Revenue Analyst - Payouts
BHP Billiton - Houston, TX

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PURPOSE

To provide revenue and regulatory accounting, and overall financial governance for the Petroleum CSG's US onshore revenue accounting activities. This individual will start within the Revenue Accounting Group within the Operations Controller's team and will be heavily involved in helping to transition the tracking of Payouts functions and its process and procedures for a large group of recently acquired US onshore properties.

Reporting Relationships:

This position will report to the Supervisor Royalty Accounting

ACCOUNTABILITIES Ø

Governance oversight ensuring compliance with Accounting Policies, Group Level Documents, SOX, and Core Controls Ø

Liaise with Business Partner and respond to Production Division queries as required Ø

Ensure adequate control and reporting mechanisms are implemented in order to maintain the integrity of the revenue and revenue related items.

o Quality review of reported operated well payout information and maintain strong links with Joint Interest Billing, the Production Units, Revenue Accounting and Legal

o Oversight for the reporting processes within the division

o Quality assurance activities during closing cycle to validate reported numbers

o Coordinate with land administration group on DOI updates and changes in payouts.

o Ensure proper calculation and timely reporting of all payout related items Ø

Facilitate the embedding of standard finance processes/systems as they relate to operated payouts Ø

Ensure the delivery of timely, complete and accurate standard reports within the Operations Controller's group and providing necessary reports to Land Administration, Legal, the Production Division and owners Ø

Collation and preparation of variance analysis with analytical commentary to explain the differences or changes in reported information Ø

Interface with the operations accounting personnel to ensure accuracy of payout reported Ø

Lead the review of account reconciliations, briefing papers, stewardship schedules & accounting matters as prepared by the US Onshore Revenue Accounting team for presentation to senior management, as required Ø

Preparation of ad-hoc presentation materials for senior management as required. Ø

Assist the Production & Revenue Accounting team through external & internal audit requests for information. Ø

Ensure compliance with Global Petroleum accounting policy as it relates to the recognition of revenue, including imbalances and deferred income Ø

Champion & drive process improvement initiatives to improve team efficiency & global standardization

EXPERIENCE & TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES •

Possess an undergraduate degree in finance or accounting. •

CPA or equivalent is desired but not required. •

Two to ten years of professional experience in upstream O&G with demonstrated experience in cost and/or revenue accounting and overall financial stewardship & governance, including several years of US onshore accounting experience, preferred •

Solid base in financial and managerial accounting gained from experience in public accounting or corporate financial reporting or controller roles a plus. •

Superior negotiation and influencing skills. •

Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style, and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. •

A self-starter who works well without direct or close supervision. •

Customer focus. •

Good problem-solving skills -- analysis, judgment, decision-making. •

Demonstrated experience working in an SAP-based (or similar large ERP system) general ledger, business warehouse and consolidation system environment. Understanding of and experience in working with various sub-systems that feed the Revenue systems. Oracle Energy experience a plus. •

Strong Excel modeling skills •

Track record of championing process improvements

Safety Requirements:

Actively participate in compliance with HSEC goals and objectives for BHPB Petroleum.

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