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  • Job reference: RMS0122025

Lead Drilling Accountant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/02/2013
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The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
The Offshore Europe Finance organisation consists of four teams – all reporting to the Vice President - Finance.
The Lead Drilling Accountant primarily provides cost accounting and reporting for UKU operated wells.
Incumbent will take a lead role in the proactive provision of cost control support to Well Engineering teams in UK.

Key Accountabilities
Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountability for HSSE, all managers are accountable for HSSE within their area of the Business and are responsible for ensuring that their team adopt exemplary HSSE behaviours.

•Primary point of contact for operated well costs, drilling accounting and cost tracking.
•Provide Finance review of well cost estimates prior to AFE issue.
•Ensure orders, amendments are accurate and raised in timely manner.
•Ownership of well cost trackers, ensuring well cost data is up to date, accurate, complete and reconciles to Wellview and the GL.
•Weekly forecasting of well costs during drilling operations, providing analysis of forecast spend against AFE to Wells Team Leaders.
•Responsible for month end process for operated wells, including accruals, journals, reporting and variance analysis.
•Preparation of well reconciliations. Obtain credits where appropriate for mud, chemicals and other consumables. Ensure accurate accounting for usage, stocks, and disposals of casing, maintaining sufficient supporting documentation for audit purposes.
•Coach and actively develop direct reports building expertise for the future.
•Develop the UKU drilling accountant model as a Group benchmark and a model of excellence.
•Management of drilling inventory.

•Customer focused.
•Critical for the success of this role is the individual’s overall style; leveraging own style to have maximum effect.
•Accessible by others and creates a culture in which excellence is championed and variance gaps are quickly identified and addressed.
•Good communication skills and ability to work cross culturally with all groups within the organisation.
•High attention to detail and accuracy and strong analytical skills.
•Performance focused, ability to plan and organise a large volume of activity, able to meet tight deadlines.
•Results oriented with a commitment to quality and continuous improvement.
•Able to actively develop and lead direct reports.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Extensive previous drilling accounting experience.
•Understanding of JOA’s and vendor contracts.
•Technical understanding of drilling operations.
•Coaching and supervisory experience.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
•Fully qualified or part qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
•Knowledge of oil and gas accounting and technical accounting background advantage.
•SAP experience preferred.
•Advanced Excel and presentational skills.
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