Senior Accountant – Houston –

The Senior Accountant fulfills a very integral role of the Company, with responsibilities for the monthly financial Close Process, US GAAP compliance, internal-controls monitoring and compliance and systems management. The position requires a technically-experienced financial professional. The successful candidate will have solid accounting experience, strong leadership skills, prior supervision experience, substantial computer skills, great communication abilities, high ethical integrity and a commitment to teamwork and service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage General Ledger Accounting, including the monthly Close process and related account reconciliations.


  • Direct the Company’s accounting software processes, working with IT to manage the use of our Oracle financial systems. Lead current and upcoming system conversions, including conversions related to the financial reporting system.


  • Monitor SEC, FASB and related entities for changes impacting accounting and financial reporting. Develop related technical research memorandums and assess the impact on the Company’s financial results and reporting.


  • Analyze financial results and provide variance memos/schedules. Develop standard and ad-hoc reports/analyses.


  • Assist with the preparation of Company’s internal and external financial reporting.


  • Develop and refine the Company’s accounting policies and procedures, with emphasis on best-practices. Actively identify areas for improvements.


  • Maintain strong internal controls and SOX compliance. Ensure all work is appropriately documented and supported.


  • Work closely with other Finance areas and throughout the Company to ensure appropriate accounting.


  • Coordinate activities of internal and external auditors.


  • Train, cross-train and develop accounting staff. Serve as a leader and role model for the department.


  • Strive for continuous process improvement within the Finance Department.


  • Perform other special projects, as needed.

Skills Required:

  • Bachelors degree in accounting or finance


  • Six to ten years of accounting experience; Public accounting experience a plus


  • CPA preferred


  • High level of personal and professional integrity


  • Prior supervision experience; strong leadership and team building skills


  • Strong analytical and organization skills


  • Solid computer skills; experience with Oracle Financial Systems and Hyperion a strong plus


  • In-depth and broad understanding of all accounting and finance areas


Clear and concise communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management verbal and written.

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