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Senior Project Accountant

Industry Sector: Construction inc Facilities Management
Job Function: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Perth - Metro
Closing Date: 05/05/2019
Ref. No.: 122183

• Global $3.6 Billion, 12yr Australian Defence force naval shipbuilding project
• German engineering and manufacturing company establishing in Australia
• Opportunity to get in at the start and make your mark!

Our client Lürssen is a family owned company with over 140 years of shipbuilding expertise, and a global leader in design and construction of ships for commercial and defence purposes. In May 2017, in pursuit of the SEA 1180 contract and regional export opportunities, Lürssen founded a subsidiary company, Lürssen Australia. The company will support Australia’s national sovereign shipbuilding strategy and operates from the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.
We are now looking for a Senior Project Accountant to join the team. Reporting directly to the CFO, the role is responsible for managing the project accounting processes in a manner that supports Luerssen Australia’s internal requirements as well as those of their contracts. This role will appeal to experienced individuals who want to be involved from the start up phase of a company, project, department and team and are motivated by the dynamic nature of this environment.

It is expected there will be some domestic and international travel involved.

The role accountabilities include:
• Manage and lead development and maintenance of the end to end project accounting activities
• Manage the preparation of internal and external project reporting, incorporating EACs, Risk and Sales & Margin Trading
• Facilitate and participate in other finance and accounting tasks, including Month End, FX management and reconciliation
• Manage invoicing claims including milestone invoices, escalation invoices, payment schedule compilation and maintenance, invoice register and debtor management
• Manage invoicing payments to approved subcontractors and other large subcontractors including approval of invoices IAW contract terms & conditions, milestone and escalation invoices, payment schedule compilation and maintenance, invoice register and creditor management
• Responsible for the Pricing Template and preparation of pricing for contract(s) CCPs, including the Contracts register.
• Provide assistance to CFO & CEO as required

• Relevant tertiary qualifications (commerce, accounting or finance)
• CPA, CA (desired)
• 7+ years of experience in financial accounting & taxation
• Current knowledge of financial accounting & taxation regulations and standards
• Strong experience in using MS Excel, MS Office and Accounting software
• Proven leadership skills with ability to mentor and motivate a team
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
• Experience in defence ship building or maintenance project organisation is advantageous

Apply for this great opportunity by visiting or Alternatively, contact Ivan Vujicic on (08) 9481 2424 for a confidential discussion.
Downing Teal is a privately owned global recruitment consultancy, serving the heavy engineering and broader resources sector for over 50 years. We have supported the Australian Defence Industry since the construction of first Australian Collins Class Submarine.

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For further information regarding this position please contact Ivan Vujicic at or by phoning on +61 8 9481 2424

Please quote reference number: 122183 in all correspondence.

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