AECOM Accounts Senior in Alice Springs, Australia

Business Line Government

Position Title Accounts Senior

Australia - Australian Capital Territory

Alice Springs

Job Summary

AECOM has an opportunity for an Accounts Senior. This position is a combination of Accounts Payable Supervision and Payroll support and oversight, together with maintenance of SAP for Finance purposes. The role requires effective support and skills to empower the Accounting team to provide a quality service to their customers, both internal (employees) and external (creditors).

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all regular payment cycles activities are completed as necessary, e.g., month end reporting, file uploads, posted costs and accruals, statement reconciliations.

  • Oversee AP and Payroll processes, policies, procedures, work instructions, records and system compliance for audit (internal and external), OASIS, AECOM and CONUS requirements and resolve any discrepancies.

  • Focus on ensuring vendor and employee payments are within terms, including following up on agreed strategies and procedures to ensure timely and accurate processing of invoices and related documents and payroll.

  • Undertake regular daily tasks such as monitoring payments that are rejected by the Bank, liaison with Procurement and other site staff on vendor maintenance matters.

  • If required, provide exception and error reports, as well as section metrics with a view to awareness reporting to the relevant stakeholders on risk within the payables functions.

  • Monitor SAP for effectiveness, with a view to reporting needs and to maintain activity based costing requirements.

  • Ensure compliance with all site environmental health and safety requirements.

  • Any other reasonable duties as requested.

  • Engage in and support the scheduling and conduct of system reviews to develop strategies to streamline AP and payroll processes and procedures with a view to continuous improvement and task integration to ensure continued efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Support FAM’s in relation to financial matters including advice and guidance relating to payable administration and issues in view of appropriate commercial and financial practices, and ad hoc responses on particular issues as necessary.

  • Consider strategic opportunities and create action plans such as placement of staff into core areas of business as necessary, e.g., short term ITH placements.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI w/poly security clearance.

  • Spreadsheet skills.

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

  • SAP experience or other database awareness/experience.

  • Previous Accounting/Finance/Government contracting and/or MYOB PayGlobal payroll experience.

  • Ability to train, mentor and supervise staff.

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting or Finance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional qualifications CPA or studying.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Finance and Accounting

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 167471BR