Reporting Accountant

Zoek Pin Aberdeen, Scotland

Negotiable

Permanent (Unspecified)

Posted 21 days ago

Our clients a leading oil and gas operator is looking for a Reporting accountant to join their team on a permanent basis.

Position Overview
The Reporting Accountant ensures accurate financial reporting in accordance with the timelines set in the Shareholders Agreement and in compliance with external regulations. The Reporting Accountant is primarily responsible for consolidated financial management reporting and external financial reporting for our clients. The role supports the Group Accounting Lead in preparation of group reporting requirements, plan/reforecasts and month end close. Working with the Group Accounting Lead, the position will be a focal point for Insurance activities and provide input and analysis in support of the provision of Insurance services.

Accountabilities
* Supports the Group Accounting Lead with preparation and review of accurate legal entity financial statements for our client and its subsidiaries
* Working with the Group Accounting Lead, responsible for ensuring monthly reports are accurate and in accordance with the timelines agreed with management and shareholders
* Working with the Group Accounting Lead and using S/4 Hana functionality, establish, maintain and improve appropriate processes for the efficient production of group financial reporting and legal entity financial statements

Key Duties

Legal Entity Financial Statements
* Preparation and review of annual legal entity financial statements for our client and its subsidiaries, including consolidated financial statements prepared under IFRS
* Preparation of financial information for Board meetings
* In conjunction with the our clients tax team, supply accurate information as required for tax provisioning, tax returns and for tax planning purposes

Monthly Financial Reporting
Assist Group Accounting lead with monthly reporting, including:
* Review of monthly income statement, balance sheet and cashflow statement over the month end close period, with aim to ensure required elements are booked as required and understood
* Collate variance analysis on key metrics of production, opex, capex and abex on a monthly basis for management reporting
* Assist with preparation of monthly financial reporting package for group financial reporting and supporting analysis
* Liaise with external auditors throughout the group and statutory audits

Financial Accounting
Assumes primary responsibility for:
* Working capital analysis
* Intercompany
* FX analysis
* Liaison with Commercial on royalties accounting
* Controls
* Key account reconciliation preparation
* ONS surveys
And will be required to assist with other areas of Financial Accounting on an ad hoc basis.

Insurance
* Assist the Group Accounting Lead in the coordination of Insurance activities including input and analysis in support of the provision of Insurance services
* Schedule quarterly Insurance Committee meetings and prepare draft minutes of meetings

Intercompany
* Manage master data for intercompany/related parties within S/4 Hana to support consolidation eliminations
* Shareholder Loans
* Review elimination of intercompany transactions within the consolidation module to include monthly transportation and processing cost eliminations
* Review and update of Intercompany loans and guarantee fees
* Update and post journals for Intercompany Loan Interest calculations
* Manage approvals and timely processing of intercompany invoices from Affiliates
* Ensure timely raising of invoices for recharge of costs to intercompany Affiliates

Education Attainment & Accreditation
* Professional Accounting Designation or equivalent

Professional Skills & Experience
* Relevant post-designation experience
* Oil and gas industry experience preferred
* SAP experience essential
* Knowledge of Microsoft Office required, including substantial experience in Excel

Interpersonal Skills & Qualities
* Highly organised
* Ability to perform well under pressure and meet deadlines embraces change and continual improvement
* Strong analytical skills
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Actively demonstrates our clients core values of Leadership, Excellence, Accountability and Positivity

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