Management Accountant

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

About the role

Wood Bagot are seeking an enthusiastic professional to join our team as Group Management Accountant. The role will provide critical management support to business leaders, insightful reporting into our global business, improve reporting processes and work as an important member of the group finance team.

About you

We are looking for a CPA/CA Qualified Accountant who has a strong background in financial and management reporting.

Individuals may be experienced working in the relevant industry as a management accountant, in the Big 4 or mid-tier with experience with private clients, driving dashboard and internal reporting improvements.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience with financial and management reporting, including dashboards, tables, analysis, and report writing.
  • Ability to critically assess outputs to provide value-add to business and management.
  • Advanced/Expert excel skills including maintaining financial models, simplifying complex data through pivot tables and improving processes. Writing/comprehending excel formulas is essential (a brief assessment to test these skills will be requested in advance of an interview). Writing intermediate macros is a bonus but not critical.
  • Experience with BST Enterprise system is a bonus (ERP system).
  • Experience in a professional service firm, architectural, engineering or project environment is also preferred.
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills.
  • Be proactive, collaborative and have problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks & manage time effectively.
  • Attention to detail with rigorous follow up.
  • Team player but also able to works autonomously and take initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Key areas of responsibility:

Working with our Financial Controller and Global CFO, the successful candidate will be responsible for Group management reporting, in particular:

  • Accurate monthly Group and Regional reporting – financial results, project profitability, sector activity, studio performance etc.
  • Accurate KPI reporting and analysis (Pipeline, Sector, Utilisation and Collaboration).
  • Financial partnering and assistance with Support Service Leaders to track costs, analyse results & prepare budgets.
  • Support COO in managing Shareholder performance KPI’s and reporting.
  • Ensure global reporting timetable is communicated and adhered to.
  • Run month end GL close and reconciliation.
  • Work with the financial controller to coordinate the annual global budgeting process, in particular, managing the integrity of the budget model workbooks & consolidation model.
  • Assist in preparation of analysis and reports for the business’ monthly leadership meeting and quarterly Board meeting.
  • Reporting and process improvement including PowerBI reports.
  • Ability to assist in other finance functions and tasks.

How to Apply

Please send your up-to-date resume through our Management Accountant LinkedIn job post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirement: it is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.