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.

Our Company
Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. The company currently operates across Canada, US and Bermuda with over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices. Since 1921, 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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


  • Minimum of a diploma in Business Administration – Accounting or a degree in Finance
  • CPA designation a requirement
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency with advanced Excel skills
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in an Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller position
  • Prior experience in a construction or engineering company preferred
  • Strong Organization Skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Knowledge of French, both written and verbal is an asset
  • Advanced Excel knowledge and systems aptitude
  • Knowledge of JDE Edwards or comparable ERP system preferred