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Operations Accountant

  • Job reference: 928564
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 07/11/2019

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

Responsibilities Include:
Provide key customers (budget holders/ field managers / ADMs / Business Partnering team) with value adding financial information that is timely, accurate, meets their needs and aids decision making.
Responsible for ensuring the ledger reflects the correct position of field Operations and the accruals, recodes, allocations, billings and reporting are carried out on a timely and accurate basis. Liaison with other Finance Ops accounting groups and Payables colleagues in Aberdeen & Uxbridge, to ensure ledger and reports accurately reflect asset Operations.
In particular the Operations Accountants are responsible for the accuracy of the ledgers and delivering consistent and efficient process relevant to the following cost categories: Direct Costs (offshore contractors, catering, chemicals) Maintenance.
Prepare budget information for these cost categories from Operations teams to feed into partner budgets and WP&B, ensuring information received is in line with actual spend/current accounting.
Prepare current year Gross Opex Outlook reporting for Operations for these categories. Comprehensive cost reforecast required at least four times per year.
Prepare and further develop Monthly Cost Reports that help the business understand and control their opex spend. Hold regular meetings with Budget Holders in order to help them better understand, manage and control their budgets; provide accurate VOWD/Reforecasts/Variance Analysis.
The Operations Accountant should also be able to cover for other team members within the Operations Accounting team during vacation and short term project work.
Assist in the completion of the documentation of accounting procedures that enable Finance to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Assist in the regular review with Internal Controls
Liaise with other departments to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the business processes as they relate to your area of responsibility. Develop strong working relationship with all members of the asset team, representing financial matters in this sphere of activity.
Ad-hoc - duties as requested by the Team Lead - Finance Business Partnering (FBP)
Other duties include such items as supporting partner audits; McKinsey Benchmarking & assisting with business Process improvements.

Qualifications & Experience:
Accountancy qualification (ACA, ACMA, ACCA) - Part qualified/recently qualified preferred
Ability to perform a critical review of financial information
Oil industry experience preferred
Experience of accounting for Joint venture & Operations accounting preferred
Experience of preparing management reporting in a timely accurate manner essential
Experience of budgeting essential
Good systems skills required - SAP experience is critical
Good technical accounting skills and ability to work in detail to ensure accurate records
Good relationship management skills
Good communication skills (both interpersonal and written)
Good presentation skills
Ability to work as individual and in a team to deliver accurate and consistent results
Ability to balance the needs of the business with the needs of the Finance function

Contract 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 928564.

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