Scarborough, ON


Black & McDonald’s accounting team is growing! If you are an independent, enthusiastic, and driven professional searching for an opportunity to build a solid foundation for your career, this position is for you. The Assistant Controller is located in Scarborough and typically reports directly to the Senior Regional Controller.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Set up construction jobs, cost codes, billing markup rate tables for all new contracts and or work orders as required
  • Assist operations with any job start up requirements
  • Prepare salary recovery worksheets and other cost transfer forms and post
  • Perform monthly billing of construction jobs/work orders and send to clients
  • Assist operations with updates to jobs (i.e. productivity, change orders, cost codes)
  • Perform month end process related to construction jobs (i.e. job closeouts, profit recognition, unbilled work orders) and update of accounting WIP reports
  • Assist operations with preparation of any ad hoc reports related to job performance
  • Resolve any vendor payment disputes
  • Assist with collection of accounts receivable when required
  • Plan, organize and undertake the period close process including preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements, including supervision of junior staff members’ work as assigned
  • Ensure conformity with internal accounting policies and business processes as well as compliance with established internal controls, including approval requirements with a keen eye toward cost control and accuracy
  • Support ongoing business planning and quarterly forecasting processes as well as annual strategic planning exercise
  • Support Regional Vice President, Division Managers and other stakeholders in job costing and variance analysis of operating results
  • Ensure integrity of financial data and systems and adherence to Corporate reporting timelines
  • Ensure management of general ledger
  • Participation in annual external audit
  • Complete and review month-end reconciliations and budget variance analyses
  • Manage cash flow and other company assets
  • Provide financial recommendations and ideas when new business initiatives are proposed


  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable


  • At minimum, a diploma in Business Administration – Accounting or finance
  • CPA designation is required


  • 5 years of experience as an Accounting Manager / Assistant Controller position
  • Prior experience in a construction or engineering company preferred


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of French & English, both written and verbal
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and systems aptitude
  • Knowledge of JDE Edwards or comparable ERP system preferred