Oil & Gas Jobs – Junior Cost Controller – SeaOwl Energy Services

 Job Title:    Junior Cost Controller

Organisation: SeaOwl Energy Services

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

SeaOwl manages the complete recruitment cycle from sourcing, recruitment, mobilization and personnel planning for energy customers. It is specialized in highly-skilled profiles and the underlying activity of designees / staff mainly covers drilling and off-shore oil rig management. It also provides scalable, integrated operations & maintenance resources and services covering the lifecycle of energy assets, as well as tele-operated surveillance and maintenance services.


Job Summary:  On behalf of our Client in the Extractives sector, we are looking for a competent Junior Cost Controller to join our Team at our Clients office in Kampala in their Finance & IS/T Department. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working professional able to undertake a variety of assigned tasks and work diligently under pressure.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Cost Control Coordinator, the job holder will be responsible for the following tasks;

·        Be actively involved in running costs, preparing Environment and HSS budgets in conjunction with Budget holders of the Company as the Operator of EA-1 and EA-1A.

·        Carry out the process of releasing Purchase Requisitions / Purchase Orders after ensuring budget availability control and cost checks on amounts, cost allocations, cost objects and others.

·        Be accountable for controlling the relevancy of the cost allocation in the invoices through IMP.

·        Request for Services (RFS) from H/Q and follow up on the areas of responsibility.

·        Prepare SALSA accruals, manual accruals, Cost objects reviews and others as part of the monthly accounting closure activities.

·        Observe deadlines for staff writing and ensuring consistency with budget/forecast; compile the data to update the Statistical Key figures for each monthly closing.

·        Ensure budget / performance monitoring and reporting. To prepare monthly running costs, Environment and HSS Cost Control reports for budget holding entities with credible comments (variance analysis).

·        Organize regular cost review meetings with Budget Holders to identify opportunities to improve budgetary control.

·        Organize discussions with Managers on Cost structure to reach best compromise between cost monitoring and accounting needs and system constraints.

·        Review monthly activity reports to allow effective cost allocations.

·        Support departments on all financial and cost control issues.

·        Attend to queries from internal/external auditors, JV Partners, vendors such as the provision of justifications for expenditure during the various audits carried out by JV partners and/or Ugandan authorities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        The applicant must hold a Bachelor's degree in Finance/Accounting.

·        Professional qualification is an added advantage

·        At least three years’ experience in accounting department in the Oil & Gas upstream sector.


How to Apply:

If you feel you meet the criteria as outlined above and are ready to take on this challenge, please send us your CV ONLY via email: career.ea@seaowlgroup.com

Tel.: +256 (0) 706 444 500


NB: Subject of your email should be the position you are applying for. Do not hesitate to contact us, if you have any question or need any clarifications.


Deadline: 28th March 2021


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