Project Accountant

May 30 2023
Expected expiry date: June 23 2023
Industries Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting
Categories Accounting technician,
Nelson, BC • Full time

Project Accountant

Our company:  Kalesnikoff Mass Timber

For over 80 years and four generations, our family has been inspired by forests and the endless possibilities for designing and building with wood. We began as a horse-logging operation in 1939 and have grown to become an industry-leading mass timber provider with a high-tech sawmill. From seedlings to solutions, we see our products through the entire process – from forest management to manufacturing, design, prefabrication, and delivery.

As an independent, family-owned, and operated company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. As we continue to grow, we’re searching for individuals who enjoy a hands-on approach to work tasks and thrive in a team-based environment.

At Kalesnikoff, working safely is an expectation. In your role you will have the time and resources needed to meet that expectation.

Role and objectives:

Kalesnikoff has an opportunity for a focused and detail-oriented Project Accountant with strong interpersonal skills to join our team at our sawmill office between Nelson and Castlegar, BC. Reporting to the Controller, the Project Accountant will be responsible for providing analysis, financial accounting and reporting while identifying areas for improvement. 


  • Administer financial duties for projects from inception to completion
  • Manage financial setup of projects in our ERP system
  • Maintain full project tracking records, including % complete, retention/holdbacks, amounts billed, balance remaining, and changes to contract values such as additions and change orders.
  • Manage our USA sales tax collection and remittance system for all states that we conduct our business in.
  • Interpret trade contractor documentation for accounting-related items
  • Ensure proper documents & requirements are in place including: Worksafe letters, insurance, bonding, statutory declarations, and lien waivers as needed
  • Assemble client billing packages in a timely manner in accordance with contract terms and conditions
  • Provide billing information to customers and/or customer billing web-based interfaces.
  • Maintain accurate and timely cash flow data
  • Progress and process contracts appropriately
  • Work with project managers to determine interim invoicing and to process project costs accurately
  • Lead the development and automation of the customer invoicing process within our emerging ERP system.
  • Develop and maintain our customer credit policy with responsibility for issuing credit to customers.
  • Follow up with customers on outstanding accounts receivable and manage the collections process as needed.
  • Record, reconcile, and report certain cost input information monthly that is required to analyze and report project profitability as well as entity wide profitability.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant policies and procedures
  • Assist in the ongoing development, data accumulation and reporting of Key Performance Indicators required for decision making and achieving the Company’s Strategic Goals



  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Finance or Commerce
  • Minimum 2 years of work experience in finance, ideally with a manufacturing background
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • A professional accounting designation (e.g. CPA) is preferred
  • Strong financial data analysis skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and relevant accounting software
  • Experience working within an ERP System considered an asset
  • Ability to provide financial advice and guidance to non-financial departments or teams
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team environment

You can expect these great benefits:

  • Competitive compensation packages
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Extended health benefits including health, dental, vision, travel, Health Spending Account and RRSP program
  • Team building and social events
  • Training, development, and mentorship opportunities
  • Opportunity to advance in your career
  • Work-life balance
  • A great culture where we truly value our employees


How to apply:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to *******@***********.***. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.




About our Kootenay home:

Are the mountains calling you? From beautiful parks and forests, pristine lakes, breathtaking valleys and stunning mountain ranges, the West Kootenay region is a highly desired and special place to call home. With an abundance of recreation including ski areas, golf courses, hot springs, and endless hiking, biking and other outdoor activities, the Kootenays isn’t just a region, it’s a lifestyle. Our vibrant mountain towns are full of arts, culture, food, history and caring communities. What are you doing after work today?


Equal opportunity commitment:

Kalesnikoff is a committed equal opportunity employer. Kalesnikoff’s recruitment strategy is designed to attract the best person for each position, to ensure equality of opportunity for all applicants, and to promote our corporate vision and culture. When considering applicants for positions within our Company, only job-related criteria such as ability, merit and responsibility are used to evaluate applicants. Kalesnikoff prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable law.


Kalesnikoff is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. Kalesnikoff believes in integration and equal opportunity. Kalesnikoff is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner and will do so by identifying barriers to accessibility and meeting accessibility standards in accordance with applicable law.

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