Project Accountant / Cost Controller

Posted 15 February 2023
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas RecruitmentPermanent Recruitment
Contact NameEwan Melling

Job description

Great opportunity to work for a highly ambitius international energy company who are in high growth mode, as a Project Accountant / Cost Controller.

Key accountabilities will include:

  • Reporting to the Group Head of FP&A, the Project Accountant will have full responsibility for establishing and managing project cost accounting function within the Company, including:
  • Work closely with the finance, procurement and project teams in preparing monthly project costs and project accounting reports
  • Reconciliation of historical activity to cost and work program / budget
  • Preparation of regular cost to complete reports
  • Assist project managers in preparation of project budgets and AFEs


  • A finance , mathematics ,or science focused degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. engineering, economics , business administration)
  • Chartered Accountancy qualification helpful but not essential
  • PRINCE 2 / PMP or equivalent project certification helpful but not essential
  • Over 5 years' experience in a project accounting role with an oil and gas company, renewable energy or other extractive industry
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills, specifically Excel and Microsoft Project
  • Working knowledge of SAP desirable
  • Good team player, with a strong work ethic, and willing to work at short notice on highly varied tasks and without undue supervision
  • Highly organised, with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to lead finance review meetings and challenge forecasts/costs
  • A flexible, hands-on, self-reliant yet co-operative team approach to the role will be essential in meeting the objectives of the Company

This is a Permanent staff position based in Canary Wharf, London, with a competetive salary & benefits package available.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.