Accounts Assistant

Location: Aberdeen

Date Posted: 5 February 2020

Closing Date: 6 March 2020

Department: Finance

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: BKR Controller

Role Purpose

The role is an integral part of the Finance Operations team, delivering core accountabilities for the Serica UK disbursements process (invoice payments and employee expenses), General and Admin cost allocation process and provide guidance to Accounts Payables assistant. 

Areas of Responsibility

Geographical Span: Serica Assets- UKCS

 Budgetary Responsibilities: No

Direct Reports: No

Travel Required: Occasional as required

Main Tasks

Please note that this list of duties is not exhaustive and employees will be expected to undertake reasonable duties commensurate of their role and grade.
  • Serica UK disbursements process - vendor and Serica invoices and Expenses, minimum 2 per week payment runs, co-ordination of invoice payment requirements
  • Serica bank account reconciliations – monthly reconciliation of all bank reconciliations and associated reconciliations and monitoring of creditor and debtor accounts
  • Owner of Serica G&A process – Control Timewriting process, calculation and processing of resulting allocation basis, implement changes as organisation evolves and activities changes  
  • Supervision of Accounts Payables assistant and process – provide support and guidance, monitor payment performance statistics
  • Extracting financial information from SUN accounting system by Q&A reports, preparing cost allocation reports
  • Running and analysing period end reports
  • Assisting with ad-hoc tasks
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Sales and Revenue process – calculate and verify inputs, produce, issue and post invoice entries, monitor receipts. 

Professional Skills

  • Can demonstrate experience in a relevant role
  • Can articulate learning and training experiences
  • Strong understanding of cash and banking processes, bank interface’s, time writing allocations process, employee expense systems
  • A good appreciation of general ledger accounting
  • Good communication (both verbal & written) and team working skills
  • Plan and manage workload within challenging timetables with some supervision
  • Strong excel skills and experience of extracting financial reporting information from accounting systems (SUN 6, Q&A Data Extraction, would be an advantage)

Behavioural Skills

  • Team player willing to demonstrate flexibility/adaptability to work through peak cycles
  • Ability to meet deadlines and deliver results through planning, organising and persistence
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A motivated self-starter, proactive, flexible and able to respond positively to challenge and ad-hoc requests. With the ability to meet challenging deadlines
  • Ability to contribute to the team, but equally work on own initiative with some supervision
  • Strives for continuous improvement; brings solutions and constantly seeks new and better ways to work
  • Actively shares Company vision and demonstrates ability to adapt to change
  • Good planning and organisational skills and analytical capability

Education Requirements

  • Standard Grade level Arithmetic, Maths and English

  • Degree qualified, working towards Professional Accounting qualification. Finance experience within oil and gas industry

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Closing Date:
6 March 2020