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Project Accountant - Aircraft Sustainment and Training Job at BAE Systems

  • Job Type: Fixed Term
  • Category: Finance, Accounting and Accounting Support
  • Location: NSW-Williamtown
  • Date Advertised: 11-JUN-21
  • Job Reference: BAE/1537323EXT
  • Job Title: Project Accountant - Aircraft Sustainment and Training
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  • Exciting fixed term opportunity, with potential to extend into a permanent role

  • Apply your project accounting and stakeholder management skill to support a world class project

  • Enjoy a flexible work environment with focus on innovation, adaptability and collaboration to support our high profile program


We have an exciting opportunity for experienced Project Accountant in our team based in Williamtown, New South Wales. This role offers one year fixed term contract, but there is potential for a longer term role as the business is in a growth phase.

Despite COVID-19, we have a strong pipeline of job opportunities and we are still hiring. We e continuing to provide the Australian Defence Force with what they need to help protect the nation. Many of our people are now safely working through a combination of home and office based activity. Were finding new ways of working in response to COVID-19 and our workforce is still delivering the best capability for Australia.


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Accounting Manager – F35, you will be responsible to maintain the financial functions within our aircraft sustainment and training program ensuring that the integrity and transparency of financial data to facilities planning and decision making.


More specifically, you will become involved in:

  • Partnering with integrated project teams to provide timely and relevant financial advice

  • Prepare and review monthly project reporting, including contract status reviews, business unit reviews, project status reports, project profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flows

  • Prepare and review variance reporting versus prior forecast and budgets, work in progress management and cost and revenue accruals

  • Prepare and review project reconciliations and “true-up” processes

  • Coordinate finance inputs into estimate at completion processes and operate/maintain and improve budgeting and forecasting process for projects

  • Oversee project billing and subcontractor payments and provide input to project risk management processes including maintenance of finance related risk registers

  • Ensure robust project accounting system is implemented/maintained and the compliance of corporate guideline and procedures as well as accounting and auditing standards in accordance with terms and conditions within the commonwealth of Australia


About you

As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, youll have:

  • Degree and CPA/CA/CIMA qualification or working towards the qualification

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project finance in large and complex project environment

  • Sound knowledge of budgeting and forecasting with a solution oriented mindset

  • Well-developed self-management skills, ability to work under his/her own initiative to prioritise and meet deadlines, engage with stakeholders within and outside his/her immediate team to deliver business requirements

  • Microsoft Office skills are essential and exposure to Oracle ERP is desirable


About us

BAE Systems advanced defence technology solutions protect people and national security, keeping critical information and infrastructure secure.  For more than 65 years we have searched for new ways to provide our customers in Australia with a competitive edge across air, land, sea, cyber, space and electronic domains.  

In terms of our culture, its safety focused and inclusive.  For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our more than 4,100 employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. It also means providing a safe, family friendly, flexible and supportive place to work.  Join us.



As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Further information regarding clearances is available at:


Applications should be addressed to: Raj Rawal, Talent Acquisition Specialist

Whilst applications must be made online, confidential enquiries are very welcome via email:


We welcome and strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for these opportunities.  An inclusive culture and an exciting, supportive career opportunity awaits.  We are also proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for Women. If you would like to know more information about how we are supporting our employees, you can view our policies and initiatives here:

We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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Project Accountant - Aircraft Sustainment and Training BAE Systems


BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company employing around 88,200 people worldwide. Our wide-ranging products and services cover air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology, and support services.

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