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Sr. Accountant

  • Job reference: AE-000415
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Charlotte
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SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins business is currently seeking a Senior Accountant to join the team in Charlotte, NC.




Project & operational support:

  • Provide financial support to business development activities, including the setting of B&P budgets, preparation of cost build ups, provision of overhead rates, etc.
  • Support Project Managers with project initiation, ongoing project support, and project close-out, in compliance with Group Policy and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Perform baseline review of project budget/cost estimate at time of initial setup, and upon receipt of any additional PO funding as the project progresses.
  • Assist PMs to deliver projects profitably and within budget, by monitoring their financial status and providing regular financial reports to PMs as requested. Research and resolve unusual cost transactions.
  • For international projects, flag potential tax issues (including GST/VAT or withholding taxes) and advise PM on tax impacts, in collaboration with Financial Controller and Group Tax Dept.
  • Support PMs on large, complex, and/or multi-disciplinary projects. Where applicable and under direction of the PM, interface with the project team (including clients) to identify and resolve project financial and schedule issues.
  • Assist PMs in preparing periodic client progress reports, as required.



Financial Reporting, Month End, Budgeting & Forecasting:

  • Provide support to the Financial Controller in terms of monthly reporting and ad hoc analysis as required.
  • Prepare monthly lockup reports with provisions warning, monthly project upturn/downturn commentary, and ad hoc reports such as client analysis (revenue by client, profit by client, key clients revenue by service).
  • Assist with month end activities, which may include: timesheet entry compliance, review of overhead charges, office recharges apportionment, and accounts reconciliations.
  • Undertake required monthly balance sheet account reviews and reconciliations.
  • Support PMs with preparation and review of monthly Project Summary Report (PSR), including project cost re-forecasting and revenue validation, with significant project upturn/downturn flagged to the Financial Controller.
  • Support the Financial Controller in the preparation of quarterly business forecast updates and annual budgets.


Financial Transaction Support:


  • Generate invoices for PM review and approval, in accordance with the agreed billing terms for each project. Ensure all client invoices are issued timely and accurately to generate strong company cash flow.
  • Monitor unbilled values to keep PMs up to date with billings. Report reasons for unbilled values more than 30 days to the Financial Controller each month. Encourage PMs to bill as frequently as possible to improve company cash flow.
  • Assist the PMs to resolve problems with unpaid invoices. Liaise with clients AP departments or other given client contact to ensure receipt and acceptance of invoices ahead of payment due dates. Flag up any issues, which may lead to late payment, to the PM and Financial Controller.
  • For projects with interunit work orders or sub consultants, proactively obtain the hours to be billed, and monitor payments in collaboration with Accounts Payable.



Governance & Control:

  • Participate in project stage gate meetings, project team kick-off meetings, and lessons learned close-out meetings.
  • Provide support as necessary to internal and external auditors.



  • Provide general finance support to the business in responding to any queries raised, and any ad hoc analysis required.
  • Perform all work in compliance with Group Policy and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).


  • Relevant Academic Qualifications or Qualified by Experience, ideally with 5-7 years of demonstrable work experience in a project finance environment
  • Skilled in reporting on and analyzing information, Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel, good organization skills, professionalism, good verbal and written communication, able to self-direct and problem solve
  • Preferably experienced in JD Edwards
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of time from office

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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