Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0083
Post Date 1/9/2019
Title Oil & Gas Assistant Controller
City Houston
State TX

Established in 1983, Whitley Penn has become one of the region’s most distinguished accounting firms by providing exceptional service that reaches far beyond traditional accounting. The primary mission of Whitley Penn – from its inception to today – has been to provide an unmatched level of high quality service to our clients. This is accomplished in three ways: • Hiring the best of the best • Having a detailed knowledge of the intricate business of accounting • Constantly innovating to refine our practice Focus on this mission ensures consistent improvement as our firm continues to expand, diversify and grow its clients, services, and professionals. Our steady growth over the past 30 years reflects our knack for hiring individuals with talent and integrity, and our ability to stay one step ahead of the issues our clients face in an ever-changing business landscape.

Whitley Penn is looking to fill an Assistant Controller position for their Oil and Gas Consulting group in Houston, TX. This group focuses on providing outsourced accounting and special project engagements for primarily private equity backed upstream companies. The ideal candidate will have at least 7 years of operational accounting experience working upstream companies. It would also be good if candidate had public accounting experience, but this is not required. Assistant Controller will manage a staff of 6-10 and have a leadership role in the group. Job duties include: • Working closely with our Energy Practice leader to develop tools, systems and processes • Being an essential part of new client proposal meetings and client development • Providing critical financial information for making smart and strategic operational decisions • Overseeing the operations of the oil and gas consulting group in Houston, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving our client’s goals and objectives • Managing all the staff and senior oil and gas consultants • Working closely with our clients and their external auditors

Requirements Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree (Major in Accounting) required and Master’s in accounting preferred
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience in oil and gas accounting ideally the majority of that experience in the Upstream industry
• Experience with setting up accounting functions/process as well as implementation acumen is a plus
• CPA / CA / CMA Designation preferred
• Excellent communication and team work skills
• Experience leading and developing a team
• Strong positive attitude, driven to succeed
• Experience with Ogsys accounting software (OGsys stands for Oil and Gas Accounting Software and consists of OGdash, OGsql, and OGpro).

Whitley Penn LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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