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Senior Financial Project Manager- National

Reference #: 7180
City: Montréal
Region: Quebec
Secondary Location: Thornhill (Commerce Valley Dr)
Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
Business Line: Corporate



WSP  is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 42,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport 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 a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, 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’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.



WSP Canada is currently seeking an experienced Finance Leader to set up and lead a key transformational initiative in the area of finance oversight and reporting of customer projects. Reporting directly to the WSP Canada Country CFO, the Senior Financial Project Manager - National will be an integral part of the successful transformation of the financial aspects of project execution for WSP across Canada, and working across all business lines.

The position will be located at either our offices in Montreal, Quebec or Thornhill, Ontario. Bilingualism is considered an asset.


  • Lead a project to set system and process methodologies around contract cost and revenue recognition, aligning finance teams on ETC, EAC , project budgeting and set-up – identifying, standardizing and harmonizing best practices;
  • Develop and align Project controlling and accounting training program for the Canadian business;
  • Training and coaching of resources across Canada to support execution objectives;
  • Act as a financial technical resource and subject matter expert for Project Financial Controllership objectives and initiatives within WSP;
  • Educate and support the business through developing the framework related to best methods for financial project controlling and revenue recognition practices;
  • Work with the Project Management PMO lead on PM training alignment
  • Propose roles and responsibilities RACI matrix with the PMO for optimal project execution and oversight across business lines and service delivery models
  • With the PMO, lead project to identify different needs for process control of smaller projects across diverse delivery models across Canada.


  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in a related field;
  • CPA,CMA designation preferred;
  • 8+ years of experience in a Senior Project Controller or Business Controller in a multi-sized project environment within the engineering consulting, construction or related industry;
  • Extensive experience with POC and T&M methods of revenue recognition
  • Previous experience within or knowledge of professional services within the engineering and design industry considered a strong asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in delivery of business change projects in a business/operational environment;
  • Strong knowledge, understanding and experience with ERP functionalities within multi-sized project environment;
  • Project management background in a matrix organization;
  • Ability to communicate with fluency in French and English, with the ability to clearly communicate and influence in both languages;

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).

To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our World of Possibilities microsite.

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.

Company: WSP Canada Inc.




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