.
  • Experience with deadline-oriented assignments.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Strong computer skills including a high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Client service and public-relations oriented.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, personable, and able to build harmonious working relationships with clients, co-workers, 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 improvement.

Application process:

Please submit your application to the following location:

Please submit your application in .pdf format to hr@cwaengineers.com with the subject line as follows: job title – full name – location/department.

We thank you in advance for your interest and effort in applying. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

No phone calls or recruiters, please.