Job Description

People: Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

Black & McDonald Limited is actively seeking Job Cost Analysts to support the Southern Ontario Region's Accounting and Finance Team. The Job Cost Analyst's primary areas of responsibility will consist of ongoing performance and monitoring of job cost and billing functions in support of regional business activities.

Duties & Responsibilities

Job Cost

  • Prepare and maintain project budgets, analyze budget variances and prepare estimates of costs to complete
  • Use JDE to set up job, add cost codes, log, enter, and review change orders, record booked sales, and review/update job forecast
  • Monitor labour cost
  • Prepare salary recovery worksheets and other cost transfer forms
  • Run and review productivity report
  • Prepare detail variance analysis and identify trends
  • Flag any potential risks and concerns
  • Provide job cost information for month end, quarter end and year end close
  • Run profit recognition report
  • Participate in month-end WIP reviews


  • Understand billing and revenue language in the contract
  • Ensure the project set up/structure supports the billing requirements, billing line set up as required
  • Generate accurate and timely draft billing for customer approval, post approved invoices, and collect overdue invoices
  • Elevate payment issues related to performance
  • Reconcile monthly billed/unbilled vs. revenue activity, and investigate/resolve unexplained reconciling items
  • Send invoices to client
  • Monitor job for holdback release timelines and required documents for release

Reporting and Documentation

  • Provide ad-hoc financial analysis and reports for management as requested
  • Complete form 1000 at job set up

Competency Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Ability to learn and adapt to change
  • Holds self and others accountable
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Values and respects internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Customer focus

  • Education & Skill Requirements
  • Post secondary education in accounting/finance
  • Proven experience with budgetary preparation and maintenance
  • Advanced user of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and JDE
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong organizational skills

Company Description In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.