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  • Job reference: RMS0167415

Functional Business Leader

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 05/05/2016
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The Company:
Our client is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company, headquartered in Canada with three main operating areas are North America, the North Sea and Southeast Asia. The Company also has a portfolio of international exploration opportunities. The Company is committed to conducting business safely, in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, and is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability (North America) Index. The Company is listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

The Role:
Reporting to the Finance Manager, this high profile role provides input and support to the Leadership Team and to senior finance personnel. The role includes working with Clients Functional Managers, Persons Responsible for Expenditure (PREs) and Joint Venture Auditors. The post holder will also represent Clients at the Oil Industry Audit Development Group (OIADG).


The role provides a comprehensive business analysis service and is responsible for the management of G&A accounting, the annual G&A Plan preparation, the compilation of the quarterly G&A reforecasts and supporting functional departments (OI and Logistics) with their Business Finance needs. A key deliverable is financial interpretation of the Plan / RFs outturn, highlighting to management any necessary corrective action to ensure planned financial objectives are met.

Responsible for the maintenance of Clinets UK Financial Authority Listing, ensuring timely and accurate updates, thereby preserving the integrity of the financial authority delegations.

The role also manages Accenture’s performance in relation to Accounts Payable, Contract Compliance and Business Expenses within the terms of the SLA.

Key Duties

• Assist in the training / education of PREs (Persons Responsible for Expenditure) and CCCs (Cost Centre Controllers), gaining assurance that they fully understand their roles and responsibilities.
• Manage the development of the annual audit programme of Clients operated activities and the annual G&A audit. Work closely with the Finance Business Analysts to ensure all joint venture audits of Clinets operated activities are managed effectively ensuring there are no significant monetary findings.
• Oversee the accounting for inventory and inter-company transactions.
• Co-ordinate the compilation and presentation of the internal plan and re-forecasts relating to General and Administration Expenditure. Highlight material issues, which need to be addressed.
• Manage the development of the annual audit programme of the Clients operated activities plus the annual audit of G&A performed by E&Y. Work with the audit co-coordinator to ensure there are no significant commercial or financial issue, which needs to be addressed.
• To monitor and control the performance of Accenture, specifically, Accounts Payable, Contract Compliance and Business Expenses.
• Maintain UK Financial Authority Listing.
• Ensure accurate inventory accounting and inter-company accounting.
• Ensure all SOX requirements are met within areas of responsibility.
• Develop a training schedule to ensure all current and future PREs are fully conversant with Clinets financial systems and procedures. This will include issuing regular updates to the Key Process Guide.
• Support OI and Logistics with business analysis and management reporting (timewriting, reporting, forecasting, service level agreements)

Education Attainment & Accreditation

• Qualified accountant or equivalent.

Professional skills & Experience

• Sound business background.
• Experience in a similar role preferably within an operating environment.

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities

• Strong leadership skills
• Numerate, accurate with attention to detail.
• Personable with strong organisational, problem solving and analytical skills.

• Sound communication skills with ability to liaise at all levels in the organisation.
• Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise and work within time deadlines with minimal supervision.
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