E&P Revenue Accountant – dlemaire@cfstaffing.com


Record revenue, remit royalties and pay taxes for oil/gas sales associated with properties.

Record associated gas balancing entries and reconcile production versus revenue recorded.

Review and process division of interest changes received from Land Administration and if necessary, reverse and rebook revenue associated with such changes.

Monitor and reconcile accounts receivables. Analyze and reconcile general ledger accounts and prepare accounting entries. Invoice various purchasers for gas sales.

Record Pipeline Imbalances and Cashouts.

Reconcile Intercompany accounts related to assigned properties.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting desired. A business degree in a related field will be considered.

CPA a plus, 2+ years of oil and gas revenue accounting experience required.

Working knowledge of and ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles.

Proficient in MS Excel.

Ability to gather and communicate data logically, accurately, and concisely.

Position requires sound analytical ability.

Must be able to meet rigorous deadlines and work effectively with others.

Must be able to perform most assignments with minimal supervision.

April 2015 Newsletter for Accounting & Finance Professionals in Houston by Diane Delgado LeMaire @ CFS

April 2015

Industry News and Updates
First things first. Please make sure that you have added my new email address to your contacts. It is dlemaire@cfstaffing.com.

With Q1 behind us lets jump right into the update for Houston. I am sure everyone is curious about the oil & gas prices and what impact they are having  on the job market in Houston. I have been in the recruiting industry for almost 14 years and have already been through 2 full blown recessions. 2015 has been an interesting year so far.  I feel like our local economy has taken a hit from the drop of Oil & Gas, but it’s not as severe (knock on wood) as I thought it would be. Some might beg to differ but, let me explain!

Obviously, Houston has been impacted by the depressed prices. Most Exploration & Production companies are not hiring at all. Some are even laying off, but downstream and midstream companies are still hiring. They are actually benefiting from the drop in price. Not to mention the back log of construction projects that are still on the books. We are also seeing increased demand from consumer products based companies (retail, restaurant, healthcare). Houston has gained nearly 570,000 residents in the past 5 years!

Just imagine the resources they will need from housing, healthcare to groceries and cars!

So, is the job market as good as it was last year? The simple answer is no, but there are still a lot of opportunities out there in several other industries outside of “oil & gas”.

Until next time..

Local Statistics:

  • National / Houston Unemployment rate:8/4.3
  • Price of Oil:$56.71(last year $100)
  • Oil Rig Count:1109 (last year 1803)
  • Industries hiring:Manufacturing, Construction, Consumer Products related companies, Real Estate & Homebuilding, Healthcare
  • Positions in demand:Controller, Financial Analyst, Tax, Internal Auditor, Payroll,

Local Searches


– Property Accountant – Staff or Senior

– Treasury Analyst – Heavy Cash Management

– Treasury Analyst – Must speak Spanish

– Treasury Accountant – Must speak Spanish

– Controller – WIP / POC a MUST

– Full Time – Consultant – Transactions Advisory Services – All Levels!!!!

– Full Time – Consultant – Financial Advisory Services – All Levels!!!!!

– Hyperion Financial Analyst – HFM, Hyperion or Smartview experience – 1 to 2 years of experience!!!!

– Staff Accountant – work under 3 amazing controllers and learn from the best!!!!! no more than 2 years of experience needed.

– Internal Audit Manager – Pre-IPO company!

– Sales & Use Tax Accountant – staff and senior

– Payroll Manager MUST have Canadian payroll experience

– Financial Planning and Analysis Manager – HEAVY acquisition based

– AP Manager – SAP experience!!!!!

Still Looking For:

– Controller with domestic & international accounting experience (SEC too!)

– Controller, CPA with SEC

– AP Manager – bringing AP in house!

– Senior Accountant – Corporate accounting

– Director with International and Federal Tax experience – Partnership too

– Senior Auditor (less than 10% travel)

– Operational Auditor – 50% travel

– AP Supervisor – small company, family atmosphere

– Senior Accountant – Oil & Gas – Right hand person to the Controller

– Tax Analyst – Federal & State – Amazing tenure in this group!

– CFO – San Antonio – retail background preferred

– Budget Analyst – banner experience preferred

– Billing Clerk

– AP Clerk MUST speak French

News and Resources

Gas Plant Accountant – Houston – dcd@fittsroberts.com

Senior Accountant – Midstream O&G

The Midstream Senior Accountant will be responsible for settling one or more plant or gathering assets in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with company policies using various accounting systems.


Position requires the ability to work with minimal detailed instruction and oversight. Uses established procedures while performing assigned tasks, but is able to apply judgment in carrying out responsibilities.

Ensures transactions are recorded, documented, reviewed and supported in accordance with company policies and controls.

Obtains information from internal and external sources to record accounting transactions in the accounting systems and general ledger.

Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of transactions in the systems and general ledger accounts. Applies analytical review to system results top ensure transactions are properly recorded.

Provides monthly variance analysis on responsible assets for management reporting purposes.

Analyzes account balances and margin account activity at month end and prepares supported account reconciliations and margin analysis.

Answers and resolves internal and external customer inquiries, including audit inquiries from outside auditors, Internal Auditing, producer auditors and regulatory agencies.

Files applicable regulatory reports as required by governmental agencies.

Strong understanding of applicable midstream accounting systems, including TIPS and Excel.

Supports projects as requested by management.

Maintains desk procedures to document the mechanics of booking the assigned assets.

Required Skills

Ability to work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.

Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

Proficient in use of Excel.

Experience with Oracle or other comparable ERP system preferred.

Flexibility to work overtime during peak periods.

Must adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior when carrying out job responsibilities.

Highly motivated and team-oriented individual.

Detail-oriented and strong analytical skills.

Excellent organization skills.

Required Experience

Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in accounting, business or finance.

Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a degreed professional.

Prefer minimum of 3 years of midstream industry experience.

Quorum Suite (TIPS, QCM, QDOD) experience preferred.

Strong understanding of GAAP and how it applies to midstream accounting

Internal Controls Specialist – 80 to 100K – Houston, Texas

– Maintain a record of all deficiencies from Internal & external audits, and ICADs. Follow-up to ensure corrective action is committed to and completed. Re-test to ensure compliance.
– Co-ordinate collection and retention of quarterly rep letters from DPS finance managers. Follow up when exceptions noted.
– Assist the DPS Internal Controls Manager with the development and execution of the audit plan for DPS entities.
– Perform initial and follow-up site visits of new DPS acquisitions.
– Special audits/site visits as requested by Division, Group, or Corporate management, which may include assistance with physical inventory/cycle count audits or with Fixed Asset physical inventory program and audits.
– Follow-up site visits for locations with significant deficiencies, extraordinary number of findings or multiple repeat findings.
– Travel expected to be approximately 30-50% of the year (international & domestic).
– Assist in the maintenance of the Account Reconciliation System (ARS).
– Assist in training the group’s finance and accounting staffs as necessary to ensure correct processing procedures are utilized for ICADs and ARS.
– Assist with updating DPS Policy & Procedures to ensure compliance with new and emerging GAAP.
– Projects as might be assigned
– Oversight of internal control procedures and processes using the ICAD system for DPS entities.
– Oversight of DPS entities with respect to compliance of Corporate and Group policy.

Bachelors degree in accounting. Auditing experience with a Big Four accounting firm a plus. CPA license a requirement. Exposure to SAP or other complex computerized environments (ERP). Exposure to HFM or other reporting systems. Proficiency on a PC and related software programs including Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. Demonstrated ability to communicate and express ideas verbally and in writing