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Accountant, Senior

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Permanent Full-time
Aus - Sydney
Accounting / Tax / Treasury
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CPB Contractors is the CIMIC Group’s construction company and a leading international construction contractor, with operations across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. 

Combining the expertise and track record formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors and Thiess, we deliver projects spanning all key sectors of the construction industry, including roads, rail, tunnelling, defence and building.

Our Mission is to generate sustainable returns for our shareholders by delivering projects for our clients, while providing safe, rewarding and fulfilling careers for our people. We need people who are talented, motivated and disciplined, and who have a strong work ethic that drives them to succeed.

The primary purpose of this position is to provide support to the Group Finance Manager with oversight of the Corporate Accounting team.

The Opportunity

The team currently has an opportunity for an enthusiastic and driven CA-qualified accountant with audit experience to continue the improvement of financial reporting systems and quality of financial reporting.


Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Accountant- Projects will be accountable for:

  • Monthly financial reporting – Preparation and ownership of the Hyperion reporting process (HFM) for the CPB group in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Analysis and Commentary – Undertake analysis and provide commentary on key balance sheet and profit and loss accounts (including liaising with Business Units, and ownership of explanations) for inclusion in monthly Commentary submission to parent entity.
  • Financial statements – Responsibility for preparation/review of special purpose financial reports for CPB group entities
  • Balance Sheet Control Framework – Assisting with ensuring compliance with the CPB Balance Sheet Control Framework, including review of monthly Corporate balance sheet reconciliations and assisting with review of Business Unit reconciliations across the group.
  • Corporate accounting – Review of month end journals, including group consolidation journals.
  • Business Unit support – Provide Business Units with ad-hoc support and assistance when required.
  • Audit support – Liaise with Auditors, answering their queries and providing support on a timely basis.


Our minimum requirements for this role are:

  • CA Qualification
  • Accounting or Finance Degree
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in either financial and/or management accounting activities (general accounting, financial analysis and reports)
  • First or second movers from the Big 4 or Top Tier Accounting firms (with an audit background)
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Demonstrable experience of leading and managing teams
  • Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of accounting software
  • High level of competency in using Microsoft Office tools (esp. Excel), with ability to identify efficiencies and automation


We support diversity in the workplace. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note: This role is being sourced through CPB Contractors directly and we will not accept applications via external recruitment agencies.

How to apply

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