Leading international exploration and production company
    12th July 2019
    London, United Kingdom
    Job Type


    The Client is one of the largest oil producers in the UK North Sea, contributing more than 25% of the UK’s oil production and 10% of the country’s energy needs. They also have a significant range of international interests in Europe and Africa, including the French-speaking West coast region.

    Job Specification

    Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, you will play a key role in:

    • Planning and Coordinating the preparation of all Financial Statements for new countries
    • Working with in country accountants and external suppliers to ensure the financial statements are prepared and reviewed under the relevant GAAPs
    • Co-ordinating the annual audit for each legal entity, pro-actively working with the auditors and finance teams
    • Understanding, documenting and communicating the financial reporting requirements for each country assigned to the role
    • Working with other stakeholders including supply chain, to assess the appropriate external service provider to support the local reporting requirements
    • Creating and maintaining a rolling plan for key activities to ensure entities assigned meet the requirements of internal and external stakeholders, including ensuring roles, responsibilities and deadlines are agreed and documented and progress is communicated effectively
    • Preparing memos and budget presentation for Board of Directors
    • Preparing analysis and reports to comply with international transparency regulatory requirements
    • Working closely with the internal audit team to ensure process and controls are in place and maintained to enhance the control environment
    • Utilising the skills and expertise across the team to define the SAP system set-up requirements for new countries
    • Acting as focal point liaising with Tax, Insurance and Treasury Producing cashflow forecasting to support financial reporting and treasury requirements
    • Maintaining effective intercompany invoice process and review to comply with intercompany agreements and local regulatory requirements
    • Proactively identify gaps in processes or opportunities for improvement and working with multiple stakeholders to agree and implement improvement plans

    Preferred Candidate Profile

    • A qualified Accountant with strong technical grounding in IFRS
    • Fluent at a full professional written and spoken proficiency level in French and English
    • Excellent planning skills and the ability to communicate at all levels
    • Quick learner with a structured approach to problem solving
    • A strong influencing ability and a high degree of flexibility in your working style to adapt to changing environments and priorities
    • The ability to communicate effectively and work with all levels in the organisation

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