JV Accountant, Staff

Location: Aberdeen

Date Posted: 21 March 2018

Closing Date: 21 April 2018

Department: Finance

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: VP of Finance

Role Purpose

The JV Accountant will be core to the finance team ensuring that internal controls and joint operating agreements are correctly applied, transactions are booked accurately, payments made on time and reports can be generated for internal management and external partner requirements.
The role will support the acquisition of three producing field interests and the planned future growth of Serica’s North Sea operations. The JV Accountant will help to grow the business including system implementation and improvement working closely with other operational functions to deliver efficient asset performance.

Areas of Responsibility

Geographical Span: Serica Assets- UKCS
Budgetary Responsibilities: Yes
Direct Reports: No
Travel Required: Occasional as required

Main Tasks

  • Maintain the books of accounts for the joint venture licenses in accordance with Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) and applicable accounting standards
  • Apply corporate control processes and procedures
  • Work closely with colleagues across Finance, Commercial and Operations functions
  • Adhere to the time lines set out within JOA provisions and internal reporting timetables
  • Carry out month end close procedures including bank account reconciliations, accruals, value of work done, inventory control  and other journal entries
  • Prepare cost share and tariff calculations
  • Prepare and issue joint venture billings and cash calls
  • Meet the needs of statutory and joint venture audits
  • Contribute to continuing improvement of systems and procedures
  • Ad hoc reporting and communication as may be required from time to time 

Professional Skills

  • Good knowledge/experience of JV accounting practices
  • Understanding of accounting principles, JOAs and industry guidance
  • Good communication (both verbal & written) in English and team working skills
  • Ability  to plan and manage workload within challenging timetable
  • Good knowledge of North Sea operated joint venture accounting
  • N/A

Behavioural Skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-review
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results through planning, organising and persistence
  • Enjoy working within and, contributing to, a growing organisation
  • Team player willing to demonstrate flexibility/adaptability to work through peak cycles
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to support working across all levels within the organisation
  • N/A

Education Requirements

  • An accounting qualification or alternatively qualified by relevant experience
  • Strong MS Excel and Word skills with experience in Sun Finance
  • Familiarity with Sun Finance accounting system 

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Closing Date:
21 April 2018