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Audit Advisor

  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Audit and Compliance
  • Date posted: 12/02/2018
  • Job reference: VR/43398
Our client is currently recruiting for an Audit Advisor on a contract basis until the end of 2018 in Aberdeen.

The position assists in the effective custody of the clients investments, with a strong focus on supplier relationships and contractual agreements and obligations.

In addition to UK audit requirements, this position works closely with overseas Corporate Audit ensuring adherence and alignment with corporate standards and reporting.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist the Audit Manager in formulating and implementing the annual Audit plan.
- Assist in the preparation of the annual audit plan based on assessed risk and analysis of contract expenditure patterns, including contract complexity, historical data and business feedback.
- Conduct audits, either on an individual basis or in teams drawn from other disciplines and departments, including co-venturer organisations at their sites, vendor sites and at the clients UK offices.
- Prepare correspondence and distribute to suppliers in conjunction with the annual audit plan.
- Formally report findings, issuing audit reports, presenting recommendations and improvements to Operations and Supply Chain Management and Co-Venturers and vendors.
- Identify and negotiate settlement of exceptions ensuring timely correction and follow up of outstanding issues.
- Identify opportunities for improvements in processes and practices related to contract management and procurement, joint venture agreements or internal controls.
- Support contract reviews at tender and award stages to ensure appropriate terms and conditions are incorporated, including rights of audit, assessing the overall application and effectiveness of audit clauses in contracts.
- Engage in and provide input into contract negotiations.
- There may be the opportunity to assist in JV audits and internal reviews including SOX Testing.
- Undertake special projects and ad -hoc duties as required including non-UK audits.

QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING:
- University degree or equivalent.
- Ideally hold or be studying for a professional accounting qualification.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
- Two or more years experience of contract and joint venture audit in the oil & gas sector in both operated and non-operated activities.
- The successful candidate needs to be Knowledge/proficiency in SAP, Excel and Word
- High standard of commercial awareness, numeracy, analytical and organisational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability and work in a positive manner with personnel internal and external to the company and be an independent worker as well as team player.
- Ability to effectively communicate and deliver identified issues, facilitating problem resolution and negotiations.
- Willingness and flexibility to engage in duties at various locations as required by the business.