Cardno - Project Accountant

About Cardno

Cardno is a global provider of integrated professional services, which enrich the physical and social environment for the communities in which we live and work. Our team of multidisciplinary specialists has more than 70 years’ experience in designing, developing and delivering sustainable projects and community advancement programs.

Cardno ID (International Development) manages a number of donor-funded programs in the Asia Pacific region. We engage in international development as a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated process. Strengthened by our geographic and market diversity, we are committed to providing innovative and integrated solutions that create opportunities for significant, lasting change in emerging economies. Collaborating with multilateral and bilateral donors, private clients, governments and communities to develop sustainable solutions to complex challenges, we work with local counterparts to achieve meaningful impact.

About the role

Cardno ID currently has an exciting opportunity for a commercially driven and analytical Project Accountant to join our International Development Assistance (IDA) business in Jakarta.  This is a 12 months’ contract with the opportunity to go permanent.  The selected incumbent will have skills in bringing oversight, structure and financial governance to project, and will work within a team.  Reporting to the Project Accounting Manager, this role will support the financial management of a selection of IDA programs and focus on providing oversight, structure and financial governance to these projects.   

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

·        Ensuring that Cardno and its portfolio of programs adhere to contractual financial arrangements with our clients

·        Management of compliance of project finance related activities in line with relevant Accounting Standards

·        Leading the development of budgets, oversight of expenditure, and reporting on progress and completion of projects

·    Project financial management including reconciliation of monthly accounts, ensuring accurate revenue recognition of projects, invoicing, cash flow management & reporting, and preparation of monthly expenditure and variance analysis reports

·        Ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place for projects including auditing and training of in-country finance representatives

·        Playing a key role in the set-up of projects to ensure adequate policies and procedures are in place from both a Cardno and client perspective

·        Building meaningful relationships with Consultants/Senior Consultant, Project Managers, and the wider Asia Pacific Finance team 

·       The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 2 years’ professional experience in Financial Accounting and will have proven skills in managing a junior team.

·        You will have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines, strive in a fast-paced environment and strong stakeholder engagement skills.

·        Other duties as required

About you:

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in a similar role and will have proven skills in a related services industry. You will have a high level of attention to detail and accuracy, the ability to meet deadlines and strong stakeholder engagement skills

Your experience and selection criteria should also include:

·        Tertiary qualifications in Accounting and/or Commerce coupled with CA/CPA qualifications (or studying towards)

·        Demonstrated experience in a similar Project Accounting environment

·        Intermediate and Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel)

·        Relevant industry experience is advantageous as is any experience working on international projects

·        Demonstrated ability to take ownership and financial management of complex programs

·        Proven strong analytical ability with an emphasis on providing insight and recommendations using financial information

·        Excellent communication skills to liaise with both financial and non-financial audiences (in geographically challenging locations)

·        A resilient attitude that is adept to competing priorities and working within an environment of change

This is a great opportunity to step into your next role with excellent team support, and a competitive salary.

How to apply?

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Apply by submitting your resume and covering letter including a response to the key selection criteria. Please copy paste this link to apply   

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 8th November 2019.

Kindly note, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Other information

Cardno is committed to child protection and safeguarding the welfare of children in the delivery of our international development programs. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect this commitment and may include relevant criminal record checks.

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