Accounts Manager

  • London, UK
  • 02/08/2020
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Total is active in more than 130 countries, our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to many people as possible.
We operate along the entire energy value chain, from the exploration wells to the end client. In May 2020, Total announced its ambition to get to net-zero emissions by 2050 together with society for its global business across its production and energy products used by its customers.

What do we do in UK?
Present since 1955, Total in UK is fully integrated in all sectors of the energy business - exploration production, refining, trading and marketing for our end users and customers.
Our Marketing & Services Branch is specialized in Bitumen (based in Preston), Lubricants (based at Ferrybridge), Special Fluids and Aviation.
Sustainability and minimising the environmental impact of our products are guiding principles. These apply equally to our own manufacturing processes as to the impact our products will have in their end use. We consider the entire product lifecycle.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage the preparation of the monthly balance sheet and working capital reporting.
  • Manage the statutory accounting process ensuring all entities within the TUK scope accounts are submitted on time to Companies house. Manage responsibility for ensuring all controls and accounting standards (IAS and UK GAAP) are met.
  • Manage the month end, quarterly and year end accounting process ensuring all group and external deadlines (including KPMG and Office of National Statistics and Department of Trade and Industry) are met. Main point of contact for internal and external auditors, ensuring any issues are resolved.
  • Manage the UK VAT and Duty responsibilities of Total’s UK Ltd in terms of fiscal lobbying, accounting control, compliance and reporting. Manage the VAT and Duty figures to be provided to TLOR to complete HMRC return.
  • Be a focal point for HM Revenue & Customs, this includes all VAT and Duty issues. Liaise with and manage the working relationship with HM Revenue & Customs during routine audits and ad hoc enquiries.
  • Take ownership of balance sheet control, and monitor related accounts.
  • Improve internal controls in-line with Group guidance and business needs.
  • Promote continuous improvement and report monthly on departmental key performance indicators (KPI’s). Ensure compliance with Group and Branch internal control policies.
  • Support Treasury Manager in minimizing Forex gains and losses. Support Credit Control and Accounts Payable to provide information to the business.
  • Support the Controlling team for the production of the monthly reporting, the Budget & the LTP deliverables and documents.
  • Provide appropriate information and ensure that analysis is delivered as required in support of the achievement of the company’s strategy and business goals.
  • Ensure controls are in place to confirm the accuracy of the information system data ; if necessary engage appropriate actions to solve these issues and pilot corporate projects related to Finance.
  • Present information to senior members of the organization.
  • Ensure management information provided agrees to financial accounts submitted to Group ensuring consistency within Finance.

You have to manage the Financial Accounting team, with 2 direct reports.
You are responsible for the overall welfare of staff within the departments including ongoing organization, training, motivation and recruitment within the departments.

You will need and have the knowledge to deal with:

  • Internal and External Stakeholders (External Auditors, HMRC…)
  • Total-UK Business units
  • MS Branch Central controlling and Finance teams
  • Finance Manager
  • Managing Director

About the Successful Candidate

  • Management experience in a blue chip organization (ideally in the oil and gas industry)
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and direction

  • Takes opportunities to improve performance and processes as required

  • Strong SAP working knowledge

  • Strong technical accounting skills and IFRS

  • The ability to support and influence senior stakeholders

  • Capacity to professionally manage confidential information
  • ACCA qualification is an asset for holding the position