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Business Controller / Project Accountant | Defence Industry Market Leader


Source: uWorkin


This globally recognised, market leading Defence technology and engineering giant currently requires the skills of a confident 

Business Controller / Project Accountant

 with senior professional experience and demonstrated knowledge of regulations / legislation with government contracting organisations.

With a dotted reporting line to the Australian MD, the Business Controller / Project Accountant will function as the key Australian stakeholder within the global financial operations group and assume responsibility for a range of capabilities including:

  • Managing project financial reports for monthly project reviews
  • Provide financial analysis to project managers to improve financial performance, contract margin and cash flow metrics
  • Coordinate internal and external audit process to ensure financial practices meet industry standards
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations relating to cost accounting standards
  • Prepare monthly cash receipts and working capitalisation position
  • Support cost estimates for bids and proposals and ensure that all the appropriate financial risks are addressed
  • Provide financial input into quarterly strategic business plans

The Business Controller / Project Accountant will ideally bring to the table:

  • 5-10+ years of post-graduate experience working as a Qualified Accountant within complex professional organisations
  • Understanding of Commonwealth contracting regulations / legislation (experience within Defence industry highly regarded)
  • The ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with senior executive management and external third party stakeholders
  • Extensive knowledge of budgets and financial statements
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis, risk assessment and process improvement
  • An autonomous, balanced and pragmatic approach to problem solving

Given the sensitive nature of the customer and project portfolio, the Business Controller / Project Accountant will be required to

gain and maintain an Australian security clearance

(i.e. Australian citizenship is a minimum requirement).

This Business Controller / Project Accountant engagement represents a unique opportunity to land a senior appointment within dynamic multinational Defence technology leader at a time of strong growth. You will enjoy the backing and support of an exceptional executive management group that embraces and encourages innovation. And you will be given the opportunity to affect tangible, positive change within the organisation’s impressive Australian and regional practice.

***Interviews are occurring immediately***