Management Accountant

Babcock is a leading engineering services and operational support organisation, with a rich history of service excellence. We are a FTSE 100 company, with over 34,000 talented and committed people across six continents and worldwide revenues of over AU$9.5billion.

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL. NSM is a key Alliance Partner in the Warship Asset Management Agreement that provides asset management and sustainment for the ANZAC Class vessels for the Royal Australian Navy.

NSM currently has a 6-month fixed term opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Management Accountant based in Rockingham, Western Australia at the Alliance Management Office (AMO).

This 6 month Fixed-Term contract will commence in January 2019 and completes June 2019


Please Note:  Ability to commence contract earlier if the candidate holds a Defence Security Clearance

The AMO Finance team is currently made up of 4 people.  This additional position will support the Alliance Head of Finance and has responsibility for the coordination, development and analysis of the AMO financial forecasts and budgets.

The Management Accountant has a range of duties that include:

•  Collation of the Financial Data from the Industry Participants and ensuring compliance with the Alliance Financial Management Plan and War Ship Asset Management Agreement including subsequent Program Agreements.

•  Development and control of financial models.

•  Education of stakeholders in relation to budgeting, reporting and forecasting requirements.

•  Coordination of related information flow within the AMO and Participants.

•  Analysis of related information and underlying drivers and assumptions.

•  Undertake routine and ad-hoc reporting and impact analysis as required.

•  Adhere and administer the commonwealth procurement process as required.

•  Engage with the Client to support major budgeting exercises required throughout the year.

•  Maintain a register of budget and support cost allocation transfers.

  Present end of month results to the Leadership Management Team.

•  Develop and reconcile the payment schedules for the Commonwealth during the year.

•  Ensure compliance with all corporate financial governance requirements.


This position is best suited to candidates with:

•  Financial modelling experience

•  Ability to understand and communicate the financial results and consequences.

•  Excellent forecasting, budgeting and cost analysis knowledge, including the ability to link financial information to underlying business or project drivers.

•  Ability to achieve effective communication with all key stakeholders, including customer, senior management, peers and subordinates.

•  Ability to effectively work in a team environment and engage with team members by adapting style to account for individual differences and motivators.

•  Demonstrable working knowledge of cost principles and practices.


To be the successful candidate for this position you will require the following qualifications and experience:

•  Degree Business related degree (Business, Economics, Commerce or Accounting)

•  CPA, CA or IPA Qualification (desirable).

•  Forecasting/budgeting and Management Accounting experience.

•  Advanced skills in the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office.

•  Experience in an Alliance or direct Customer / Supplier relationship environment

Experience working with Defence or Government is highly desirable.

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

About us:

In return NSM offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.

Fixed Term Contract

Job no: JZBM80996

Location: Henderson - WA

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018