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Position Description

Business Line Corporate
ID # 12570
Job Type Contract
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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






WSP is currently seeking a temporary full-time (15-month contract with possibility of extension) Controller to join our Finance Department. This manager role requires a hands-on finance professional with excellent project and operations financial accounting expertise. A successful candidate must also have a strong results and actions driven mentality and be an effective communicator with senior management.  


Reporting to the Finance Director, this role will support the Energy, Resource & Industrial (ERI) Business Line, and will be working at our Fifth Avenue Place office in Calgary.  



  • Oversee day-to-day activities to ensure efficiency and accuracy on important finance operations, including but not limited to proper project revenue and cost recognition, timely billing and cash collections
  • Responsible for monthly operational results closing, including identifying and recording cost/revenue accruals and provisions, project and operational KPIs validation and variance analysis
  • Drive weekly, monthly and quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting exercises on operational financials; validate/challenge finance and operational leaders on assumptions and logics to ensure reasonableness
  • Lead quarterly project reviews with Project Mangers on ETC and percentage of completion to warrant proper revenue recognition, explain and document variances and record necessary revenue adjustments
  • Ensure compliance to IFRS standards, policies, processes and controls for all accounting activities 
  • Design and create financial models for analysis and forecasting purposes, continuous enhancement on existing tools and reports 
  • Develop and implement processes, procedures and systems that improve financial operations
  • Act as a dependable business partner to operations senior leaders in various departments; provide financial perspective/insights on cross-function discussions and initiatives, actively involve in pricing development on proposals and MSAs (collaborate with the Business Development team), organize necessary training on key operational finance concepts and metrics
  • Manage task distribution and team workload to achieve optimal performance
  • Train direct reports on key policies, processes, concepts, and empower team members on finding innovative solutions on challenges
  • Evaluate performance on direct reports, grow and develop staff through coaching and timely and constructive feedback   
  • Collaborate with members from the corporate statutory accounting, FP&A and other operations finance teams on various finance projects
  • Perform miscellaneous ad hoc tasks, reports and analysis as requested by senior management


  • University degree in accounting/business or post-secondary equivalent, CPA or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5-8 years experience in project and financial accounting, forecasting/budgeting, financial modeling with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, ability to interact at all levels and speak well about financial terms and concepts to non-finance audiences 
  • Experience in staff supervision and training, including planning, scheduling and prioritizing work assignments, and cultivating a cohesive high-performing work environment
  • Highly energetic, agile and adaptable to an evolving organization with an action-driven mindset
  • Analytical, resourceful, ability to ask the right and/or hard questions to drive solutions and performance
  • Attentive to details and well organized, meticulous at documentation and records keeping
  • Strong conflict resolution capabilities, finding mutually beneficial solutions and leading through influence to foster relationships
  • Skillful at problem-solving, decision-making, and respond well to situations with high level of uncertainties and ambiguities  
  • Advanced competency level in Excel, capable of reverse engineering to decipher complex workbooks and quickly learning/applying new functions and features
  • Experience in the energy sector is an asset
  • Experience in Deltek system is an asset
  • Experience with large data, information system data flow and programming is an asset



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.


Calgary, AB

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