Accountant - Reporting

Job Title: Accountant - Reporting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-07-08
Reference: BH-111624
Contact Name: Andrea Gordon
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 09, 2019 13:28

Job Description

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  • Aker Solutions' Finance Solutions team, based in Aberdeen, is responsible for the delivery of monthly and statutory reporting.  Further to this, they are also responsible for providing expert guidance on technical accounting matters to the business.  The Finance Solutions team forms part of a wider Finance function that sits within the Group CFO function.  We are now looking for a talented individual to strengthen our team.

    • Own the uploading of monthly management reporting and forecasts from SAP to HFM, including liaising with our Corporate Accounting team to address queries / resolve issues
    • Own the preparation of the statutory financial statements and the audit thereof of assigned entities
    • Support and liaise with the in-country accounting functions of our overseas Joint Ventures / Branches and ensure correctly consolidated into our UK statutory financial statements
    • Performance of monthly proof of foreign exchange movements and liaison with Corporate Treasury
    • Provide expert advice on technical accounting matters under group policies (IFRS) whilst ensuring the commercial impact is fully taken into account.  Monitor and ensure compliance with new and emerging accounting standards, providing guidance and training to the wider business
    • Ability to translate technical accounting observations into a language that the rest of the business understands
    • Preparation / approval of balance sheet reconciliations, including responsibility to close out any identified discrepancies
    • Provide assistance to internal customers in relation to compliance with Aker Solutions Accounting Principles and related Procedures
    • Seek opportunities for standardisation and harmonisation within the Finance function
    • Any other tasks determined by management
    • Qualified accountant
    • Proficient in MS Office
    • In-depth knowledge of IFRS
    • Experience using Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and SAP (Preferred)Professional services firm trained (Preferred)
    • Ability to listen to positive and negative views and be able to influence and persuade others in decision making processes
    • Ability to manage own workload to ensure responsibilities are completed in-line with Corporate timetables
    • Proactive, flexible and possess quantitative and analytical skillsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong attention to detailAbility to assess and resolve problems in a timely manner