Company: Raeburn Recruitment
Skills: Accounting
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: Europe

Our Client, a global energy Company with operations in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe are currently seeking an experienced Drilling Accountant of the highest calibre for a contract position in the UK. The role and its responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:-

A robust and proven track record as a Drilling Cost Accountant is a prerequisite to apply for this role.

The successful incumbent will be a finance business partner to drilling teams.

Develop strong working relationship with main interfaces within the Project team, representing financial matters in this sphere of activity.

Hold regular meetings with team in order to help them better understand, manage and control their budget.

Production of forecast financial data required to support the creation of AFEs and budgets for drilling activity, in coordination with the operational individuals linked to the area of activity.

Monitoring and management of AFEs, to include revisions and timely closure.

Creation and operation of a detailed cost tracking model to calculate the value of work done for drilling activities.

Re-forecasting of these activities in response to changes to forward plans & impact of operational events.

Responsible for ensuring that the financial ledger reflects the current status of well costs incurred, through the accurate and timely booking of Service Entries and accruals.

Monitoring of actual expenditure against POs and contracts, and prompting timely revision of limits as required.

Timely completion of well reviews and reconciliations between the ledger and drilling reports.

Support of internal and partner audits of well programs.

Support for providing effective communication to drilling management of the financial indicators inherent in any reports produced, and for addressing progress against key performance indicators.

Continuous monitoring & revision of financial data for costs associated with Ireland & UK projects, working within a defined cost breakdown structure.

Work with the D&C team to incorporate Drilling estimate into overall Project plan.

Liaison with project teams to ensure a consistent approach across activity.

Interface with the Global Exploration team to ensure alignment between the Ireland Project teams and Exploration reporting.

Liaise with UK asset teams to ensure alignment with D&C activity.

Liaison with other departments to ensure a thorough understanding of the business processes as they relate to area of responsibility.

Ensure Approvers Authority Matrix is adhered to in sphere of activity, and that the company's Controls environment is followed, in coordination with the Internal Controls Advisor.

Assist in the completion of the documentation of accounting procedures that enable Finance to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Support the ongoing development of the SAP system, specifically in relation to issues affecting area of responsibility.

Only those with the Right to Work in the UK need apply.
Raeburn do not have the ability to provide visa sponsorship, therefore current valid ability to work in the UK is required.

Established in 1981, Raeburn has more than 34 years’ experience supporting our clients in the UK and international Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical Industries.




Raeburn is built upon a solid foundation of experience and genuine hands on appreciation of our client’s project and operational developments - from the very first generation of UKCS offshore platforms to onshore refineries, tension leg platforms, pipeline and subsea completions, deep water projects, FPSO developments and de-commissioning projects, Raeburn have effectively supported our clients at all stages of their UKCS and international upstream and downstream projects and operational requirements with qualified and experienced multi-disciplined personnel.




Our combined knowledge of worldwide Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical projects both onshore and offshore, operations and standards, our unmatched professional technical and commercial recruitment experience, pay-rolling services, access to one of the world’s largest Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical specific databases, and our proven experience in the fields of international Visa, Work Permits, Payroll and Taxation management, ensures that Raeburn are best placed to support our clients with their recruitment needs, and provide support and advice on industry related matters.




Raeburn are fully committed to supporting our clients with all their recruitment and on-boarding requirements, and have the scalable structure, experience and dedication to provide a high quality, unrivalled and professional services enhancing efficiency and adding value to our clients’ businesses.




Raeburn have an outstanding track record of delivery for the Oil & Gas & Petro-Chemical industry’s major operators, service companies and contractors at all stages of their developments both in the UK and internationally. We are aware of the ever changing recruitment market and the need to ensure we are pro-active in the delivery of recruitment services provided to our clients, specifically in terms of legislation, technology and contractual demands.




Raeburn’s growing success is built upon our knowledge and expertise within the Oil & Gas and Petro-Chemical industries delivering the very highest of standards and reliability in sourcing the very best talent available in the market. Raeburn’s management and our teams of dedicated recruitment professionals are committed entirely to delivery and support for our clients now and in the future.