Finance Manager – Financial Reporting


About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure. 

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.


About the Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a skilled Finance Manager to join Santos’ Finance team. Based at our Global Headquarters in Adelaide and reporting to the Group Controller, you will Manage the Group Finance – Financial Reporting team, which is responsible for the provision of timely, reliable and relevant accounting technical information to assist with the management of group activities and meeting the Group’s obligations relating to internal management reporting, external financial statutory reporting and ASX financial reporting. 

This incorporates monitoring developments in accounting policies and standards and for providing accounting-based training programs and finance systems support, to ensure achievement of the Company’s strategy and shareholder value.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Preparation and review of the Santos Group Financial Statements for the half-year and year-end reporting periods, ensuring compliance with the most recent disclosure requirements under accounting standards and other statutory or regulatory requirements.
  • Co-ordination and control of the annual subsidiary financial statements process. Including review of financial statements ensuring compliance with most recent accounting standards and other statutory/regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare Audit and Risk Committee papers and applicable Board papers.
  • Oversee statutory reporting timelines and obligations, including assistance with the co-ordination of external audits for compliance with Group Accounting controls, policies and procedures.
  • Assistance with general corporate governance and maintaining corporate group structure, including working closely with Company Secretariate.
  • Collaboration with other Finance teams including Taxation, Treasury, Investor Relations and Asset Finance teams within Santos to identify accounting issues which may require technical consideration and corporate resolution.
  • Business partnering with Commercial and Business Development teams, to assist with application of technical finance reviews ensuring appropriate business outcomes are achieved.
  • Assist with implementation of new processes and/or controls as required due to change in Group policies or practices (including change across whole of business, not confined to the Finance community). Specifically with implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Mentor and develop finance staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth, while building a high-performing finance team.
  • Other duties as required at the direction of the Group Controller or Chief Financial Officer.
  • Compliance with the various Santos Corporate governance policies and practices.

About You

The ideal candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree with an Accounting major, as well as membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or CPA Australia, or equivalent. To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Sound technical knowledge of Corporation Law, Accounting Standards and other relevant statutory reporting requirements. Proven experience in researching Accounting Pronouncements – should be able to demonstrate the ability to assess the impact of accounting pronouncements
  • Thorough understanding of commercial arrangements generally, with specific experience to the Oil and Gas industry being highly regarded.
  • Significant professional experience in Accounting with a Chartered Accounting firm or accounting section of a large corporate organisation.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce 

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.  

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply. 


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 12th July 2024.  


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.  

Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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