Accounting Manager

Accounting Manager


Company Cairn
Job Title Accounting Manager
Type of contract Permanent
Location Stavanger, Norway

Purpose of Role 

To meet its principal duties according to applicable accounting standards and management expectations in the financial department.

  1. To be the primary point of contact for all UKN related accounting matters
  2. To provide support and guidance to Finance Manager
  3. To ensure accounting support is in place to support UKN asset team through exploration, appraisal and development

Principal duties

Systems, processing and compliance:

  • In consultation with Finance manager and Group functions, is accountable and responsible for the review, implementation, documentation, maintenance and improvement of the UKN office based financial processes, procedures and controls
  • In consultation with Finance Manager and Group functions, ensure compliance to all relevant regulation, accounting policies and procedures (including tax, joint venture and financial reporting matters)


  • Reconciliations and analytic review of the balance sheet and P&L accounts
  • Participation in monthly, quarterly and yearly closing process and reporting to headquarters
  • Preparation of statutory financial information in accordance with applicable accounting standards.
  • Preparation and review of Annual Reports
  • Day to day accounting activities, Cash forecasting, internal cost allocation, etc.
  • Follow up of Asset Retirement Obligation
  • Over/underlift calculation
  • Accounting and follow up of loan and facilities
  • Various corporate accounting activities


  • Tax related tasks such as monthly and quarterly tax calculation and reconciliation, input to Tax Return and other communication with the Oil Taxation Office
  • Maintain and further develop tax model and tax return process
  • Various ad hoc tax input


  • Ensure all audits are communicated, planned, undertaken and the results are communicated in consultation with the Finance Manager (tax, statutory etc.)


  • Project related tasks around M&A, funding activities, internal control or other ad hoc projects within Financial Reporting and Tax

Skills/Experience Required


  • University degree in accounting/finance or other relevant education
  • Qualified accountant

Relevant Experience/Skills

  • Accounting experience preferably from the oil and gas industry with understanding of applicable accounting standards.
  • Familiar with JV accounting principles on the UK & Norwegian continental shelf.
  • Advanced user of excel and UNIT4
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Fluent in Norwegian and English

Company Values and High Performing Behaviours


  • Respect
  • Relationships
  • Responsibility

High Performing Behaviours

  • Be Safe
  • Be Focused
  • Be Open
  • Be Collaborative
  • Be a Leader
  • Be Empowered
  • Be Entrepreneurial


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