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Project Accountant

Manage the operating budget and forecasting process for projects.

What's it like to be a Project Accountant?

A Project Accountant is responsible for managing the financial activities that occur throughout a project’s lifecycle.

Project Accountant

Tasks and duties

  • Ensure projects are managed according to relevant financial contracts and that they are financially viable.
  • Approve expenses and liaise with project managers to approve invoicing.
  • Track financial progress of projects by conducting monthly results analysis, project reporting, budgeting and forecasting, scenario analysis and cost analysis.
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Project Accountants typically manage the operating budget and forecasting process of projects, in addition to reviewing project performance in consultation with management and stakeholders.

Project Accountants may work for a variety of companies, such as those within the construction, health or engineering industry.

What can I earn as a Project Accountant?

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How to become a Project Accountant


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To work as a Project Accountant, a bachelor’s degree in the field of accounting is required, and a Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification is desirable and likely to offer a competitive edge.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in the field of accounting. This could be a Bachelor of Accounting or a Bachelor of Business (Majoring in Accounting). These are usually three year courses and are open to anyone who is 17 years of age or older and has completed year 12 with the necessary Universities Admission Index.
  2. Gather professional experience in project accounting, being sure to undertake professional development activities each year.
  3. Complete a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (GradDip CA) or a CPA program.

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Latest Project Accountant reviews

Latest reviews from 7 Project Accountants surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
if At first you don’t succeed, try doing what your Project Accountant told you to do in the first place.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Project Accounting
The good things
Project accounting is specialising in all forms of accounting for a specific or multiple projects. It can be extremely varied, taking in cost control, contract management, systems analyst, training, m...
The challenges
Every day you will find a challenge, analysis and problem solving is a major part of project accounting.
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May 2021
Project Accounting - a foot in both camps, Operations and Finance
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Project Accounting
The good things
Always something new within a repetitive role. You get to work closely with Operations and the Financial team to meet a common goal. You become the go to person for your projects.
The challenges
Meeting everyone's expectations and requirements. Prioritising projects that need attention but still attending to the easy projects too.
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