Company: Petroplan London
Skills: Accounting, Bookkeeper
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Basingstoke, England, 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.

Job Title Senior Accountant

Reports to: Chief Accountant


To record financial information in order to enable preparation of financial statements and all financial accounts in accordance with accounting principles and civil, fiscal and company norms. To identify assets and liabilities in line with the administrative/fiscal/statutory requirements thereby ensuring proper handling of accounts for nature and destination.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Review asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Review simple journal entries and have the ability to prepare complex journal entries along with synthesizing common ledger for subsidiary accounts.
  • Develop good knowledge of chart of accounts and ensure adherence thereto while recording financial information.
  • Review appropriateness and correctness of accruals in the books for each month end reporting including half year and annual reporting.
  • Ensure correctness of day to day accounting processes such as A/P and Journal Entries plus monthly closure of books & accounts.
  • Perform personnel accounting including but not limited to salaries posting, expense reports, expatriate insurance etc.
  • Run currency revaluations at each month end on SAP.
  • Highlight & Recommend financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Monitor working capital situation at fortnightly intervals and suggest appropriate actions to management where required to optimize cash flow operations.
  • Analyze vendor and GL account reconciliations on monthly basis including Intercompany account management and reconciliation.
  • Reconcile mainly Payroll & Other financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Substantiate financial transactions by auditing documents
  • Maintain accounting & internal controls by ensuring adherence to policies and procedures and recommending improvements thereto
  • Guide accounting staff by coordinating activities and answering questions
  • Check documents by monitoring and implementing all accounts payable checks including but not limited to contractual compliance checks in relation to approved contract values, tariffs, fees etc. for onward payment by Treasury function.
  • Post vendor invoices and ensure correctness of invoice register
  • Monitor aging of overdue invoices through bi-weekly reports
  • Ensure that all invoices and staff reimbursements are paid accurately and in accordance with Company & Finance Dept. policies and procedures
  • Answer accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations
  • Comply with international & local financial & legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepare ad-hoc financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Protect operations by keeping financial information confidential
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational training & workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Provide support during different audit activities

Qualifications & Experience

  • Accredited by a well-known Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • 3-4 years of experience in handling financial matters in a Big 4 Firm or in a well reputed global/multinational organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Admin. Professional/Master's Degree is preferred

Required Competencies

  • Strong Knowledge of accounting principles (IFRS) and practices.
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP system and Hyperion.
  • Advanced MS Office skills.
  • Strong Analytical & Organizational Skills.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.


Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects in over forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national corporations, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information on how Petroplan can help you, please feel free to visit our About Us page here;

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

Please visit us at for further information on our services and current vacancies.