Location: Houston, TX

Post Date: January 1

Employment Type: FA Direct Hire

Reference Code: #5821

Job Description

Vice President, Tax, Houston, TX


  • Compensation includes base, 55% target bonus (has never paid below target) and equity
  • Excellent benefits including: company contributes 6% of employee’s base salary to 401k and plan earns 6% interest each year with full vesting at 3 years, 9/80 work week encouraged by management, 5 weeks vacation, out-of-pocket medical is fully reimbursed, car allowance, and paid parking
  • Management has been and continues to be very committed to employee's growth (current CFO was previously VP of Tax, many others have been promoted as well)
  • Very laid back culture and many people we have placed there are still there, even after the downturn
  • Beautiful new building with lots of amenities including a cafeteria, gym (including classes), dry cleaning, etc.


  • Organize and supervise income tax, property tax, and sales tax functions for optimum compliance with tax laws
  • Overall responsibility for preparation of tax provisions for quarterly and annual financial statements and assessment of uncertain tax positions
  • Ensure that properly operating internal controls exist and are adhered to and associated internal control documentation is prepared/updated on a timely basis
  • Overall responsibility for management of IRS and state income tax audits, serving as primary company representative to federal & state taxing authorities
  • Advise CFO and Board of Directors, executive leadership, and business management in framing the tax effects of acquisitions, significant business changes, and dispositions/liquidations


  • CPA or JD with a minimum of 15 years tax experience
  • Deep knowledge of upstream E&P tax accounting and compliance with demonstrated proficiency in ASC 740 and FIN 48, ASC 718 and other relevant accounting standards under the provisions of FASB, GAAP, and Sarbanes-Oxley
  • At least 5 years accomplished leadership experience managing a tax organization, developing and implementing processes and procedures, directing overall activities of tax accounting, transactional and legal analysis, and strategic planning
  • Understanding of full cost accounting is highly desirable

Please submit resume above or contact Stephan Patsch at 713.357.9565 or spatsch@talancegroup.com