Statutory and Tax Lead Accountant

30 Oct 2016
08 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis
  • The Statutory and Tax Lead Accountant is an independent specialists who will prepare and review the stat and tax accounts of a specific area to ensure the validity and legality of their stat and tax records.
  • The Statutory and Tax Lead Accountant advisory role to recommend possible risk aversion measures and cost savings that could be made.
  • They will work closely with Business / Country teams supported to ensure effective delivery, to resolve issues and put in place process improvements.
  • They will also provide back up support to the Team Leader during times of team leader absence.

Key accountabilities
  • The Lead Accountant will work with the team leader and Business / Country teams to understand the priorities and work to deliver against these as required.
  • The Lead Accountant will look for opportunities to drive process improvements of a notable nature and work with the relevant people to put these in place.
  • Carrying out balance sheet reconciliation work for businesses / countries supported - query resolution will be handled independently based upon previous experience.
  • To work with the Business / Country teams supported to ensure mutual understanding of all accounting entries and follow up on queries.
  • The Lead Accountant will act as a focal point within the team providing guidance and support to other team members, assisting in the resolution of stat and tax queries and providing cover for the Team Leader in times of absence.
  • To comply with any other job-related requirements. This may be defined by an attached task list or defined by one's relevant team lead or process lead or by business contact.
  • Provide effective support to system transformations in all phases of the project.

Essential Education
  • Recognised accounting qualification
  • Fluency in English

Essential experience and job requirements
  • 5 to 6 year experience in related Finance area

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)

Desirable criteria & qualifications

Relocation available

Travel required

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Finance Function fulfills three key activities: to report financial and operational results, both internally and externally, with independence and integrity; to support business performance management and planning processes by using consistent data collection and reporting processes; and to integrate financial and commercial processes to enable end to end optimization. Finance also supports the development of annual and long term plans, strategies and performance management processes as well as provides economic analysis and Group Investment Assurance and Approval Process (GIAAP) support for business opportunities, investments and other specific projects as needed.

Corporate & Functions

Closing Date
[ "07-Dec-2016" ]