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Senior Project Accountant - Repost

Requisition ID: 314606 

Position Number: 20047669

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Winnipeg Shared Health

Department / Unit: Shared Health Financial Reporting 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the Project Accountant is responsible for the creation and maintenance of financial and progress reporting including income statements, balance sheets, and other ad hoc reports used by both internal and external stakeholders. The incumbent reviews budgets and prepares financial reporting and forecasting for various users, including project managers, Shared Health leadership, as well as to our external funders. The incumbent will work closely with the project management team in order to formulate cashflow need projections, accurate financial information, and complete accounting project statements. This will include working with project managers and external consultants to estimate progress and establish accruals in advance of invoice receipt. The incumbent will create financial reports which may include importing and processing of data from external sources into the general ledger including the manipulation of source data where necessary.


  • Particular knowledge of construction projects is essential.
  • 5 years of progressive experience in accounting and finance
  • 3 years experience working with complex financial analysis and data, financial forecasting, reporting and operational metrics tracking
  • 2-5 years’ experience in project tracking/accounting, or similar
  • Experience in budget processing is an asset
  • Experience in SAP is an asset

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline such as management, economics, public or business administration from an accredited education institution; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • Additional formal education in diverse and innovative financial business data modeling, funding and commissioning models in the public sector, and systematic process improvement methodologies (such as the lean transformation framework) are assets


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Exceptional ability to prepare project budgets, financial forecasts, and progress reporting
  • Advanced proficiency in managing general ledgers, journal entries, and account reconciliations
  • Must have excellent computer skills and technical aptitude and be comfortable with complex accounting transactions and systems including data manipulation and interchange 
  • Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written) in the English language 
  • Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment 
  • Ability and aptitude for recognizing, investigating, and analyzing complex problems and recommending solutions 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and complete work in a clear, concise, accurate and timely manner in order to meet changing deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff at all levels 
  • The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.