Cost Controller

South Australia, Adelaide
23 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Paul Coyle
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Job Overview

Delivers accurate allocation of costs to allow for detailed cost control and analysis for the business activities. Identifies and captures trends for future work. Works with the broader Program Cost Control Team to ensure that cost forecasts are updated for changes in schedule and cost trends.

Cost Controls

  • Monitor the control budget including system updates in Oracle
  • Monitor and control costs associated with program activities
  • Engage with program stakeholders to understand actual and forecasts costs whilst maintaining timely commentary for program updates
  • Maintain and communicate current contract rates to relevant personnel for accurate tracking of daily expenditure

General Project Controls

  • Participate in integration and efficiency improvements for the department
  • Assist with developing and maintaining the key cost control plans, processes and procedure documentation.
  • Lead program control initiatives as required


  • Weekly cost reporting and variance analysis
  • Approve final cost reports
  • Assist with presentation of the monthly capital performance report
  • Provide ad-hoc cost reports as necessary
  • Assist with departmental KPI reports as required

Essential Criteria

  • Tertiary to Certificate or Diploma level in finance, business or similar
  • Proven experience in the use of project management systems in the delivery of major projects relating to cost control
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Advanced MS Excel

Desired Criteria

  • Project Management, Financial Management or similar
  • Familiar with Oracle financials or similar

Candidate Profile

  • Self-motivated, high initiative and adaptability
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Able to work within internal project management procedures and controls

To submit your application, in strict confidence, please apply online using the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Paul Coyle in our Hudson Adelaide office on 08 8223 9915 quoting Ref No. 5B/16169