AECOM Project Finance Representative in Melbourne, Australia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 151938BR

Position Title Project Finance Representative

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Country Australia

State/Province/Region AU - Victoria

City Melbourne

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

In this role you will be responsible for providing guidance and support to Project Managers regarding controlling project costs and meet cost reporting requirements for both internal project management and client reporting groups.

The Project Finance Representative is an integral member of both the Project Finance Team and Business line to which they are assigned, accordingly close working relationships with both these groups are critical.

The following responsibilities will be undertaken in this position.

  • Working closely in coordination with Group Leaders to keep them informed of the status of projects within the group, highlight concerns and develop solutions for any issues which may arise.

  • Monitoring and reporting on the overall financial position of the group, creating financial reports for the group leader monthly and additionally as required.

  • Working with Project Mangers to assist with development and coordination of project procedures to ensure the efficient cost control of projects, including the recording, controlling forecasting and reporting of all financial matters.

  • Manage project reconciliations and closures within ePM / oracle.

  • Monitor “Revenue Opportunities” and ensure minimised

  • Report to Group Leaders business line overhead spend, variances to forecasts and future requirements. This position will support the business line achieving overhead spend targets.

  • Prepare weekly project reporting including weekly issues Register

  • Prepare monthly financial performance projections for consolidation into the VSA results

  • Maintain revenue recognition Sox compliance for all projects

  • Assist other Project Services Representatives and business lines as directed by the VSA Finance Manager. It is expected that project finance representatives will rotate between different business lines periodically to help develop a complete understanding of the entire business.

  • Other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • High level of financial/numeracy proficiency and understanding.

  • Fluent in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.

  • Professional and pays attention to detail – responsible for own tasks and work.

  • Good analytical problem solving skills.

  • Approachable, good communicator (verbal and written).

  • Able to prioritise multiple tasks and be proactive in meeting deadlines.

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic – eager to learn and take on new tasks.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Oracle an advantage.

  • Previous experience with project accounting/cost control.

  • Experience in the engineering consulting environment.

  • Degree qualified in the field of Accounting/Commerce or similar

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.


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