Job Description

On behalf of A major oil operator Petroplan are looking for an Accountant to be based in London, the role will be on a annual renewable contractual basis and offering a competitive rate.

Job Overview

Reviews and interprets financial results in with business managers. Drafts insightful accounting analysis. Maintains a basic understanding of financial systems and data elements


  • Researches financial anomalies and makes corrections as necessary.
  • Works on special projects as assigned.
  • Generates reconciliations and accounts analyses.
  • Participates in the monthly financial statement closes.
  • Validates accounting assumptions with Accounting Manager and/or business managers.
  • Aware of and monitors compliance of processes, transactions and balances with accounting / finance policies.
  • Assists in implementing appropriate accounting policies and procedures.
  • Aware of internal control concepts, evaluates controls to ensure they are operating effectively and makes recommendations to improve controls.
  • Treasury finance maintain and reconcile the TMS accounting ledgers in respect of transactions associated with the treasury activity outlined above. This involves full finance span activities across transactional postings, MI reporting and control assurance.
  • Project activity within the finance area, treasury management system replacement and associated general ledger
  • Support other team members as needed including testing for a system replacement project.
  • Interact with external auditors each quarter to explain the results and decisions made regarding accounting treatment.
  • Maintain internal financial control documentation in accordance with control processes and policies.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant with experience in Treasury
  • Strong practical experience within wider Treasury environment, forex, financial instruments
  • Prior project experience with Treasury Management Systems (Quantum preferred) and / or accounting general ledger systems
  • Strong Financial Accountant with experience of applying financial accounting as required by IFRS.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills, proven team player
  • Able to manage multiple/conflicting priorities with a track record of delivery.
  • Track record of applying rigour and due diligence to complex data reconciliation processes within a wide variety of transactions activity types
  • Affinity for working with financial systems, including data management, issue resolution, and change management
  • Able to interpret and communicate financial information with clarity, to both internal management and the external auditors.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work flexibly
  • Ability to work under pressure and within tight timescales
  • Chartered Accountancy qualification preferred
  • System implementation project experience - Quantum preferred
  • Good understanding of Treasury control processes and systems
  • (SAP BW) experience beneficial

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

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In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.