Professional Services (Corporate):
This multi-disciplined engineering company employs over 200 professional staff working from 5 office locations across Australia and New Zealand. The company delivers a diverse range of projects, from simple engagements on time and disbursements to larger fixed fee projects.
Staff are responsible for entering their own timesheets and expense claims with job managers undertaking regular progress reviews and the preparation of client invoices.
To optimise the use of internal resources, staff from different offices will often work on the same large projects. With each location managed as a separate profit centre, it is necessary for the job management system to manage security and charges between profit centres and separate legal entities.
There is a formal accounting and administration function which is responsible for the production of monthly management accounts with a focus on job profitability and employee productivity.