Project Accountant

Last updated 10 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

  • Apply your talent where it counts
  • Join a dynamic team, showcasing your flair for creativity, precision and teamwork in aid of our Australian Defence Force
  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with focus on innovation, adaptability and collaboration to support the training of fighter pilots for the next generation of aircraft

Apply your talent where it counts as a Project Accountant, in our team based in Williamtown, Newcastle, New South Wales.
Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We're continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working from home. Of course some roles can't be done from home and in those cases, we're operating with an increased focus on health and safety on-site. We're finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia. Hear about our
Return to Site Plan here:

About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Accounting Manager, you will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the ongoing financial management of the HAWK Lead-In Fighter program, ensuring the project team are supported in day to day operations and decision making.
As a Project Accountant you will be an integral member of the team delivering on our successful HAWK Lead-in Fighter 25-year life program.

More specifically, you will become involved in:

  • Maintenance of a robust accounting environment, ensuring accuracy and sound financial controls supporting all activities
  • Open, honest and genuine conversations with stakeholders both internally and externally to derive value from the Commonwealth's investment in its defence capability
  • Proactive problem solving, taking the initiative to identify and resolve issues which may arise
  • Liaison with the project controls group for ledger issues and assisting with the preparation of project annual budgets, quarterly re-forecasting and monthly reporting
  • Preparation of revenue trading, journals and adjustments associated with project reporting
  • Management of cash flow forecasting including foreign exchange management, hedging and reporting
  • Provide detailed, accurate and relevant reporting and commentary on project salient
  • Customer reporting including raising claims, escalation calculations, debtor management and forecasting

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you will have:

  • A Degree and CPA/CA/CIMA qualification or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in cost base management, with a well-rounded knowledge of aspects of budgeting and forecasting and a with solution oriented and process improvement mindset
  • Well-developed self-management skills, ability to work under his/her own initiative to prioritise and meet deadlines, engaging with stakeholders within and outside of your finance team to deliver business requirements
  • Investigative and problem solving skills, ability to locate discrepancies for reporting and correcting
  • Microsoft Office skills is essential and exposure to Oracle ERP and Hyperion reporting is desirable

About us
BAE Systems' advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure. For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.
In terms of our culture, it's safety focused and inclusive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work. Join us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Raj Rawal, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities. An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits. We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:
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