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Financial Management Officer, Contrecoeur PMO

Administration portuaire de Montréal

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted November 15, 2021.

Under the supervision of the Controller, Financial Planning and Control, the Financial Management Officer – Contrecoeur PMO organizes and manages the accounting of fixed assets and ensures the budgetary control of the Contrecoeur project. They are responsible for applying financial reporting standards for fixed assets (IFR) and Montreal Port Authority (MPA) policies and procedure. They ensure the integrity of the process of acquiring fixed assets until commissioning.

Manage the accounting and ensure budgetary control of the Contrecoeur project

  • Create projects and develop project breakdown (OTP).
  • Distribute budgets, manage forecasts for each component of the project with the collaboration of the PMO.
  • Control project costs: analyze, explain, accept, refuse, justify the eligibility of costs.
  • Understand the project, collaborate, advise, recommend and assist those in charge in the management of their project.
  • Coordinate between SAP and the databases used by the PMO for project monitoring in order to maintain the integrity and completeness of the data.
  • Analyze and explain the differences between the budget and the costs incurred.
  • Establish and apply financial controls on the various components of the project.
  • Design and establish budget monitoring reports for management and the board of directors for the awarding of contracts.

Act as responsible for updating data relating to fixed assets.

  • Manage the maintenance of the immobilization register.
  • Create new assets in the register.
  • Question the project managers in order to trace the possibility of disposal, modification or demolition of assets in the execution of their project.
  • Make suggestions or recommendations on the application or modification of the lifespan of assets during their creation or an event generating demolition, loss of value, etc.
  • Be on the lookout for situations that have a possible impact on the accounting of fixed assets, for example, the evaluation of obligations related to the decommissioning of fixed assets, leases or the entry into force of new accounting standards.
  • Manage the accounting and monitoring of subsidies on fixed assets.
  • Study the eligibility criteria and other requirements of contribution agreements with granting organizations / authorities;
  • Participate in the management committees of the various grants with the governments;
  • Organize the accounting of eligible costs, calculate, design, coordinate the preparation and submit claims;
  • Analyze, obtain information and answer questions from government managers regarding the claims submitted;
  • Establish and submit budget forecasts to funding agencies / authorities;
  • Maintain monitoring of grants and claims.

Organize, maintain and manage changes to certain SAP modules and other computer applications

  • Study and find solutions to optimally meet the needs of project management.
  • Participate in the development of SAP modules relating to fixed assets (AA), investment management (IM), project management (PS) and applications for managing slips, project timesheets and others.
  • Assist in optimizing module configuration.
  • Ensure the proper functioning of SAP modules internal controls.

Provide various analyzes and reports necessary for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with IFRS.

  • Prepare and reconcile fixed assets for financial statements.
  • Produce regularization and labor registration entries on capital projects.
  • Prepare reports relating to fixed assets (report on capital expenditures, forecasts, etc.).
  • Perform the work required at year-end for the purposes of the audited financial statements (cash flow, notes to the financial statements relating to fixed assets, production of various reports for the external auditors, etc.).

Assist other Financial Management Agents to monitor and account for other MPA projects.

Act as a point of contact for the application of generally accepted accounting principles and IFRS.

Participate in the continuous improvement of processes related to this position and/or department as required.

Perform other related duties.


  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • 7 to 10 or more years of relevant experience
  • Member of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec (CPA).
  • Prior experience with the Asset Accounting, Project Management, Financial Investment Management modules of SAP is an asset.
  • Experience in project management is an asset.
  • Oral and written fluency in both French and English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Independence, efficiency and initiative