Accounts Assistant

  • Negotiable
  • Scotland Scotland
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas

Pay Rate: £15.64 plus hols
Duration: 12 months
Location: Kintore
Hybrid working - 3 days office, 2 days home - not set days
Hours: 37.5hrs/week - Mon - Thu 08.30-17.00, Fri 08.30 to 15.45 - 45 mins lunch

As an Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of financial information. You will be working to tight deadlines and will maintain appropriate financial controls.

You will work as part of a team supporting the ledgers within the business segment. This will include responsibility for the accurate and timely reporting of financials information for pre-assigned ledgers and reporting  on a quarterly basis. You will also be expected to actively support the Ledger Controller in the team with their reporting responsibilities.

You should be a detail-oriented person and keen to take on fresh challenges. This role will provide many opportunities to develop your technical and interpersonal skills as well as expand your knowledge of NOV systems and policies.


- Prepare accurate and timely financial information for the pre-assigned ledgers, including intercompany, fixed assets and banking
- Support the Ledger Controller, this will include, amongst other activities, balance sheet reconciliations, aging analysis, reporting and variance analysis
- Ensure the ledgers are in compliance with accounting regulations, company policies and reporting requirements
- Liaise with internal and external audit teams to support audit requirements
- Prepare monthly VAT reconciliations for review and submission
- Actively look to automate and streamline processes within the roles area of responsibility
- Performs any other job duties as assigned appropriately by UK Finance Controller and Ledger Controller
- Comply with and promote all company and HSE policies and procedures.


- Has and uses the required functional and technical knowledge and skills to do job at a high level of accomplishment

- Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks 
- Adept at exercising good judgement whilst being constrained by tight deadlines 

- Performs work with energy and drive while exploring other opportunities to contribute

- Builds numerous and effective relationships through personal networks inside and outside the organisation 

Personal and Interpersonal
- Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals 
- Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external) 

- Degree-qualified with Accounting or Finance related degree
- Part-qualified ICAEW/ICAS/CIMA/ACCA



- Previous experience working with non-finance people
- Previous experience in an engineering and/or manufacturing environment

Skills, training or special knowledge:
- Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)
- ERP Systems knowledge

- Participate in training where required.

Health, Safety and Environment
- Carry out all duties safely and in accordance with the Health & Safety Policy, Employee Handbook, procedures, training and instruction.
- To be safety conscious and report any safety hazards to the HSE representative.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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