Assistant Accountant

Location: Aberdeen

Date Posted: 26 July 2018

Closing Date: 17 August 2018

Staff/Contractor: Staff

Department: Finance

Onshore/Offshore: Onshore

Reports to: VP Finance


Role Purpose

  • Serica is building a new operated joint venture finance function based in Aberdeen to support its acquisition of three producing field interests from BP and the planned future growth of its North Sea operations
  • The role will assist in finalising procedures and testing systems in the run up to completion of the acquisition
  • Ensure a smooth handover and then bedding down systems in the post completion period
  • The successful candidate will enjoy the challenges that come with a growing business including system implementation and improvement working closely with other 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

  • Assisting preparation for system handover
  • Testing invoice input and control procedures
  • Extracting financial information and preparing cost allocation procedures
  • Running and analysing period end reports
  • Assisting with payment procedures and bank payments
  • Understanding and complying with Serica‚Äôs accounting controls and Group policies
  • Preparing Govt statistical returns
  • Assisting with ad-hoc tasks

Professional Skills

  • Can demonstrate experience in a relevant role
  • Can articulate learning and training experiences
  • Can demonstrate significant experience in intercompany accounting
  • 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
  • Significant excel skills and experience of extracting financial reporting information from accounting systems (SUN 6, Q&A Data Extraction, would be an advantage)
  • N/A

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
  • N/A

Education Requirements

  • Working towards an Accounting Professional qualification
  • N/A

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Closing Date:
17 August 2018