Assistant Controller – Upstream

  • Location: N/A
  • Job #: 9823
  • Job Type: FA Direct Hire
  • Category: General Accounting


  • Right hand to the Controller
  • Work with CEO occasionally, lots of interaction with leadership, close-knit team
  • Assist with corporate and operations accounting including reporting, acquisition integrations, research, controls, and financial analysis. 
  • Unique role for someone who wants to see everything and not be in a niche position. Excellent role to prep for a future Controller or CAO position. 
  • Opportunity to gain experience not seen at other companies. 
  • Excellent benefits and work/life balance.  Family comes first. 
  • Ideal candidate will have strong upstream industry experience coupled with positive, proven leadership skills. 

Position Summary: The Assistant Financial Controller, reporting to the Controller, will assist in the monthly accounting close cycle, account reconciliations, financial package preparations, external audits and coordination with our accounting outsourcing partner. This individual is a key member of the accounting team and requires establishing and maintaining working relationships with business partners across the organization, supporting management with analysis and reporting, and coaching and mentoring a high performing team.


Assists in the coordination and supervision of the monthly close process to include AP, JIB, Revenue, GL and Financial; this includes alignment with accounting outsourcing firm

Prepares/reviews reconciliations for various balance sheet accounts. Performs analysis to ensure accuracy

Assists in the successful and timely completion of the Company’s external interim and annual audit

Assists in the coordination of the Company’s 3rd party ad valorem tax consultants

Responsible for multiple monthly financial close activities to include ARO, DD&A, derivatives, debt and FF&E

Provides accounting oversight and support to multiple team members

Leads the tracking, progress, and completion of the Accounting Department’s projects Maintains fixed assets including alignment of the Company’s capital expenditures policies

Manages cash reporting and treasury operations

Assists in the implementation and assures adherence to accounting policies and procedures

Proactively identifies and implements process improvements as necessary Technical


Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting, Finance or similar from an accredited University

Active CPA strongly preferred

Minimum of 7+ years of accounting experience in the upstream oil and gas industry Minimum of 3+ years of supervisory experience is required

Experience in public accounting or year-end audits preferred

Creative individual with intermediate-to-advanced computer skills capable of analyzing and solving problems using software & analytics tools (PowerBI, Spotfire, etc.) Corporate/Interpersonal Requirements 

Must be a self-starter, willing to step up where needed across a flat and dynamic organization

Strong communications skills within all levels of the organization, including verbal, written and nonverbal communication and the ability to work independently and on a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

 Well organized and a keen focus on attention-to-details

 Efficient time management and the ability to concurrently handle multiple projects

 Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results


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