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GL Accountant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Trinidad and Tobago
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/12/2019
  • Duration: 3 months
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The Role:
The General Ledger Accountant is generally accountable for the co-ordination and preparation of monthly financial statements, management reports and supporting accounting records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In addition the position provides assistance in the maintenance and use of the Oracle Financials accounting package for the provision of computerized financial reports and supporting records. In the discharge of these duties, the position must maintain strong internal controls, ensure adherence to operating policies and ensure integrity of financial data. These activities are expected to be delivered safely, cost-effectively and reliably and must be conducted in a manner that consistently adds value to clients overall business process.

1. Co-ordinates the activities leading to the preparation of monthly financial statements: Closing off all modules (Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Inventory and Fixed Assets) and transferring all accounting entries to the General Ledger.
2. Prepares monthly and quarterly financial statements, trial balance reports and variance analysis reports.
3. Review and update accounting policies and procedures.
4. Co-ordinates interim and annual statutory audits.
5. Ensures compliance with quarterly and annual Corporation Tax calculation and payments.
6. Review established accounting practices and procedures to ensure adherence to current IFRSs and GAAP and implement appropriate changes where necessary.
7. Provide Oracle accounting support to all staff as it applies to their duties (e.g. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable etc.) and liaising with external support providers.
8. Develop Oracle reports to support Financial Statements, implement enhancements initiatives and train others in the use of Oracle tools.
9. Work shall be conducted according to established safe practices and procedures.
10. Other work as required by the Supervisor, Accounting

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
1. A.C.C.A. or equivalent qualification
2. Five (5) years' Oil & Gas experience in an accounting function.

Specific Skills and Knowledge:
1. An in depth knowledge of the International Financial reporting Standards (IFRSs), Accounting Policies, Internal Controls systems, Tax Laws, Statutory Compliance, Oracle Financial Systems and requirements of External Auditors is required.
2. Must have ability to prepare Financial Statements, Tax calculations and Financial Analysis. Must possess strong communication, interpersonal, time management and organization skills. Is able to identify problems, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops solutions and resolves problems in early stages. Must be proficient in Excel.
3. Understands the importance of customer service and is driven by the desire to serve the customer; focuses on customer needs. Uses assertiveness, decisiveness, persistence and proactiveness to achieve and surpass targeted goals while ensuring that common interests are met.

About Fircroft:
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