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General Accountant (Contract)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Voorburg
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/08/2016
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The Company:
Our client has been engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas in the Netherlands and the North Sea Continental Shelf since 1964. In the Dutch sector of the North Sea, gas is produced from 22 platforms and 3 subsea production installations, with four of them having gas treatment facilities.

Please note that this is a contract position. The role reports to the Reporting Accountant Coordinator.

The Role:
This role is carried out with a quick-paced business environment, where timely registration and accuracy
are essential for the business processes. Quarterly reporting is a critical task and tight deadlines must be met by the candidate.

Job holder has an essential role in the important quarterly and yearly Group reporting. The jobholder ensures a
smooth and timely reporting of the financial data to international Head Office.

This role involves:
- Consolidation of three companies for Group reporting, annual brochures : balance sheet total 900 M€, net
result: 150 M€
- Download of approximately 350 GL accounts
- Annual accounts brochure : 40 schedules

Hydrocarbon sales invoicing:
- Preparation of monthly sales invoices (gas and condensate), sending and posting after approval;
Re-invoicing charges
- Re-invoicing charges to third parties collecting all necessary documentation
- Ensure timely receipts from third parties, follow-up with reminders

Bank statement:
- Posting and matching of bank-statements and reconciliation with ledgers
- Reconciliation of the bank statements at the end of each month (also SOX requirement)
- Follow-up of un-reconciled items

Accounts follow-up:
- Examination of general ledger accounts: suspense accounts, re-invoicing accounts, accounts receivable
and take proper action to solve outstanding items
- Prepares a monthly overview of the GR/NI Account and defines actions to be taken to solve too long
outstanding items

- Preparation and sending of joint-venture billings and cash calls to jv partners
- Ensure reconciliation of current account statements for jv partners, (non-)operated (SOX AOP06A, ANO07)
- Prepares the monthly reconciliation of the stock position condensate
- Responsible for complete accounting of one Group company until preparation of annual accounts
- Responsible for right filing of sales invoices, re-invoicing, bank statements, joint venture billing and cash
- Prepares regular statistics for CBS and tax authorities
- Supplies documents for partner or statutory audits, insurance claims etc
- Back-up for the supplier accountant who treats supplier invoices and expense claims
- Back-up for the Reporting Accountant Coordinator and handles adhoc questions and requests
Assistance of the Reporting Accountant Coordinator for :
- Quarterly Group reporting Client (including 3 companies)
- Annual accounts brochures Client
- Manages the fixed assets in SAP.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Good knowledge of accounting principles, degree in accounts MBA/HEAO is essential.
- At least one year experience in a financial accounting position
- Good knowledge of the English language and good communication and organisation skills
- Accuracy, analytical approach, good knowledge and experience with software (excel, SAP or similar)
- Fluency in Dutch

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
In addition to fluency in English and Dutch, good working knowledge of French will be considered an asset.
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