Management Accountant Intern with Peterson UK Ltd


Location: Aberdeen
£22,000 per annum
Full-time for 12 months with potential for permanent role
Immediate start
Interviews will be held from 26 August 2019 onwards

This is a unique opportunity for an organised individual with Accounting experience to join a national organisation that takes pride in investing in and developing its employees.

- The AAI team

About the Company

“From our roots in agricultural inspections, Peterson and Control Union have been operating for nearly 100 years in the field of logistics, quality, certifications and risk management. Our in-depth knowledge and experience covers all aspects of the supply chain in many industries including agriculture, energy, forestry, sustainability and textiles. Within Peterson (United Kingdom) Ltd, we pride ourselves on our combination of state-of-the-art processes and equipment with our commitment to the Offshore Logistics and Decommissioning Services. Our key asset is our people and we are equally proud to have committed and motivated employees.

Our Company Values shape the services we deliver.  If these describe the environment that you want to work in and you match the requirements of the post, then we want to hear from you.

Personal Responsibility
Taking responsibility for our actions is central to everything we do, whether honouring our promises or ensuring our safety. This can be demonstrated by taking personal responsibility for your actions. Building our leading HSE reputation.

Winning Partnerships
We value loyalty, listening to our clients, suppliers and colleagues, treating them with mutual respect, building consensus to succeed together. This can be demonstrated by building positive open relationships and treating equally to achieve best results.

Developing People
Our tradition is to support those with ambition and drive who seek new opportunities throughout our organisation.

Delivery Focused
We aim for operational excellence and consistent service delivery driven by a focus on commitment and responsiveness.

Innovative Thinking
We constantly look at new ways to support our customers in a market that is demanding more technology, flexibility and tailored solutions.

Long View
We think like a family in generations, not quarters, fully aware of our role in adding to the Peterson reputation, over time. This can be demonstrated by making decisions based on the long term. Working collaboratively to maximise opportunities."


The Role

Reporting to the Financial Controller this role will support the provision of financial information and analysis to the managers of allocated profit centres / companies as required, ensuring information that is prepared is accurate and available on a timely basis. Project work will be undertaken as and when required.

Core responsibilities will include:

• Support preparation of monthly profit and loss, balance sheet and cashflow statement for allocated profit centres
• Monitor performance of the allocated profit centres and identify areas for improvement in the financial performance;
• Reconciliation of Balance Sheet accounts
• Transactional management and reconciliation of Bank Accounts.
• Preparation of relevant journals and reconciliations for completion of monthly reporting;
• Work with accountants/ operations managers to provide them with better understanding of financial performance;
• Assist with monthly reforecasts, preparation of annual budgets in association with accountants/managers;
• Liaise with Shared Services to ensure transactions are being processed accurately and on a timely basis.


Additional potential responsibilities could include the following:

• Analyse Client Profitability Liaise with Contracts Admin on accurate rates/variation changes pending.
• Support completion of VAT returns
• Support on daily cash flow
• Support transactional activity of fixed asset register
• Support the D365 (new cloud based ERP system) set up and implementation project
• Any other delegated responsibilities as instructed by Management, provided the instruction is reasonable and you are capable and deemed competent to fulfil the request.

This is a unique opportunity for an organised individual with Accounting experience to join a national organisation that takes pride in investing in and developing its employees.



The ideal candidate will have an academic background in a financial field, for example, a degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or similar, and have started to gather some working experience in a professional environment.

You will be computer literate, proficient in the use of Excel and Word, (Vlookup, Hlookup, Pivot table), experience with BI applications. Experience with an ERP sytem, such as Microsoft Dyamics AX is an advantage (however full training will be given).

You will be able to demonstrate that you can deliver on the following Core Competencies:

• Communication - Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels within organisation
• Customer Focus - A commitment to providing a good customer service
• Personal Integrity - Builds trust and respect and maintains standards of honesty and integrity
• Team Working - Ability to work within a team and on own initiative
• Reliability - Takes responsibility for personal performance
• Results Orientation - Striving to improve or meet a standard of excellence
• Commitment to Safety - Takes responsibility for both their own safety and that of their colleagues.


The post has the following specific requirements in terms of competencies:

• Ability to produce work to a high level and present information to Accountants / Managers / Directors
• Ability to address day to day issues and resolve in a timely manner
• Ability to work on own initiative
• Good planning, co-ordination and organisation skills
• Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills
• Flexible, adaptable and good team player
• Ability to work in a demanding environment

If you have any questions about this role or the organisation please contact Please do not under any circumstances contact the employer directly as doing so may negatively impact your employment opportunity.



Interviews will be held from 26 August 2019 onward.

Please submit a CV and tailored Cover Letter through the Adopt An Intern online application form by clicking “Apply” on our website. Examples of what we like to see in a cover letter can be found HERE. All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on the closing date. In your Cover Letter, please state: A) your availability and B) relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job specifications.

We do NOT accept email applications unless otherwise stated.

Successful candidates must, by the start of the employment, have permission to work in the UK.