Project Cost Analyst

  • Category
    Office, clerical & administrative - Administration
  • Job type
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia

Our client is looking for a candidate who can perform a variety of multifaceted Financial and Project Management support duties relating to capital, OMA or other specialized projects managed by the Project Delivery team. 

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Work in SAP to set up captial, OMA and other specialized projects including work breakdown structures, in accordance with PPM practices
  • Monitor costs, produce and analyze/ interpret reports
  • Identify financial/ cost issues using trend analysis for the Management
  • Investigate and rectify integration issues caused by SAP and troubleshoot systems through testing 
  • Cross reference data from SAP and Primavera applications 
  • Assist the Scheduler to resolve issues of project data integrity and synchronization 
  • Follow up on financial and accounting transactions relating to invoicing, labour and accruals
  • Track status of equipment and material procurement, delivery and payment
  • Identify errors in processing, recordkeeping or systems and ensure that corrections and adjustments are made in SAP, Primavera and other project records
  • Utilize Passport to verify charge codes, review, investigate and ensure accounting
  • Review contracts for accrual process, dates and payment requisitions
  • Prepare journal vouchers to correct inaccurate allocation of costs
  • Create material requests and report on contract statuses from the supply chain system
  • Provide input to contracts for approved changes to contract requisition
  • Provide information for purchase requisition submission to Procurement in order to initiate process for raising contract
  • Regularly meet with the Project Manager and other internal/ external team members to discuss cost control issues, phase change or to inform a corrective action to be taken or required
  • Forecast and update SAP projects with guidance of WPM, Scheduler and Project Manager
  • Respond to queries and interpret financial or business rules for WPM or Project Manager
  • Advise of procedures and requirements involved in the financial process
  • Identify all project costs and variances
  • Review monthly tracking with the Work Package Managers to ensure they are on target for their estimated spend.
  • Update monthly status report for cost information to be reviewed by Project Manager, WPM and/or Scheduler
  • Troubleshoot various questionable costs with financial analysts and other applicable parties.
  • Support the reporting requirements of projects by performing a variety of duties such as preparing various project reports; monitoring project progress costs and advising project and other managers of cost overruns and project cost deviations.
  • Create, manage and control status of project charge codes in SAP
  • Perform a variety of financial functions related to the management of capital, OMA and other specialized projects by Project Delivery, such as: preparing materials to communicate variances to the WPM and/or Scheduler; collecting relevant information to assist in the revision of work package documents; researching Work Package/Network Activity/Network Activity Element variance explanations with Finance and other key corporate groups; and performing a variety of related financial calculations and activities
  • Perform a variety of support duties, such as: preparing correspondence; updating project records and files; assembling a variety of project related documentation; undertaking special studies by gathering relevant information; and preparing related graphs and tabulations
  • Maintain change log in PPM Work space.
  • Provide information to assist WPM in preparing change notice or to assist in preparation of Work Package Agreement.
  • File and retrieve project documents using SharePoint or other standard electronic document management system in accordance with company practices for project document management
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:
  • Understand linkages between scheduling software (Primavera), the financial system (SAP) and EPC, and the impacts of choices made when working between the various systems.
  • Working knowledge of project and service delivery practices.
  • Basic knowledge of project management principles, including basic knowledge and understanding of forecasting, cost researching and scheduling.
  • Well developed knowledge of financial, budgeting, management planning, cost monitoring and control systems, accounting processes and related financial applications.
  • Well developed knowledge of contract documents and processes, and reporting (i.e. Business Warehouse, SAP, P6)
  • Well developed ability to discuss, explain and provide information and instructions on budget/cost processes, variance analysis and other financial procedural matters of projects with technical and project staff.
  • Good demonstrated computer applications and systems skills and knowledge related to project costing, estimating, financial processing/control and project management functions (e.g. SAP and Microsoft applications).
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to prepare various financial documentation and reports.
  • Basic understanding of generation, station and transmission facilities and their interrelated equipment.
Experience, Training and Education (demonstrating requirements):
  • Management Certificate in Professional Accounting or equivalent certificate from an accredited Institute of Technology or other postsecondary institution, and project management courses from an accredited institution or equivalent project management experience, plus completion of BC Hydro inhouse courses in financial support applications and processes, CDS desktop, email and internet browser applications.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience and exposure to project costing support in a project management environment requiring working knowledge of accounting and financial procedures and processes of project management.
  • Requires demonstrated proficiency in SAP.
MS Outlook - Basic
MS Word - Intermediate
MS Excel - Advance
MS PowerPoint - Basic

SAP Project Builder, BW reporting, Passport all would be an asset.
Prefer candidates with previous Admin/Office Experience including Passport.
Ability to pick up some Lever Level Tech work if required

If you are interested in this position please apply today!!

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number CA_EN_1_026526_12039853

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