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Date Posted

Jun 09, 2015


Pacific Drilling S.A

Job Title

Country Controller - Nigeria At Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD)

Job Type



With our best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Since initiating construction of our first four rigs in 2008, Pacific Drilling has grown into a successful, premium drilling contractor with more than 1,500 employees and contracts with the highest-quality clients in the industry. To date we have delivered six ships; two more vessels under construction will be completed within the year. Our fleet of eight ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world. Throughout our development, we have remained committed to customer service and operating with the utmost integrity and focus on safety. Pacific Drilling will continue to combine the strength of a large, well-capitalized enterprise with the agility and flexibility of a small solution provider to the benefit of our customers, suppliers, employees and the

Country Controller - Nigeria

Job description

Job Description

Position Summary

The primary focus of this position is to supervise the finance activity in country in regards to accounting, taxation, treasury, cost control, reporting (internal and external), planning (budgeting/forecasting) and documentation for the company in Nigeria.

Department / Location

Lagos, Nigeria

Position Scope

This position will provide accounting support to the Finance team in the Houston office and in International locations.

Reporting Relationships

Direct Manager/Supervisor – Director of Operations Africa

Functional Manager/Supervisor – Operations Controller

Supervisory Relationships

Nigeria Office Accounting Team.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree and/or equivalent experience and training in finance and/or accounting
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a professional designation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) is preferred
  • 10 years experience in accounting and/or finance, including previous management responsibility
  • Experience working in an international company
  • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued
  • Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Comply with Pacific Drilling Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
  • Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
  • Finance Administration and Controls
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Cost Control and Forecasting
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Treasury and Insurance
  • Complete special projects as assigned

Key Behavioral Attributes

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong leadership, technology and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Precise and well organized
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Good work ethic



Year of Experience

10-15 year


Date Available



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