Senior Accountant - London

Job details

Job reference nr.:DH-097972
Discipline Category:Drilling & Well Services
Type of work:Permanent
Start date:November 1, 2019
Job location:United Kingdom

Short summary

On behalf of our client, we have a superb permanent opportunity for an experienced Senior Accountant to join their team based in London, UK.

Job description

The Senior Accountant supports the Cost Controller in the provision of timely and accurate financial reporting for Division and Corporate management. The Senior Accountant assists with the preparation of budgets/forecast and helps to maintain accurate legal entity financial records including VAT filings and payroll related filings. The Senior Accountant assists the Finance Manager to monitor the Division’s compliance with controls, AFE’s, accounting policies and procedures. In addition, the Senior Accountant helps prepare for annual internal & external audits and assists with other ad-hoc financial projects when required.


  • Assist in the timely preparation, input and maintenance of accurate financial records
  • Assist with the preparation and analysis of accounting statements and financial reports
  • Assist with the preparation of VAT returns for the UK & Netherlands, ensuring that submission deadlines are met
  • Assist with the personnel cost and social security filings for UK & Netherlands
  • Assist with the compilation and submission of monthly forecasts, and assist in the preparation of annual operating budgets
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and yearly variance analyses comparing budget and forecasts with actuals, and provide other analysis as requested
  • Maintain and analyze general ledger accounts
  • Review and process invoice/expense reports
  • Coding and approval of incoming invoices from vendors
  • Preparation of external and intercompany invoices to clients
  • Work with Corporate Treasury to ensure funds are maintained in local bank accounts
  • Ensure surplus funds are transferred to the Corporate Treasury Department
  • Ensure bank balances are reconciled to bank statements and any differences are satisfactorily explained
  • Support management to ensure compliance with all internal control procedures
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with the Division and THE COMPANY’s AFE, spending and accounting policies and procedures
  • Provide assistance and support for any internal & external audits as required
  • Maintain files as necessary for department recordkeeping
  • Take personal responsibility for own continued professional development, and undertake training as required
  • Perform other duties, complete additional tasks and support ad-hoc projects as required by management


Job requirements

The ideal candidate will be a Chartered Accountant, hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance. Be approachable and maintain open and transparent communication with team, internal and external stakeholders and management team. Develop good working relationships with Divisional and Corporate colleagues and external stakeholders, as required. Represent the Company in a professional manner both on and off the job to include confidentiality of Company and Client business. Model THE COMPANY’s Core Values of honesty, integrity, safety, environmental stewardship, respect and performance.

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    Contact Person

    Diane HewittAccount Manager