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Project Accountant
Business Line Corporate
ID # 12433
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, the project accountant supports the project leads and is responsible for keeping a project portfolio throughout the project life cycle. Reporting to the Director of Finance, Infrastructure the project accountant has a solid understanding of contracts awarded in order to provide precise information in a timely manner and carry out all of the project’s accounting activities, including project opening, imputed transactions, revenue recognition, cost estimates, revenue forecasts and project closure. Additionally, the project accountant makes sure that projects are set up in accordance with the terms of the contract, including margins sold.  He/she participates in month-end analyses, provides a variance analysis to project leads, assist in the development of forecasts and budgets for the organization.


  • Follow up on cost overruns with project leads, directors and VP;
  • Assist in issuing monthly financial reports;
  • Help prepare budgets and forecasts;
  • Prepare various other accounting reports in order to provide information that supports taking action;
  • Provide assistance to and answer various questions from billing agents;
  • Monitor master agreements;
  • Participate in various special projects;
  • Support controllers by answering various requests for information or fulfilling any other work;
  • Assist in developing and coordinate the firm's quarterly forecasts and annual business plan / budget and related updates;
  • Develop effective financial performance metrics and information systems for management to improve decision making;
  • Works hand in hand with Operation to optimize projects execution and predictability
  • Carry out all related tasks considered relevant to the role of project accountant.


  • Professional accounting designation preferred (CA, CGA, or CMA), college diploma in accounting or other relevant education.
  • 6-8 years of experience in a similar position in financial and operational management;
  • Knowledge of the professional services sector, project accounting and ERP systems;
  • Ability to work under pressure and skilled at coordinating and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines;
  • Good professional judgement and recognized and demonstrated interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency to translate financial results, information and ideas to non-financial professionals;
  • Excellent command of tools in the Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Highly fluent in both French and English (spoken and written) mandatory;
  • Knowledge of the Deltek system is a plus.


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.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

WSP Canada Inc.


Laval, QC

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