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JOB TITLE: Rig Controller  

REPORTING TO: Finance Manager 

LOCATION: Luanda , Angola


This position supports the Operational management team and the related financial reporting. The Rig Controller will gain an in depth understanding of the financial position of the assigned operations including identifying the major financial drivers, risks and opportunities of the business.  

Rig Controller shall ensure issues which present a potential financial impact are raised and resolved in a timely manner and in accordance with Seadrill policies and procedures. 
The position reports to Head of Finance and is expected to maintain a strong relationship with Operations, Shared Service Centre and other support functions.  


  •  Review management reports to identify potential accruals and adjustments for goods and or services and feed this back to the Shared Service Centre 
  • Gather supporting documentation from the rig operations team for the customer billing process and provide this to the Shared Service Centre’ Rig accounting team 
  • Identify any issues and payment delays and helping to resolve them and recommend corrective and preventative measures and provide feedback to the Shared Service Centre 
  • Provide support for clients, regulatory bodies and any other audits that might be required 
  • Provide feedback to ensure the balance sheet accurately reflects the business 
  • Foster a culture of financial accountability, understanding and discipline amongst budget owners 
  • Identifies potential revenue leakages (client reimbursable, etc.) and recommends corrective actions 
  • Review and feedback on the AFE status report 
  • Complete FA change form including required supporting documentation in the event of a Fixed Asset retirement, transfer or addition and submit to Shared Service Center’ Fixed Assets team upon regional review and -approval.  
  • Provide analysis and support required by operations to deliver accurate budgets and forecasts 
  • Coordinates required reviews with and provides support required by operations and shared service centre to explain the financial results and identify corrective actions, where required
  • Ad-hoc reports and analysis as required 


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration or equivalent  
2-5 years of hands-on experience in Oil and Gas industry, preferably with focus in offshore drilling, either directly or indirectly, e.g. audit experience in public practice firm.  

Upholds Seadrill’s core values and reputation both internally and externally: 

  • Safety-conscious 
  • Accountable 
  • Inspirational  
  • Loyal 
  • Proactive 


  • Previous finance / accounting experience with ability to apply financial and accounting practices and procedures (USGAAP). 
  • Possesses an in depth understanding of the financial aspects of the drilling contract(s) 
  • Prefer a thorough understanding of the finance/accounting aspects of Offshore Drilling Business and of how the various support roles interface (supply chain, human resources, etc.) 
  • Understanding of local filing requirements 
  • Ability to communicate both orally and written in English 
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly in Excel 
  • Ability to build relationships across different cultures and disciplines  
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Able to perform in an environment that emphasizes teamwork 
  • Highly numerate, strong analytical and problem solving capabilities with an inquisitive mind-set to find solutions. 
  • Major ERP experience, preferably Oracle