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TAR Project Accountant

  • Put your accounting knowledge to the test in an exciting new role!
  • Use your skills in a dynamic role within a collaborative team environment!
  • Receive competitive compensation with a global leader!


Methanex is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and Latin America. Methanol can be found in products from windshield washer fluid to recyclable plastic bottles, plywood floors to paint, silicone sealants to synthetic fibers. The energy sector is one of the most rapidly growing markets for the use of Methanol and greatly relies on the expertise and commitment of Methanex as their trusted supplier.

With the care of the environment as the root of their business, Methanex is a Responsible Care® company committed to the safe, ethical and environmentally sound management of the chemicals it makes and uses. Responsible Care® is an ethic established by the Chemical Industry Association of Canada (CIAC). The Responsible Care® ethic is an integral part of Methanex’s global commitment to ensuring the well-being of all stakeholders, wherever Methanex does business.


Methanex is currently seeking a Project Accountant - Turnaround (TAR) to join the team in Medicine Hat for a temporary term with an anticipated start date of July 2020 and an anticipated duration of approximately six months through December 31, 2020.

In this role, you will be responsible for the configuration and training on the Electronic Labour, Equipment and Material (E-LEM) system which tracks all contractor hours and assigns them to an individual Work Order or Purchase Order. This is critical to the financial success of the 2020 Turnaround.

In addition as the Project Accountant, you will collaborate with other TAR Finance Team members to track spend using the data from the E-LEM system. The project accountant will update assigned financial models and prepare financial reports/forecast for the TAR Finance Lead. 

More specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with project leads to develop budget estimates. 
  • Preparing forecasts for the TAR Finance Lead.
  • Updating internal schedules to ensure accuracy and completeness. 
  • Collaborating with team members on E-LEM system configuration and testing. 
  • Updating project schedules and maintaining project documentation (ie Project Charter, Timeline, Risk Assessment).
  • Updating and tracking budget/forecast in accordance with project AFE. 
  • Highlighting areas of constraint and potential overspend. Working with project leads and providing them information on areas of overspend. 
  • Extracting E-LEM information from ATOM software and using it to update financial forecast models. 
  • Ensuring accuracy of financial forecast models by performing Earned Value Management (EVM) analysis. 
  • Preparing daily financial reports for assigned projects for the TAR Finance Lead. 
  • Updating and tracking budget/forecast in accordance with the project AFE. 
  • Using the template provided, assisting with the training and development of project leads, contractors, and all other stakeholders on the E-LEM system. 
  • Fielding questions as assigned from all stakeholders. 
  • Tracking all daily E-LEM's and ensuring accuracy. 
  • Testing and highlighting potential improvements to the E-LEM system. 
  • Working with the TAR Finance Lead and other Project Accountants to create a data transfer procedure between E-LEM and Financial Reports. 
  • Obtaining user sign-offs upon completion of deliverables.
  • Creating and coordinating user training programs for Methanex Employees and affected Contractors related to the E-LEM system. 
  • Validating all E-LEM data as it is received. 
  • Transfer raw E-LEM data into financial models. 
  • Assisting in updating financial reports in order to meet daily deadlines. 
  • Assisting project leads with forecasting using the EVM models. 
  • Reporting results to the TAR Finance Lead.
  • Working with contractors to resolve any questions on the E-LEM system. 
  • Working with Project Leads and TAR Leads on any requests from the TAR Finance Team. 
  • Carrying out any other ad hoc duties as assigned by the TAR Finance Lead. 
  • Maintaining on-going communication with the Finance Lead with respect to project status and issues. 
  • Contributing to the organizational vision of Global Methanol Leadership and "one-team". As a team member demonstrating the core values of integrity, trust, respect, and professionalism.
  • Undertaking all aspects of the role through living the Methanex values. 
  • Conducting all business in a manner that supports the Responsible Care® ethic. 

To qualify for this role, you must be enrolled in or have completed an undergraduate degree in business, with a focus in accounting or finance, or a combination of relevant certification and experience. 

Our ideal candidate will also possess the following assets:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills ensuring clear and concise information is relayed to all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships, including strong team collaboration skills, diplomacy and tact
  • Extremely detail-oriented with outstanding organization, prioritization, planning and time management skills, including the ability to respond to shifting priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel 

If you have the drive, determination, and ambition to meet and exceed expectations, then we invite you to apply today!


Building on our core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism, our corporate culture encourages communication and teamwork and rewards employees for creativity and innovation. We are also very active in supporting educational and training/development initiatives. We sponsor scholarships and co-op programs at local colleges and universities as well as hands-on training programs at our manufacturing facilities.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you can expect to receive an industry competitive salary along with benefits.

Join this thriving and team focused market leader today and expand your experience with a new challenge - Apply Now!