Cost Controller

Job title: Cost Controller
Discipline: Accounting and Finance
Location: Sydney CBD, Sydney, New South Wales
Contract: Contract
Salary: $500-$700/day + Super
Salary low: 500
Salary high: 700
Contact: Rob Francis
Call: Rob
Email: email Rob
Reference: 3320810
Job Summary
  • $500-$700/day + Super
  • Central CBD location w/WFH
  • 6-month contract w/immediate start
About the company    
This NSW government agency is a major service provider who strives to deliver a more consistent and efficient experience within government. This government agency has a group of internal divisions focused on achieving universally beneficial outcomes for their customers by utilising specialised reporting and insights to drive improvements within the department.    
About the role  
As the Cost Controller you are responsible for providing timely and rigorous cost monitoring, analysis and forecasting of Construction or Engineering Project Costs and accurate reporting across the program.  
Key Responsibilities
  • 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
  • Generate accurate and detailed reports across a portfolio of projects using excel
  • 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 and detailed regular and ad-hoc costs performance reports for the project performance team and the wider project team as requested
  • Liaise with Group Finance and Investment teams to assist in the implementation of financial and accounting procedures as required
About you  
  • 5 years’ experience in Cost Control, Project Reporting and/or Cost management
  • Experience using PMWeb or other Project Management software highly regarded
  • Government experience highly regarded
  • Experience with SAP helpful
  • Project Cost Management reporting for IT projects beneficial
  • Available for immediate start
  • Advanced excel skills