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Financial Accountant - Supervisor (10+ years)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/05/2012
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our major oil & gas client is currently looking for a Financial Account to work on a short term contract.

The Role:
This position leads a team providing financial and control stewardship over Corporate Accounting activities across the global Petroleum organization. The scope includes management and oversight over a range of corporate accounting processes including inter-company, payroll, pensions, employee expenses, insurance, prepaid and deferred costs, sundry revenue and receivables. In addition the role provides stewardship over elements of the Balance Sheet and P&L and includes establishing global standards and procedures while providing accounting and analytical support on a global basis.
This position reports to the Finance Manager - Financial Accounting

• Management of Corporate Accounting Team and Processes
• Manage, lead, coach and develop the staff within the Corporate Accounting Team in conjunction with completion of underlying activities, accountabilities, and deliverables
• Manage interfaces with Financial Services, Group Finance and other Functions and associated processes
• Liaise with Business Partners and respond to queries as required
• Ensure compliance with Global Petroleum accounting policy.
• Perform monthly financial analysis and reporting.
• Ensure the timely and accurate accounting for Corporate Accounting activities
• Lead the review of account reconciliations, briefing papers, stewardship schedules & accounting matters as prepared by the Corporate Accounting Team for presentation to senior management
• Participate in the preparation of budgets / forecast models, to comply with Business Planning submission requirements and provide analytical commentary to explain the difference between actual and expected results.
• Champion & drive process improvement initiatives to improve team efficiency & global standardization
• Lead the Corporate Accounting Team through external & internal audit requests for information ensuring thorough advance preparation and audit readiness.
• Respond to ad hoc information and reporting requests from senior management as required.
• Establish Global Standards for Key Finance/Accounting Processes
• Facilitate the embedding and verification of global minimum control standards, processes/ systems as they relate to Corporate Accounting Balance Sheet and P&L accountabilities
• Drive effective and efficient usage of the 1SAP system.
• Drive global consistency in methodologies
• Provide training and effective communications to ensure key stakeholder groups understand requirements.
• Management of Sarbanes-Oxley Requirements for Financial Accounting team
• Responsible for SOX certification of assigned financial controls and processes owned within team
• Ensure appropriate documentation and ownership for all key controls within the Corporate Accounting team and ensure Control Self Assessments are regularly performed.
• Oversee remediation of SOX deficiencies and internal audit findings assigned to the Corporate Accounting team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance or Accounting with a strong accounting representation, Masters Degree preferred.
• CPA or equivalent preferred
• Seven plus years of relevant professional and industry experience, preferably in upstream Oil & Gas
• Extensive experience in financial accounting strongly preferred along with demonstrated experience in management accounting, reporting, controls & overall financial stewardship.
• Broad experience working with a SAP based general ledger, business warehouse and consolidation system strongly preferred
• Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Team management and supervisory skills are required.
• Must have SAP and Supervisory experience preferably in Oil & Gas
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