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Project Accountant in Toronto , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

Job Snapshot

What You Will Do

Company Overview

For more than 100 years, we’ve been a leader in global infrastructure solutions with a focus on planning, design, technology, and construction management services for a diverse array of markets and disciplines. Across more than 60 offices, 2,000+ highly qualified professionals are united in an unyielding commitment to deliver excellence to every client and every project, every day.

Excellence Delivered As Promised. It’s more than a slogan. It’s our standard. It’s the expectation we place upon ourselves as individuals and as a company. It represents our commitment to our valued clients, industry partners, and employees. It’s our earnest pledge to do what we say. It’s the core of who we are as a firm and the foundation upon which all of our relationships and projects are built.

What You Will Do

Our Transit/Rail team is seeking a dynamic Project Accountant/Project Coordinator to support our staff in Toronto, ON. This is an excellent opportunity to join a diverse team that is currently working on a wide range of exciting engineering projects. 

The Project Accountant or Project Coordinator will be responsible for helping our Project Managers with financial tracking and document control, and will assist during projects in the planning, execution and close out phases. They will also help with other general administrative duties as needed. This is a perfect opportunity for a self-starter who likes diversified work

Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following: 


Project set up:

  • Prepare and distribute Project Execution Plans.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate contractual documents for signatures.
  • Develop work breakdown structure and budgets using input from fee proposals and enter data into accounting system.
  • Prepare electronic project folders.   
  • Follow up to ensure timely receipt of contractual documents.

Project life cycle duties:

  • Format and produce electronic or hard copy deliverables.
  • Prepare transmittal letters or email documents to clients.
  • Maintain PDFs (Photocopy, scan, file, extracting and inserting).
  • Track project budgets and expenditures and prepare status reports for Project Manager
  • Revise budgets based on change orders, amendments, budget reallocations, etc. using internal accounting system.
  • Create, format or update tables, graphs, and spreadsheets.  
  • Revise Project Execution Plan (PEP).
  • Review pre-bills with each Project Manager.
  • Monitor Supplier invoices & prepare for processing.
  • Review A/R reports and assist with collection efforts for outstanding amounts
  • Research negative variances on projects.
  • Coordinate with administrative support staff for assistance with duties
  • Assist Project Managers with compliance with corporate Project Management and Quality Guidelines
  • Attend various project meetings and prepare minutes.

Project close out:     

  • Review contractual obligations/scope of work & deliverables with Project Managers.
  • Purge and archive records
  • Meet with PMs and prepare Supplier Evaluations.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required
  • Associates Degree in related field acceptable if accompanied with additional experience.
  • 5+ years experience in a Project Manager’s Assistant or related position required.
  • Must be proficient with the MS Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint with particular emphasis on complex Excel spreadsheet capabilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must have time management skills for deadline-driven functions and ability to handle multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule.
  • Must have the ability to interface with all levels of personnel and management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working within an Engineering, Architectural, or Construction Management firm preferred.
  • Use of MS Project Scheduling software desired.

Life at Gannett Fleming

At Gannett Fleming, we believe in improving the lives of the people we serve. We believe in innovation and social responsibility. We believe in the diversity of our team and the creative solutions they provide. We believe in embracing change and emerging technologies while maintaining an unmatched standard of quality. We believe in creating an environment where employees can thrive at home and at work. We believe in engaging our employees, building lasting relationships with our clients, and, in turn, making a difference in the world.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status. Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position. No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Location: Toronto, ON
Working Hours: 8 AM – 5 PM
Employment Status: Full-Time
Internal Requisition ID: 4974