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Finance & Accounting Manager

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/09/2015
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The Company:
International Oil & Gas Client.

The Role:
The resident Finance & Accounting Manager is responsible for ensuring proper accounting, reporting and budgeting functions, as well as operated and non-operated exploration stage oil sand leases in Alberta (in-situ method of extraction). This position is also responsible for ensuring a robust control environment is maintained.

As a Finance & Accounting Manager your main duties will involve:
• Provide overall leadership and direction to Finance & Accounting department.
• Interact and provide support to senior managers in the foreign location.
• Participate in Canadian leadership team.
• Supervise accounting staff and possibly other non-technical support staff.
• Establish standards and practices for employee development and training.
• Ensure accounting and reporting is being performed correctly and accurately, in compliance with corporate policies.
• Maintain accounting procedures and practices in compliance with applicable accounting standards and policies and practices.
• Ensure that financial records are maintained in US$ and local currency to generate accurate and timely reports for a wide variety of external and internal users including local and corporate management.
• Review all appropriate monthly financial reports and notify management of any issues. Review monthly variance reports comparing actual to forecasts.
• Keep abreast of laws, regulations and government requirements as they relate to Financial and other corporate issues.
• Ensure establishment and maintenance of proper internal accounting controls, including those associated with SOX processes and associated maps.
• Point of contact for all audits (internal controls, SOX, JV, PwC). Review audit reports, provide responses and complete corrective actions if needed.
• Ensure quality budget and cost reporting support for Operations.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
As a Finance & Accounting Manager you will have experience:
• CPA or equivalent (i.e. chartered accountant, ACCA, CIMA) preferred.
• Bachelors or Masters degree in accounting or finance.
• Must possess strong technical accounting skills and experience in U.S. GAAP.
• Proven leadership and supervisory experience supervising an oil and gas accounting team required.
• Minimum of 15 years accounting experience working in various accounting functions within an upstream oil and gas accounting organization is required, and experience with oil sands mining accounting preferred. Previous public accounting experience working on energy clients may be substituted for a minimal portion of the overall experience.
• Experience working with SAP is preferred.
• Must have good communication and persuasion skills.
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