Qualifications

My name is Sofia Thorne and I am the owner of Construction Admin Services.

 

I have completed a four year university degree in Business Administration. My specialisation was in Project Management, where I learnt about resources, cost and risk management and change management consulting. The remainder of my degree was about general business management and covered topics such as accounting, budgeting, performance analysis, economics, finance, statistics and strategic management.

 

Following the completion of my degree, I have gained several years experience working for mid-tier construction companies in the Brisbane area, one of them being a larger player in the national market. My initial role as an estimator allowed me an insight into the basics of construction and project costing. From there I moved to contracts administration where I was able to learn about project cost control and contract management from one of the larger construction companies in Australia. This means that not only have I seen how the larger companies manage their administration, but I also know what subcontractors have to do to get repeat work from their clients.

 

I also have experience working as a project accountant, assisting in the implementation of a cost management system in a medium sized construction company. My role was to ensure that the job control software was customized to the company’s requirements, and to develop project administration procedures to complement the new software.