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Aberdeen - Westhill

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Vacancy information

Subsea7 currently has an exciting opportunity for a 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.

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.


What will you be doing?

  • 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.


What experience would we like you to have?

Please note, if you don’t tick all the boxes below but feel you have some of the relevant skills and experience we’re looking for, please do consider applying. We would encourage you to apply with a CV that highlights your transferable skills and experience.


Qualifications and Education

  • 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.


What do we offer?

  • Career development – with access to a range of learning and development opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development
  • Flexible working – lots of our people work flexibly in different ways. Whether it’s hybrid, part-time or flexitime working. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, but let’s have a discussion to see how we can make it work.
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave/adoption leave
  • A fantastic benefits package – which includes a generous holiday allowance, pension scheme, discounted health and wellbeing packages, electric car salary sacrifice scheme and more.


Who are we?

We are Subsea7, a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the energy industry. We make offshore energy transition possible through the continuous evolution of lower-carbon oil and gas and by enabling the growth of renewables and emerging energy.

At Subsea7, we are looking for people who think differently. We want people who can bring new ideas and who are willing to take on challenges that will enable us to make a positive impact on a global stage.

In turn we will lift you up and encourage you to go further.  Onshore or offshore, embark on a journey of opportunities, continuous learning and development.

Start your journey with us today.


An environment where you can thrive

We recognise that having a diverse team makes us a better, smarter team. Diversity is something we value and regard it as key to our success.

We encourage new ways of thinking and celebrate our wide range of skills that help us continually challenge the status quo and inspire innovation. An inclusive and diverse environment fosters creativity, improves decision-making and introduces new ways of thinking.

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Subsea7 and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Fair employment practices, fair treatment for all individuals and equal opportunity on the basis of merit are the foundation of how we work and develop together.


What happens next? 

If you would like to apply for this role, simply click the Apply button found on this page.   

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Here are 3 top tips to help you submit a successful application: 


  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • We would encourage you to include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team.
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors before final submission.


Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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