Project Cost Controller Amberley, AUS

We're building a reputation as the place to be in Defence. With strong local management, a sound investment, and a fresh approach, we're on an exciting trajectory and building unique capability. Leveraging the kind of leading-edge US capabilities and technology most can only imagine, our close-knit 800-strong team is busy delivering World-leading solutions to safeguard Australia's future. And, together, we're growing a business where everyone contributes and everyone matters.

Northrop Grumman Australia provides the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with through-life support for its fleet of KC-30A Multi-role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft-a derivative of the Airbus A330-200. The platform is a trusted and proven asset and the program is continually growing in capability and expertise.

Your Role:

In your new role, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the frameworks for project cost control. You will prepare variance expenditure report to internal and external customers, and also provide support to shape financial budget and forecast. You will provide insightful financial analysis to enable financial decision makings of the business.

Collaboration is a vital aspect of this position. You will work closely with the Program Leadership team to analyse financial performance drivers and identify trends. Your deep understanding of operational tools, processes, and industry regulations will ensure accurate cost forecasting and recording. You'll also liaise with support groups and cross-functional teams, such as NGA Financial Controller, Supply Chain, and Contracts.

About You:

To excel in this position, you should possess a Business degree with an Accounting/Finance focus and a CA/CPA qualification or in progress. Knowledge of project control practices, including work breakdown structures, budgeting, and financial reporting, is crucial. Project accounting experience is preferred, especially in Government/Defence. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and adaptability to in-house tools like SAP is required. Skills in MS SharePoint, Power BI, Visio, and Project are beneficial. Strong communication, adaptability, problem-solving, and teamwork skills are essential, along with a proactive, can-do attitude for this dynamic environment.

What we Offer:

Whatever your role, life stage, or background, you can shape your career here in your way with highly challenging work, great colleagues, and career development, plus a range of flexible benefits and working patterns.

  • Relocation assistance for you and your family

  • Professional Development - further education, leadership development, professional industry memberships, and unlimited access to a range of online training

  • Purchased annual leave

  • Salary packaging including novated car leases

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Volunteer Leave

  • Health & Wellbeing program

  • Employee Assistance Program

Everyone Matters:

Doing the Right Thing and Sharing Success are two values underpinning how we behave at Northrop Grumman. Here, everyone matters and we proudly encourage individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply to join our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Note: As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, you will need to be an Australian Citizen. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable, so your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, and encourages individuals from all backgrounds and all abilities to apply and consider becoming a part of our diverse and inclusive workforce. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are welcome and encouraged to apply.