Sr. JIB Accountant
SM Energy - Denver, CO

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This Accountant will perform a leadership role in the JIB Accounting Team by serving as the Lead Accountant for the operated JIB processes as well as training and mentoring less experienced accountants. They will be responsible for complex accounting assignments and projects, and will recommend changes in accounting methods and procedures. This position requires significant involvement with oil and gas E&P accounting and COPAS guidance. This individual will coordinate with other departments, locations and divisions in resolving problems and will have a key role in developing strategic processes for top-quartile accounting execution.

Develop and direct operated JIB accounting and reporting processes and procedures, including billable costs, MTs and material inventories, ad valorem tax accruals, and the monthly JIB process.

Support, review, and approve operated JIB processes and entries as well as the monthly accounting close process.

Research and determine accounting treatment for JIB accounting issues and non-routine transactions, and assess financial statement impacts, create management recommendations and conclusions, and monitor and document execution into the accounting records

Prepare special analysis, execute projects, and implement change initiatives successfully into the operational as assigned

Challenge, automate, & streamline accounting processes and procedures

Develop, document & maintain accounting and reporting processes and procedures

Analyze and review operational reports for management

Prepare, analyze and/or review various general ledger account reconciliations and analysis reports

Perform ad hoc analysis on complex Accounting reports and projects

Assess financial statement risk to integrate, adjust, and maintain an appropriate JIB internal control structure and related SOX documentation

Respond to inquiries from operators and internal customers and resolve issues

Oversee in the preparation, analysis, and review of audit work papers

Assist the outside and internal auditors in their examination of SM Energy’s consolidated financial statements by providing requested information

Conduct business with the highest ethical standards; demonstrate decision-making skills that ensure the safety of all persons associated with SM facilities

Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s Degree from a four year University in Accounting or Finance, M.S. degree is preferred

Minimum of 8 years of experience with accounting practices; Oil and Gas Accounting experience preferred. Public Accounting experience is preferred. CPA Preferred.

Leadership, mentoring and relational skills that foster professional development.

Excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook. Excalibur Accounting and/or SAP software knowledge is a plus

Working knowledge of COPAS guidelines preferred

Proficient ability to interpret documents such as manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, JOAs, and COPAS documents

Excellent written / verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to demonstrate a strong work ethic, critical thinking and attention to detail

Strong analytical and technical ability to identify and resolve complex problems and propose alternative solutions

Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness while striving to increase productivity

Ability to manipulate and synthesize diverse information


We will not be working with agencies to fill this position.

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