Richard Reid - English
“I’m the sort of person who likes a challenge, and there’s always something different to look into here.”
Lead Corporate Accountant
What was your background before you joined?
I used to work for a big professional services company, but I was looking to move into industry. So when Seadrill came to Liverpool I thought the Oil and Gas industry sounded interesting, and when I came for the interview it all just had the right feel to it.
What does your role involve?
I’ve been looking after all of the Mexican legal entities. Before we set up the Shared Service Centre, all of the regions had different ways of working so I flew out and I found out how Mexico did things. Everyone spoke to each other about how different regions operated and brought it all together to come up with the best practice. That’s been really interesting.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
Every month I feel like I’ve learnt something new, or encountered a new challenge. There’s just a lot going on. Also, it’s really good working with people from different parts of the world. The social scene is absolutely brilliant here, and that’s another one of the great things about the job.
What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?
It’s a great step from wherever you’re coming from. They’re very keen to develop everyone, so they’re always looking at creating new opportunities. And you’ll be working with the best bunch of people. There’s definitely a culture of helping each other out if you’re unsure of anything. That’s another advantage. The senior management are very approachable and they’re always ready to help.