Over 30 years diverse Oil and Gas industry experience with postings in Africa, India, Eastern Europe, South America and the United States.
Project management: cost control, performance reporting, planning and logistics management
Accounting: production sharing, joint ventures, cost recovery, audit and internal control
Other - host Government relations, health, safety and the environment
• Polytechnic: Chartered Accountants Foundation Course
• Overview: 30 years diverse Oil and Gas industry experience with postings in Africa, India, Eastern Europe, South America and the United States.
• Project management: cost control, performance reporting, planning and logistics management
• Accounting: production sharing, joint ventures, cost recovery, audit and internal control
• Other: host Government relations, health, safety and the environment
Apr 2011 Oct 2014
Internal Control Manager Angola
Angola LNG – concentrating on a design and implementation of Internal Control Evaluation program, requirements for operations, SAP developments and management of internal and external audits.
Jun 2008 Apr 2011
Internal Control & Reporting Manager Portugal / Angola
Angola LNG – a stand-alone business enterprise made up of shareholders Chevron, Sonangol, BP, Total & ENI will build and operate an LNG plant, associated pipelines, exploration and development of offshore gas reserves, infrastructure and social development projects with budget allocation of $10 billion. I joined the project in June 2008 with initial focus on the design and blueprint for SAP implementation overseeing the development of SAP Controlling (CO) module (budgets, planning, reporting), and of the Finance (FI) module. Following successful SAP go live in January 2009 I joined the management team in Luanda focusing on reporting, planning and maintaining a robust internal control environment.
Jun 2002 Feb 2008 Finance, Control and Accounting Mgr. Georgia
BP Georgia / Azerbaijan – I joined the team in Georgia in June 2002 to engage in the organizational design & pre construction planning activities for the simultaneous construction of two pipelines, the Baku Tbilisi Ceyhan (BTC) & the South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) to carry oil and gas respectively from the Caspian Sea through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey.
The FC&A Manager role for this project encompassed all aspects of project cost control, planning, administration, partner audits etc. The role requires day to day directional input for all project components – land acquisition, safety, environment, cultural heritage, security, Government relations as well as the major construction activities. I was also responsible for the accounting for the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) & Supsa Terminal operations in Georgia. During my tenure in Georgia we also implemented SAP involving the design adaption and training of “superusers” and employees. The Team also made various process validations and analysis as a consequence of the introduction of the US Sarbanes Oxley Act (SoX)
Sep 2000 May 2002 Accounting Analyst (Contract) Venezuela
BP Venezuela – Corporate financial reporting process improvement project implementing BP Group reporting system for former Arco entities and consolidation with BP/Amoco entities (Hyperion). The team developed a range of automated management reports and general ledger queries derived from the local accounting system to enhance management reporting. In addition I acted as Project Manager for BP Venezuela downstream organization in a successful project to “in-source” accounting functions from an outside contractor.
Jul 1999 Aug 2000
Team Leader International Accounting Houston, USA
BP Houston – Responsibility for accounts of international subsidiaries – Home / Branch accounting entities, high level entries, systems implementation (SAP), liquidation of inactive companies, human resource planning, staff development & coaching. In Nov. 1999 the finance and accounting functions were “outsourced” and I participated in detailed process reviews and establishing the Service Level Agreement (SLA) with BP.
Feb 1998 Jul 1999
Team Leader Overseas Exploration Houston, USA
Amoco Houston – Established a business strategy for Amoco Overseas Exploration Co. (AOEC), which played an important role in business development, providing an entity to record and analyse data for projects from inception providing reliable and supportable charges to new projects for potential cost recovery, partner billing and tax reporting etc. This entity supported multiple projects in Algeria, Angola, Brazil, Colombia, Oman, Romania & Venezuela.
Apr 1997 Jan 1998
Lead Analyst Houston, USA
Amoco Houston – Providing accounting support for Algeria new venture projects, Romania, Poland & other subsidiaries – Exploration & Production and Retail sectors, legal, audit and logistics. Represented the Company in negotiations for the sale of the Romanian retail business.
Jul 1992 Mar 1997
Chief Accountant Romania
Amoco Romania – Open office in Bucharest develop accounting systems and procedures for exploration seismic program and drilling operations in compliance with Production Sharing Contract (PSC) and local laws. Later start-up of retail sector activity with registration of new company, land acquisition, construction, procurement & detailed planning to achieve market share.
Accounting Manager Mauritania
Amoco Mauritania – Local accounting, treasury and office administration, warehouse and materials management for one offshore joint interest well.
Chief Accountant India
Amoco India – Opened the office in New Delhi and implemented accounting procedures with local statutory compliance, installed computer accounting system, recruit and train national staff. Seismic and two exploratory wells drilled simultaneously offshore Madras. Responsible for closing the New Delhi & Madras offices in 1991, closed out contracts, disposal of assets, ship/store documents and lay off staff.
Chief Accountant Congo
Amoco Congo – Multiple exploration / development well program, multiple legal entity accounting, joint interest billings/cash calls and budgets.
Chief Accountant Liberia
Amoco Liberia – Exploratory well program including support for neighbouring Sierra Leone drilling, computerized accounting system, warehouse operations, national staff supervision and training. Unstable security environment culminating in attempted coup d’etat and violent civil war.
Accounting Analyst Gabon
Amoco Gabon – Successfully installed a London linked accounting system – all accounting was previously done by hand as there were no computers despite multiple well development program, production and joint interest as well as OCAM (local accounting requirement former French areas).
Various – Amoco UK London, UK
Amoco Europe – Management accounting, budget consolidation, analysis and reporting for then Europe & West Africa Region management. 1981 – Spain (3 months), special project related to Spanish taxes. UK Payroll consolidation project, allocations, overhead rates, confidential assistance etc.
Various London, UK
UK Civil Service – Department of Energy, payrolls and personnel, contingency plans related to OPEC Oil Embargo emergency. London, Heath & Co. Chartered Accountants – auditing and financial analysis.
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