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Project Accountant- Utilities (Technology and Communications)

  • 597505
  • North Ryde, NSW, Australia, 2113
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Full Time - Permanent

The Role

Due to an internal move, the Utilities team (Technology and Communications) is seeking a Project Accountant to liaise with the commercial team & project managers. Overseeing multiple projects, the role will be responsible for the day to day running of contracts, including preparation and delivering of forecasts & operational budgets.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Prepare monthly reports that accurately reflect the project/regional financial and commercial position.
  • Prepare monthly, annual and “whole of life” contract budgets, forecasts and cashflows for all Projects.
  • Monitor performance against budget and forecast and provide related analysis and advice to management.
  • Work with the commercial team in managing procurement activities and subcontractor claim payments.
  • Liaise with commercial team members and project team to ensure that supplier and construction partner costs are in line with forecasted costs.

 About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have or demonstrate

  • Accounting Qualifications (Degree & CA/CPA completed/commenced)
  • 4+ years project/operational accounting experience, ideally in the engineering/construction/telecomm’s industries
  • Experience in report analysis and presentation: confident, good communication skills- ability to understand and advise a deeper meaning of the financial data (some stakeholders will be external to the accounting team)
  • Working with budgets, profit and loss, and working capital
  • Business Partnering / providing support to business function; and
  • Exposure to complex & numerous Facilities Management contracts (advantageous)
  • Software: JDEG, Dynamics (advantageous, however not essential)

Benefits of Working with Downer

As an employee of Downer, benefits through career support programs, wellbeing packages and financial benefits include (*available through us and our selected partners):

  • Flexible Working Arrangements: work from home 2 days a week
  • On-site Childcare: preference given!  
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Salary sacrifice superannuation;
  • Novated leasing;
  • Banking discounts & offers;
  • Discounted travel & accommodation;
  • Discounted vehicle rentals;
  • Offers and cash back on selected shopping portals;
  • Discounts on technology products; and
  • Exclusive offers on a range of vehicles.

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and promotes diversity and inclusion, we encourage men and women of all ages and backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians to apply.

About Downer

Downer employs over 53,000 employees in Australia and New Zealand as a leading provider of integrated services across diverse markets such as Rail, Transport, Telecommunications, Utilities, Renewables, Engineering, Construction, Industrial Services, Mining, Defence and a leading Facilities Management service provider in health, catering, and education.

Downer offers a range of services for the utility sector, incorporating traditional power and gas, renewable energy, and technological communications services. 

We pride ourselves as a workplace that takes responsibility for the care and protection of peers, the business, the environment and the communities in which we operate.



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