Senior Finance Advisor

November 5, 2021

Job Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Employer: NES Fircroft

Our Global Oil and Gas client in Perth are currently seeking a Senior Finance Advisor to join them on a 15-month assignment.

Be responsible for implementing the financial planning and control cycle. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing financial and management accounts
  • Annual budgets
  • Annual statutory accounts
  • Draft tax packs
  • Cash flow reporting and management
  • Treasury responsibility


  • Deliver the full suite of Finance support (including tax, treasury, accounting and structuring) autonomously and coordinate the involvement of specialist advice
  • The Finance Advisor will for a variety of activities/opportunities assigned to them by the Pool (Finance) Manager based on Value/Risk (e.g. control frameworks concerns, performance management system issues, large investments, complex contracts) depending on the requirements, of the specific activity
  • Involves in steering, monitoring and participating in projects to implement systems or improve them (e.g. management control system, balanced scorecard, benchmarking, cost management)
  • Assists with business/economic investments, tender analysis, costing
  • Draws up liquidity plans and manages cash flows, contributing to financial risk management
  • Independently ensure that a proper functioning control framework is in place and that risks are properly understood, reflected and managed
  • Independently ensure value and risks are made transparent and understood in both decision-making and in performance management
  • Ensure a fit for purpose performance management system is in place
  • Lead/initiate structural improvement projects
  • Bring new proposals of high value activities to the Pool Manager who decides on the resource allocation e.g. improvement projects, new business requirements
  • Actively look for opportunities to reduce non value adding Finance activity (“demand management”)
  • Maximise use of Finance Operations in delivery of processes
  • Will on specific projects/transactions work with business stakeholders to work as the voice of Finance to deliver as “One Finance” with specialists and Finance Operations
  • Integrated LNG Production facility
  • Operated Joint Venture
  • Production Operations and Minor works projects
  • Opex and Capex expenditure

Skills & Requirements:

  • Finance/Economics/Accounting qualification
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Expertise across the spectrum of Finance competences
  • Ability to gain the confidence of various internal and external parties building on strong knowledge and understanding of the business drivers, value and risk
  • Maturity and authority to decide when to involve specialists and effectively play the independent Finance role
  • Experience in Oil & Gas or Mining/Resources industry would be an advantage
  • Do you hold hold a recognized senior finance qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)?
  • Experience of reporting to the Board level, and proven ability to deliver financial information to time table and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Should also be capable of creating accounts

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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