cost accountant in Chatswood

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job details

chatswood, new south wales
job type
AU$ 55.00 - AU$ 65.00 per hour
reference number
sarah davies, randstad
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job description

Large state owned body is actively seeking an experience cost accountant to assist with major projects for the next 6 months. This role is working within a large project team and requires an immediate start. This position requires someone with a background within construction, property or engineering sectors with strong hands on experience with costing, budgeting and forecasting. This position is due to start as soon as possible.

This role reports to the Project Finance Manager and requires someone with a strong grounding in accounting fundamentals with specific experience with projects and costing.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and monitor monthly, quarterly forecasts and budgets including analysis of risks and opportunities for projects.
  • Establish and implement process to constantly improve cost transparency
  • Collaborate with both internal and external stakeholders to accomplish the objectives of the projects and ensure the accuracy of all transactions recorded
  • Ensure project outcomes are achieved on time and in budget
  • Provide detailed analysis including variance analysis and commentary to management
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analysis for various Project Managers

Further skills required include:

  • CPA/CA qualification with minimum 4 years post qualification experience.
  • Specific industry experience within construction, property of engineering
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbally and written)
  • Have the ability to build rapport and credibility across various key stakeholders
  • Have specific background working within project/cost accounting
  • A confident and engaging professional with the ability to take initiative as and when required.

If you genuinely feel that you have what it takes to take on this commercial opportunity, then please do apply via the appropriate link. Alternatively, please contact Sarah Davies on / 02 8215 1027, quoting Ref No. 90M0339533

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Cost Accountant


CA/CPA/CIMA qualification

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree