Project Accountant (residential construction)

April 28 2020
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Account receivables,
Ottawa, ON

Job Title: Project Accountant

Company: Tamarack Homes

Reports to: Controller

Location: 3187 Albion Road South, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 8Y3

Date Prepared: August 2022

Type: Hybrid

Work Description

The Project Accountant will be responsible for the overall delivery of the assigned sites accounts receivable, account payable, invoice/transaction reconciliation, coding, data entry and batching. The Project Accountant, in coordination with the Controller, are responsible for creating/presenting accurate and timely month end reports and analysis for their sites. Responsibilities also include designing new procedures or improving current processes that in turn support the strategy and goals of Tamarack Developments.

This is a full-time role with an ideal start date in Decemeber 2022.

Major Responsibilities:

Project Accountant

  • Process monthly invoices and payments.
  • Perform accounts payable and accounts receivable functions as part of the projects.
  • Liaise regularly with suppliers and site staff regarding material orders and deliveries.
  • Calculate, prepare and issue documents related to monthly home closings, such as bills, invoices, inventory reports, account statements and other financial statements.
  • Code, total, batch, enter, verify and reconcile transactions such as accounts payable, cheques, invoices and cheque requisitions.
  • Verify purchase orders and work with purchasing team to rectify issues.
  • Verify codes and costs of materials according to supplier cost lists and purchase order.
  • Coordinate manual purchase orders with the construction sites and construction managers.
  • Reconcile accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Understand each project and its budget with respect to accounting and reporting for the project.
  • Assist in preparation of the year-end audit file.
  • Maintain electronic and paper filing system and ensure all systems, databases and archives are accurate and up to date.
  • Prepare job cost analyses as required, including gross margin reports, model estimates, and analysis of cost over runs.
  • Processes miscellaneous payables as required.
  • Back charge suppliers for quality assurance issues.
  • Maintain and create accounts for contractors and suppliers as needed.
  • Other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Completion of post-secondary education in Accounting or Finance is required.
  • Minimum of three to four years of experience in an accounting role, with two years of work experience in a project accountant or similar role. Experience in AP would be considered an asset.
  • Strong ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working with high volume of payables.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and propose efficiencies in processes.
  • Highly proficient use of various office-based software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe.
  • Experience using an ERP system or other complex accounting system in the construction industry would be an asset.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and approach situations in a diplomatic and professional manner.

Physical/Sensory Effort/Work Environment

  • Provides service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Sitting or standing for long periods of time at workstation.
  • Overtime may be required.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.


All candidates are asked to apply via the following link: Any questions regarding the position can be directed to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with a Disabilities Act, we’re committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation or special assistance, please send an email to with your request. Your information will be treated as confidential.


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