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Statutory & Controls Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Perth
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/08/2016
  • Duration: 12 month contract
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The Company:
Our client is the world's largest exploration and production company with operations in over 29 countries. In Australia our client is leading the way in both upstream and downstream oil and gas projects with further development projects in the pipeline.

The Role:
An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Statutory & Controls Accountant to join a leading Oil and Gas Operator for a 12-month duration. This position will report directly to the Finance Controller as well as working closely with other Accountants within the Controller’s Group.

Responsibilities include but may not be limited to:


•Responsible for ensuring all annual statutory financial statements are prepared in accordance with IFRS and are completed and lodged within the deadlines.
•Ensuring that Corporate and BU financial reporting requirements are met.
•Provide management with reasonable assurance as to the effectiveness and efficiency of controls, the reliability of financial reporting, safeguarding of value and assets, compliance with applicable laws and regulations and the adherence to corporate policies.
•Coordination of all audit activities, both internal and external.
•Responsible to conduct vendor audits
•Maintain knowledge of current requirements of IFRS and application to Australia
•Primary responsibility for the preparation and filing of statutory accounts.
•Co-ordinate audit activities

Corporate & Financial Reporting Requirements

•Balance sheet exposure review
•Balance sheet account reconciliations exception report
•Quarterly review of accounting related issues
•Impairment review
•SAB 108
•External audit fees
•Variable Interest Entity
•Year End Government Questionnaire for Foreign Affiliates
•FAS69 interim and annual reporting
•Prepare and issue monthly report

Control Environment Activities

•Perform regular risk assessments on different areas across the business unit, ensuring compliance with internal control standards
•Ensure reliability and validity of SOX processes and ultimately SOX compliance
•Coordinate and prepare reporting of Business Excellence Plan and Results
•Undertake internal control reviews and compliance tests
•Undertake ad-hoc projects & analyses in support of internal control and ethics values
•Conduct monthly accounts reconciliation review and approval

Coordination of Audit Activities

•Coordinate Joint Venture audits
•Conduct vendor audits
•Guest auditor on Internal Audit
•Coordinate SOX compliance, education and monitoring activities
•Support responses to Australian and Timor Leste audit activities and take primary responsibility for the provision of financial data
•Coordinate all audit activities, findings and responses

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•5+ post qualified experience, preferably with exposure to the oil and gas industry.
•Audit background in a Big-4 accounting firm required
•Oil and gas industry experience preferred
•Experience in the use of SAP preferred
•Recognised degree in Accounting
•CA qualified
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