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Project Accountant - Burrup Hub (Pluto Expansion - Scarborough Project) - 24 Month Contract

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Date: 20-May-2019

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

Woodside is the pioneer of the LNG industry in Australia, producing 6% of global LNG supply.

We have an outstanding base business of world-class assets and strong growth prospects – plus the experience, capability and vision to make things happen.


We’re expanding our workforce in Perth and Karratha as we create an integrated LNG production centre in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the Burrup Hub.


A role with Woodside is more than a career. It’s an adventure, with options to work across assets, disciplines, and products.


Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

Woodside Culture

We recognise that a key contributor to our success is an inclusive culture that promotes diversity and a sense of belonging.


Flexible work arrangements including part time hours or job share will be considered – please indicate on your resume if you wish to be considered for a position with flexible working arrangements.

Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

About the Role:

Reporting to the Scarborough Project Finance Manager, the Project Accountant (Pluto Expansion – Scarborough Project) is responsible for all the financial management process of the Project Team. This role has core responsibility for maintaining effective accounting/costing control and reporting processes and procedures, and corporate governance requirements as they apply to the to the project.


This position will be based in Perth, Western Australia and offers lots of opportunities and a great lifestyle.


This position will work on a 24 month fixed term contract.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Work in co-ordination with the larger Scarborough Development Finance team to deliver timely, relevant and reliable financial information (actuals/budgets/forecasts) to the Burrup Hub business unit and corporate teams
  • Meet cost and schedule requirements of the Pluto Expansion project development through the provision of effective financial management and control
  • Manage the standard month end project deliverables – accruals, time writing, cost centre reporting, ensuring continued integrity and accuracy
  • Maintain effective accounting/costing control processes and procedures
  • Continuous review and challenge of project budgets and forecasts and changes thereto with Project Controls to ensure continuous accuracy and integrity of numbers, assumptions and reporting
  • Anticipate needs, communicate issues, seek solutions and work with the business to achieve positive outcomes and add value to their business
  • Focus efforts to improve the delivery of financial services and processes that meet customer requirements and shift emphasis from historic review to performance management
  • Work with other Management/Project Accountants across the Burrup Hub to ensure consistency of process and deliverables
Skills & Experience:

We have opportunities for both experienced oil and gas people, and those seeking to transition to the industry. If you have a background in energy, mining, financial services, consulting, utilities, automotive, aviation, military, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing or construction industries, you are strongly encouraged to apply.


What we expect from you:

  • You share and demonstrate the same values we do: integrity, respect, discipline, excellence, working sustainably and working together
  • Bachelor’s degree with a CA or CPA qualification (including current membership with CA or CPA)
  • Demonstrated experiences as a Project Accountant who has provided financial leadership for valuable and strategic advice to customers/businesses
  • Excellent communication skills across a broad range of finance and non-finance personnel
  • Strong financial and analytical skills, including strong attention to detail
  • Improvement mindset to continually optimise processes
  • SAP proficiency particularly in the JV/CO modules
  • Knowledge and understanding of Joint Venture arrangements and accounting preferred
  • Understanding of the Exploration and Production lifecycle will be considered advantageous
Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

  • Work on projects for world-class operating assets renowned for their safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
  • Values in action
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • Relocation assistance
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, share plans, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance


Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on Sunday, 16 June 2019.

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