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National Capital District, Papua New Guinea

Accounting / Finance, Mining, Oil and Gas


Port Moresby based role


We are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced person for Senior Accountant role. This position reports to the Accounting Manager and is based in Port Moresby.

The Senior Accountant role:

  • Provides support and manage an effective interface with all internal stakeholders across all functions within the PNG BU to ensure that all obligations are met on a timely basis and that other department process are compliant with finance guidelines;
  • Ensure that employee provisions, demurrage, capital cost recovery staff related payments, JV royalties and development payments and related GL accounts are efficiently managed by ensuring timely and accurate payment/collection to/from external stakeholders and timely and accurate reporting to internal stakeholders;
  • JV billings, cash calls are issued on a timely basis and is accurate. Ensuring compliance with the JVOA agreements and that there is effective communication with joint venture partners’ accounting counterparts regarding billings, cash calls and AFE requests;
  • SAP master data control and data integrity are continuously managed and in accordance with documented standards;
  • Ensure finance guidelines and controls are documented and test compliance with these Uphold and steward requirements of the company’s Finance Standards and Delegations of Authority.

You must meet these key criteria:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce/Business or Accounting + CPA qualification
  • Intermediate MS Excel and other MS office applications
  • High level of competencies with ERP and BI systems (SAP preferred)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to function well in a team-oriented environment
  • Attention to detail, deadline-oriented
  • 5+ years working experience with experience in resource industry or 4 accounting firms
  • Demonstrate capability to lead teams (3+ people) and mentor staff

How to Apply

Send your cover letter, an updated resume with job experiences, and contact details of two referees to:

Applications must be 2MB or less. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications close: 25 January 2019

We are an organisation with an empowering and rewarding work environment that offers meaningful career development and the opportunity to work with and learn from the industry’s best. We offer a competitive remuneration package plus benefits, recognition, learning and development opportunities and health and wellbeing programmes.


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Oil Search Limited

Oil Search Limited is an oil and gas exploration and development company which was established in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1929. Most of the Company’s assets are located in PNG, where it holds an extensive ...
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