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Finance Analyst - Upstream

06 March 2019



Collating government and contract compliance reports under Production Sharing Contracts on a quarterly, half yearly and annual basis ensuring reporting commitments are satisfied.

Co-ordination, collation and delivery of various management and government reporting packs.

Assist in preparing budget and forecast presentation materials for use by management. Packaging information into visually neat presentation format requiring conversion of financial information into graphical formats and messages.

Review and document internal controls to ensure compliance with policies and standards.

Support annual group year-end audit and ad hoc Joint Venture, cost recovery and tax audits.

Working with other teams and disciplines to coordinate budget/forecast/reporting inputs, requiring the ability to build relationships, achieve challenging deadlines and timelines.

Assist with preparation of annual tax returns and quarterly tax returns.

Assist with preparation of external regulatory reporting.

Month-end duties including:

  • Preparing bank reconciliations and intercompany confirmations
  • Calculation, preparation & input of journal entries for E&P companies
  • Update financial models on a monthly basis
  • Running of the financial reports and exception reports to ensure system controls are being adhered to

Maintain accurate and complete supporting documentation for all of the above.


Economics/accounting/ business degree desirable (min 2:1) and strong A-levels (incl. maths).

Familiarity with oil production sharing contracts - highly desirable.

2 years experience as a Finance Analyst (E&P company or similar business environment preferred).

An interest in or already studying either CIMA or ACCA.

Strong numerical skills which will be tested at interview stage.

Good Interpersonal / communication skills.

Advanced IT skills with a demonstrable aptitude for accounting systems, Excel and PowerPoint and a keen interest in developing financial analysis skills as it relates to the budgeting and forecasting process.

Familiarity of basic valuation/return terminology.

Highly organised, detail orientated with a high level of attention to detail.

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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