Senior Accountant, OSCO Construction Group; Saint John

Accounting / Finance

About the employer

The origins of the OSCO Construction Group go back to 1955 when Ocean Steel & Construction Ltd. was founded in Saint John, New Brunswick. Since that time, the OSCO Construction Group has grown to encompass four main operating sectors:Steel, Concrete, Construction and Corporate.

Within these sectors lie an ever-expanding number of companies and divisions, serving a growing market area and employing over one thousand employees.

About the role

Reporting to the Sector Controller, the Senior Accountant will bring experience in preparation of financial statements for the purposes of month-end and year-end working papers and month-end journal entries. You will provide support for all aspects of general accounting following best practices and principles.

To be successful in this role you will have 3 years or more of post-secondary education experience in a full cycle accounting environment. Your CPA, or enrollment in the program, would be considered an asset. Finely tuned organizational and detail management skills are also key requirements.


  • Preparation the Sector's Period End Statements, Quarterly Financial Packages and Year End Audit working papers within set timelines
  • Assist with the preparation of the Sector's annual budget
  • Providing analysis of monthly, quarterly and year-end results to management
  • Working with operations to provide support in preparation and analysis of production and costing reports
  • Performing various general ledger and subledger account reconciliations
  • Preparing and entering recurring and correcting entries as necessary
  • Performing monthly inventory variance analysis, manufacturing variance analysis, and labour variance analysis
  • Maintenance of Internal Compliance Checklist, ensuring reconciliations and standards set forth by the Company are followed and maintained
  • Effectively utilize various tools to present results/reports to senior management and make necessary recommendations regarding financial and job costing information
  • Shares knowledge with others in department to assist in promoting a better-trained workforce


  • CPA Accounting Designation (Candidates currently in the CPA program will also be considered)
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in a financial or cost accounting environment
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy is required with ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to work with confidential information and a proven ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required and exposure to JD Edwards Software would be an asset
  • A strong sense of urgency and ability to balance priorities without sacrificing deadlines

As a member of the OSCO Construction Group, we offer a comprehensive compensation package including health and dental coverage, life insurance, RRSP and tax-free savings account options.

Additionally, we offer educational bursaries to children of employees, health & wellness programming, celebratory events and employee sport team sponsorships. Come build with us!

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