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  • Job reference: RMS0139821

Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/03/2014
  • Time left:
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    (31/03/14)
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The Company:
Our client is a major, American exploration and production company.

The Role:
Work Schedule: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Monday – Friday (eligible for 9/80 schedule, compressed hours with every second Friday off)
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Requirement: Ability to travel to North Africa at least one week a month is must

Job Description:
• Processing of invoices (VAT filing obligations, preparation of payments)
• Preparing billing statements to partners
• Preparation of accounting entries into SAP
• Preparation of account reconciliations
• Preparation and filing of reports required by local laws and contractual arrangements
• Establish business and accounting procedures for new activities
• Assist local tax advisor with preparation of corporate tax returns (conversion of US GAAP to in-country tax code)
• Administration of local bank accounts
• Variance / budget analysis of local office
• Administration of local payroll and compliance with applicable employment regulations
• Assists in setting up local employment policies and procedures
• Assists with local employee benefits administration
• Monitor administration of local petty cash account
• Assists in establishment of local inventory records and procedures
• Set up and administers local purchasing requirements
• Maintains records of all local purchases along with supporting documentation
• Prepares weekly activity report
• Accompanies Country Manager to meetings, as requested
• Assist Country Manager with other projects, as requested

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified (preferably in accounting or bachelor’s degree plus relevant experience)
• Minimum 3 - 5 years of relevant tax and accounting experience, preferably with familiarity with existing Algerian, Tunisian or Moroccan regulations and accounting requirements.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English.
• Knowledge of French a plus
• Knowledge of the oil and gas industry is preferred with particular respect to the relationship between Petroleum Contracts and existing regulations as well as the regulations regarding cost recovery reports
• Familiarity with the VAT rules and regulations
• Ability to communicate effectively with other parties, for example, tax auditors, accounting firms, co-venture partners, etc. and be able to give a complete overview of what transpired
• Ability to work without direct supervision and also interact effectively with the in-country teams as well as the Uxbridge-based finance team.
• Understanding of the IFRS, UK and US GAAP is an
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