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Specialist Finance / Sr. Specialist Finance Job

Date: Jun 11, 2019

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation


Hess is a leading international independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. 

We have an industry leading position in the Bakken in North Dakota – a key U.S. shale play. Hess is also one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a key natural gas producer and supplier to Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand. The company is engaged in exploration and appraisal activities offshore Guyana, participating in one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, Suriname and Nova Scotia.

Hess aims to attract, retain and energize the best people by investing in their professional development and providing them with challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. We strive to meet the highest standards of corporate citizenship by protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities where we do business.

For more information about Hess Corporation, please visit our website at 


Reporting into the Finance Manager – North Dakota Finance Support, this position will be responsible for key finance processes that supports internal and external reporting for the North Dakota asset and Hess’ Midstream business.  The role acts in an individual contributor capacity and requires an energetic finance/accounting professional seeking personal career development, direct asset-embedded work experience and exposure to multi-functional collaborative environment.


The primary responsibilities of this position are to lead the quarterly/annual FAS69 process, own the process for annual reporting/quarterly update for North Dakota’s asset retirement obligations (ARO), assist with the evergreen forecast process including financial forecasting, budget/plan for Hess Trading Co (HTC) transactions related to North Dakota, own and maintain Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DD&A) model for North Dakota Upstream and Midstream assets – ensuring sound financial accounting, proper documentation support subject to audits and overall accuracy and timeliness for all these processes.


A successful candidate for this position will be a self-starter who works proactively, and independently under minimal supervision.  This position requires sound financial accounting understanding, with a keen analytical mind, strong attention to detail and an ability to work flexibly to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.  The candidate should also be able to identify, communicate and advance opportunities for process/model improvements.  This role is required to proactively and successfully interact with a variety of internal stakeholders, therefore good interpersonal skills to build trusted relationships are key.  This role collaborates with the following teams:  Onshore Finance Support for Well Factory, Reliability Operations and Infrastructure, Midstream Finance, Reliability Operations, Regulatory, ND Subsurface, Global Reserves, Accounting Shared Services, EY audit team and Financial Consolidation and Reporting (FC&R), and others as may be required.



  • Own and lead finance processes for quarterly reserves update/annual FAS69 reporting for North Dakota
  • Own process for annual reporting and quarterly update for North Dakota’s asset retirement obligations
  • Evergreen forecast, budget and plan input for HTC-related (ND only) transactions
  • Own and maintain DD&A models for forecast, budget and plan for North Dakota Upstream and Midstream assets
  • Liaise with FC&R and external auditors for owned finance processes
  • Identify and execute improvement opportunities
  • Overall liaison with Onshore Finance Support for Well Factory, Reliability Operations and Infrastructure, Midstream Finance, Reliability Operations, Regulatory, ND Subsurface, Global Reserves, Accounting Shared Services, EY audit team and Financial Consolidation and Reporting on financial topics and issues



  • Strong oil & gas accounting skills and strong capability in analyzing financial results
  • Good understanding of E&P and Midstream operations
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong computer skills, including HPS, HFM, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills – ability to work effectively with all levels; good team player; ability to exhibit energy, enthusiasm, positive outlook and an interest for self-development
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Consistently meets deadlines and able to multi-task
  • Ability to work overtime in peak cycles as required
  • Ability to travel domestically as required to develop relationships with other core team members



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related Business field is required
  • Advanced Excel skills needed



The Hess Way of Working refers to competencies considered absolute pre-requisites for success.  How you deliver results is as important as what you achieve.  Every employee is expected to demonstrate the behaviors within these competencies to be considered an effective performer and, ultimately, earn career growth opportunities.

  • Builds Trusted Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Creates Effective Teams
  • Thinks Strategically
  • Inspires Innovation
  • Demonstrates Courage
  • Drives Continuous Improvement
  • Makes Quality Decisions
  • Delivers High Performance


Hess is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posting Notes: Brad Janik | Employee | Finance | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25183