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Assistant Controller/Controller (oil/gas)

Posted on: August 6th, 2018 | Executive / Management, Oil / Gas | Bakersfield, CA

Assistant Controller/Controller

Position Summary
The Assistant Controller assists with all aspects of corporate accounting including regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecasts preparation, as well as development and maintenance of internal control policies and procedures under the supervision of the Chief Accounting Officer.

Key Accountabilities

• Assists in coordinating the timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of monthly financial and management reporting to meet reporting requirements
• Provide monthly variance analysis comparing actual results to financial plans, budgets and forecasts, working closely with operations and preparing detailed commentary on variances
• Assist in the formulation of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures as part of an effective SOX compliant internal control environment
• Serve as a liaison for external and internal auditors; assist with preparation and support of all audits
• Ensure maintenance of monthly balance sheet reconciliations to ensure all values are supportable
• Support Tax, Legal and Regulatory compliance regarding all financial matters

Education, Certificates, Licenses

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
• CPA designation or equivalent experience


• Minimum 5-7 years of Accounting/Finance experience in the oil and gas industry
• Prior experience as an Assistant Controller or similar position preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of executives, employees, and customers
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

o Desired
• Experience with P2 Enterprise Upstream and Oracle Financials accounting software preferred
• High aptitude for learning new systems

Work Environment

• Primarily office work environment.
• Routine work involves common office activities during a typical 9-hour day such as standing, sitting, walking, typing, and twisting as necessary
• May be required to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
• Must follow all company safety policies, including when visiting field locations

This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties nor account for all abilities required to perform the job. It is a general description of the nature of the position.

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