Cost Management Accountant
Accenture UK - Outsourcing workforce
Circa £40,000 plus excellent benefits package (Depending on skills and experience)
We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant who is looking for an exciting and challenging career with Accenture - an employer that enables you to make a real difference.
What's in it for you?
Choose Accenture for a career in Accountancy, where the variety of opportunities and challenges allows you to make a difference every day. A place where you can develop your expertise working with the best people worldwide in a dynamic, team-focused environment. The only place where you can use your skills to provide high-quality, long-term services for our Global Fortune 500 clients, helping them achieve high performance. If this is your idea of a typical working day, then Accenture is the place to be.
We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster to help tailor your career plan. On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days vacation per year, a gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice.
What does the role involve?
The Cost Management team (CMT) is responsible for providing a proactive and high level support to the client's Budget Responsibility Officers (BROs). Effective Cost Management in it's North Sea operations has become increasingly important as profit margins are threatened by reduced production and increased cost trends across the North Sea business.
This role recognises the need for the budget holders to get a high degree of support, including regular meetings, analysis of cost trends and commitments against budgets and activity levels, and an increased understanding of what lies behind the numbers to facilitate a meaningful level of discussion with the budget holders and appropriate challenge on the forecasts. The incumbent will take specific responsibility for supporting certain budget holders as well as working within a team.
What are the main accountabilities?
Work with Team Lead Operations to assist in Risk analysis of budgets to ensure a targeted and appropriate level of support is given to all areas and particularly higher risk areas
Be part of a team of 6 FTE's
Work with back office team to ensure costs are accurately recorded and analysed and commitment information is available. Work with back office team to ensure all actions are completed following BRO meetings
Maintain cost tracker including actuals and commitment information as required by the client
Meet BROs on a regular appropriate basis routinely, and an ad hoc basis as required in order to proactively support them in cost management
Lead the BRO meetings - ensure that all objectives of the meetings are met and document results and actions of all meetings
Ensure that all variances from previous forecast and budget are documented for MI purposes
Attend cost review meetings with the Team Lead Operations as appropriate for own areas
Training and coaching BROs
Assist in annual budget process
Support the client's Controllers and Financial analysts
Other activities including reviewing accrual levels, Tax support, ad hoc queries, CI and Process Improvement, retention of asset/business knowledge etc
Preparation and support of M&O forecasts.
Review of SAP payroll, Time writing etc with Senior BRO's
Field support to the offshore team and nominated client field - Schiehallion
MI assurance of areas within responsibility in line with the client expectations
What we're looking for - Accountancy Skills
Qualified accountant (preferred)
Industry experience, or significant depth of experience in the oil industry and/or cost management
Knowledge of SAP and other accounting systems
Strong skills in software packages (Word PowerPoint, Excel)
Good team player
Good organisational skills
Sound commercial awareness
Good analytical approach, problem solver and determined
Excellent written & verbal communication skills together with strong interpersonal skills with ability to articulate complex business outcomes and drivers
Support process efficiency initiatives
Proactive approach to issue ownership and resolution, and ability to recognise when issues should be escalated
Ability to build and develop excellent client and client and offshore working relationships
What other qualifications or skills do I need?
Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant
Proven success in contributing within a team environment
Demonstrated leadership skills
Onshore, client-facing experience across a variety of industries
You must be willing to be fully mobile, i.e. prepared to work away from home Monday to Friday as required
What will be my targets/dimensions?
Position reports to Team Lead Operations
Part of a team of 6
Work with the wider Accenture teams (onshore & offshore), encouraging knowledge sharing and promoting best practice
Assist in application of standardization and continuous improvement
Meet or exceed target service deliverables within the commercial agreement
Please also note that Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Accenture - 3 years ago
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