Our Client is looking for a Senior Corporate Accountant for a contract position, location in Aberdeen
This role has the following responsibilities and outputs:
- Assume responsibility for the external audit process, including planning the process internally and communicating with the wider team their responsibilities.
- Responsibility for the preparation of the year end and half year reporting to KNOC, including communicating with KNOC finance team directly.
- Responsibility for the preparation of the UK Statutory financial statements, for both the client Group and also client subsidiary companies and ensuring audit of these companies are undertaken without problems and/or delay to meet any statutory or internal deadlines.
- Responsibility for iXBRL tagging of UK statutory accounts ensuring required submission dates are met.
- Supporting and assisting in any group reorganization/restructuring plans, liaising with Tax team and Legal team in the process.
- Responsibility for preparing and booking any specific and/or unusual account entries for example acquisition accounting, equity investment accounting, G&A re-allocations and intercompany interest.
- Keeping up to date with accounting technical changes and keeping the wider team up to date on any changes that will impact the finance team.
- Point of contact for accounting technical issues being faced by the team.
- Supporting in the monitoring of actual results versus plan results in relation to G&A and other non-producing asset areas of the financial statements.
- Co-ordination of month end close process including timetabling, reviews, support.
- Responsibility for reviewing weekly payment runs as well as daily approval of on-line bank payments.
- Review of UK payroll prior to final release
- Completing any ad-hoc tasks as and when required to support the Finance Manager.
- Familiarise with the clients Policies, including the policies on HSE, Risk Management and Major Hazards;
- Familiarise with the clients Management System and its meaning for day-to-day work;
- Familiarise with the work and be aware of all associated risks for People, the Environment, Assets and Reputation (PEAR);
- Report any incident, near miss, hazards (unsafe acts/situations) and improvement suggestions;
- Know their roles and responsibilities;
- Actively participate in any job or HSEQ training or instruction by or on behalf of the client.
- Use all provided means as intended and according to their purpose.
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
- Display high standards of ethical and professional behaviour, consistent with the company's values and business conduct policies.
- Experience of managing a team
Qualifications/ Training Required
- Degree educated and the holder of a professional finance qualification
- Finance experience including exposure to the upstream oil and gas industry, including knowledge of producing assets, exploration activity and operated/non operated activity
- Detailed knowledge of International Accounting Standards, UK GAAP and preparation of primary accounting statements
- Competent in accounting software package and strong excel skills.