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Field Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Iraq (residential)
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/03/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (20/03/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A major international Oil and Gas operator.

The Role:
The purpose of the Field Accountant role is to support and maintain a fit-for-purpose accounting, control and governance framework for in-country project activities and to provide Finance Services to both the Asset and the Project, with general guidance from the Field Finance Controller.

The Field Accountant will work closely with the Project and Production Accountants and the other Field Accountants on site to ensure seamless finance support for the business. The Field Accountant is co-located with the project team on site and has a solid reporting line to the Field Finance Controller.

ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Part of in-country Accounts Payable Invoice scanning unit, where invoices are scanned and monitored through for ultimate payments.
• Frequent intervention in the Requisition to Pay process is required by analysis why payments are not timely made or to make sure they are. Troubleshoot and solve issues by liaison with accountable persons in the RtP Process, quite often located in differently countries outside Iraq.
• Process and booking of Rotator Expense Claims.
• Petty Cash disbursement and booking in SAP.
• Iraqi Bank Account operating and relationship support.
• Deal with bonus and allowance payments for “perfect day” and Stipend payments.
• The Field Accountant will work closely together with the Controllers Team (Dubai) and the Accountants in Manila.
• Be part of setting up an in-country Finance Organisation from scratch whereby the knowledge and experience is with Finance colleagues in Dubai. Capabilities to work virtual is a must.
• Ability to work independently on various tasks within an agreed timeframe.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Finance professional with accounting or business qualification
Bachelor degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration
Diverse Finance experience in different roles for 5 years
Knowledge and understanding of Financial controls
Fluent English and Arabic speaking and writing
Capabilities to work virtual is a must
Good IT skills, incl. MS Office
Previous experience with different type of Accounting and Reporting systems

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience with SAP and Business Warehouse is a plus and definitively preferred
Focused on delivery, meeting tight deadlines
Can-do mentality and team player
Good influencing and communication skills
Strong analytical skills, with eagle eyes for details
Flexible and keen to pick-up and learn new things and able to develop own view
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