Corporate Accountant - E&P

Hutcheon Mearns are supporting a successful E&P business to source a Corporate Accountant to join their Aberdeen team. The successful candidate will report the actual financial performance of the business into monthly/quarterly management reports along with annual financial reporting requirements and filings for the Group.

This is a broad role which will allow the successful candidate to gain great experience and develop new skills. Working as part of a friendly and supportive team with a compressed working week is also on offer!

The Opportunity

  • Assume responsibility for the external audit process, including planning the process internally and communicating with the wider team their responsibilities
  • Preparation of the year end and half year reporting to parent company, including communicating with parent company finance team directly
  • Preparation of the UK Statutory financial statements, for both the Group and also subsidiary companies and ensuring audit of these companies are undertaken without problems and/or delay to meet any statutory or internal deadlines
  • Supporting and assisting in any group reorganization/restructuring plans, liaising with Tax team and Legal team in the process
  • Preparing and booking any specific and/or unusual account entries for example acquisition accounting, equity investment accounting, G&A re-allocations and intercompany interest
  • Keeping up to date with accounting technical changes and keeping the wider team up to date on any changes that will impact the finance team
  • Point of contact for accounting technical issues being faced by the team
  • Supporting in the monitoring of actual results versus plan results in relation to G&A and other non-producing asset areas of the financial statements
  • Supporting the team and the team manager in the month end and year end close process
  • Key contributor to annual budget exercise for G&A and corporate inputs (eg DD&A, hedging)
  • Co-ordinate annual G&A audit
  • Reviewing the weekly payment run as well as daily approval of on-line bank payments
  • Reviewing monthly UK payroll for changes before finalised with outsourced provider
  • Hyperion upload for UK actuals. Completing any ad-hoc tasks as and when required to support the Financial Controller

Background and Experience

  • Degree educated and the holder of a professional finance qualification
  • Finance experience including exposure to the upstream oil and gas industry, including knowledge of producing assets, exploration activity and operated/non operated activity
  • Detailed knowledge of International Accounting Standards, UK GAAP, and preparation of primary accounting statements
  • Competent in accounting software package and strong excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Display high standards of ethical and professional behaviour, consistent with the company’s values and business conduct policies
  • Experience of managing a team

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for their first step out of audit or an industry based, experienced Reporting Accountant looking for a fresh challenge.

Next Steps

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career or feel a change of environment or sector is your next path, this could be the ideal job opportunity for you!  To apply please send a full CV.  For a confidential discussion or more information, please reach out to Jane Setter at Hutcheon Mearns at 07849087947.  Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.