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Corporate Accountant

  • Job reference: 927393
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 02/09/2019

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Corporate Accountant based in Aberdeen

Responsible for the execution of all aspects of the Europe corporate and statutory accounting processes, ensuring appropriate controls in accordance with Company accounting and control policies and procedures.
Responsible for preparation, posting and review of various month end journal entries as required, ensuring all accounting entries are recorded in accordance with IFRS
Key role in monthly reporting cycle - preparation of various monthly reporting packs for review and presentation to local senior finance team and ultimately submission to Group
Key role in quarterly reporting cycle - preparation of quarterly reporting packs for review by senior finance team, external auditors, local leadership team and Group
Key contact with external auditors facilitating their quarterly audit reviews
Co-ordinates / assists with activities relating to the reconciliation of the balance sheet on a quarterly basis
Prepares the annual UK statutory financial statements
Acts as the key contact for queries received from internal & external sources in relation to corporate accounting matters, including assisting with technical accounting matters/documentation as required.
Assist / lead work to harmonise Netherlands business unit general ledger following merger into one "Europe" BU, rolling out Europe wide controls and processes where required
Maintains an up to date knowledge of financial systems, relevant statutory/industry regulations, technical accounting matters and practices, etc.
Identifies & implements opportunities to improve corporate accounting systems and practice
Together with the rest of the Corporate team, responsible for supervising and guiding the assistant accountant (including review of work)
Any other ad hoc task as required


Relevant professional accounting qualification i.e. ICAS/CIMA/ACCA
Proven ability to meet deadlines
Experience of all aspects of oil and gas accounting practices
Fully conversant with IFRS accounting standards
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Desire & ability to challenge & implement improvements to existing processes and workflows
Strong Excel skills
Self-motivated and accountable

Previous relevant Corporate experience (e.g. interacting with auditors, statutory accounts preparation)
Post qualified experience with a background in audit or from another oil & gas operator
Knowledge of Oracle Accounting Database and Hyperion

Permanent position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference 927393

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