Cost Accountant (18 Month Contract)

Role Summary

Company: Activa

Job Title: Cost Accountant (18 Month Contract)

Job Type: Full-Time, Contract

Reports To: Cost Accounting Manager

Location: Waterloo, Ontario

The Cost Accountant is primarily responsible for the maintenance and detailed, accurate, and timely updating of the inventory, revenue, and cost of sales data according to company policy. This work requires an in-depth understanding of Activa’s ERP as it relates to the recording of inventory transactions, allocating inventory costs, and valuing inventory. The Cost Accountant is required to ensure the consistent and reliable adherence to process and procedure. Analytical skills and strong numerical skills are necessary and a proficient understanding of and experience with Microsoft Excel is required.


The Cost Accountant will report to the Cost Accounting Manager and work in collaboration with Accounts Payable and General Ledger teams.

Key Responsibilities


  • Administration of Hierarchy Elements within HB1
  • Administration of Lots within HB1
  • Perform system allocations as land moves through production phases
  • Maintain fair market values on Hierarchy Elements and Lots according to company policy
  • Perform closing journal entries and associated reporting
  • Monitor and report on inventory book value and fair market values to ensure compliance with company policies
  • Prepare reports on project gross margin and cost to complete balances
  • Review project postings to ensure accuracy and recommend corrections
  • Perform system closing procedures on completed lots and prepare Transfer Price entries
  • Preparation of monthly inventory and sales reporting
  • Preparation of quarterly inventory, sales and gross margin reporting
  • In conjunction with IST and Operations, perform testing on system updates as required
  • Other responsibilities within the scope and spirit of the role


  • 2+ years’ experience applying accounting policy/theory in an Accounting related role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with a particularly strong aptitude in MS Excel
  • Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365: Operations & Finance an asset
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and time management skills
  • Above average ability to work on numerous projects/tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively

Personal Attributes

  • Professional, motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills
  • Positive attitude and work ethic
  • Strong consistency, accuracy and attention to details
  • High level of integrity and moral judgment
  • Highly values detail and accuracy, understanding implications

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