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Project Accountant / Finance Analyst

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Job type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Pakenham
Categories: Finance & Administration

Who we are

Downer is the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand. Through trusted relationships and world leading insight we work closely with our customers to design, build and sustain assets, infrastructure and facilities.

Downer has over 100 years’ experience delivering total rail asset solutions for its passenger and freight customers. We have an extensive national footprint with approximately 20 sites across Australia.

Position summary

Downer Rollingstock Services, a leading name in the manufacturing and maintenance of rolling stock across Australia has an exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant/Finance Analyst to join our team in VIC - Pakenham.

Reporting to the Manager QLD & VIC – Finance Operations, this position will form part of the site leadership team and act as the finance business partner with the Manager – VIC Passenger Maintenance via strong financial management and business insights. This position will have primary responsibility for the financial management of the Project Forecast Cost At Completion (FCAC) model, Profit & Loss, forecasts and budgets, business analysis, month end process and reporting.

The purpose of this position is to partner with the operational team to optimise business performance, whilst ensuring achievement of Downer’s Zero Harm goals. You will be responsible for managing costs across the High Capacity Metro Train maintenance contract and ensuring appropriate controls are in place along with providing financial analysis and modelling on various scenarios to help make informed financial decisions.

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting / Finance
  • CA / CPA or similar qualification
  • Solid experience in financial modelling and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in business partnering, stakeholder management and decision support
  • Financial reporting as well as budgeting, planning and forecasting
  • Knowledge of rail industry, ideally within a manufacturing, maintenance or asset management
  • environment is desirable
  • Understanding of project accounting principles and practices
  • An integrated finance business partnering model
  • Financial and management accounting
  • Strong financial modelling capabilities
  • Financial management and decision support
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Adaptable with both operational and financial IT systems (Maximo and JD Edwards)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

What we offer:

  • A highly supportive, team environment
  • A strong commitment to maintaining a Zero Harm environment for all our employees and visitors
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • An opportunity working with an ASX Listed Company
  • Permanent position
  • Based a East Pakenham Depot with work from home options available
  • Immediate start

We are looking for someone with a mix of skills in the areas of Accounting along with Financial Analysis / modelling experience. This is a varied role that will challenge you and keep you busy! If you think this sounds like you, please click the APPLY NOW button. For more information about this position please contact Rachel Jones on  

Please note applications will not be accepted via email, please apply via the link.

Employment with Downer is subject to a Pre-Employment Medical and on-going drug and alcohol screening 

Downer does not accept anyunsolicited resume referrals from Recruitment Agencies.

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Closing Date: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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