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Cost Controller - Drilling

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/07/2019
  • Duration: 9 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (11/09/19)
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The Role:
This is a great opportunity for an experienced Cost Controller to join the Drilling team. This position is responsible for the implementation of a robust cost control system on drilling activities as well as the support of the drilling team through adequate costs analysis, and support of the contractual/procurement process. Based in Norwich this role will report to directly to the Drilling Manager working Monday to Friday. The appointed individual to this position must be self-motivated and have attention to detail in their work.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Review Costsheet and perform reconciliation on the daily basis (for each project)
  • Produce monthly cost reports (for multiple projects)
  • Analyse and interpret reports, providing recommendations to management in line with Subsea
  • Decommissioning / Drilling timetable
  • Financial budgeting and control of drilling project costs
  • Maintain cost records (AFE, Commitments, Costs, Forecast, Phasing) in support of the above
  • Prepare and submit monthly accruals to Financial Timetable and contribute to the annual budget process
  • Critical review of costs and raising correction journals
  • Check, challenge and approve purchase requisitions (including ad hoc raising).
  • Reconciliation of purchase requisitions against purchase orders when required.
  • Assist in preparation of 'Authorisation for Expenditure' (Cost estimation and evaluation)
  • Prepare and present cost data for management when required
  • Check and challenge invoices, follow correct application of contracts with suppliers
  • Input to Total Risk Management from a cost and commercial perspective
  • Claims defence, counter claim and recharge preparation
  • Engage with audit (internal and external) for validation or defence of costing methodology
  • Check and chase of SAGE TW in support of cost recoveries
  • Provide support and guidance to Drilling Team regarding finance related issues
  • Point of contact for the group regarding finance queries related to Drilling / Subsea Decommissioning
  • Any other cost control related activities required by line manage.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • CIMA qualified or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of general accounting procedures essential with a broad practical experience
  • Confident IT user including strong Excel skills.
  • Good working knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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