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Req #: R114590


  • CA - AB, Edmonton
  • CA - Remote (Any Location)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Parsons is hiring a Finance Manager to support the Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project in Edmonton Alberta. In this role, you will perform functions for the project, related to business planning, forecasting, financial reporting, and accounting. In this role, you will be required to utilize the appropriate analytical tools to establish goals and measure performance of the Company’s portfolio of businesses. You will be expected to provide monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial reporting for the EVLW Edmonton project.

The Edmonton Valley Line West LRT project is a 14-km long line extension of the soon to be in service Valley Line in downtown Edmonton, Alberta.  The scope of work generally includes complex staging; new facilities such as stations, OMSF, storage facility, and stops; elevated guideway; new structures; systems and communications installation; trackwork; testing and commissioning; and all other civil works associated with the scope.  It is the first LRT extension project using low-floor vehicle technology in Western Canada and will be a landmark LRT endeavour after the 5-year construction term.  The unique project challenges, such as cold weather climate and integration with an in-service LRT line, offers team members future career opportunities in the robust transit portfolio of the City of Edmonton and other similar programs across Canada.


Communicates, interfaces, and coordinates with other Financial personnel, Project Managers, Accounts Payable personnel, Accounts Receivable personnel, Contracts personnel, auditors, Talent Management, senior management, and other professional staff in a professional and cooperative manner to resolve difficult and complex financial related issues.

Collects and analyzes data, relates data to established guidelines, and evaluates the significance of the collected data. Presents conclusions and makes recommendations by analyzing facts and conditions, and makes recommendations for corrective actions or improvements.

Detailed involvement with annual business planning process. This includes coordination with corporate department heads and senior business unit management.

Responsible for analysis of monthly overhead results versus budgets. Responsible for consolidating results and metrics from quarterly forecasting and reporting to executive team.

Responsible for preparing and analyzing trends around key metrics.

Responsible for specific aspects of monthly financial reporting and analysis. This includes ownership of high- risk accounts and transactions.

Detailed involvement in quarterly and year-end financial statements preparation and coordination with external auditors.


Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, or Economics (or equivalent)  
10+ years of related work experience in the insurance industry, with 15+ years in the engineering and construction field  
An MBA is preferred.

10+ years of related work experience. Public accounting experience and CPA preferred. Experience with the engineering and construction industry is desired, although not required.

Must have experience working in a large integrated joint venture infrastructure project


Requires a thorough knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting experience.

Familiarity with internal and external (SEC) financial reporting requirements.

Proficiency in PC software packages typically associated with accounting.

Requires excellent written and oral communication skills.

Experience in dealing with various types of difficult and complex projects/contracts (e.g., firm fixed price, fixed price with economic price adjustment, fixed price incentive, cost reimbursement, cost sharing, cost plus incentive fee, cost plus award fee, cost plus fixed fee, and time and material) is desired. 

Ability to perform in a lead capacity is also required.
Superior analytical skills with the ability to understand regulations, contracts, business processes and controls, and policy and procedures.



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Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $2.7 billion in 2011, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on transportation, environmental/infrastructure, and defense/security.

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