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  • Job reference: RMS0144316

Cost Control Accountant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/07/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
The post holder is a member of the Technical Finance Team. Specific responsibilities are to play a key role in the development of cost management systems including:

Cost Control
-Updates, tracks and reports all expenditure at Budget level.
-Report monthly / annual / ITD Forecast accuracy.
-Short interval control
-Monitors commitments against Budget.
-Maintain & develop the cost management process. Liaise with Budget holders each month to define agreed variations to budget/forecast
-Run system of reporting & KPI’s
-Regular updates of costs/KPI’s to budget holders
-Annual Budget (JV Budget)
-Annual Business Plan (Inputs into budget and business plan process)
-Interface with internal customers
-Enhance robust cost management culture in Europe E&P Asset
-Business context: support cost management of Operated platforms
-Cost Control Improvement Project
-Lead delivery of project scope and plan
-Flowchart the current and future process for budget and actual
-Identify opportunities for further rationalization of current cost control structure
-Liaise with Integrated planning manager to ensure financial data (planning / actual) is consistent with Integrated Planning information
-Develop parallel controls to manage Flotel campaign costs

Reporting
-Manage consolidated reports and provide information to the Business
-Support the monthly cost review meetings with Operate budget holders
-Management of VOWD/Forecast
-Strengthen relation with Business Object and Maximo teams to ensure robust data output from systems
-Coach technical team on managing budget and VOWD

Inventory
-Improve financial aspects of inventory management
-Strengthen relation with Materials Management team

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
-Qualified accountant.

-Must be able to understand Finance process and procedures and be capable of using them to add value to the Europe E&P business.

-Experienced in presenting financial reporting data, capable of drilling down to the critical points for a management or non-finance audience.

-Previous experience within a finance function.

-Working knowledge of SAP, BPC, BI and Excel.

-Knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry preferred.

-Numerate with a good grasp of accounting fundamentals.

-Sound knowledge of oil & gas accounting and technical accounting background.

-Highly computer literate with excellent analytical skills.

-High attention to detail and accuracy.

-Strong working knowledge of SAP, BPC, BW, Excel & PowerPoint.

-Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

-Performance focused, demonstrates the ability to plan and organise a large volume of activity, committed and capable of working under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

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