Finance Business Partner (Drilling & Completions)

Vacancy number • PUB408157

Finance Business Partner (Drilling & Completions)

  • Closes July 12
  • 40 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: PERTH

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor


On behalf of our client – Woodside Energy, a Global Energy Company, Brunel is presently sourcing a Finance Business Partner (Drilling & Completions). You will be responsible for the financial aspects of D&C activity throughout the E&P lifecycle. You will provide insights that drive efficient cost management and resource allocation while also striving to develop sustainable Finance processes that meet the D&C management needs. This will be an 8 month contract located at their ‘state of the art’ Perth CBD premises.

About this role

You will be responsible for:

  • Ensure full compliance with SOX controls
  • Cost management for D&C campaign
  • Accruing monthly well costs in accounting system in line with drilling reporting and then reviewing results against plan
  • Contract reviews for D&C campaigns (rig/vessels)
  • Half and Year End D&C lease and commitment reporting
  • Embedded derivative reviews for D&C contracts
  • Cost tracking against AFE and well cost estimates to prepare accurate monthly accruals
  • Prepare quarterly forecasts with cost controller and annual budget for D&C activities
  • Completion of well reconciliations (eg mud, cement, casing, completion materials, fuel) – currently being transitioned to Cost Control Team
  • Monitor, allocation and close out of campaign accounts
  • Maintain appropriate reporting & analysis to enable decision-makers to discharge their responsibilities
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Continuous improvement to improve the delivery of financial services and processes to meet business requirements and shift emphasis from historic review to performance management


  • Relevant tertiary Accounting qualification or similar
  • Member or Associate of a recognised Accounting body
  • Previous experience working in an accounting environment
  • Exposure to the Oil & Gas industry sector OR D&C area of expertise will be well received
  • Operating knowledge of SAP
  • Anaplan
  • IDS Cost Tracking system
  • Group Finance Policies & Procedures
  • D&C Policies & Procedures (Industry Standard Practice)


  • 8 month contract!
  • Opportunity to work with this high profile Global Energy company
  • Attractive negotiable day rate

Brunel in the United States

Brunel is a recruitment and flexible workforce solution provider which connects talented people with opportunities throughout Australasia and around the world. We specialise in highly skilled roles across a variety of technical, professional, trade and craft disciplines, pairing candidates with industry-leading projects and organisations on a contract, permanent or secondment basis.

Operating locally since 1997, Brunel has major bases of operation in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Port Moresby, which are further backed by the strength and reach of a truly global network spanning over 45 countries, 120 offices and 45 years of successful operation.

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