AECOM Project Accountant in Madrid, Spain

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151489BR

Position Title Project Accountant

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country Spain

State/Province/Region ES - Madrid

City Madrid

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

AECOM Shared Services

We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary

Role Purpose:

You’ll have a good understanding of core financials of a business across P&L and Balance Sheet. You’re likely to be a finance professional with good business knowledge and industry awareness.

You’ll be a natural when it comes to Relationship Management skills, with an ability to build networks, challenge, influence and agree actions. You’ll be familiar with project change lifecycle, along with knowledge and understanding of project delivery in an engineering services organisation and demonstrate deep understanding of project accounting principles and techniques.

You'll challenge and stretch yourself, helping to drive the business forward and ensuring that Aeocm as an organisation continues to progress towards our strategic aim of becoming the world's premier, fully integrated infrastructure firm.

Aecom Finance comprises a commercially focused team of 16 finance professionals located in Madrid. The Project Accounting team is structured to mirror the teams in Operations.

This is a key role within the Project Accounting team and will report to the Regional Project Accounting Manager based in Madrid.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Month End process. Review and analyse project financials (Billed, Collections, Revenue recognition, AR aging, WIP balances, etc).

  • Assist the Project Manager in the preparation of financial data in Bids and Offers to understand P&L arrangements prior to sign off.

  • Responsibility to review/check that WBS and all other project particulars regarding the project setup process in the system are adhered to and signed off accordingly in Oracle, following compliance guidelines.

  • Support Project Manager in the preparation and checking of Project P&L updates, ensuring appropriate support exists.

  • Ensure that cost transfers are actioned in accordance with internal policy.

  • Confirm Intercompany agreements prepared by Operations are in place.

  • Collaboration with operations and other finance departments to ensure that vendor set up process is seamless;

  • Support Project Managers with the quarterly forex revaluation;

  • Interface with Project Managers and Finance Departments on external audit process;

Minimum Requirements


  • 2-3 years experience of project accounting, preferably in a multinational.

  • Finance related degree;

  • Experience working with Operations;

  • Excellent written and spoken English is essential;

  • Stakeholder management skills and presence;

  • Experience of managing a complex, multi-million €, dynamic P&L at detail project level.

  • Able to create collaborative relationships and influence key business stakeholders through innovative financial insight, control and interventions.

Preferred Qualifications

Desired skills:

  • Good written and spoken French

  • Knowledge of Oracle Software

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.