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Sr. Budget Controller

Full time at PETROPLAN in Qatar
Posted on September 8, 2020

Job details

Supervise Budget Control section providing budget control services including but not limited to CAPEX/OPEX Budgets & AFEs, Invoice Processing and Asset Capitalization

  • Develop and implement effective cost budget control strategies to ensure compliance with Departmental Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Act as Budget Focal Point & address / resolve all queries of Finance Department including external auditors.
  • Ensure smooth interface with engineering departments in preparation, endorsement, approval and administration of CAPEX, OPEX Budgets & AFEs.
  • Review the Annual Budget, Budget Revisions/Supplementary Budget and ensure appropriate justification.
  • Challenge budget to ensure it adequate and mapped with Project Execution Program.
  • Analyze cost budget data and perform "WHAT-IF" Expenditure trend to identify potential under/overruns and provide "Early Warning" to line supervisor of variances beyond acceptable parameters with best solution for mitigation.
  • Provide expert, professional and timely solutions to Projects on all matters related to budgets, AFE administration and invoice processing.
  • Ensure all activities are completed within agreed KPIs.
  • Ensure that all the financial & technical requirements are met for closeout of completed Projects, including completeness of Statement of Final Account and timely Asset Capitalization.
  • Lead continuous improvement team to identify areas of opportunity that can result in cost/time savings, complexity reduction and propose solutions to realize these benefits.
  • Actively participate in coaching / development of Qatari Nationals.


Qualifications and skills


  • A university/college degree in financial accounting and/or CPA,CMA,ACCA.
  • At least 12 years relevant experience in project cost budget control. Experience in Oil & Gas industry is preferable.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manages multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Performs routine duties independently and refers to Line Supervisors on non-routine work.
  • Substantial working knowledge in SAP essential.


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