Asset Accountant



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Spirit Energy own and operate legacy gas assets in the East Irish Sea and onshore Terminals at Barrow-in-Furness. Operations in the East Irish Sea include operatorship of our 100% owned assets, as well as third party assets (offshore gas field and an onshore Terminal).

The Morecambe Hub A&R team are responsible for the accurate and timely reporting and analysis of the hub’s monthly performance.

The Asset Accountant will play an important role in supporting the team to deliver a robust control framework, and ensuring effective, accurate and timely close processes at month, mid-year and year-end. Responsibilities will also incorporate the month-end accounting and billing for Spirit Energy’s Unconventional onshore assets in North-West England.

The Role

  • Ensure effective, accurate and timely financial statement close processes at month and year end, working closely with the wider Finance Operations team
  • Complete all month end deliverables including bookings for accruals and other gross entries and ledger reviews
  • Prepare, review and issue cash calls/billings for Unconventionals assets
  • Understand business activity in month; complete actuals v budget and forecast variance analysis for month end integrity review, MBR, capex and cost reporting
  • Maintain integrity of financial ledger for all assets
  • Contribute to BU half year/year end deliverables through the presentation of supporting analysis for assets
  • Prepare weekly cash flow forecasts for Treasury
  • Preparation of balance sheet reconciliation’s
  • Produce sales invoices along with associated ledger entries and control debtor management
  • Transformation – identify process improvements and see these through to delivery
  • Direct interaction with external auditors at Half-Year and Year-End
  • Demonstrate own belief in and support for HSEQ policies, procedures and standards. Follow the safety & environmental policies, guidelines and procedures as directed by the business unit. Contribute to ensuring HSEQ objectives and targets are met.

The Person

  • Hold or be studying towards a Finance qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Joint Venture Accounting experience required
  • SAP ERP, BW and BPC experience desirabl
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Good communicator who is able to explain complex issues in a clear and concise manner
  • Thorough approach to financial analysis, with good attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise and work to monthly deadlines
  • Flexible – capable of working on own initiative, but also demonstrating great teamwork.

Further characteristics required for the role are:

  • Being One Team – Initiates and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Creating A Positive Environment – Enthusiastic, positive and respects others
  • Seeing Beyond Our Goals – Understands how own goals align to bigger picture.

The Company

Competitive salary and benefits.

Spirit Energy is one of Europe’s top independent oil & gas exploration and production companies. It was formed by a joint venture in 2017 between Centrica’s Exploration & Production business and Bayerngas Norge. The independent company was formed to combine a complementary mix of producing and development assets, and creates a robust, self-financing business to allow both organic and inorganic growth.

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