E&P Controller – Dallas, Texas

Controller, Oil & Gas – Dallas, TX

CSI Recruiting is working with a small, growth-oriented oil and gas exploration and development company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  The company is seeking to hire an experienced Controller to oversee the company’s day-to-day accounting activities.

The Controller will be responsible for full-cycle accounting utilizing GAAP, overseeing budget management, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, forecasting and other accounting functions as needed.

This role is an exciting opportunity for an oil & gas accounting professional that excels in an active work environment and seeks to work on a team of highly motivated individuals.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Day-to-Day accounting and management of accounting records.  Following GAAP, this role will plan, direct and coordinate all accounting operational functions

• Coordinate monthly closing schedule and timely preparation of financial statements;

• Develop and maintain internal controls consistent with the company’s procedures;

• Prepare monthly and annual operating budgets and provide variance analysis and reporting to senior management;

 Coordinate annual audit and tax return preparation and associated filings;

• Provide guidance and oversight of accounts receivable and accounts payable departments;

• Manage the preparation of payroll for personnel;

• Analyze weekly cash requirements and forecast cash needs;

• Manage outsourced functions.

Additionally, this role will likely be involved in evaluating the effectiveness of the company’s current accounting software and supporting database, and, if needed, choose a new software system.

Qualified Controller candidates will possess:

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting preferred
  • Professional accounting designation (CPA, CMA, or CFA), or an equivalent combination of related experience and education;
  • Minimum 8 years accounting experience in a senior accounting role with a strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and oil and gas accounting practices;
  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience within the domestic upstream oil & gas industry
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.