Junior Project Accountant | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Junior Project Accountant

Zeidler Architecture
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Who We Are
As a leading Canadian architectural practice, Zeidler designs meaningful spaces that contribute to the community and deliver lasting value. With offices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, we offer full architectural and interior design services. 

Propelled by curiosity and driven by human connection, our creative process is based on cultivating the potential of our team. We nurture our expertise through mentorship and continuous learning. We listen to, consider, and build on each other’s ideas to develop thoughtful solutions that address complex challenges.

Our award-winning work spans a broad range of sectors including academic, healthcare, residential, mixed-use, commercial, cultural and civic. As we continue to grow our national practice, we are seeking talented individuals who embrace creative, passionate, and forward-thinking approaches to join our dynamic team.

What We Are Seeking
As we continue to grow our national practice, we are seeking an experienced, reliable and driven Junior Project Accountant to join our team. This role requires you to work from our Downtown Toronto office. 

As the Junior Project Accountant, you will report to the Accounting Manager and work closely with the accounting team on all project accounting functions. This is an ideal opportunity for you to learn and grow within an established team who offer a collaborative and fun environment, in addition to growth and progression opportunities. Your duties will include:

• Effectively communicate with staff on Timesheets; coding, comments, overtime, accuracy of phases and activities 
• Determine project chargeable as well as data update in the system 
• Collection follow-up (phone/email) – A/R management maintaining an acceptable level of aging across assigned projects 
• Cash receipts – daily input of AR Receipts including EFTS and checks 
• Bank Deposits 
• Reconcile several financial documents, statements and process varied transactions for expenses, preparation of routine or standard reports 
• Ad Hoc – various client requests (i.e. statements, copies, adjustments, etc.) 
• Vendor invoices full accounts payable cycle – obtaining authorizations, coding and computer input. 
• System Maintenance – vendor updates 
• Filing – A/P checks and expenses 
• Cross-train in financial accounting functions, general ledger account analysis, to act as backup to other accounting staff 
• Perform additional assignments, as directed by the Team Lead 

What You Will Bring
• Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or an Advanced Accounting Diploma 
• 3-5+ years of experience in AR & Project Accounting, with experience in an architectural/engineering or other professional services firm considered an asset 
• Willingness to advance your skills and undertake job related training in order to progress within the accounting team
• Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel & Word
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Excels in a collaborative team environment
• Exceptional interpersonal skills

Benefits + Perks

Zeidler believes in a work-life balance and valuing our people with benefits like:

• PATO Days – enjoy an extra day off on long weekends
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Annual profit share
• Flexible hours & a hybrid work from home model
• Wellness initiatives
• Training & education support
• Mentorship and continuous learning
• Social events
• Fun work environment and great firm culture… and so much more

What to do now

If you are a motivated, creative, and inspired individual who has the ambition to grow and enjoys working in a collaborative, exciting, and fast-paced environment surrounded by challenging opportunities, we would like to hear from you. Please apply here!

Zeidler is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants, and stand by our principles for a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome and we encourage applications from, but not limited to visible minorities, peoples with disabilities, racialized peoples, Indigenous peoples, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities. 

Please let us know if you require any accommodations throughout the interview process. We will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate.

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