Operational Lead / Senior Accountant

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Hutcheon Mearns are delighted to be working with a global oil service company to hire a Senior Accountant / Operational Lead on a full time, maternity cover contract basis. This position is estimated to last for a period of fifteen months, with possibility of extension or permanent position. You will be based in Westhill with hybrid working, flexible hours and an excellent benefits package.

The Opportunity

The Operational Lead will be responsible for overseeing a small team delivering financial analysis to management. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Management of a small team (2 - 4 members) within the larger Cost Centre team
  • Timely preparation of monthly reporting pack for assigned departments/regions (both overhead & operating costs). This will include monthly, quarterly & annual variance analysis of actuals and forecasts and will cover gross costs and recoveries
  • Preparation of annual budget and calculation of internal standard costing rates for relevant cost centres/functions of assigned regions
  • Prepare and support in the preparation of reconciliations and analysis with relevant and appropriate back up and critical analysis of the balances
  • Support the wider Cost Centre team in compliance with the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements and to ensure Group and Regional reporting objectives and policies are adhered to within deadlines set

Background and Experience

The role would suit a qualified accountant with at least 2 years of PQ experience in Management Accounting

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant stream (Finance/Accounting/Business)
  • Fully Qualified Accountant/QBE with at least 2 years post qualification experience
  • Proven history of good quality accurate analysis and analytical review
  • Understanding of chart of accounts, legal entity or management reporting structures
  • Detailed working knowledge of SAP (or Equivalent) and underlying modules (time allocations, fixed assets, inventory, etc.) that impact the General Ledger
  • Experience of running reports and data extraction for input into excel models

Flexibility and benefits

  • 37.5 hour working week 
  • Hybrid working (1 day per week)
  • Career development opportunities
  • Excellent working environment

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 Leah McCrea at Hutcheon Mearns on 07743929721. Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.