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Sr Specialist Finance Job

Date: Apr 18, 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 


This position will work directly with the Exploration & Business Services organization providing support for cost control and accounting processes. 

The primary role of the Sr Specialist, Finance is to provide financial analysis to business partners, enabling informed decision making that will generate value for the Corporation; and assure that accounting outcomes of historical, current, and future business activities are accurately reflected in actual and forecasted financial results.


  • Work closely with Business Partners, Finance Support Team, and Global Supply Chain to monitor and control spending, support PR/PO and invoice coding
  • Responsible for performing cost tracking & reviewing monthly Controllable Spend reports
  • Responsible for AFE preparation and monitoring
  • Prepare monthly First Spend and Capex forecasts and provide variance commentary
  • Responsible for preparing accruals and working with Shared Services to facilitate monthly CCD and other close activities
  • Assist with preparing Executive Reports on a regular and as needed basis
  • Work with GSC and A/P  to ensure proper coding and resolution of spend misalignment
  • Work with A/P to identify methods to better plan spend and vendor activity
  • Coordinate close out of PR/PO or any Vendor related activity
  • Participate in reviewing Industry guidance and applying understanding to Company activity (COPAS)
  • Evaluate G&A Allocation for appropriateness and determine if any corrective actions are necessary




  • Strong oil & gas finance/accounting skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills including SAP, Hyperion, Excel
  • Working knowledge of Accounts Payable
  • Knowledge of oil and gas business and operations



  • Strong business partnering skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead structured meetings with Leadership members
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervsion or with larger team
  • Ability to adapt to new work processes, procedures, and/or requirements
  • Ability to think critically and strategically address observations
  • Ability to identify inefficiencies and seeks creative, workable solutions
  • Ability to set priorities, determine actionable steps and and deliver through end result
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and manage deadlines
  • Highly motivated and self starter




    - Minimum 5 years of experience in E&P Accounting/Finance   


    - Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related Business Administration field required

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 | 25039