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Senior Accountant in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 1/31/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description


Energy client in Central Houston seeks strong, experienced accountant for a role that combines G/L with JIB.  Public accounting candidates welcome!


Our client is a growing energy company with diverse holdings.  They have properties on and off shore and both operated and non-operated assets.  This company has a unique position that combines general accounting and financial reporting with operational accounting. 

The best candidate for this role wants to learn and grow into a leadership role over time.  This company will take a strong accountant and train them in either the JIB or the GL side.  For the JIB accountant, it's a great opportunity to utilize your JIB background, but to expand upon it. This is the type of role that helps you to become promotable and more valuable, wherever you work.  For the GL accountant or auditor looking to transition to industry, it's a dream opportunity to learn the e&p industry from the inside.  This experience is notoriously difficult to break into, and the career track from this role is either in operational JIB accounting or in reporting and general accounting.  It's a unique opportunity that doesn't come around very often.

Specifically, the Senior JIB and GL Accountant is responsible for assisting the Accounting Department in various accounting functions: monthly JIB billing, financial statement preparation, account analysis, AP review, account reconciliation, and special projects.

Major Responsibilities/Activities

  • Generate and process non-operated JIB payments
  • Apply AR payments
  • Review AP invoices
  • Process JIB entries
  • Reconciles joint interest billing (JIB) and general ledger accounts
  • Responsible for 1099s
  • Keep track inventory/material transfer
  • Calculates and records drilling, producing and major construction overhead for company operated properties
  • Create and maintain operated and non-operated payouts
  • Research and respond to joint interest owner inquiries related to joint interest bills
  • Work closely with Operations for ongoing issues
  • Intercompany reconciliations
  • Generate financials for non-oil and gas companies as needed
  • Additional tasks as assignment, including potential simultaneous multiple projects


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 3 to 8 years accounting experience
  • Previous experience in public accounting preferred or JIB experience desirable or both
  • Accounting reconciliation experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skill preferred
  • Attention to detail required
  • Exposure to oil and gas accounting preferred
  • Proficiency in Excel, and Word
  • Must be a team player and be a self-starter