AECOM Area Finance Manager in Edmonton, Alberta

Requisition/Vacancy No. 157207BR

Position Title Area Finance Manager

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country Canada

State/Province/Region CAN - Alberta

City Edmonton

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

AECOM Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Area Finance Manager, Western Canada (AFM) for immediate employment in Western Canada (Edmonton, Calgary, or Vancouver). Working with the finance team and business operations, the AFM is an active member of the senior finance leadership team and partners with area and region operational leaders to deliver results, including profit, cash, and DSO targets. The AFM drives monthly and quarterly reporting cycles, performs complex financial and operational analysis to support short term and long range strategic plans and operating budgets, evaluates data, prepares forecasts, analyzes trends and presents results pertaining to operations, general business conditions and other areas.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead a team of professional financial managers and liaise with other team members to oversee the area’s financial performance

  • Manage P&L and Balance Sheets for the legal entity and area structures and lead the monthly forecasting, annual budgeting and strategic planning processes

  • Prepare financial information in conformance with US GAAP and SOX

  • Produce financial results based on all projects in the area, working to strict deadlines, closely monitoring operational/performance milestones and metrics, while insuring the accuracy of financial reporting and the integrity of the financial reporting environment

  • Develop and implement strategies to achieve operating objectives

  • Identify risks and opportunities in the area and develop plans to mitigate and manage them

  • Serve as a business advisor to drive business performance and process improvement with a view of improving margins, cash flow, and enhancing statutory and fiduciary compliance

  • Implement internal controls and participate in SOX compliance

  • Ensure that company policy and risk management procedures are understood and implemented

  • Provide oversight on major proposals from a pricing, cash flow, and risk perspective

  • Coordinate with other functional departments (Legal, Tax, etc.) on issues related to business activities

  • Analyze effects of bids and other transactions and provide clear, effective feedback to management

  • Key team member in the decision making process for pursuing new business; supports the capture of new business through engagement and review of major pursuits, review of contract terms and potential business structures (JVs, teaming); ensure profitability through the calculation of pursuit ROI and that BD spending is appropriate by pursuit and for the area

  • Champion the shared services platform which serves as a knowledge base and as a support function for back-office transactions; provide input to their planning processes and help drive communications across the enterprise for Accounting, Procurement, Real Estate, IT and HR

  • Manage working capital and related reporting; work with operations teams and the working capital manager and coordinate with regional and shared service working capital staff, to meet DSO and cash flow objectives; work with operations on driving favorable commercial terms on contracts; train staff in the business of effective working capital practices and instill a cash culture

  • Engage in planning of capital expenditures and seek cost effective solutions

  • Implement a return on investment mentality in the business

  • Coordinate with the project accounting team to ensure timely and accurate preparation and upload of estimates at completion (EAC); validate the accuracy of revenue recognition at month end; coordinating responses to client audit requests; review significant project results and variances with the project accounting team, project managers and operational leadership teams

  • Serve as the finance contact on all potential area investments and/or acquisitions

Aside from the financial management of the business, your primary responsibility is to create a motivational work environment for team members and foster responsibility and accountability, as well as acknowledge strong performance and achievements. Develop a strong team of financial professionals who provide strong guidance and advise to their business partners.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in related field

  • 8+ years relevant work experience

  • Strong understanding of US GAAP revenue recognition and joint venture accounting and basic knowledge of GAAP

  • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills

  • Experience managing a team of Finance Managers

  • Ability to travel to locations within Western Canada and Ontario

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA or MBA preferred

  • Experience specifically within the engineering consulting or construction industries as well as in a professional services environment

  • Project accounting experience and experience on an Oracle based platform

  • 10+ years' experience preferred

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.