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Construction Accountant
Construction Accountant

Construction Accountant

Company : Wesgroup
Salary : Details not provided
Location : British Columbia

Full Description

Wesgroup Properties started as a family business in British Columbia more than 60 years ago and today is one of Western Canada’s largest private real estate companies with a diversified portfolio spanning residential and commercial real estate in most asset classes. Wesgroup owns and manages over 3.5 million square feet of commercial property and has built more than 7000 homes in 100 communities. Our operations are vertically integrated, encompassing construction, land acquisition, finance, design, leasing, marketing, sales, and property management. All activities are handled in house. We have a long history of looking forward and we are dedicated to conducting business in line with our values of adaptability, accountability, relationships, and respect.

Wesgroup is poised for significant growth over the next few years and in preparation for this exciting and challenging phase, we are actively seeking a highly engaged, driven Construction Accountant to join our Construction Accounting team.

The Construction Accounting team is responsible for the day-to-day accounting of the general construction services function of Wesgroup. This team interfaces with the Project Accounting team who represent the developing entity that contracts for general construction services. The Construction Accounting team’s mandate is for the timely and accurate accounting of Wesgroup Contracting Ltd. This role reports to Manager, Construction Accounting.

Job Responsibilities:
The responsibilities for the Construction Accountant include the following:

  • Review and validate Wesgroup Contracting Ltd job cost reports
  • Process budget revisions for Wesgroup Contracting jobs
  • Prepare monthly progress billings and set up holdback invoices
  • Review CCA (Canadian Construction Association) contracts, internal commitments and change orders
  • Review invoice registers prior to posting and assist construction AP clerks with project-specific problems requiring resolution
  • Review and approve purchase orders
  • Review vendor reconciliations and follow up on the progress of outstanding invoices
  • Assist Project Managers by answering queries
  • Ad hoc tasks assigned by the Construction Accounting Manager

Qualifications and Knowledge:

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience within the construction industry in an accounting capacity
  • Strong technical skills in bookkeeping
  • Working knowledge with job costing
  • General knowledge of GAAP and ASPE standards
  • Excellent collaboration, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Able to break down problems into meaningful parts and come to rational and well-thought-out conclusion
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Internally motivated to seek out answers, generate ideas, and develop new skills
  • Experience with Yardi is a strong asset

What we offer:

  • A fun and inclusive culture supported by an employee-led Culture Committee and sponsored by our President
  • A highly competitive compensation package
  • Robust and extensive health care benefits including a generous Health Care Spending Account.
  • A Lifestyle Spending Account that covers fitness, daycare, and eldercare-related costs
  • Wesgroup supports a broad range of community initiatives through donations and employee volunteer activities, including paid days off to volunteer your time each year
  • Stocked kitchens with healthy (and not-so-healthy!) snacks, fresh organic fruit, and a wide range of dairy alternatives for your beverage needs
  • A beautifully designed brand-new office downtown, across from the Burrard sky train station

If you are interested in exploring this exciting opportunity to join one of Western Canada’s largest real estate companies, please visit our website at and apply with your resume and cover letter today!

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for follow-up will be contacted.**

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Job Type: Full-time