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Accounting Analyst Sr. - WPX Energy

Posted on: 30-Sep-2012

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Requisition Number 12-0059
Post Date 9/24/2012
Title Senior Accounting Analyst
City Tulsa
State OK

This job is responsible for providing expertise and keeping abreast of production tax regulations as they relate to the Exploration and Production business.  The position handles a diverse range of complex assignments requiring the use of experience, innovation and judgment.  The work may involve any of the following:

-         Responsible for keeping abreast and communicating changing state production tax regulations.  This role will identify and research state and county production tax issues and assess the impact on the company.  This aspect of the job can be very complex since the incumbent must keep up with multiple states (at least seven states at this time) and constantly changing regulations. 

-         Assist in analyzing the financial and accounting impact of various alternatives as well as participating in the resolution of production tax controversies with taxing authorities. 

-         Reviews current initiatives and processes to ensure they meet state and county regulations.  This position will work with legal representatives to evaluate the company’s compliance with all regulations.

-         Serves as department contact in the coordination of audit requirements with external/internal auditors

-         Identifies and recommends resolutions to issues which impact the accuracy and completeness of accounting data and financial statements within a general area of responsibility.

-         Prepares or provides oversight over various schedules, reports and analyses for distribution to internal and external customers.

-         Analyzes business transactions of a complex nature

-         May serve as liaison with outside vendor and business unit functional accounting managers & other departments as necessary on accounting entries and the resolution of accounting issues.

-         Analyzes business transactions of high complexity and recommends appropriate accounting treatment.

-         Provide functional advice or training to other accountants 

-         Serve as a team leader on assigned project plans and conducts work requiring independent evaluation and assumes responsibility for contribution to the success of a project 

-         Communicates and consults with internal and external customers and/or contacts.

-         Handles a diverse range of complex assignments requiring the use of experience, innovation and judgment.

-         Exercises substantial latitude for un-reviewed decisions.


-         Bachelor’s degree with an Accounting major or a related degree with strong accounting focus.

-         Six to eight years of experience in related field.

-         Prefer production tax experience.

-         Ability to work with large amounts of detailed data and translate data into meaningful information with limited supervision

-         Demonstrated excellence in complex  analytical and problem solving skills

-         Possess excellent work organizational skills

-         Ability to transfer learning, knowledge & skills to team members and across multiple projects

-         Self-starter with proven ability to help establish project/functional area goals and objectives

-         Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

-         Excellent written and verbal communication skills required in order to effectively interact and clearly communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization

-         Ad hoc analysis of various business scenarios and/or transactions

-         Demonstrates an advanced aptitude to understanding and working with complex processes and computerized accounting systems

-         Achieve results through leadership of technical expertise

-         Demonstrates advanced analytical skills

Position will be filled commersurate with experience.