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  • Full Time
  • Basra, Al-Basra Governorate, Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Oil and Gas Job Search Ltd

NES Fircroft are looking for a Finance Advisor to join a major operator on a 28/28 rotation in Iraq.

The Finance Advisor role will be accountable for the following activities:

Cost Tracking, Forecasting and Budgeting

  • Maintain the cost tracker to monitor and track the overall budgets, forecasts and actual costs.
  • Develop and maintain a phased forecast profile based on Value of Work Done (VOWD) and use this to compile detailed variance analysis to the Annual Budget, multi-year estimates and monthly forecasts
  • Manage the preparation of the AWP&B and actively participate in the integration of activity across the departments to ensure a robust and deliverable annual work plan.
  • Monitor all cost data provided by contractors and validate contractor data for accuracy and compliance as stated in the contract

Reporting & Control

  • Coding of all requisitions, purchase orders, contracts, invoices
  • Verify contractor invoices: Comply with contract terms and conditions, comply with the established Delegation of Authority, and are processed on time
  • Deliver monthly activity-focussed variance analysis and present summary to Financial Controller
  • Responsible for the calculation of month end accruals
  • Provide appropriate support and timely responses to Internal and External audit queries

Business Relationships

  • Establish and maintain relationships with project, partners and function to obtain and exchange data and information.

Coaching & Mentoring

  • Manage, coach and be responsible for the development of a small team of Iraqi national cost analysts

Systems Improvement

  • Bring industry best practise into the organisation and strive for continuous improvement in the planning & performance management activities of your business area(s)


  • Experience in Finance and Cost Control positions in Oil and Gas related projects
  • Previous experience of working within a multi-cultural and multi-discipline environment is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deliver exceptional results in challenging environments.
  • Advanced Excel; strong Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Track record of excellent delivery, good organisational skills


  • Experience working in a Joint Venture
  • Middle East exposure
  • Arabic speaker

With over 90 years’ combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world’s leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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