Project Investment Governance and Management Accountant

Posted 30 May 2024
Job type Temporary

Job description

Job Title: Project Investment Governance and Management Accountant Level 7
Employer: DFP Recruitment client
Position Type: 3 month Casual Temporary Contract (possible extension)
Pay Rate: Competitive
Location: Midland, WA 6056
Role Overview: This role develops strategic asset investment plans, secures funding, and supports the client’s commercial model by engaging with external parties and providing strategic and financial advice to the Corporate Executive, Operations Committee, Board, and key stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Leads the development of the annual Asset Investment Program [AIP] to prioritise the upcoming year's projects through engagement with key business stakeholders including CorpEx and of the 10-year Strategic Asset Plan [SAP] ensuring alignment to the client’s strategic investment needs based on the Strategic Development Plan and Statement of Corporate Intent.
  • Forecasts the changing investment funding needs over time including change to funding types (capex vs opex) and collaborates with relevant stakeholders ensuring strategies are in place to enable these changes.
  • Drives the communication of key function deliverables (SAP/AIP/performance reports) to enable effective decision making at senior leadership levels across the business.
  • Actively monitors, assesses and reports on progress/achievement of key project/program milestones to inform sponsors and CorpEx/Board on the performance against agreed investment outcomes.
  • Reports on the annual performance of the investment portfolio to CorpEx and the Board.
  • Drives and ensures adherence to the clients investment assurance framework by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Drives the quality assurance and reviews of key project / programs artefacts (e.g. business cases, options studies, project proposals etc.) in compliance with the Investment Assurance Framework.
  • Leads the change control governance process to ensure project and program changes follow sound governance principles in line with the Investment Assurance Framework and best practices.
  • Ensures that risk assessments have been undertaken by all projects and that project / program risks are well understood and reported to relevant stakeholders to drive the mitigation of these.
  • Maintains awareness and knowledge of contemporary program/project/change management trends and methodologies and provides suitable interpretation to executives, directors, managers and broader project stakeholders.
  • Leads the development of project boards and monitors their performance in the governance project / program performance.
  • Leads the development of clear benefits for projects / programs and ensures these are validated and managed in line with the benefits realisation framework.
  • Monitor and drive the availability of funding for projects / programs and undertake funding recalibrations to meet business needs in line with the client’s policies and guidelines.
  • Leads the management accounting and product costing function including the Corporate Cost Model and strategic financial costing principles.
  • Leads the annual and quarterly review of the Outcome Based Management KPIs.
  • Leads the annual process to review the effectiveness of the OBM KPIs and drives and any required changes through engagement with CorpEx, the Board and the OAG and the Department of Treasury.
  • Engages with senior leaders to understand future reporting and investment needs to enable the achievement of the client’s strategic goals.
  • Act as a trusted advisor in conjunction with the CFO to the Corporate Executive, the Operations Committee, the Board and managers regarding the businesses performance and investment needs through the provision of strategic analysis and insight and leads ad hoc strategic analysis in support of Executive decision making.
  • Drive the continuing evolution and maturity of the client’s project / program functions and capability uplift in relation to project/program governance principles and practices, methodologies, and project risk management to strengthen the businesses commercial acumen.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders to drive cross agency collaboration and alignment in relation to strategic project investments.
  • Build strong and positive working relationships and successfully negotiate with senior stakeholders to effectively manage capital and the investment assurance framework.
Essential to be successful in this role;
  • A tertiary qualification in accounting or another relevant commercial field.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in project accounting and / or project governance roles including a sound understanding both project management and governance principals.
  • Experience facilitating workshops at Board and executive level.
  • Experience leading teams to produce outcomes in technical discipline.
How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume outlining your relevant experience and to highlight why you are suitable for this role. If you have any questions regarding the role which is not listed, please contact Taylor Robinson at 

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