Junior Project Accountant - PP&C

Richmond, Canada

Full Time

4 months ago

Job description

The Company:

For those who dream of advancing our space in the Universe and on Earth, we’ll take you there.

Serving the world from our Canadian home and our global offices, MDA is an international space mission partner and robotics & space operations, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 50-year story of firsts on and above the Earth. Today, we're leading the charge towards viable Moon colonies, enhanced Earth observation, communication in a hyper-connected world, and more.

We’re fueled by a pioneering spirit that carries us beyond. And together we enable highly skilled people to continually push boundaries and tackle big challenges requiring solutions that endure and inspire.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a Junior Project Accountant on our Finance team at our Richmond, BC office.

Our mission is to turn data into insight. From detecting changes in fragile ecosystems to monitoring northern ice floes and shipping routes, our near-real time data of Earth observation and the environment makes our Geointelligence team a leader in geospatial imagery, ground stations, enterprise geospatial systems and defence programs.

The Role:

As our Junior Project Accountant, you will be reporting to the Operations Accountant, provide financial and administrative support to Project Managers or senior Project Accountants, working with a portfolio of projects ranging in size, revenue, and complexity. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in financial analysis, operations or cost accounting in a complex project environment. Preference will be given to candidate who completed post-secondary education in Business Administration or Commerce and ideally is working towards a professional accounting designation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Generate accurate and timely project budgets for Project Manager/Business Area/Corporate approval
  • Generate fiscal performance forecasts for both existing projects and assigned planning projects for annual budget and half year formal update
  • Provide forecasts for gross revenue, contribution, and cash flow on a monthly basis
  • Produce monthly reports including Cost Trend, A/R, milestone status, updates to the fiscal budget, etc.
  • Maintain and reconcile project cost reports Co-ordinate invoicing and billing schedules
  • Assist Project Managers in the preparation of the project plan, progress reports, etc.
  • Co-ordinate with Project Managers and Finance/Contracts departments to ensure all financial instruments are up-to-date and reflect project requirements
  • Responsible for project invoicing (A/P) and billing (A/R)Track, in detail, all commitments, purchases and outstanding items and arranges shipping/customs details and documentation

Job Requirements:

  • Business-related university degree, or one year of related experience
  • Experience with cost accounting an asset
  • Minimum intermediate level computer skills including proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Strong verbal and written communications
  • High level of professionalism, initiative and creativity
  • Problem solving/lateral thinking skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritization and able to manage pressure and meet deadlines

Special Considerations

  • Successful candidate(s) must hold or be able to obtain security clearance at Reliability Level, and pass security assessment for the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) and ITAR.


We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

Benefits statement:

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

Equal opportunity statement:

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.


The compensation range for this position is $35,250 - $50,000 annually. The specific compensation offered will be based on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate

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