Operational Lead - Cost Centre Accountant / Senior Accountant

Subsea 7

Operational Lead - Cost Centre Accountant / Senior Accountant

Salary Not Specified

Subsea 7, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 29 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 7718bd8886274dea8e782feff3f65736

Full Job Description

Subsea7 currently has an exciting opportunity for an Accountant/Senior Accountant to take on an Operational Lead role within the Cost Centre Reporting department of our Finance Resource Centre (FRC). This will be 15 month maternity cover role., Management of a small team (2 - 4 members) within the larger Cost Centre team. The Operational Lead is responsible for delivery of the agreed team deliverables for assigned regions, including coaching and supervising the team's performance, learning and development, providing constructive feedback in a timely manner.
Actively communicate with budget holders and regional management teams to plan, monitor and advise on financial performance, explaining financial information in a clear and concise way to non-finance personnel.
Timely preparation of monthly reporting pack for assigned departments/regions (both overhead & operating costs). This will include monthly, quarterly & annual variance analysis of actuals and forecasts and will cover gross costs and recoveries.
Preparation of annual budget and calculation of internal standard costing rates for relevant cost centres/functions of assigned regions.
Prepare and support in the preparation of reconciliations and analysis with relevant and appropriate back up and critical analysis of the balances.
Support the wider Cost Centre team in compliance with the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements and to ensure Group and Regional reporting objectives and policies are adhered to within deadlines set.
Demonstrate a detailed understanding of and provide guidance to the team on Accounting Standards and Group accounting policies to ensure they are applied and upheld.
Pro-actively identify/support process improvement opportunities and assist to establish best practice, standardisation and ways of working.
Utilise the knowledge management tools available to ensure the Team capitalises from lessons learned and is performed in accordance with best practice, striving to mitigate risk, promoting safety and integrity consistently.

The FRC is a motivated, skilled and innovative organisation: A Finance Centre of Excellence. The FRC The Operational Lead is responsible for overseeing a small team delivering quality financial analysis to management. This role would suit a qualified Accountant with at least 2 years post qualification experience in management accounting. The position offers a diverse and challenging role, within a professional and process improvement focused team. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a logical approach to problem solving., Educated to degree level in a relevant stream (Finance/Accounting/Business) (Essential)
The candidate should be a fully Qualified Accountant/QBE with at least 2 years post qualification experience.


Relevant experience working within a similar environment. (Essential)
Proven history of good quality accurate analysis and analytical review (Essential)
Understanding of chart of accounts, legal entity or management reporting structures (Essential)
Experience in interfacing with various stakeholders as mentioned above.

IT Systems

Detailed working knowledge of SAP (or Equivalent) and underlying modules (time allocations, fixed assets, inventory, etc.) that impact the General Ledger (Essential)
Experience of running reports and data extraction for input into excel models (Essential)
Ability to work with Excel (including macro models), Word and PowerPoint (Essential)
Working knowledge of Business Objects Financial Consolidation (BFC).


Able to demonstrate ability to work as part of a large team.
Positive attitude and initiative, questioning the status quo by presenting new ideas and improvements.
Performance focus, first time right approach, with good self-review skills. Seeks to improve, learn and utilise feedback.
Anticipates potential problems and works to overcome them.
Pro-active and constructive communication with all stakeholders (e.g. Senior Management, Legal, Tax, HR, Technical Accounting team).
Good time management skills - ability to independently, plan and prioritise workloads to meet tight deadlines.
Good people management skills, with ability to support development and growth of junior staff.