Controller in Bellaire, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 9/27/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Bellaire, TX
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Our client is a PE backed energy company that provides natural gas sales, storage, and supply, along with other energy-related solutions, to approximately 30,000 commercial and industrial customers, utilities, and municipalities in more than 30 states. The company is headquartered in Texas and has over 250 employees.


Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will be responsible for the following:

  • Accounting and Control
    • Valuation, Opening Balance Sheet, and Purchase Price Allocation for Audit purposes
    • Managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data necessary for an accurate accounting of consolidated business results
    • Month end close and all account reconciliations
    • Business transition
    • Evaluating internal control systems and business risk
    • Implementation of new general ledger and chart of accounts
  • Technical Accounting
    • Design and implementation of Accounting Policy along with provision of accounting advice
  • Financial Reporting
    • Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Financial Statements, all prepared in accordance with US GAAP
    • Required Reporting to Lenders or Counterparties
    • Regulatory Reporting, as required
  • External Audit
    • Manage External Auditors in delivery of Audited Financial Statements
    • Annual Disclosure and Audit Committee deliverables
  • Tax
    • Manage external advisors in tax planning and preparation of K1s
    • Support preparation of State and Municipal tax filings


  • Expert knowledge of US GAAP and its application to wholesale and retail energy markets
  • Experience designing and implementing internal controls
  • Solid understanding of Federal, State and municipal tax rules
  • Ability to draft and operationalize Accounting Policies
  • Experience partnering with External Auditors in delivery of Audited Financial Statements
  • Ability to lead a team and influence broader organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or similar concentration
  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in Public Accounting is preferred
  • CPA, or equivalent, preferred
  • Experience with Endur, MS Dynamics, and Tableau, preferred
  • Competencies
  • Business and Financial Acumen
    • Understand the impact actions and decision have on the bottom line of the enterprise.
  • Coaching and Development
    • Develop others’ capabilities to empower them to reach their potential.
  • Collaboration
    • Eliminate boundaries and drive common goals.
  • Connecting, Listening, and Sharing
    • Maintain open, active, two-way communication
  • Customer Focus Through Service
    • Understand and exceed the expectations of internal and external customers
  • Enterprise Mindset
    • Act in a way that is best for the company as a whole
  • Results Orientation
    • Reject the status-quo, find opportunities to improve and drive outstanding business results
  • Steadiness
    • Demonstrate strength, poise, and an appropriate presence.

Other Requirements

  • Able to work in fast-paced office environment with a high-volume workload and frequent, short deadlines that may require more than a 40-hour work week to meet established deadlines including working nights or weekends, as required.
  • Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether open office, cubicle or private office.
  • Able to travel occasionally, possibly overnight.