Project Accountant – Calgary, Canada

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Controller, the Project accountant is a professional accountant providing expertise on all general accounting, internal controls and best practices.

The Project Accountant is a new position and a member of 3esi-Enersight’s finance team. The Project Accountant recommends and implements change by developing business process improvements and identifying potential risks. They are part of a team responsible for operational accounting and financial reporting in accordance with company policy and legislative requirements. This position will be a key business partner to the Global Services team (the team committed to serving our external clients) and assist in driving success through their keen sense of business problem solving and continuous improvement. Their ability to provide meaning to the numbers will help guide key business decisions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Invoicing
    • Document monthly processes and regulate compliance
    • Verify all billings are completed (by region)
    • Ensure Sales Orders and Projects are mapped
    • Coordinate between Sales/Services to ensure proper invoice instructions are gathered
    • Maintain/Track Services project Accruals
  • Reporting
    • Contribute to monthly management reporting, including process and system improvements
    • Prepare financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
    • Coordinate between Finance/Services to provide regional Margin / Financial Actual Reporting
    • Report Utilization by region
    • Coordinate with Services/Sales/Finance and Maintain Services Backlog
    • Maintain Services Revenue Forecast Spreadsheet
    • Report utilizing PowerBI and NetSuite tools
  • Provide advice, implement and perform general accounting and best practices related to internal controls, financial and operational system design
  • Participate in budgeting and forecasting requirements
  • NetSuite system Administrator/Power User (Finance/Services)
    • Will be responsible for system controls and user access
    • Further system enhancements or implementations
  • Assist with corporate and sales tax compliance and tax provisions
  • Complete Ad hoc and special projects as required by management

Key Competencies:

  • Self-starter with ability to independently lead projects
  • Strong aptitude for financial reporting and corporate reporting
  • A keen interest in problem solving and process development
  • Interpersonal, team and communication skills and ability to manage relationships within all levels of the Company
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organization and planning skills with the ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills


  •  A professional Accounting Designation
  • University Degree, preferably Business/Accounting
  • 5+ years’ experience in Project Accounting role
  • At least 5 years’ experience functioning at an intermediate level
  • Exposure to US GAAP an asset
  • Experience with Six Sigma tools will be an asset
  • Previous Audit or Software Industry experience an asset
  • Applicants with prior exposure to NetSuite and PowerBI will be given preference