Job Specification:



POSITION TYPE:                Full time/permanent

LOCATION:                         Aberdeen, UK


The Trainee Cost Accountant will support the Senior Drilling Cost Accountant with daily cost control, monthly financial inputs, contract administration and cooperate with Logistics Coordinators.


  • Support the review and processing of invoices to ensure compliance with the commercial terms of contracts and correct coding of costs.
  • Assist in the Completion Well Reconciliations ensuring that any variances are identified, investigated and resolved.
  • Supporting the contracts and procurement team in the contracting and procurement of drilling materials and services, ensuring that C&P activity falls within planned budgets and that drilling requisitions are coded correctly.
  • Supporting the Wells Engineers and contracts and procurement team in the preparation and issuing of call off orders (COO).
  • Providing any necessary support during routine audits of well costs by corporate auditors, partners and statutory auditors.
  • Implement the required invoicing and call off/purchase order procedure for clients.
  • Provide support to the finance team as and when required.



  • Preparation and issuing call off orders (COO).
  • Maintaining COO and invoice trackers.
  • Client timesheets and invoicing in conjunction with finance.



  • Bachelor's degree in relevant subject field is preferred.
  • Commencement of study for formal accounting qualification is preferred.



  • Previous experience within a similar role is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience within the oil and gas industry preferred.
  • Previous experience of ERP financial software is advantageous.



  • Team player able to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business.
  • Adaptable and able to manage workload, often multiple tasks and changing priorities, effectively under pressure.
  • Detail conscious with strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook.
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POSITION TYPE:                Full time/Permanent

LOCATION:                         Aberdeen, UK


Exceed has an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Cost Accountant to support ongoing projects within our busy Aberdeen office. This is a developmental role and the successful candidate will support project cost control, finance and contract administration activities and gain valuable on-the-job training within a thriving workplace. The successful applicant will also be supported through the Professional ACCA Qualification.


If you have the drive and enthusiasm to become a key part of Exceed’s continuing success, please apply via the 'Apply Now' section below.






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