Forbes Bros Ltd.
  • Edmonton, AB, CAN
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Forbes Bros is currently recruiting a full-time, energetic, self-motivated Senior Operational Accountant for our Edmonton Operations. This will be a temporary 4-6 month opportunity to assist with year-end close.

Reporting to the Operational Controller, the Senior Operational Accountant plays a critical role in the accurate and timely reporting of all operational related financials. The Senior Operational Accountant interacts frequently with both management and the operational teams to ensure the accuracy, timeliness, and completeness of all operational reporting. The role will also be responsible for providing mentorship and guidance to the rest of the operational accounting team.


The responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • A key contributor to executing on annual budgeting and strategic planning process at the total organizational level
  • Act as a liaison between management, estimating, and the operations to validate assumptions and ensure the accurate flow of information
  • The driver of monthly forecasts to ensure achievement of operating and financial objectives
  • Finance business partner driving to help management and operations achieve project profitability and cost-effectiveness
  • Track, analyze, and report on project performance ranging from small projects to large multi-million dollar projects
  • Prepare and post journal entries, prepare account reconciliation related to the operations, and recognize revenue using the percentage of completion on a monthly basis
  • Schedule and run the month-end closing process in accordance with the timelines set by corporate
  • In-depth knowledge of contract requirements for billing and ability to identify contract risk
  • Project-specific reporting and analysis for internal and external clients
  • Complete variance analysis on both jurisdictional and job profitability
  • Review of open purchase orders and preparation of accrual entries on a monthly basis
  • Variance analysis of financial results against both budget and forecast results
  • Maintains systems, procedures, and policies in accordance to Forbes guidelines
  • Actively monitor outstanding account receivables balance, pursues payment collections from clients, and provide reporting on overdue balances
  • Assist in regulatory audits (WCB, indirect taxes, etc.) and annual audit processes
  • Other projects and duties within the financial services department as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Chartered professional accountant (CPA) designation is required
  • 5 or more years of related accounting or financial analysis experience required
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of overall accounting experience directly related to project accounting or financial analysis
  • 1 to 2 years of leadership experience is an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of operational accounting, job profit analysis, and cost analysis
  • Experience applying complex job costing principles and variance analysis
  • Work in progress preparation and analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel (including VLOOKUP, Pivot Table, IF Functions)


  • Ability to drive results with minimal supervision
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with an ability to engage both internal and external clients
  • Superior organization and prioritization skills
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment
  • Strong work ethic with a positive, can-do attitude

What We Offer:

Forbes Bros offers an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits plan, and a rewarding pension program. Forbes Bros has an open and team-oriented culture that focuses on communication, innovation, and respect in the workplace!

Forbes Bros is an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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