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CONFIDENTIAL/Director of Corporate Accounting in Houston, TX at Search Services

Date Posted: 7/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/2/2018

Job Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Director of Corporate Accounting is responsible for overseeing, ensuring integrity of accounting functions and managing the day-to-day operations of the general ledger accounting activities for this international oilfield service company. This highly visibility position will play a critical liaison function and work in partnership with key financial team members and executive leadership, in reviewing and preparing explanations of income statements and generating balance sheet variance analysis compared to budget/forecast.

POSITION DUTIES: 

  • Leads and manages the day-to-day operations of the general ledger accounting activities including fixed assets, accounts payables/receivables, consolidation, audit, tax accounting and providing information to management for planning, decision making, budgeting and financial reporting.
  • Supervise monthly close process including preparation and review of journal entries.
  • In partnership with Finance leadership and Regional Controllers drives the monthly, quarterly and annual closing process including the preparation of internal/external consolidated financial statements.
  • Provides a broad base of guidance to the organization on accounting, finance, and controllership issues, ensuring operational accounting practices are in compliance with GAAP and Company Policies.
  • Manages the process for account reconciliations. Reviews company account reconciliations for completeness/accuracy and manages designated accounting processes for financial closings.
  • Ensures detailed review, analysis, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Analyzes and reports general ledger account fluctuations.
  • Provides monthly reporting packages, including preparation of balance sheets, income and cash flow.
  • Liaises with finance/accounting teams in reviewing, preparing explanations of income statements, and generating variance analyses compared to budget/forecast.
  • Works with businesses and corporate personnel to ensure appropriate corporate accounting structure and intercompany accounting best practice arrangements are in place.
  • Maintains and works to enhance accounting policies, procedures and practices.
  • Recommends changes and improvements for accounting and reporting routines to ensure government/regulatory accounting compliance.
     


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:   

  • BBA Degree in Accounting is required. MS and/or MBA Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 12 years progressive accounting/financial management experience.
  • CPA certification strongly preferred
  • Experience in managing an accounting team and demonstrated development of staff to enhance departmental strengths.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of US GAAP and in depth understanding of internal accounting and documentation of internal controls.
  • Application and interpretation of GAAP to various transactions (i.e. acquisitions, divestitures, financing transactions, etc.), including ability to exercise judgment to reach conclusions when multiple outcomes are possible.
  • Superior organizational and analytical skills with the ability to develop actionable recommendations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with proven ability to lead cross functional teams and present ideas effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Financial/Accounting reporting, business planning, project management and creative thinking capabilities.
  • Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Applied familiarity with financial/accounting/MIS software packages/systems.
  • Familiarity and use of Crystal reporting, BI, and other ERP tools are preferred.