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Cost Controller.

Cost Controller

Job Title: Cost Controller
Job Type: Contract
Location: Parramatta Region
Industry: Infrastructure, Project Management Consulting & Development, Government
Reference: 3251590
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Job Description

Our client is the leading transport agency in New South Wales and they are currently seeking a Cost Controller on an initial 6 month contract basis, based at Parramatta.

The primary purpose of the Cost Controller is to provide timely and rigorous cost monitoring, analysis and forecasting to ensure sound application of cost control and accurate reporting across the relevant project or programs of projects within the portfolio.

Key accountabilities
  • Implement and maintain the approved Cost Breakdown Structures
  • Manage and update the project cost forecasts for the current financial year and the Estimate at Completion for the project life cycle
  • Provide appropriate time phasing for the financial year and project life forecast in consultation with the project planners and other project performance and project team members as required
  • For awarded projects in delivery, integrate contractors’ cost data into the project cost management systems and identify discrepancies
  • Support the administration of the project’s change control process
  • Ensure that the project cost data is captured accurately and is reflective of the current commercial and cost position of the project including statuses of approved changes, remaining contingency, risk forecast and profile, commitments, actual costs and cost to complete
  • Prepare and review monthly accruals and cost recoveries, reallocations and transfers and produce project accruals reports
  • Provide detailed regular and ad-hoc costs performance reports for the project performance team and the wider project team as requested
  • Liaise with the Finance and Investment group and assist in the implementation of financial and accounting procedures as required
Essential requirements:  
  • Sound understanding of project cost estimation, cash flow forecasting and reporting of project costs
  • Demonstrated experience in project procurement, contract administration, assurance and approvals beneficial
  • Demonstrated experience using Excel with an advanced level skillset
  • Experience with stakeholder management to liaise with different teams
    **This role is more suited to a civil engineer with project cost experience rather than an accountant with accounting experience, however an accountant with project experience may be suitable also**
To apply for the position, please click APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion call 02 8252 4001.

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