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Financial Accountant

Central Services Liverpool

Reporting to Lead Legal Entity Accountant

£25,000 - £30,000 per annum

Seadrill is the world’s leading offshore drilling contractor. Our aim is to unlock oil and gas for the benefit of our customers and their customers in the safest, most cost-effective manner. The company operates a versatile fleet that comprises drillships, jack-up rigs, semi-submersible rigs and tender rigs. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Seadrill has circa 5,000 skilled employees, representing some 75 nationalities, operating in 15 countries on five continents. Our Liverpool office provides global support to Accounting, HR and IT.


The Financial Accountant position is responsible for the timely and accurate recording of transactions in accordance with Seadrill accounting policies and procedures.


The role will report to a Lead Legal Entity Accountant with regular interaction to Rig Accountants and Accounts Payable teams in the Finance SSC and Regional Business Controllers/Rig Controllers in the field as well as other members of the LE team.


· The role is responsible for accurate and timely recording of banking transactions including receipts, intercompany, management fee, insurance, payroll, financing transactions, tax and accounts payable.

· Reconcile allocated balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis as assigned.

· Processing of journal transactions as advised by the LE Lead or regional business partners in order to support the production of monthly management accounts for Group reporting

· Working with other Accountants in the LE team, produce the journals and analysis required to prepare the LE for monthly close. The role may have responsibility for the monthly close of certain LEs dependent on the experience of the role holder. It is anticipated that as the role holder progresses with their accounting studies, the number of LEs that they are responsible for will grow commensurate with their experience.

· The role will be responsible for assisting with the year-end statutory audit and providing accurate and timely information to support the process.

· Ad-hoc miscellaneous duties as assigned to ensure adequate support to designated shared service support operations, including supporting the Legal Entity Accountants.

· Complies with the Seadrill Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.

· Performs all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers; focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.




· Bachelor's Degree in Business with a strong accounting representation or commensurate experience and job related training or equivalent

· Studying towards a recognised accounting qualification is desirable


Required knowledge:

· Knowledge of Microsoft office products and advanced Excel skills.

· Oracle or similar ERP system experience and knowledge a plus

· Familiarity with Sarbanes Oakley a plus



· 1+ years of Accounting experience



  • Strong, motivated and conscientious individual who is able to multitask effectively and is extremely detail
  • Able to work effectively under pressure.
  • Problem solving approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Highly IT literate
  • Strong organizational skills - position requires the ability to work on various priority tasks simultaneously and complete them efficiently.
  • Ability to take the initiative and work on tasks both individually and as part of a team.