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Project 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 Project 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. 

Other responsibilities include:  

  • Attending monthly Project Control Group Meetings with the project teams to understand each development
  • Flag commercial and accounting issues that will affect a project’s out turn cost
  • Identify changes made at the project that will affect total project costs
  • Provide detailed analysis of the forecast costs to complete on all projects to ensure accurate capex forecasts can be completed
  • Advise and support Project Management Office (PMO) and Engineering team in managing their projects – in terms of accounting and commercial aspects
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Work with the Infrastructure Team to prepare a re-forecast, per project, on an ongoing basis, plus prepare annual budgets.
  • Working with suppliers to identify risks and opportunities with contingencies on each project including raising potential issues that may result in contingencies required to be used.
  • Work with the Infrastructure team to understand the status of projects and identify any financial related issues to be resolved.

Communicate with suppliers and stakeholders: This role will act as the key contact with suppliers to liaise regarding any issues with invoice payment and financing dates, including:

  • Showing initiative to proactively liaise with suppliers and internal stakeholders and communicate issues with invoices, options for resolving these issues
  • Support the PMO and engineering team with ad-hoc queries

Oversee Capex accounts payable process: End to end accounts payable services for capex invoices, including collecting accounts payable invoices from suppliers, managing the approval process with key internal stakeholders, identifying invoices that are not approved and need communication back to suppliers.

Assist with process improvement: At CDC we aim to operate a supportive team culture where all roles are covered through cross training of roles across the team. In addition, we have recently implemented a new finance system to remove the manual elements of our existing Project Accounting Team. 

The role will have ownership and responsibility for working with the internal Systems Team, the broader Finance Team and the newly implemented ERP provider, to ensure that all inefficiencies in existing processes are removed and replaced with efficient processes.

About You:

  • Post Graduate qualification in Accounting (CA/CPA)
  • Must be able to obtain and or maintain a valid Security Clearance applicable to the position (NV1 Minimum) for the period of employment.
  • Highly motivated with strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and within agreed deadlines.
  • Good team player who works well with others, proactively communicates with team members and is confident to build relationships with other staff throughout the business.
  • Demonstrated ability of working in a small-medium team working to clear deadlines and under pressure.
  • 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.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Interest in technology, systems and efficient processes.
  • Ability to gain respect throughout the organisation.
  • Willingness to add value and seek to speak up and improve the business processes.

Essential:

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 technology company and be part of our amazing team, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@cdcdc.com.au

 

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