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Assistant Business Controller


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 101567 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Business Management 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Assistant Controller is the cornerstone of finance and accounting functions for our business. As a trusted business advisor, this role works closely with executive management to maintain solid business functions and provide information in a timely manner to support business needs.  You will be accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting and developing procedures and controls to maintain integrity over all financial data. This position is also responsible for monitoring and advising on operational strategies, recruiting and developing the future talent of organization, and providing meaningful insight and financial analysis to executive level management.  This position is the central contact for all operational support groups and is an interface with joint venture partners advising them on the financial health of a project. The Assistant Controller also requires strong leadership skills in the areas of training, communication, professionalism, and strategic thinking.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 


This position will be based out of Burnaby, BC & Calgary, AB. 

  • Acts a key leader in the organization by exemplifying the core values of Kiewit culture.
  • Be able to analyze and effectively communicate financial results of the organization to executive level management, including revenue, cost, backlog, overheads, G&A, etc.
  • Earn trust, credibility, and buy in of processes from Operations team to create better cohesion and clear communication within the organization
  • Ensure proper implementation and execution of internal controls to maintain highest level of data integrity
  • Develop accurate budgets, drive accountability, and provide integrated ways to improve cost across the entire organization
  • Set aggressive goals and high standards to continuously improve business processes (tools & reports) and targets (projects and overheads)
  • Communicate development goals, constructive feedback, and future opportunities clearly and completely in conversations with all team members
  • Challenge, motivate, and lead subordinates towards a common goal, while providing radically honest feedback along the way
  • Pave the way of the future by striving to hire the best and brightest finance talent for the organization
  • Deliver impactful presentation of goals and progress during strategic business planning sessions
  • Reviews all estimate cash flows, payment terms, and Joint Venture agreements in detail for financial risks and opportunities
  • Thorough reviews of each project/department projections and reporting

•    10+ years of financial/data analysis experience preferred
•    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or an equivalent degree is required
•    Strong knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, claims and accounting practices.
•    Strong financial management skills including cash management, budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis.
•    Ability to lead a team, manage the monthly and annual reporting processes, and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
•    Excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
•    Ability to work under pressure and consistently achieve required deadlines.
•    Very detailed oriented, but also able to see the “big picture”.  Ability to think both analytically and creatively.
•    Deep knowledge of Microsoft Excel
•    Excellent communication skills, resourcefulness and initiative
•    Must be able to freely access all parts of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments
•    Travel may be required for this position
•    Must be willing to relocate for first assignment location
•    Legally entitled to work in Canada


We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.