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Lead Cost Controller (Oman - 10yrs exp)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Oman
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/09/2015
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The Company:
Our Client is a privately owned upstream oil and gas exploration and production company.

The Role:
Sr Cost Controller

Business Controls Manager


To provide technical resource to monitor and control all expenditure for all assigned departments and projects
Assure clear and consistent reporting and updating,, identifying and highlighting all areas of critical concern and providing alternatives to reduce risks


Responsible for monitoring and control of all expenditure including verifying and checking of invoices and claims from suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that all expenditures are captured and properly recorded
 Allocate materials / service costs to proper cost center
 Identify variances from actual cost/values of work performed against the approved budget and Authorization for Expenditure (AFE)
 Develop cost reports based on total cost incurred on monthly and quarterly basis
 Prepare periodic financial forecast and trend analysis for all expenditures related to procurement and services
 Prepare cash flow reports
 Coordinate and work with department/project management team to resolve issues to ensure delivery/completion of work
 Coordinate with Accounting and Finance department
 Assist the Planning Manager in development and updating of all procedures
 Liaise with vendors and subcontractors regarding questions and issues related to invoices

 Familiar with project planning
 PMI, Prince2 or similar certification
 Experience from O&G Operators / Drilling activities


Positive attitude
 Negotiating skills
 Proven ability to work through difficult situations
 Communication & presentation skills
 Good motivator
 Target oriented, efficient and quick
 Good analytical skills
 Open minded
 Self- motivated/driving skills
 Team-oriented
 Able to efficiently deal with conflicts, assertive
 Innovative

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

 Background in engineering, accounting or economics
 Degree from higher education
 Technically strong in cost control and reporting
 Minimum 7-10 years of cost control in Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management
 Technically familiar with oil and gas upstream and downstream sector
 Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills and meticulous
 Well versed with spreadsheet and ERP programs and/or other accounting software
 Computer literate and familiar with Microsoft applications such as word, excel, and PowerPoint
 Fluency in the English Language (written and orally)
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