Skillpool Accountant

Our Client is looking for a Skillpool Accountant, on a 12 month contract basis, location in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
The Offshore Resources Finance and Project Controls Department provides accounting, cost control, reporting and tax support to the other Offshore Resources Departments, to the Pipeline Group, and to the Regions in terms of Vessel accounting, forecasting and reporting.

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Key Responsibilities

Key Offshore Resources Finance Activities

  • Preparation of annual budgets and monthly forecasts for vessels, construction pool equipment, ROVs, Pipeline Group, Offshore Crewing and Offshore Resources Overheads.
  • Calculation of vessel, equipment, ROV and offshore personnel White Book Rates.
  • Preparation of annual Offshore Resources related capital expenditure budgets and the subsequent cost control and forecasting of approved capital projects.
  • Tax planning, tax forecasting and financial accounting for the Offshore Resources legal entities.
  • Preparation of the monthly Offshore Resources Management Report.
  • Bid support to Sales and Marketing with respect to vessels, offshore personnel and equipment costs.

The Key principles under which Offshore Resources Finance operate

  • Offshore Resources Finance work with the Regional Finance Departments and the Corporate Finance Department to provide the most cost-effective accounting support solution to the business.
  • Offshore Resources Finance ensures that the company accounting policies and procedures are upheld within Offshore Resources.
  • Actively communicate with budget holders 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 LTF reports for assigned Skillpools. This will include variance analysis of actuals and forecasts.
  • Preparation of annual budget and calculation of White book rates (WBR) for assigned Skillpools.
  • Validation of 3rd party costs for assigned skillpools, ensuring all internal processes and procedures have been followed.
  • Assist the finance team to ensure compliance with the monthly, quarterly and annual reporting requirements.
  • Preparation of reconciliations and analysis with relevant and appropriate back up and critical analysis of the balances.
  • Reconciliation of offshore travel costs within the Onboard Tracker system, liaising with relevant parties internal and external to resolve any queries identified.
  • Ensure continuous compliance with all Finance policies, process and procedures.
  • Pro-actively identify process improvement opportunities and help to establish best practice, standardisation and ways of working.
  • Other ad hoc tasks and projects as required.


  • OR Finance Team
  • Skillpool Planners / Crewing Managers
  • Offshore HR, L&D, HR Systems, Payroll
  • Projects & Operations teams

Education, Qualifications & Experience



  • Qualified Accountant or working on obtaining and accounting qualification.
  • Role relevant experience working within a fast paced operational environment.
  • Understanding of chart of accounts, legal entity or management reporting structures.
  • Stakeholder interface.
  • Substantial practical knowledge of SAP (or equivalent) and underlying modules that impact the General Ledger.
  • Experience of running reports and data extraction for input into Excel models.
  • Stakeholder interface.
  • Competent in the use of the MS Suite (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant stream (Finance/Accounting/Business)
  • Working knowledge of Business Objects Financial Consolidation (BFC).



  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships at all levels.
  • Demonstrates initiative and ownership to work autonomously, while able to work collaboratively with team members and key stakeholders.
  • Solutions based, able to identify and devise new efficiencies to process.
  • Demonstrable analytical experience, ability to work with detail and high accuracy.
  • Pro-actively seeks new learning and ways to enhance both team and own performance.
  • Numeric with excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Excellent planning skills, accustomed to meeting multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet the evolving needs of a 24/7 global business.

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