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Senior Specialist, Gas Plant Accounting Job

Date: Jan 16, 2019

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Hess Corporation

ABOUT 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 two key U.S. shale plays – the Bakken in North Dakota and the Utica in Ohio. 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 Hess.com. 
 

POSITION SUMMARY

This dynamic gas plant position is part of a team responsible for Hess’s North Dakota plants.  With our continued growth in North Dakota this brings continuous operational, contractual, and system changes which necessitates taking the initiative with a proactive approach to handle the monthly close process.

The job requires a proactive, self-starter who can work independently with strong decision-making skills. The individual will be responsible for interpreting and analyzing information surrounding the delivery, processing, and allocation of all volumes handled at each plant. This is an integrated gas plant role with the TIPS accountant. Familiarity with complex contracts and related setups and experience of running all TIPS processes would be an advantage. Knowledge of accounting transactions related to gas processing plants is preferred.  The candidate will also be a key participant in designing, testing and implementing TIPS operational, reporting and control changes. 

This role is responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders and meeting their information needs timely, therefore requires a strong team player with effective relationship management skills. 

 

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review monthly plant volumes, revenue allocations and PPAs.
  • Verify plant accounting transactions including settlements, payables, and receivables in PRA and TIPS
  • Validate and approve TIPS results and postings to SAP
  • Review gas processing contracts and document their impact on TIPS setup
  • Support TIPS setup of new wells, contracts, allocation or operational changes
  • Key participant in monthly estimates for gas and NGL volumes and values
  • Analyze volumetric, contractual and financial results to explain variances to prior month and forecasted operational results
  • Review Global Production System (GPS) exception report, resolve issues
  • Coordinate and manage processing of prior period adjustments
  • Part of team working closely with Quorum and IT to design, test, and implement TIPS changes
  • Communicate with Gas Plant Operations, Commercial, Marketing and Gas Measurement to ensure accuracy and completeness of plant results and financial data
  • Responsible for timely response to internal and external inquiries
  • Participate in ongoing lean review and continuous improvement of accounting procedures, controls, and documenting processes

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience

  • Five years energy experience with one year in gas plant accounting
    • Knowledge of gas processing contracts, allocations and transactions
  • SAP/PRA knowledge preferred
  • TIPS experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, organizational and documentation skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work in time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines

 

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Business or Accounting degree
  • Advanced Excel skills needed

 

Competencies

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 | 23826