Accounts Payable Specialist / Burnaby, BC

FinanceFull TimeBurnaby, BC

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Procon Mining and Tunnelling (Procon) is one of the leading mine development contractors in North America. We are specialized in underground mine development, contract mining, underground excavations, civil tunneling and mining related construction projects. Centered by our people, our company culture is driven on the tenets of integrity, innovation, relationships and performance for our clients, business partners and the communities we work in. As a specialty contractor in a safety-sensitive business, our workforce safety is the foundation for everything we do.


Partnering with Indigenous communities is key to Procon’s continued success. We invest in indigenous partnership solutions that offer mutually beneficial outcomes through economic benefits and capacity building. Moving beyond compliance, we truly value the experience and knowledge brought to our Indigenous partnerships by community leaders and knowledge keepers.


We are looking for a motivated person who is committed to growing their professional career at Procon while gaining valuable knowledge and experience.


Position Summary:

Reporting to the Accounts Payable Supervisor, the Accounts Payable Specialist is a key member in the corporate Finance group and is expected to assist in managing the Company’s full-cycle accounts payable function. This position will have the opportunity to help shape and define functional process improvements after learning all aspects of the Company’s current project-oriented AP function. Process improvements may include digitalization of invoice and payment processes using ERP System - corporate system of records, as well as enhancements of compliance and management reporting. It will require system proficiency, effective communication skills, and a collaborative approach to supporting Accounts Payable team.


Responsibilities:

  • Handle all aspects of full cycle Accounts Payable function in support of project-based business including:

- PO invoice processing: 3 -way matching, clearing exceptions, and invoice posting

- Non-PO invoice processing: acquire approvals, code, and direct post invoices

- Payment processing: payment runs, manual checks, wire payments and EFT, online bill payments including GST, PST, WCB, Payroll taxes

· Process and post monthly recurring expenses, benefits, union remittances, expense claims

  • Maintain and manage Vendor Master records
  • Acquire, compile, and distribute required billing backup to Project Controls and Project Management
  • Proactively review, prioritize, and resolve system/processing issues, liaising as necessary with other teams or departments
  • Assist with monthly reconciliation of associated general ledger accounts, and post adjusting journal entries
  • Assist with performing weekly and monthly payment forecasts
  • Assist with identifying, creating, and establishing key Accounts Payables metrics; develop monitoring and remediation plans as required
  • Build and maintain knowledge of ERP modules that are integrated with Payables to help develop inter-departmental solutions and resolve issues
  • Ensure that adequate systems, procedures, and controls are in place within the accounts payable function
  • Perform testing activities as required for process changes/system upgrades
  • Drive, develop and implement accounts payable process improvements

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • College Diploma or University degree, accompanied by minimum 5 years of accounting experience, preferably in the construction/engineering/energy industry
  • Proficiency with large, multi-functional ERP systems and Microsoft Office (particularly Excel including VLOOKUP and Pivot Tables)
  • Fast learner with strong analytical skills, highly organized and technology-focused
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills with a flexible and creative approach to dealing with new and challenging situations
  • Experience in managing financial process improvements or system implementation
  • Proven ability to work in a deadline-driven environment, and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bilingual (English and French) candidates are preferred
  • For this position, you will be required to undergo a background check.

We offer a flexible work arrangement that includes working partially from home and the office, a competitive compensation and benefits package.


We mine talent and nurture innovation. Our people truly are our strength. At Procon, whether in the field or the office, you’ll be part of a cohesive team and work alongside great people from diverse backgrounds: people who love their work and are inspired to provide solutions to our clients and exceed expectations.


If you share our values and would like to be considered for this meaningful career opportunity, please apply on our career site.


We thank all candidates who apply, however please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.