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  • Job reference: RMS0174196

Drilling Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Home Based
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/12/2016
  • Duration: 9 -12 months
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The Role:
This position is a contract with an estimated duration of 9 to 12 months

Job Summary
- To aid the exploration drilling campaign based in West Africa by providing drilling accountant services.
- Responsible for daily, weekly and monthly cost reporting as required, working with drilling and C&P to account for all POs issued during the campaign.
- Manage the initial finance review for all invoices and close out well reconciliations ensuring validity of all supplier charges
- Position reports to Regional Finance Manager Africa from a standards and governance perspective but will be expected to fully interact with Drilling, C&P & Finance team members as appropriate

Forecasting and project control
- Provide custodianship of the drilling forecast model. This includes working closely with the drilling team to deliver accurate daily updates to the forecast during drilling.
- During drilling prepare and distribute weekly financial drilling reports
- Work with the procurement team to ensure the capture of purchase and service orders into the forecast model
- Review all drilling and seismic invoices for conformity to contract, duplicate invoices, cost recoverability and tax compliance.

Budget and AFE co-ordinator for drill & seismic operations
- Providing support to the Director (drilling) in preparing annual budgets and forecasts
- Preparing the formal drilling estimates in standardised AFE templates

Month end duties
- Participate in the month end process by preparing and posting accruals, movements in inventory and adjustments to drilling cost centres
- Assistance in maintaining the inventory record within the accounting system. Ensure inventory transfers are properly invoices between entities and settled
- Provide asset accountant with monthly reconciliations of drilling related ledger balances

Non operator and government (cost recovery) audits

- Prepare drilling well reconciliation files with particular emphasis on materials consumption in a manner that gives non operators comfort on billings and provides the required justification for Cost Recovery
- Work with the Joint Venture accountant to assist in all aspects of non-operator audits
- Ensure all supporting documents (e.g. level consumption records, supplier documents, etc.) are available and filed with the well reconciliations in preparation for future audits

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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