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Assistant Accountant

About us:

Established in 2007, CDC Data Centres is Australia’s leading operator of sovereign, secure, world-class data centre facilities.

Headquartered in Canberra with multiple facilities in the ACT, NSW and New Zealand, CDC’s diversified operations provide secure data centre configurations that support co-location, containerised and hyperscale compute environments with all campuses interconnected with high-speed carrier grade networks.

At CDC we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We believe that everyone’s unique experiences enable us to deliver meaningful benefits for our people, our clients and communities. Our mission is to attract, retain and grow the world’s best data centre team.

Our people are responsive, innovative and trusted in supporting our customers. Together, we configure the landscape to meet the security, reliability, connectivity and sustainability needs for today and tomorrow.

About the Role:

The Assistant Accountant is responsible for supporting procurement within CDC for the various construction activities underway, including end to end ownership of all finance aspects of the design and construction of our Data Centres.

  • Collate all capex payable invoices received during the month and use these to allocate capex costs as compared to budget in the relevant project financial report
  • Raising of Job Cost Orders and working with internal stakeholders through the approval process
  • Entry of project invoices into the finance system, assigning Job Costs Orders against these, reconciling, and reporting on variances and working with internal and external stakeholders through the approval process
  • Ensuring documentation relating to invoices and Job Cost orders is captured within the financial system
  • Assist with forecast cost to complete and cashflow forecasting for projects
  • Set up of new suppliers within the financial system
  • Flag commercial and accounting issues that will affect a project’s out turn cost
  • Assist with prepare Project Accounting reports to be distributed to the Board and senior stakeholders each month, including identification of issues as compared to budget and forecast

About You:

  • Committed to a path of qualifying as a Chartered accountant (NZICA or equivalent professional body);
  • An understanding of accounting principles, the application of IFRS and CDC accounting policies;
  • Financial modelling skills including the ability to efficiently and uniformly use Microsoft Excel for reporting and analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse group of management and staff;.
  • The ability to build relationships with key contacts within CDC and external service providers.
  • The ability to openly and clearly communicate with the wider Finance team.
  • Highly motivated with a proven record of successful achievement. This includes the ability to achieve specific goals, objectives, and deadlines within the limits of the resources available.
  • High level of organisational and planning skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver high quality outcomes that are accurate, complete, and timely; and
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel across different states in Australia occasionally


  • Australian citizenship and ability to obtain, an NV1 Security Clearance

Application Process

If you are looking for an opportunity to play a vital role in a fast-growing Australian and New Zealand technology company and be part of our amazing team, please email your resume and cover letter to


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