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Our One Team Approach

It's in our instinct to be ingenious.

The MDL brand is centred on a unique personality, that shapes us in the development of our team, and guides us on how we select who should be part of it.

We live Ingenious Instinct by always being open minded to ideas, whatever they are and whomever they come from. We encourage creativity and problem solving, we challenge our team, our processes and our offering to customers, and we celebrate our successes.

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Accounting/Auditing Finance

Assistant Accountant


We are looking for an enthusiastic Assistant Accountant to further strengthen our customer-focused team.

The purpose of the role of is to support the Finance Department in ensuring compliance with all external financial and business reporting requirements, whilst ensuring all internal accounting and business are managed effectively and efficiently.

Location is negotiable between Peterhead and Aberdeen, with a minimum of two days per week required in Peterhead.

Key tasks include:

Managing the monthly payroll process

All aspects of the Sales Ledger:

  • Proactively engaging with operations team to ensure timely raising of invoices
  • Processing of all sales invoices in a timely manner
  • Ensuring customer invoices are passed to the customer per their guidelines
  • Optimisation of cash collection through proactive management of debtors

Purchase Ledger management:

  • Ensuring purchase ledger is up-to-date on a regular basis
  • Providing suggested supplier payment run information and processing supplier payments
  • Managing credit card and fuel card accounts along with the Financial Controller
  • Ensuring all cash/bank transactions are posted in a timely manner

Financial reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation and management of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Assist in the preparation and management of annual audit/tax information

Timely and accurate distribution and circulation of all required financial information/data - both internally and externally

Managing the company’s computerised accounting system and associated system security

Assisting in preparing and submitting the quarterly VAT return

Experience, qualifications & skills

Qualified accountant or working towards a qualification (applications with minimum of 5 years relevant experience may be considered)

Minimum of 3 years relevant accounting/financial experience

Commercial experience with good understanding of cost models

Previous experience working within a privately-owned business

Experience of managing payroll

Other requirements

Good IT/ systems knowledge(in particular accounting systems)

Sound knowledge of oil and gas service business and accounting methodology

Personal attributes

Trustworthy and approachable

Attention to detail

Self-driven and results-oriented

Excellent communicator, both written and verbal

To apply, forward your CV and covering letter to the email below.

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Hit the ground running

MDL has a long track record of developing skilled employees through apprenticeships.

Our apprenticeship programmes allow individuals to learn on-the-job with the support of our experienced workforce, all while gaining a nationally-recognised qualification at the same time.

MDL apprenticeships prepare staff for various career paths – whether in an office, in the yard or working offshore.

In addition to apprenticeships, from time to time we offer other work experience opportunities, including internships and (industrial) placements. Our skilled team can support a variety of disciplines and help you gain invaluable experience and skills.

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Apprentice on the Rise
Evaldas joined MDL in June 2018 as an Apprentice Mechanical Technician, having completed his first year in college.

He is undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing - and by now he has become a valuable member of the MDLteam.

Earlier in 2019, Evaldas was one of two students invited by his college (NESCol) to take part in the Scottish IMechE Engineering Craft Competition, which took place in Fife.

Recently, he was part of a four-man team, who travelled to Norway to carry out maintenance works on a pipelay system. This trip of a very varied workscope took 18 days in total, and gave Evaldas his first chance to see what working away from home was like, as well as some great hands-on experience of working on a tight schedule at a customer’s facility.

Evaldas’ line manager Jim commended him for his ability to adapt to support the electrical works and to work as part of a team, as well as on his own, to achieve the daily project tasks.

All Inclusive

We employ skilled talent across a wide range of departments, including: design and engineering, fabrication, mechanical, electric, software development, offshore equipment operation, project management, business development, HR, marketing, procurement, finance and HSEQ.

MDL is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. Employees and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.

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