Group Assistant Accountant - Aberdeen

Ref: 47 Date Posted: Friday 19 Feb 2021

Vero has been engaged exclusively by an international energy services company to recruit a Group Assistant Accountant. Position suits a career minded accountant with relevant experience at assistant accountant or accountant level. First class opportunity to join a global market leader in a highly progressive role, working in a high performing, high calibre finance team.


For over 50 years our client has harnessed their experience and capability to helps their customers by transforming operational efficiency, by improving processes and by continuously enhancing their services and systems.  They have achieved this by creating a range of solutions to improve the efficiency of their customers’ operations, by always striving to be the essential partner across their full suite of service lines.


Our clients team is among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the energy industry. All sharing a common drive to succeed, an enthusiasm for their work and a passion for providing exceptional service to their clients and communities. These teams are made up of a variety of people from a range of backgrounds and sectors, who have developed their careers in-house over many years - progressing through the ranks and taking their knowledge into different areas of the business. We have been fortunate to be the trusted recruitment partner for several years.


Despite the challenges of changing customer demand following the oil price slump and the Covid-19 restrictions, our client has remained resilient with all off their operating locations remaining open. They have maintained solid financial liquidity throughout and have also secured a refinance of its banking facilities, allowing them to focus on exciting future growth plans.


Job purpose:


Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the Group Assistant Accountant will be responsible for:


  • Providing accurate, timely, relevant information and analysis in relation to corporate overhead departments
  • Producing intercompany reports and ensuring regular reconciliation and settlement of balances
  • Maintaining Group CAR processes/reporting and UK fixed asset registers
  • Providing support to the Group Finance team members in preparation and review of various regular reports - cash flow forecasts, VAT returns



Main areas of focus:


  • Responsible for timely, accurate and reliable financial reporting and management information within certain of the corporate overhead departments, and also for certain of the holding companies within the Group
  • Responsible for ensuring budgets and forecasts are properly prepared, understood and submitted in accordance with deadlines for those corporate overhead departments and where appropriate for the holding companies
  • Driving internal control initiatives through the business areas and ensuring that financial processes and systems comply with relevant policies and requirements
  • Supporting in the preparation of year end and statutory return information
  • Producing monthly intercompany reports highlighting unreconciled balances, and pursuing relevant business accountants to ensure balances are reconciled monthly and settled at least quarterly
  • Monitoring all submissions to Group Finance from operations and ensuring these are received on time and follow up on missing information
  • Preparing weekly KPI reports
  • Assuming overall responsibility for the Group/ UK fixed asset registers, obtaining necessary approvals for CARs and monitoring spend against those CARs
  • Assisting with the compilation weekly of the 13 week cash forecast for the group
  • Assisting with the preparation of the quarterly VAT return
  • Completing allocated government statistical returns and submitting as required
  • Assisting as required with the ad hoc Group Reporting duties



Who are we looking for:


  • Part or fully qualified accountant considered
  • Previous experience in a similar role essential
  • Experience of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Computer literate with well-developed IT skills across the Microsoft suite, particularly Excel
  • Solutions based with strong planning, organising and numerical skills, and an excellent attention to detail
  • Accustomed to working effectively in a fast paced environment, flexible and can adapt to changing workloads and priorities, where high standards are not compromised under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and in writing
  • Ability to work standalone while a positive contributor to the wider team


In return our client can offer first class career development opportunities set within a dynamic, positive and engaging culture.


The salary range for this opportunity is likely to be in the region of £35k-40k plus benefits.  


To note interest, in the strictest of confidence, please apply with your CV. Email if you’d rather set up a call in the first instance.