Accountant

Undertakes a wide range of accounting and financial reporting activities. Accountants need to meet strict company and statutory reporting deadlines.

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  • Produces financial reports from accounting systems and analyses reports
  • Calculates financial accruals
  • Undertakes reconciliations
  • Produces budgets
  • Prepares financial forecasts
  • Collates information for statutory returns

Every business has to produce company or statutory accounts (tax, VAT, payroll) which report on the financial dealings and health of the company. In the oil and gas industry, there are very strict tax rules and regulations and it is vital that companies comply with these requirements.

  • HND or degree level in a finance or business-related subject
  • Good computer/IT skills
  • Professional accountancy qualification e.g. CIMA/ICAS/ACCA
  • Previous experience in an accounting/ finance role

£24,000 - £30,000

£35,000 upwards

Accounts/Finance Manager, Accounting Team Leader, Specialist Accountant e.g. tax, corporate finance, internal audit/control.  In some companies, career development may be dependant on studying professional exams and becoming a qualified accountant.