Asset Economist (Financial Planning)

Our client is a listed, multi-commodity, Natural Resources business based in Central London.

A new role has arisen for a strong qualified accountant to join them in a unique Asset Economist role focused on their Oil & Gas assets.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, with specific responsibilities for the budgeting and forecasting for the wider Oil Asset group, the Asset Economist will sit within the Financial Planning and Analysis team in the Oil Finance division.

The asset economist will be responsible for assisting the Team with the valuation of assets, producing budgets, trackers and business planning models.


This role is suitable for someone who is post qualification with a good grounding of accounting or finance experience.

The ideal candidate should have an existing understanding of traditional valuation techniques, and valuation metrics.

They should be an expert user of Microsoft Excel and a proficient user of all other Microsoft packages.

A high attention to detail is essential.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Budget and business planning (focused around excel modelling with inputs provided by the business)
  • Carrying out updates to Forecast Models
  • Setting up cost trackers for the business
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required


SKILL SETS

  • Proficient user of Microsoft Excel and an expert at excel modelling
  • Thorough understanding of traditional valuation techniques (NPV, IRR, Payback) and associated excel modelling using these techniques
  • Ability to present outputs of analysis in easy to understand messages using Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Understanding of corporate / company valuation metrics (discounted cash flows, comparable company multiples)
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Relevant degree or equivalent relevant finance qualification is required (for example Chartered Accountant, Economics bachelor, or other corporate finance qualification)
  • Must have some post qualification accounting or finance experience
  • Previous business planning experience is preferable but not a pre-requisite
  • Previous oil and gas experience is preferable but not a pre-requisite
  • An understanding of oil production sharing contracts is preferable but not a pre-requisite
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