Project Accountant


South Africa – Western Cape, Bellville

Job Summary

The Project Accountant is responsible for the financial administration of multiple projects of varying sizes for various business lines and groups of project managers; is the Finance representative on the project team. The project accountant will work closely with the operations team over the complete life cycle of a project, including the bid preparation phase.


Interface regularly with project manager and project delivery team.
Assist Project Manager with project setup and closeout; Monitor projects for contract compliance Insure all incurred cost is reflected accurately and in a timely fashion on the project.
Monitor project performance and key indicators: support PM as required in understanding project performance.
Ensure that the financial impact of change orders are reflected correctly in APIC / Oracle.
Monitor & analyze revenue to ensure proper revenue recognition methods used; be able to explain key project metrics and lead indicators.
Assist project manager with the preparation and update of the EAC for all active projects; ensure that the current budget reflects original as-sold contract plus all client approved changes.
Participate in project review preparation, execution, and follow up as agreed with Finance Lead.
Support Finance Lead and F&A group in monthly close activities as outlined by Finance Lead.
Assist in the preparation of the project risk analysis and RFAs.
Work proactively over the month to clear project financial issues in APIC; such as % complete> 100%, BIEE adjustments, cash> contract value and others as outlined by DFM.
Support Project Management team in APIC system understanding.
Follow up on month-end events to ensure they are processed in Oracle timely.
Prepare and monitor project cash flow on complex/risk based projects as required.
Perform project analysis and prepare reports upon request for management review.
Understand the commercial and billing requirements of the projects; ensure project set up accurately reflects proper billing requirements.
Support project pursuit teams in bid preparation as required.
Support project teams in financial analysis for AECOM approvals Internal and external audit support, when required.
Invoice select projects as agreed with Finance Lead.
Special projects and other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

3+ years of Project Accounting experience.
Ability to successfully handle project accounting for multiple projects.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Strong organizational, planning and prioritization skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently (self-starter), as well as part of a group.
Must be a team player and able to meet deadlines.
Proficient in MS Excel.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with Oracle or other project accounting software is preferred.
Bachelors Degree preferred.
What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 243708BR

Additional Locations ZA – Pretoria, 263A West Avenue, Centurion

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.