Vacancy for Financial Controller in Baku, Azerbaijan



Financial Controller




Job Description

  • Essential role in the day to day activities related to timely performance of the activities, so that contracts and agreements can be respected
  • Optimize check and control of Financial Operations
  • Knowledge of concessions agreements and other operating agreements to perform day to day activities
  • Respond to External (Suppliers) & internal requests
  • Very good knowledge and understanding of Supplier Chain process.
  • Strict adherence to Work Program and Budget


  • Implement the procedures and processes in accordance with the Company Rules and execute the control of Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Supervise Chief Accountant team and Budget & Cost Control team
  • Optimize other entities work in order to obtain consistency and reliability of the provided financial information, high efficiency of internal control, internal processes and system of reporting
  • Management and development of the team (training) for efficient and proper human resources usage
  • Follow the HSE and compliance rules and report any issue


  • Ensure adherence to legal and contractual accounting standards
  • Responsible for accounting issues related to any unusual or new transactions
  • Supervise general accounting and preparation of reporting, treasury management and ERP Coordination
  • Define and ensure the implementation of accounting procedures and tools
  • Coordinate cash needs estimations of the affiliate (monthly cash call on Absheron JV, yearly cash needs)
  • Support Finance Director in interfacing with Third parties (Ministers, Partners, Auditors, Suppliers, Work order, ...)

Cost Control

  • Ensure compliance with Company internal rules and procedures related to Cost control and internal control
  • Promote management control and develop the Cost Control culture in the company
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy of cost budget preparation processes
  • Insure the project costs reporting
  • Insure the SOX controls

Budget / Reporting

  • Coordinate budget preparation process, as well as any further Closing Forecasts
  • Support Finance Director for work and communication on all budget issues
  • Provide reliable and accurate reporting for Management and for JV partners
  • Participate to the Long Term Plan

Audit and Internal control

  • Liaise with auditors, defending of the company’s position with third parties (e.g. statutory auditors)
  • Coordinate all internal audits (HQ) and external audits (governmental, fiscal and partner), for operated assets and follow-up the implementation of recommendations. Participate in the external audits of the non-operated assets with the partners.
  • Develop the CMS Company Management System related to Finance,
  • Identify and assess areas of risks for the company and propose mitigation/corrective action plans.
  • Implement the internal control strategy as validated by top management.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are known by employees and are complied with consistently.
  • Ensure that the “delegation of authorities” (internal/external, competition law letter, schedule of responsibility, non-conflict of interest declaration) are up to date and in line with job descriptions.
  • Monitor the annual internal control framework self-assessment campaign (ELC)

Cost Efficiency

  • Propose Cost Efficiency initiatives to the Company Cost Efficiency advisor in order to optimize G&A, OPEX and CAPEX,
  • prepare the roadmaps together and when validated, implement the roadmap with the Directions involved in the initiative

Context and environment

In a team work and cross functional context:

  • Guarantee and protect the financial interests of TotalEnergies, in accordance with the standards of the Company and the local legislation and contractual framework
  • Optimize financial incomes and profitability of the Company
  • Offer to the Management of the Company an exact and reliable reporting and accounting
  • Promote management control and develop the Cost Control culture in the Company
  • Must conduct internal control and audits in the affiliate and follow-up the implementation of recommendations

2 affiliates TOTAL E&P in Azerbaijan non operated :


Candidate profile

  • Azeri citizenship
  • 10 years in Finance, including Accounting, Budget Reporting and Cost Control
  • High school graduation in Finance
  • Experience in Oil & Gas, Exploration & Development, recommended particularly in PSA contract
  • Strong Management and organisationnel skills
  • Professional ethics, independence and objectivity attitude
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office Package, EXCEL, SAP
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, Good problem solving and Analytical skills, service minded
  • Very good sense of responsibility and feeling for financial data
  • Fluent in English and in Azeri

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