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Project Accountant
Business Line Corporate
ID # 12826
Job Type Permanent - Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP :

  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable





At WSP, our Operations Finance team is partnering daily with our project managers and operations leaders to deliver value through finance business partnership and advisory financial analysis. We have a current opening for an intermediate Project Accountant to join the team and enhance their skills as a financial partner to operations. As a Project Accountant at WSP, you'll be supporting projects in our Transportation business line. You'll be a key part of the team, and you'll provide support to project managers on a portfolio of projects throughout their lifecycle, providing knowledge and understanding of contracts and agreements, and ensuring that all project accounting activities (set up, cost recording, revenue recognition, forecasting and closure) are accurately completed with a focus on quality work. 

Why WSP?

  • A Canadian success story - a company that grew from humble roots to become a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we're open to your ideas and trying new things;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer competitive pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • You'll oversee a portfolio of transportation related projects and partner with project managers as a finance business partner, including leading the financial review to ensure compliance with accounting standards and corporate policies;
  • As the financial expert on the team, you'll provide expertise to PM’s through the financial lifecycle of a project, from setup, monitoring, updating and closure including:
    • Ensure project set-up accurately mirrors the as-sold price, cost and margin of the contract, and that addendums/change orders and PO’s support the contract value loaded in the system;
    • Challenge WBS Structure at creation towards optimizing project structures and minimizing complexity for efficient delivery and execution throughout the life of the project;
    • Open, create and maintain projects WBS structure, revenue and cost budgets and ensure timely recording of all cost and revenue transactions;
    • Assist PM’s in the PSR and management project review process, including the validation of ETCs and EACs, and ensure any financial issues related to earnings, cash-flow, and reporting are addressed and attend meetings with Project Delivery Team on the financial status of projects;
    • Perform Time and Expense Transfers as needed, when not related to Billings, transact project write-ups and write-downs, perform and support project related internal control procedures and perform project closeout processes;
  • You'll train and educate project delivery team on the use of financial project analysis tools, dashboards, Vision, etc. and educate on WSP's revenue and costing methodologies;
  • You'll understand commercial, billing and payment terms on the project and act as a liaison with the Billing team to enhance the process;
  • You'll perform Rate Table/Labour Codes Validation,assist Controllers during month end close and internal audits, prepare and analyze variances pertaining to cost and revenue.

We'd love to hear from you if you have...

  • Post-secondary education in finance or accounting, and working towards or hold an accounting designation (CMA, etc.);
  • Some experience in a similar role as a financial analyst or project accountant within a similar industry (engineering, construction, etc.);
  • An interest in joining a growing, dynamic company with a clear mission and bright outlook - you're passionate about developing and growing your career as a finance business partner working on projects that matter;




Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

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WSP Canada Inc.


Thornhill, ON

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