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Sr Specialist Finance Job


Houston, Texas, US

Job Skill Group:  Finance


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 Hess.com. 



This position will support the Midstream team based in Houston.  The role will cover a variety of activities from the monthly close, forecast and reporting cycles of the Midstream companies, analytical research, data mining, to implementing processes to support the growing Midstream segment.  Operating at a significantly lower level of materiality, the Midstream has a custom-built control environment which this role plays a key part in control review and breach investigations. The position will be responsible for helping ensure the integrity of the financial transactions in the Midstream companies.




  • Month End Close: Duties include expense accruals for HQ cost centers, monthly review of trial balance account balances for all segment level entities, coordinating quarterly pre-close meetings, monthly checklists, Use tax adjustments, manual journal reviews, capex accrual validation and testing in support of the Midstream control environment.
  • Corporate Allocations: Analyze Actual and Forecast allocation charges from corporate for the Midstream companies, identification of any unusual charges, changes to the approved billable cost center group, provide variance commentary for management and external reporting. Coordinate with GTPCA department on issue resolution and ensure adherence to the Joint Venture contractual requirements.
  • Management reporting; Utilizing excellent Excel skills, support management reporting requirements with creation of new reports, tables and charts, refine and adjust existing reports, primarily from HPS/HFM.
  • Analytical Reporting: Building reports in Excel which are clear, accurate, and understandable to present to management in response to adhoc analytical requests.
  • Audit Liaison: Key support role for E&Y with the data collection, review and validation of information they require for the annual audit and quarterly reviews of the Midstream entities. Specifically, being able to extract SAP data to resolve often complex transactional queries.
  • Midstream P2P support: Help with raising POs, tracking expenditure against POs, urgent invoice issue resolution. Query resolution for GRIR, validating GSC accounting solutions for accuracy and compliance with our JV requirements. 
  • Forecast: Responsible for Midstream Revenue forecast loads and reconciliation, support Midstream planner and Revenue accounting in reconciling various data points to ensure critical accuracy is a key Midstream metric.
  • Analytical expert; provide analytical research to support Midstream management on any variety of queries, extracting data from SAP / HFM / HPS / Business Objects / CATS / etc. Excellent excel skills including pivot tables.
  • Other business support duties include support for AFE and Work Order creation and spend monitoring, balance sheet reconciliations, and any adhoc requests.
  • Hess India: Transition lead for task to be handed off to Hess India Midstream, point of contact for query resolution, assist with training.
  • Budget: annual budget support and data collection, upload to Hyperion and management reporting.
  • Midstream Controls: Lead for RCA (root cause analysis) investigations including ‘5 Whys’ analysis and ‘Bowtie’ analysis.
  • Project support: Midstream continues to evaluate growth opportunities. Finance is a key member of the project team developing the processes to implement these opportunities. This position will be required to help support project deliverables.




  • Strong SAP systems skills including data mining in FI, Fixed Asset, and PO modules is essential.
  • Ability to analyze SAP transactional data quickly
  • Hyperion modules experience preferred
  • Report writing skills
  • Variance analysis and commentary 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Task oriented, team player, with good communication skills 




  • Minimum of 5 years oil and gas industry experience preferred
  • Proficient SAP and Hyperion user



  • 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: Lisa B Willet | Employee | Finance | United States| Texas | Houston | | |  | | No | 25372