Project Accountant

Perth, Western Australia, au
Company: Cardno
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-06-12 06:09:09

Job Description:

The role

We currently have a permanent opportunity for a Project Accountant to join our APAC Project Finance team based out of our West Perth consulting office. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role will support the management of the Western Australia/Northern Territory Business Units portfolio of project financial requirements including, assessment of financial risks, ensuring project financials are maintained appropriately and providing support to the business project managers.


In this role you will:

  • Maintain and monitor individual project’s financial performance and ensure contract adherence, monthly billing and revenue recognition along with monthly project reconciliations.
  • Deliver on activities such as but not limited to: project set-up, project maintenance, contract & variation management, project closure, analytical review of project performance and other special project activities as assigned.
  • Championing best practice, as well as consistency with the rest of the APAC division, in project controls, change management, cost control and contract management
  • Act as the gatekeeper for all financial and contract aspects related to projects
  • Ensuring projects are set up in accordance with contract, contract exists and appropriate budgets are assigned for backlog reporting.
  • Assisting the Project Managers to generate appropriate revenue recognition as well as provide support where needed during billing process
  • Resolving and reconciling project issues around cost transactions, WIP, invoicing, revenue recognition and budgets.
  • Perform monthly project performance reviews, analysis and reconciliations
  • Works with APAC Finance team to ensure projects (revenue, effort and costs) are properly stated for month end close.
  • Assist the Business Leaders in finalising the End of Month results
  • Ensure projects are reconciled and closed in a timely manner upon completion.
  • About you

    To be successful you will display –

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting/Finance/Business Administration will be highly advantageous though not essential
  • Minimum 2-4 years’ experience in similar roles within the engineering, construction or professional services industry required.
  • Strong contract management knowledge as well as strong understanding of project costing
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Analytical capability with strengths in identifying and implementing continuous improvement
  • Strong client-focused approach
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision, manage a high volume of work and assess priorities, plan activities and organise workloads to achieve objectives and meet strict deadlines
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office, including intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • Why join Cardno?

    Cardno has a focus on you. You will be trusted and empowered in a role that can be tailored in a flexible way. We are a performance based organisation where you will be recognised and rewarded for your contribution.

    Your professional development is as valuable to us as it is to you and it will be a priority. Cardno provides visible career paths in technical eminence, client & key account management, project management and people leadership. We offer meaningful opportunities to make an impact and leave a legacy for local communities, globally.

    By joining Cardno, you can bring your true self to work every day. We are committed to inclusion and celebrating our diverse workforce, their individual talents and the innovation they bring to work. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTQ+, women, mature age workers and people with different abilities.

    About Cardno

    We are a global provider of integrated professional services which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

    Notice to recruitment agencies: Please note that Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment agencies.

    Cardno does not accept unsolicited resumes from any 3rd party agencies. No fee will be paid to 3rd parties who submit unsolicited resumes to any Cardno employee. Resumes from approved vendors must be specifically requested by Cardno and approved by the Cardno Talent Acquisition Team.

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