Working in oil and gas can be relentlessly busy and hard work, hours can be up and down (mainly up) and keeping on top of regulations can be a headache at the best of times. On the flip side, it certainly has its benefits. You have a variety of working environments and global locations open to you, you can potentially progress very quickly through the ranks and there will always be plenty of training and development offered to you. Let’s also not forget you will generally have access to the most up to date technology available.
This international and recognised oil and gas company are now looking for a Finance Manager to manage and lead a team in London. Having been in business for a number of decades, they work mainly on upstream projects but also have some involvement in mid and downstream. On the surface they look like a slick outfit – professional, intelligent and commercially minded people behind the helm and a strong, steady growth pattern over the decades. Scratch beneath the surface and you see much the same in most areas of the business.
So why the need for the job?
The finance team comprise of some very talented individuals and generally the department is ran relatively well. What they need is a commercially minded individual that can ‘connect the dots’ and be able to create a higher level of accuracy, better communication cross-departmentally and can understand how to better the process from Head Office all the way down to the ground level subsidiaries. Naturally, that also means you can communicate incredibly well and get your point across to C-suite and high level directors.
Management and development of a team of 6 (Qualified and Part-qualified level)
Responsibility for the general accounting piece for up to 60 companies in the group
Month/Quarter end processes
Monthly management accounts
Cash flow forecasting
Year-end management and liaising with auditors