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Assistant Accountant

  1. Sydney
  1. Corporate

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin Atkins is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin Atkins’ employees think beyond engineering. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction management, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across the EDPM (Engineering, Design and Project Management), Infrastructure and Resources businesses.

Join our SNC-Lavalin Atkins team, and you’ll be a part of a diverse, ambitious business with a strong team spirit.

For more than 40 years in Australia, our people have been carving out rewarding careers on award winning projects.  We think beyond engineering and push the boundaries of innovation for our clients across all major markets.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins is built on our core values of Safety, Integrity, Collaboration and Innovation. Our people drive results and are helping our clients transform their projects from vision into reality. Working with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams we provide consultancy, design, engineering through to self-perform construction, completions & commissioning and operations & maintenance, all underpinned by our digital know-how. Our consultancy team has specialists working on rolling stock, asset maintenance, specialist engineering solutions, infrastructure, rail control systems and strategic transport advisory services.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Finance Manager, Australasia, our Engineering, Design and Project Management team in Sydney have a fixed term contract opportunity available for an Assistant Accountant.

We anticipate this contract will be for approximately 6 months.

Ideally you will have 2-5 years’ experience, this position is responsible for assignment ledger entries and ensuring regular validation and reconciliation of the statutory and management accounts.


  • Perform monthly general ledger reconciliations;
  • Periodic reporting and data analysis in MS Excel;
  • Processing of monthly journals, prepayments/accruals;
  • Cash flow forecasting;
  • Review bookkeeping and assignment ledger entries;
  • Looking after IFRS15 and IFRS16
  • AP and AR support
  • Project accounting support
  • Tax compliance,
  • Year-end auditing back up
  • Intercompany REC
  • P&L review and analysis
  • Support Finance Manager on ad hoc reporting

Education and Skills

  • Degree qualified, tertiary level Accounting or equivalent;
  • Proficiency in Excel is a must! Must be at an advanced level and be able to show full use of functionality including detailed tables, creation of formulas and other general financial accounting practices;
  • Experience with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and some company tax knowledge;
  • JDE and HFM experience are important.
  • CPA member

About the Benefits

We offer rewarding careers to people who want to be part of our great stories and remarkable achievements whilst being centrally located in the Sydney CBD.

SNC-Lavalin Atkins’ business offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with a great team environment. We have in place strong learning and development programs, training and career opportunities to keep you developing.

We are looking for innovative, forward-thinking people who enjoy challenge and actively seek to develop and improve work processes and want to be part of a safe and healthy work environment.

Why join our team?

Located in 13 countries across the Asia Pacific region, SNC-Lavalin Atkins operates through its brands, SNC-Lavalin, Kentz and Atkins and our people have worked, and continue to work, on some of the region’s most iconic projects. So join today as a career with us opens up a world of possibilities - being part of a global organisation of over 50,000 employees opportunities await you to collaborate with colleagues on international projects or use your skills and knowledge to create a winning combination for our clients across our other markets.

We’re focused on creating an inclusive, supportive workplace that will enable you to develop and thrive. You’ll work alongside some of the leaders in your field, with opportunities to reach your potential through training and professional development.

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