Our client is an international exploration and production company in the energy and oil and gas industry. It has a fantastic opportunity for a Trading Accountant to join its Houston location.
This role will be responsible for the accounting activity related to GEMS (Global Energy Marketing and Shipping) trading and marketing activities. This includes the monthly accounting close process, reconciliation between Risk (middle office) reporting and the financial close data as well as other variance analysis and other controlling reconciliations and follow up work. This person is expected to make contributions to improve current processes. This person should demonstrate coaching abilities to others on the team and exhibit collaberative behaviors with colleagues.
Responsibilities include monthly, quarterly, and annual closing of the books, along with generation of internal financial reporting packages and requisite analysis. Also include research and resolution of issues found during balance sheet reconciliations, flux analysis and other reconciliations.
Responsible to resolve differences between the monthly financial results and Risk reported P&L by working with mid-office and commercial personnel as necessary. Ensure proper accounting for gross margin activity has been completed as appropriate through system-generated and manual entries to ledger.
Unique Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Attribute
Working knowledge of accounting through college education along with experience of working in at least two finance areas post-qualification. Prior experience with MTM accounting. Prior experience faciliating questions from external auditors regarding derivative accounting rules and application thereof.
Knowledge, Languages, Skills and Attributes:
Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent required. Candidates with CPA will be favorably considered. Critical thinking, planning and analytical skills. Able to facilitate and engage others through strong communication and inter-personal skills.
Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) a plus. Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills required. Needs to be self-motivated, resilient and high integrity. Provides professional advice in more complex areas and able to handle own work with limited supervision.