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Contract Auditor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 21/01/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a global Energy Leader with a strong commitment to Honest and Ethical Business Practices within the Oil and Gas Industry. Our Client operates as an independent energy company. It has four segments: Oil and Gas, Syncrude, Energy Marketing, and Chemicals. The Oil and Gas segment explores, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and related products.

The Role:

Assist the Team Lead Contract Audit in formulating and implementing the annual contract audit plan.

Assist in the preparation of the annual audit plan based on assessed risk and analysis of contract expenditure patterns, including contract complexity, historical data and business feedback.

Conduct audits, either on an individual basis or in teams drawn from other disciplines and departments, including coventurer organisations.

Prepare correspondence and distribute to suppliers in conjunction with the annual audit plan.

Formally report findings, issuing audit reports, presenting recommendations and improvements to Operations and Supply Chain Management and personnel.

Identify and negotiate settlement of exceptions ensuring timely correction and follow up of outstanding issues.

Identify opportunities for improvements in processes and practices related to contract management and procurement, joint venture agreements or internal controls.

Support contract reviews at tender and award stages to ensure appropriate terms and conditions are incorporated, including rights of audit, assessing the overall application and effectiveness of audit clauses in contracts.

Engage in and provide input into contract negotiations.

Undertake special projects as required and ad-hoc duties as required including non-UK audits.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University degree or equivalent.

Ideally hold or be studying for a professional accounting qualification.

Experience of oil and gas industry contract, joint venture, audit in both operated and non-operated activities.

Knowledge/proficiency in SAP, Excel and Word

High standard of commercial awareness, numeracy, analytical and organisational skills.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability and work in a positive manner with personnel internal and external to the company.

Ability to effectively communicate and deliver identified issues, facilitating problem resolution and negotiations.

Willingness and flexibility to engage in duties at various locations as required by the business.
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