Project Cost Controller

We are looking for a Project Cost Controller to be a part of a Divisional Finance and Funding team within the Program Management Group.

Engagement will be for 6 months with a view to extend.



Job description:

The primary purpose of the role is to provide financial performance analysis on a Capital Program through effective and compliant cost attribution, financial control and reporting covering areas including budgeting, forecasting, accruals, journals, cash flow monitoring, as well as managing payments processing and cost recovery.


We are looking for an individual who has the capability to provide financial advice in relation to contract management, including the management of variations, contractor certificates of currency, and invoice disputes, including but not limited to the review and maintenance of budget alignment and set up/vary commitment levels to ensure sufficiency to maintain timely supplier payments.


The role will play a key role in the production of risk assessed detailed financial forecasts at disaggregated project cost code level, profiling cost forecasts across the full life cycle of each project/program into planned monthly cash flows, ensuring reporting deadlines are met and full compliance with financial procedures is achieved working in partnership with the PMO Finance Team. The role would also be involved in the change management process, work collaboratively with the project team to achieve outcomes and also work towards meeting tight reporting and month closing deadlines.


The role reports to the Senior Project Cost Controller. This role is a deployed resource and project-focused and as such will report functionally to the Project Controls Manager along with other Project Controls Group and Program Management Group resources allocated to the project team.


Essential requirements

 Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce or relevant discipline, or equivalent experience.

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