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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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​Project Accountant

Regular, Full Time

Newmarket, Ontario

Annual Salary: $80,202.90 - $93,824.42

Reporting to the Manager, Finance, the Project Accountant will support the Conservation Authority project managers with budgeting, accounting, procurement, and financial reporting for internal and external funded projects.

What you offer

  • Post-secondary degree in Commerce, Finance or Accounting.
  • CPA Designation
  • Minimum 3 years direct experience with project accounting.
  • Solid understanding of capital project budgeting, procurement, deferred accounting, accounts payables and receivables and strong variance reporting skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and professional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Ability to demonstrate discretion when working with confidential information.
  • Working knowledge of the Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB).
  • Advanced knowledge and proficiency with Office 365 (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Teams).
  • Experience with accounting software.
  • A valid G class driver's license.

What you will do

  • Work closely with the project managers to develop financial budgets for external funding proposals, environmental offsetting and restoration projects.
  • Work with the budget holder/project manager and the Manager, Budget and Business Analysis to establish annual budgets and develop the reporting tools to monitor projects.
  • In conjunction with the budget holder, bring new funding agreements or amendments to the Manager, Budget and Business Analysis, to be added to an active budget on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist with the set up and maintenance of the financial tracking and cash flow monitoring of all projects.
  • Support the development of financial policies and procedures that outline how financial reconciliations are completed.
  • Review expenses within a project for compliance with funding guidelines.
  • Reconcile revenue and expenditures versus budget monthly.
  • Assist with monthly project journal entries, accruals, and client billing.
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts and final project reporting so the project manager can resolve deficits or surpluses.
  • Schedule and conduct regular reviews using budget variance reports with the project managers/project team to identify financial issues.
  • Complete external reporting to contributing developers and funding partners as needed.
  • Support the Manager of Finance and Corporate Finance Team with interim and year end audit information requests.
  • Provide financial support and advice to project managers on procurement matters.
  • Recommend procurement process changes to aid in streamlining business processes.
  • Provide backup coverage for the Senior Accountant.

Start Date

Fall 2022

Hours of work

35-hour work week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Currently, this position is eligible to apply for hybrid work.

Please forward a single pdf document that includes a résumé and covering letter to the Conservation Authority's Human Resources department, referencing Competition #16-2022​, by 4:00 pm on September 23, 2022, to careers@LSRCA.on.ca.

The Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the Authority will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are contacted regarding this competition and you require disability related accommodations, please inform Human Resources.

All personal information is collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest in the Authority; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.